Boyne City Junior Named Finalist for Truman Scholarship
Alma College student Ben Place, a junior from Boyne City, is a national finalist for the $30,000 Truman Scholarship.
Place will interview March 7 in Chicago with a scholarship committee and compete against 200 finalists from 129 institutions for approximately 75 scholarships worth $30,000 each.
A 2004 graduate of Boyne City High School, Place is the son of Andrew and Cindi Place of Boyne City. He is one of five scholarship finalists from Michigan. Two finalists attend Michigan State University, one attends the University of Michigan and one attends Columbia University.
Alma College has had 12 finalists and four Truman Scholarship winners in the last eight years.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation was established by Congress in 1975. The Foundation awards scholarships for college students to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government and public service. Truman scholars are selected by independent selection panels on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability, and likelihood of “making a difference.”
Alma’s Nationally Competitive Scholarship Committee helps finalists search for appropriate postgraduate scholarships and reviews their proposals and applications. Alma’s committee identifies and nurtures exceptional candidates for nationally competitive scholarships, grants and awards.
Posted: Wed, February 21st, 2007 at 10:51AM