Dr. Tracey Carter, associate professor of law and Belmont Law’s director of academic success, recently served on the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation’s Regional Review Panel in Nashville. Dr. Carter, a 1993 Truman Scholar, and other panelists interviewed the 2019 Truman Scholarship Finalists from Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, and she participated in the selection of the Truman Scholars from these states. The 2019 Class of Truman Scholars will be announced in April.
The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive national scholarship and is considered “the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.” The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation “awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.”