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Junior Samuel Zahn has been selected as a 2021 Truman Scholar.

A history and political science double major, Zahn has experience with civil rights advocacy and public service. His interest in addressing the educational imbalance that exists among every group in America stems from his own experiences as a member of the Jewish community and also working with the American Jewish Committee. At Carolina, Zahn is a Robertson Scholar and an extremely active student, particularly in matters related to criminal justice and awareness. He currently serves as president of the UNC Chabad Student Group and is conducting research projects devoted to political realities of incarcerations and democratic accountability of elected prosecutors. As a student leader, Zahn helped create “Confronting Antisemitism,” a course dedicated to studying and discussing antisemitism.  Read more about the Center’s “Confronting Antisemitism” course.

Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. Read more about the Truman award.




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