Alma Nets 20th Truman Finalist in Last 10 Years
An Alma College student is a national finalist for the $30,000 Truman Scholarship.
Kathryn Rice, a junior from Oakland Township, is a graduate of Lake Orion High School. She is the daughter of Brian and Susanne Rice of Oakland Township.
The Truman Scholarship, the most prestigious national scholarship for college juniors, seeks to support students committed to pursuing a career devoted to public service. This year, a total of 176 finalists were selected from 122 colleges and universities.
The Truman Scholars will be announced later this spring. Each of the 60 to 65 Truman Scholars receive $30,000 in funding for graduate school.
Alma College has had five Truman Scholarship winners and 20 finalists since 2000.
Congress established the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 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 24th, 2010 at 12:42PM