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14 South Asians among Truman scholarship finalists

The scholarship aims to strengthen a commitment to public service in all its forms through intellectual, personal and professional development.

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The Truman Foundation Scholarship, a premier graduate fellowship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States has shortlisted 199 finalists for this year’s award and among them are 14 South Asian Americans from 133 different institutions.

The foundation's Regional Evaluation Panels will interview the candidates between March 2 and April 4. They were chosen from 705 applications from 275 universities.

Each Truman Scholar is given scholarship for graduate school, leadership development, career guidance, and exclusive internship and fellowship opportunities with the federal government.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship, established by Congress in 1975 is a living tribute to the 33rd US President, carrying on his legacy by assisting and motivating generations of public service professionals.

The scholarship is awarded to college juniors “with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service.”

Four Indian American college students were chosen as 2022 Truman Scholars the previous year.