Department of Political Science

Two Political Science students nominated for Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Published on Mar 24, 2016

Written by Vicky Santos

Elizabeth Baxter, of Madison, Alabama, and Sarah Pitts, of Birmingham, Alabama, are two College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University students who have been nominated for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The Truman Scholarship is awarded nationally to approximately 60 college juniors who possess intellect, leadership skills, and passion that would make them a likely force for the public good.

Baxter, a junior, is pursuing a double major in Economics and Political Science. For the past two summers, Elizabeth has participated in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Honors Internship Program and plans to pursue a career as a special agent in counterterrorism with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). To read more about Elizabeth Baxter: 


Pitts, an Honors College junior, is pursuing a double major in English Literature and Spanish with a minor in political science. While at Auburn University, she has pursued undergraduate research in political theory as well as linguistics, and has found her passion through anti-hunger initiatives, tutoring, public service and cycling. To read more about Sarah Pitts: