Honors College Office of the Provost

Elizabeth Baxter Nominated for Truman


Auburn University junior Elizabeth Baxter has been nominated for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. 

Ms. Baxter grew up in a military family and lived on Army posts throughout the U.S. She graduated from Bob Jones High School in Madison, Alabama and is currently is pursuing a double major in Economics and Political Science at Auburn University. For the past two summers Ms. Baxter has participated in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Honors Internship Program and upon graduation, Elizabeth plans to pursue a career as a special agent in counterterrorism with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Elizabeth Baxter
Elizabeth Baxter

Among her many activities and honors, she serves as the director of Student Interests on the College of Liberal Arts Student Council; president of the Economics Club; a member of the Student Eminent Society – a select group of Liberal Arts undergraduate students that serve as official hosts and hostesses for CLA events throughout the academic year; and serves as director of Accounting for Auburn Relay for Life.

The Truman Scholarship Program was established to provide scholarships to outstanding students who are committed to a career in public service. Created in 1975 by an act of Congress, The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is awarded to approximately 60 college juniors each year on the basis of four criteria: service on campus and in the community, commitment to a career in public service, communication ability and aptitude to be a “change agent,” and academic talent that would assure acceptance to a first-rate graduate school.

More broadly, Truman Scholars possess intellect, leadership skills, and passion that would make them a likely force for the public good in any field.

Scholars receive an award of $30,000 which will go toward post-graduate education. In addition, Truman Scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the Federal government.

Last modified: November 10, 2016