Seven Indian-American students nominated for Truman ScholarshipNRI News

March 03, 2017 11:11
Seven Indian-American students nominated for Truman Scholarship

Seven Indian-American students have been selected for the prestigious Harry S Truman Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to college juniors for demonstrating leadership potential and a commitment to public service.

The selected students will compete for the prestigious national awards, which provides up to 30,000 USD for graduate studies.

The award is given to college students for demonstrating their leadership, public service and academic achievement.

Every year only 60 students across the United States are awarded with Truman Scholarship.

According to a release, the foundation reviewed 768 potential scholars from 315 institutions before setting the 199 students from 136 institutions.

Shreya Ganeshan of the University of Georgia, Anjali Misra of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Samarth Gupta of Harvard University, Megan Patel of Georgetown University, Maya Durvasula of Duke University, Manju Bangalore of the University of Oregon, and Anjana Murali of the University of Pittsburgh were among the finalists.

The finalists will be interviewed from March 3 to April 7 by a foundation regional review panel and the scholars will be announced on April 21st.

In 1975 the Congress established The Truman Scholarship Foundation as the federal memorial to President Harry S Truman.

Every year, a selection committee reviews applications from over 600 nominees for the Truman Foundation in Washington D.C.

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