The Carnahan Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student studying public affairs and preparing for a career in public service.

Kasey Schaumburg, Camdenton, recently was awarded the Mel Carnahan Graduate Fellowship for Public Service from the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.

The Carnahan Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student studying public affairs and preparing for a career in public service. Candidates for the award are nominated by students, faculty or other organizations, and are reviewed by a committee of Truman School faculty and students. Recipients of the Carnahan Fellowship are awarded a stipend and a tuition waiver for continued studies at Mizzou.

 “I feel incredibly honored to have received such a prestigious award,” Schaumburg said. “Because of this, I am more driven than ever to continue my pursuit to advocate for Missouri’s most vulnerable populations.”

In addition to her graduate studies in public affairs, Schaumburg also is pursuing a grant writing certificate. Schaumburg graduated with honors from Mizzou in 2016 with a degree in social work. She graduated from Camdenton High School in 2013. Her parents are Ken and Linda Schaumburg.

Schaumburg works full time as the executive assistant and parent educator for First Chance for Children, an early childhood education program in Columbia. She also serves as the communications coordinator for Team RWB, a veterans’ affairs organization; the program coordinator for the Truman School’s grant writing program; and an ambassador for the Truman School.