University of Washington junior and Political Science major, Virginia Burton, has been selected for the prestigious Truman Scholarship. A highly competitive award, only 62 students were selected from more than 773 nominations.
The Truman Foundation was created by Congress in 1975 as the living memorial to President Truman and the Presidential Memorial to Public Service. The Truman Scholarship recognizes outstanding leadership potential, academic achievement, and the desire to pursue a career in public service. The scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.
“I’m thrilled for Virginia,” explains University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce, “but even more for the world, because she is so committed to making it a better place. Her combination of brilliance, a quality education, and lessons learned from difficult life experience is truly rare.”