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2017-02-21

JMC Junior Amber DeJohn Nominated for Beinecke Scholarship

Amber DeJohn has been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship, which pays for graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

DeJohn is an Honors College junior majoring in political theory and constitutional democracy in James Madison College and economic geography in the College of Social Science.

MSU has produced two Beinecke Scholars since 2011, which is when the university was invited to be a nominating institution. The National and International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS) Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students to pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

“Amber’s leadership, academic success and drive to seek solutions to important issues make her an excellent nominee for the Beinecke Scholarship,” said Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the Honors College. “The path she is pursuing is challenging but rewarding, and Michigan State University is proud to support Amber in her future endeavors.”

DeJohn has conducted research under Professor Bruce Pigozzi regarding the Genesee County’s Transport Authority, with a focus on the mass transit authority’s routes in relation to populations living in poverty. As a legislative intern in Lansing, DeJohn assisted with policy research on transportation bills and constituent response. She is currently a student assistant for the Michigan Department of Transportation, working in the data inventory and integration division.

A graduate of Davison High School, DeJohn is the committee chair of the MSU Model United Nations, as well as assistant vice president of technology and operations for the MSU International Relations Organization.

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