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Naval Academy Midshipman Receives Truman Scholarship

Posted on: April 10, 2013 08:00 EDT

Press Release #: 024-13

ANNAPOLIS, Md. --  U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2014 Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Clifton E. Luber, III, of Camdenton, Mo.,  was recently selected as a 2013 Truman Scholar. The Truman Foundation announced today that 62 students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities were selected.

Midshipman Luber, is a political science major and hopes to train as a Marine 2nd Lt. after graduation.  Luber currently serves as a squad leader in the 30th Company, is the co-captain of the Naval Academy Ethics Debate Team, is active with the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, a member of the Italian-American Midshipman Club and also founded a genocide awareness program at the academy. During his summer leave he volunteers as a counselor at the American Legion Boys State of Missouri. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in international and global affairs. Luber is the academy's 21st Truman Scholar.

The Truman Foundation is dedicated to former President Harry S. Truman and recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential and intellectual ability who are committed to careers in public service. Scholars are required to work in public service following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program. Scholarships provide support up to $30,000 for graduate school.  For more information about Truman Scholarships, visit the Truman Scholarship website:

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