Juniors Payton, Teehan awarded Truman Scholarship for public service

Princeton juniors Briana Payton and Daniel Teehan. Photos courtesy of Payton and Teehan.

Princeton University juniors Briana Payton and Daniel Teehan have been awarded 2016 Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programs to prepare for careers in public service.

The award, which was given this year to 54 students among 775 candidates nationwide, "recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service," according to the Truman Scholarship Foundation.

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The Office of International Programs, which resides within the Office of the Dean of the College, advises undergraduate students and alumni of Princeton University about fellowships, scholarships, and grants.