Taylor Weinsz, an incoming student in IWP’s Master of Arts in Statecraft and International Affairs program, has been awarded an IWP Alumni Scholarship of $10,000.
Taylor is originally from Worthington, Ohio where his family still lives today. Taylor spent his high school years participating in Varsity athletics, including a 2017 State Championship Water Polo Season in which he captained his team. Following his time in Worthington, Taylor traveled to the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018 to begin studying International Affairs and Spanish. His lifelong interest in modern history, contemporary politics and world affairs, and passion for travel naturally led him to seek an education in International Affairs. Throughout his time at the University of Colorado Boulder, Taylor participated in a variety of social and academic organizations including the University’s Student Government. In the Spring of 2021, Taylor was elected to serve as the University of Colorado’s Student Body President for the 2021-2022 academic year. He has immensely enjoyed working in positions that have allowed him to advocate for others and engage with passionate leaders at all levels of government.
At The Institute of World Politics, Taylor plans to couple his passion for leadership with an advanced education in Statecraft and International Affairs to fulfill his goal of contributing and giving back to the United States of America. He looks forward to learning from his fellow classmates, faculty and professors, and alumni during his time with the Institute.
Taylor understands the vital role that public service plays in national defense and foreign policy of the United States, and he aims to find himself at the forefront of decision-making and leadership for our country in the future.
Taylor commented, “It was my goal for well over a year to continue my studies at IWP, and I am excited to begin this next stage of my educational and professional journey. I am grateful to all the alumni who have helped make this possible.”