Rebecca Peters, a Global Poverty and Practice student and the fourth woman in her family to attend UC Berkeley, was named a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholar last week. Sixty-two college juniors received the prestigious award on the basis of their academic achievements, leadership accomplishments, and their commitment to becoming a leader in public service. The Scholarship provides leadership training, post-graduate opportunities in Washington, DC, and $30,000 for graduate study. Peters reflects on her winding journey to the Truman Scholarship and her future beyond the Blum Center and UC Berkeley.
Host and Fellow Responsibilities
Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
Submit fellowship description and tasks
Engage in the matching process
Mentor and advise students
Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.
Berkeley Program Director
Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations
Complete application and cohort activities
Communicate with staff and host organizations
Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship