Truman Foundation Nominates 7 Indian-American Students For Scholarship
Here's another feather in the hat of Indian-American students. A total of seven students of Indian origin have been nominated for the prestigious Harry S Truman Scholarship this year. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is awarded to college juniors for display of leadership potential and their commitment toward public service. As part of the scholarship, students are provided up to USD 30,000 for their graduate studies. Every year hundreds of students apply for this scholarship but only 60 Truman Scholars are named nationwide. This year the Truman Scholarship Foundation reviewed 768 potential scholars from 315 educational institutes across the United States of America out of which 199 students were picked to compete for the scholarship.
The Truman Scholarship Foundation was constituted in 1975 by American Congress as the official federal memorial to President Harry S. Truman. On an average, every year a selection committee goes through more than 600 nominees for the Scholarship at Truman Foundation in Washington and handpicks students on the basis of academic merit, service on campus and in the community, dedication for a career in public service, and communication ability and aptitude to bring about a change in the society.
As reported by Press Trust of India, the scholarship finalists are Shreya Ganeshan from the University of Georgia, Samarth Gupta from Harvard University, Megan Patel from Georgetown University, Maya Durvasula from Duke University, Anjali Misra from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Manju Bangalore from the University of Oregon, and Anjana Murali from the University of Pittsburgh.
A regional review panel appointed by the scholarship foundation will interview the finalists between March 3 and April 7. The final list of the scholars will be announced on April 21.
(With Inputs from Press Trust of India)
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