History Major Rosen Awarded Truman Scholarship for Public Service

Posted
April 14, 2017
Miranda Rosen

Princeton junior Rosen awarded Truman Scholarship for public service

Princeton University junior Miranda Rosen has been awarded a 2017 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 768 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.

Rosen, a history major from Henderson, Nevada, who is pursuing certificates in Judaic studies and European cultural studies, plans to use the scholarship to pursue a law degree with a focus on civil rights and anti-discrimination law. "My vision is to ensure an equal playing field for all Americans," Rosen wrote in her application. "I aim to fight for women's rights by eradicating the legal and societal barriers that keep them from realizing true equality. We must mend these problems in the employment industry, as when we treat women equally at work, we will see changes concerning their equality in broader American culture as well."

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