Carnegie Mellon University

Global Studies Junior Wins Truman Scholarship

April 12, 2017

Global Studies Junior Wins Truman Scholarship

By Shilo Rea

Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin, a Carnegie Mellon University junior majoring in global studies and Hispanic Studies, has won a 2017 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Selected from 768 candidates, Wolf-Sorokin is one of 62 recipients of the prestigious national scholarship designed to support the next generation of public service leaders. Wolf-Sorokin is the sixth overall CMU student to receive this award and the first since 2009.

"Mikaela is as passionate about public service as any student I’ve ever met," said Richard Scheines, dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. "Pretty much our only comment during mock interviews was to 'slow down and breathe in between paragraphs!' I actually feel better about the future of the planet knowing that people like Mikaela are throwing themselves into improving it so forcefully. The Truman Scholarship is a great honor, and Mikaela is a great choice."

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