MoCo Native Michael Solomon Selected As 2023 Truman Scholar

The Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation announced the 62 exceptional college students from 60 U.S. colleges and universities selected as 2023 Truman Scholars. The list includes Montgomery County native Michael Solomon The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States.

More on Michael Solomon: Originally from Silver Spring, Michael is double-majoring in history and international relations as a Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California. Before enrolling at USC, he co-founded Montgomery County Students for Change, one of the D.C. Metropolitan Area’s largest youth advocacy organizations. Michael has dedicated years to grassroots organizing around the issues of gun violence prevention, education equity, and civic engagement. He has gone on to complete internships at multiple levels of government, including with the Montgomery County Council, the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs, and the U.S. House of Representatives. He also worked as a policy intern for Cornerstone Government Affairs and the National Education Association. On campus, Michael works as a pro-bono consultant for Los Angeles Community Impact and serves as Co-President of USC’s chapter of BlackGen Capital. Michael currently serves as an undergraduate research assistant for a postdoctoral project at Yale University, where he studies the impact of colonial institutions on contemporary African secession movements. A child of immigrants from Ethiopia, he intends to pursue a MA/JD to combine his interests in history and the law in preparation for a career in legal advocacy.  Contact: Email Michael ([email protected])

Truman Scholars demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit sector, and academic excellence. Each Truman Scholar receives funding for graduate studies, leadership training, career counseling, and special internship and fellowship opportunities within the federal government. Read the full list and biographies of our 2023 Truman Scholars here.


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