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Princeton Junior Roberts Awarded Truman Scholarship for Public Service Pursuits

April 16th, 2015
Thomas Gonzalez Roberts  (Photo courtesy of Thomas Gonzalez Roberts)

Princeton University junior Thomas Gonzalez Roberts has been awarded a 2015 Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study.

The award, which was given to 58 students among 688 candidates nationwide, "recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service," according to the Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Roberts, who is from Morris, Minnesota, is majoring in astrophysical sciences and plans to pursue a master's degree in public policy focused on international and global affairs. He hopes to work in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's (OSTP) National Security and International Affairs division. Roberts is interested in establishing standards for international agreements and peace related to space exploration. Roberts, who studies Russian at Princeton, envisions international research collaboration as a key to peaceful policies among the world's "space powers," particularly the United States, Russia, China and the European Union.

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