U.Va. gets second
second round of selections has netted the University a second
Truman Scholarship recipient: third-year student Andy Oldham of
a Jefferson and Echols Scholar, will receive $30,000 to complete
his undergraduate education and put toward two to three years
of graduate study. He joins Aubrey L. Gilbert of Charleston, S.C.,
as the University's second 2000 Truman Scholarship winner.
is enrolled in the government honors program, with a second major
in economics. He was a co-founder of One in Four, an all-male
sexual assault peer education group; editor of Hoo Knows, a political
journal; a resident adviser in Webb House; and a member of the
University Guides and the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society.
spending recent summers on Capitol Hill working for Rep. Wally
Herger, R-Calif., Oldham plans to hold down two Washington jobs
this summer, one with the State Department and another with the
Brookings Institute, studying antitrust law in telecommunications.
After graduation next year, he hopes to use the Truman Scholarship
to pursue a Ph.D. in government and a law degree.
Scholars are selected on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual
ability and their likelihood of "making a difference."
Congress established the Truman Scholarship Foundation in 1975
to honor the nation's 33rd president.