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Philosophy student receives prestigious scholarship

March 23, 2012

Andrew Albert, a sophomore in the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans, is one of 12 college sophomores nationwide to receive a scholarship to attend the Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s 10th annual summer rigorous leadership program for high-achieving African-American male college students.

Over the past nine years, the Washington, D.C. institute has served more than 130 of the best and brightest young men in the country who typically hail from Ivy League institutions, large public universities, historically black colleges and universities and small liberal arts colleges.

The class of 2013 includes men who are interested in medicine, law, education, business, public service and economics. All of these students have received recognition for their academic achievements, leadership and community service. This year’s class includes students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, American University, Brown University, Morehouse College and Emory University, among others.

“For me, the Institute for Responsible Citizenship is an organization that is great because it prepares young black men for a particularly competitive world,” Albert said. “By being around young men who are as passionate and driven as myself, I will prepare myself to be at the service of New Orleans.”

While participating in the institute, Albert and his fellow scholars will live together on a college campus, work at high-level internships and take challenging courses in government and economics. They will also learn important leadership skills through meetings with influential leaders. Each summer, institute scholars meet with General Colin L. Powell, Congressman John Lewis and Justice Clarence Thomas. In addition to these prominent leaders, scholars meet with business executives, lawyers and politicians.

Institute alumni include one Rhodes Scholar, three Rhodes finalists, four Truman Scholars, several Phi Beta Kappa Scholars and the valedictorians and student body presidents at several colleges and universities across the United States.

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s mission is to prepare men to be exemplary citizens and leaders by inspiring them to pursue extraordinary career success, not simply for their benefit, but as a platform from which they can serve others.

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at jlbrown@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

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