Two PLS Scholars nominated for prestigious Truman Scholarship

February 7, 2024 - Karessa Weir

Josie Danielkiewicz and Jerome Hamilton Jr., both third-year Political Science Pre-Law students, have been nominated for the Truman Scholarship.

Jerome HamiltonSponsored by the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation, the honor recognizes students with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to a career in public service. The scholarship provides financial support for graduate study and leadership training for around 62 students each year. 

Josie DanielkiewiczBoth PLS Scholars, Josie and Jerome were among the four students nominated by the MSU Distinguished Student Awards Office. All are members of the MSU Honors College. 

Jerome, a Baltimore, Maryland resident, recently won first place in the oral presentation category for his research in this year’s Diversity Research Showcase. He aspires to have a career in natural resources policy.

Josie is from Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her research interests include judicial politics and the impact that U.S. politics has had in Latin America. She plans to either attend law school to become a human rights attorney or earn a master’s degree in public policy.

“We’re so proud of Jerome and Josie, and the recognitions they are receiving for their accomplishments with these nominations. The Truman Scholarship recognizes public service, which is a commitment of so many of our Political Science majors and other Spartans,” said PLS Chair Jeff Conroy-Krutz.

Last year’s MSU nominations for the Truman Scholarship included PLS senior David Koster, a dual major with Political Science and Economics. Three PLS students were nominated in 2020 including Jasmine Jordan, Andrea Blair and Maysa Sitar.