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Fisher ’14 Named Truman Scholar

Robert Fisher, a member of the Institute’s class of 2014, has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.  Fisher attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he maintains a 4.0 GPA as a Political Science major and History minor. Fisher is Student Body President and a William E. Brock Scholar in the University’s Honors College. He also mentors elementary school students through the UTC School of Education.

As a Truman Scholar, Fisher will receive up to $30,000 for graduate study. He will also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at select graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government.

“This is such a tremendous honor,” Fisher said. “The process of applying for the Truman Scholarship provided me with the opportunity to thoughtfully consider the avenues through which I can serve others. This distinction not only signifies my lifelong commitment to public service, it truly provides me with additional leverage to make meaningful and positive change in the lives of other people. That thought gives me chills.

During his first summer in the Institute, Fisher interned at the Center for American Progress, and this summer, he will return to DC to intern at leadership and talent consulting firm Korn Ferry. Congratulations Brother Fisher!

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