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Announcing Drexel's 2024 Truman Scholarship Nominee

February 15, 2024

Congratulations to Alyssa Kemp, Drexel's 2024 nominee for the Truman Scholarship!

The Truman Scholarship recognizes undergraduate juniors committed to careers in service of the public interest by providing them with mentorship, professional development through a summer internship program, and funding for graduate school. Alyssa was selected to represent Drexel University in the national Truman Scholarship competition. We wish them the best of luck!

Alyssa KempAlyssa Kemp
BS/MS environmental engineering '25

Alyssa Kemp is a fourth-year student at Drexel University pursuing accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental engineering. They are pursuing minors in interdisciplinary problem-solving and climate change. Their interests are rooted in environmental and social justice, climate policy, and community development. As such, they have conducted research projects on community-based heat mitigation strategies, community gardens, and climate transition workforce development programs. They are a Nina Henderson Provost Scholar, a Community-Based Learning Project Lead, and a Task Member of Drexel’s Climate Action Plan. After graduation, they aspire to enter a JD program, specializing in environmental and energy law. 

Alyssa has been involved in the Pennoni Honors College through the Honors Program, as a 2021 STAR Scholar and Velay Fellow, as a 2021-22 Aspire Scholar, and through the SuperNova Undergraduate Research Fellows Program.

Special thanks to the members of Drexel’s 2024 Truman Campus Committee, who worked with Undergraduate Research and Enrichment Programs to review applications, conduct interviews, and advise our nominee on their application:

David Brown, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Joseph Amon, PhD, MSPH, Dornsife School of Public Health
Meg Guliford, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences

The Truman Scholarship is a highly prestigious national program that supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to careers in public service, including education and non-profit sectors. Since its creation in 1975, the Foundation has supported over 3,500 Truman Scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and around the globe.

For more information, visit the Truman Foundation website or contact UREP at