Valued at $30,000
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 13, 2017) — Judson Adams, a University of Louisville junior majoring in political science, has earned a 2017 Truman Scholarship, an award given to 62 U.S. college students and valued at $30,000. The prize recognizes college juniors with a record of outstanding leadership and community involvement who want to pursue careers in public service.
Adams, a native of Rineyville and a 2014 graduate of North Hardin High School, is the only student attending a Kentucky institute of higher education to receive the award. Adams plans to use his award to earn a law degree at Georgetown University and, afterward, to join the military’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps—often known as JAG Corps.
Adams has been active in the university’s Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) where he was promoted to flight commander. He also is an officer, director of communications, in the Student Government Association and a frequent volunteer.
“I am incredibly humbled, honored and proud to represent the state of Kentucky as well as the University of Louisville as I go forward in seizing the opportunities made available to me through the Truman Scholarship,” Adams said.