Stanford's first student from Dharamsala, India; a Stockton native determined to end the cradle-to-prison pipeline; and two energy policy activists are among 60 students from 54 American colleges and universities who will receive Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study to students committed to careers in public service.
By Elaine C. Ray
Four Stanford juniors recently were named 2011 Truman Scholars by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Ishan Nath, Teryn Norris, Tenzin Seldon and Michael Tubbs are among 60 students from 54 American colleges and universities who will receive the awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study to students committed to careers in public service. Stanford received the largest number of Truman Scholarships of any other institution this year.
Tara Yglesias, deputy executive secretary of the foundation, said four scholarships at a given institution was "not unheard of but it is unusual. No other school has four this year."
The foundation, established by Congress in 1975, chooses scholars on the basis of "leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of making a difference." In addition to receiving financial support for graduate school, Truman Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions. They also receive leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government.
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