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Drexel’s 2014 Nominees for the Truman Scholarship

August 13, 2013

Congratulations to Drexel’s nominees for the Truman Scholarship for Public Service – Robert Zolitor and Shravan Savant. 


Rob ZolitorRob Zolitor is a Political Science student and U.S. Navy veteran. While stationed in Bahrain he volunteered as command Voting Officer and helped over 300 sailors and their dependents vote in the 2012 election. He also worked as Campaign Manager for Matt Bradford’s (PA-70) first campaign for the Pennsylvania State House.

After graduating from Drexel, he plans to pursue a Master in Public Policy and hopes to help shape federal policies that address income equality and electoral access.


ShravanShravan Savant is a student in Drexel's accelerated BS/MD program. He participated in Drexel's STAR program conducting research at Drexel's College of Medicine with Dr. John Houle in his first year. More recently, he volunteered with Unite for Sight in rural Chennai, India, which has fueled his passion for access to quality ophthalmological care.

Shravan plans to pursue a Master in Public Health in addition to medical school and hopes to focus his career on providing preventive eye care to those in need.


The Truman Scholarship is a highly prestigious national scholarship and mentoring program for students passionately committed to careers in public service, including education and non-profit sectors. Interested students should look at the Truman website and email Rona Buchalter, Director, Drexel Fellowships Office.