SPO certificate student Poland awarded Truman Scholarship for public service

Friday, Apr 12, 2019

By Karin Dienst, Office of Communications

Princeton University junior Nathan Poland has been awarded a 2019 Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programs to prepare for careers in public service.

The award, which was given this year to 62 students among 840 candidates nationwide, “recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service,” according to the Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Poland, of Rockville, Maryland, is a major in the Department of African American Studies. He is also pursuing certificates in Spanish and Portuguese and statistics and machine learning. He plans to use the scholarship to pursue public interest law.

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