Our sincere congratulations to Raie Gessesse, Capitol Pathways 2018 alumna, for being named a 2019 Truman Scholar!

Raie, a first-generation Ethiopian-American college student studying public health and public service at Hamline University, was a Capitol Pathways Intern with the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue graduate and doctoral level degrees in public health and public policy.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation was created by President Truman as a living memorial devoted to inspiring and supporting Americans from diverse backgrounds to public service. 

According to the Truman Foundation, this scholarship will provide Raie with up to $30,000 for graduate study as well as “priority admission and supplemental financial aid at at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government.”

Congrats Raie!

> Read the press release from the Truman Foundation

> Read more about the 2019 Truman Scholars


Thursday June 6, 2019: You’re invited to celebrate a successful fourth year of Capitol Pathways, the only paid internship program in Minnesota creating a policy career pathway for college students of color! Join us for our End of Session Celebration!