According to Madeleine Albright, Secretary of the State, on a discussion regarding the federal program that offers the Truman Scholarship, she envisions that the future elected representatives, Cabinet members, non-profit directors and even the next president of the country will be coming from the pool of students that were given the scholarships.
If we are to study the survey that was conducted regarding the awardees in the last two years then we will be able to deduce that the leaders of tomorrow is most likely going to be a Democrat.
The College Fix gathered data for the 2015 and 2016 involving Truman scholars who have been active in their political advocacies either in a liberal organization or a Democrat group. The analysis was made after the latest announcement of the new recipients of the Truman Scholarship for 2017.
Scholarship recipients are coming from college juniors and they are given $30,000 worth of scholarship money to fund their graduate school. Along with the scholarship grant is an agreement that they will be serving the public for three years within the first seven years that they have accomplished their diploma in graduate studies.
Around 35 per cent of the scholars are considered to be doing liberal works. There are over 40 students out of the total 112 scholars, that were granted the scholarship in 2015 and 2106, who are tied to either liberal groups or Democratic politicians. Not a handful of the remaining scholars are affiliated with either conservative or Republican groups.
There are around 26 recipients in the 2015 Truman Scholars that are found to have served politicians and administrations that are Democratic, organizations that are leaning towards the liberal group or they were a part of the College Democrats before the awarding and even after the Truman Scholarship have been awarded. The Fix was only able to count two recipients who are connected in conservative or Republican groups based on their resume.
Don’t worry if you think you are not qualified for this scholarship as there are many others out there such as the Scholarships for Blue Eyes which is intended for students who have blue eyes.