Political Science major, John Blessing, has been selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation winner.  The Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships up to $30,000 for undergraduate students to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or public service.

UNG is the only school in Georgia with a 2019 Truman Scholar winner.

According to Dr. Dwight Wilson, assistant professor of political science and international affairs at UNG, believes Blessing, a student on UNG’s Gainesville Campus, “has the qualifications in spades to really succeed in whatever field he chooses,” Wilson said. “He would not be at all out of place in any top level program because of his energy and passion. He would make a difference in the area of government or public service. John is a man of action, and he wants to make a difference. Couple that with his intellect, he is capable of going far in any area of his choosing.”

Blessing was previously selected for Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows Class in 2016. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors student leaders committed to creating lasting change in communities both local and global.