Published: Feb. 2, 2016

Service-minded students nominated for national Truman Scholarship

Contact(s): Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore Honors College office: (517) 35-2326

Four students involved in public service have been nominated by Michigan State University for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

The Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to affecting change through public service by providing them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students.

MSU’s nominees for the scholarship include Julia Christensen, an Honors College junior majoring in international relations in James Madison College; Sara Denbo, an Honors College junior majoring in astrophysics in the College of Natural Science and women’s and gender studies in the College of Arts and Letters; Austin Martin, a junior majoring in human biology in the College of Natural Science; and Rachel Poole, an Honors College junior majoring in social relations and policy in James Madison College and management in the Eli Broad College of Business.

“These are student leaders on campus with the potential to make a difference in their fields,” said Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the MSU Honors College. “MSU is proud to nominate them for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.”

The National and International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS) Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students to pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

Michigan State University has produced 16 Truman Scholars. More information on this year’s nominees can be found on the Honors College website.