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.
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