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Public Affairs : Cadet Earns Truman Scholarship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  RELEASE NO. 01-12


WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation announced over the weekend that Cadet Hamid Nasir, 21, Anchorage, Alaska, has earned a 2012 Truman Scholarship.

He is one of 54 students from 48 U.S. colleges and universities to be selected for the prestigious scholarship and will have the opportunity to further his education with a scholarship valued at approximately $30,000 for two years at any accredited university in the world.

Nasir, a Comparative Politics and Arabic major, plans to earn a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, N.J.

“It is an absolute honor to be named a Truman Scholar. I look forward to becoming part of the Truman Community, a community committed to the notion of public service and selflessness,” said Nasir.

The Truman Scholarship Foundation was established by Congress in 1975 as the federal memorial to our 33rd President. The Foundation awards scholarships for college students to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. The activities of the Foundation are supported by a special trust fund in the U.S. Treasury. There have been 2670 Truman Scholars elected since the first awards were made in 1977.

West Point cadets have earned 29 Truman Scholarships since first competing in 1992.

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