Truman Scholar

Judson Adams
University of Louisville

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has announced that UofL junior Judson Adams is a 2017 Truman Scholar.

 Jud is one of only 62 students nationwide, and the only student from Kentucky, to receive this prestigious award. The $30,000 scholarship goes to scholars with a record of leadership and community involvement who plan to pursue careers in public service. Jud is a Political Science major with minors in Spanish and Aerospace Studies, and is public affairs officer in UofL’s Air Force ROTC cadet wing. The funding and mentorship Jud receives through the Truman Scholarship will support his plans to pursue a J.D. degree at Georgetown University, practice law as a Judge’s Advocate General officer in the Air Force, and eventually use his experience in the military and in prosecution and ethics law to shape policy.

A third-generation service-member, he is in the Air Force ROTC cadet wing, where he currently serves as the public affairs officer, and recently served as a flight commander. He is also the Director of Communications for the University of Louisville Student Government Association. In the future, he hopes to pursue a JD from Georgetown University with a concentration in legislative studies and national security policy. He takes an interest in political participation and advocacy, including voter enfranchisement. Upon graduation, he intends to pursue law school and then serve as a Judge’s Advocate General officer, working in prosecution, ethics law, and legislation.