UA Student Named Department of Education Scholar

  • April 28th, 2005
Amanda Kaye McMillan
Amanda Kaye McMillan

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama student Amanda Kaye McMillan of Monroeville was selected for the U.S. Department of Education Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Program that will be held June 13-Aug. 5.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Program is a unique summer internship experience at the U.S. Department of Education. Up to 10 outstanding undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in education policy or public policy and administration were selected to participate in the program.

“I am very excited about having been selected as one of the Department of Education’s 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars,” McMillan said. “My career goal is to become an attorney specializing in education law, so I am definitely looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about issues concerning our nation’s educational system.”

Selected students will receive temporary federal appointments and they will be assigned to offices in the department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Scholars will assist with a variety of projects related to critical education programs and initiatives, analysis, policy development, and legal or other work designed to provide developmental experiences and exposure to government and public policy in a cabinet-level department.

For more information visit the U.S. Department of Education Web site www.ed.gov.

Contact

Katie McCrory or Linda Hill, UA Media Relations, 205/348-8325, lhill@ur.ua.edu

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