Junior Ray Epstein named Temple’s sixth Truman Scholar

Dear members of the Temple University community, 

I am delighted to share that Ray Epstein, a valued member of the Class of 2025, was named the sixth Temple University student to be awarded the prestigious Truman Scholarship for outstanding leadership potential in public service. 

Ray’s unique dedication to activism, particularly in the realms of preventing sexual assault and supporting its victims, has left an indelible mark on our campus community and inspired many. As a Truman scholar, she will be awarded $30,000 towards a public service-related graduate degree, in addition to internship and job opportunities with the federal government and access to advising, mentoring and scholar programming.  

A double major in English at the College of Liberal Arts and communication and social influence at Klein College of Media and Communication, Ray has demonstrated a profound commitment to using her education to enact meaningful change. She aspires to obtain a law degree to help her draft legislation aimed at empowering survivors of sexual assault, a cause she has championed here at Temple. 

The Truman Scholarship program, a distinguished honor established by Congress in 1975, serves as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, honoring his legacy of public service. Ray’s journey to this prestigious award is a testament to her tenacity and the support of our Temple community. I extend my sincere gratitude to all the faculty and staff members who contributed to Ray's success by providing guidance, preparation, recommendations and support. 

You can find more information on Ray and the Truman Scholarship here. Please join me in congratulating Ray Epstein on this extraordinary accomplishment.  


Richard M. Englert