2024-25 All-Indiana Rotary Scholar - Noah Jager
The three Indiana Rotary districts have selected West Point U.S. Military Academy Cadet Noah Jager as their 2024-25 Rotary Global Scholar.
Noah’s selection is pending approval from The Rotary Foundation.
Noah was chosen over five other outstanding finalists following January 20 interviews.
Noah, endorsed by Bloomington Sunrise, will use the $40,000 award to pursue a master’s degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College London.
Noah’s area of focus: Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention. “With my goal of fostering diplomatic relations and cooperation between communities, I wish to expand my understanding of peacemaking and conflict resolution in graduate school,” Noah writes on his application. “This education will enable me to forge mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries as an officer in the U.S. Army.
“In supporting U.S. diplomacy, I will help pursue humanitarian goals of the U.S. consistent with Rotary’s mission,” Noah adds.
After receiving his master’s degree, Noah will serve as an officer in the U.S. Army for a minimum of five years on active duty and three years in the reserves. In his first duty position, Noah will serve as a Military Intelligence Officer specializing in strategic intelligence.
After serving in this role, he hopes to become a Foreign Area Officer (FAO), providing liaison with countries in an assigned region through policymaking, military cooperation, and community engagement.
Later, Noah plans to return to Indiana where he will practice law and serve in the Indiana National Guard. Ultimately, he plans to serve the needs of Hoosiers by serving in the U.S. Congress. Born and reared in Indiana, Noah is the youngest of four siblings. Noah attended Bloomington High School South where he worked hard academically and excelled athletically, helping the South basketball team go 26-0 in his senior year. Along with his passion for basketball, Noah developed a love for theatre and he performed lead roles in “Guys and Dolls” and in “Beauty and the Beast.” Also, he helped his high school raise
more than $165,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital as an executive morale officer.
After giving a graduation commencement speech that focused on passion, perseverance and purpose, Noah traveled to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to attend basic training and to begin his journey to become an officer in the U.S. Army.
Noah has immersed himself in domestic and international affairs and has engaged in experiences to enhance his understanding of the global environment.
He worked for U.S. Senator Todd Young as an intern for seven weeks in Washington, DC. Also, he got to study abroad at Brazil’s Military Academy for a semester.
In addition, he was selected as one of three cadets to work alongside a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) for three weeks at the U.S. Embassy in Croatia. As a senior at West Point, he serves as one of five Honor Board Presidents and contributes to the Academy’s Leadership and Ethics program. He has participated in and helped facilitate a Leadership and Ethics Conference for
high school students in New Orleans and in Indianapolis. He has given presentations about service and leadership to more than 100 students at his former elementary school and 200 students at his former high school.
“With a deep love for Indiana and a passion for service, I will carry Rotary’s values and will help promote its goals domestically and abroad throughout my career,” Noah says.