2021 Truman Finalists

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Congratulations to the 2021 Truman Scholarship Finalists

Today, the Truman Foundation’s Finalist Selection Committee selected 193 finalists from 129 institutions to interview virtually with the Foundation’s Regional Review Panels between March 1st and April 5th. The 2021 competition elicited 845 applications from 328 institutions – a record number of applicants.

“The overwhelming interest in public service from this year’s applicants is inspiring,” says Dr. Terry Babcock-Lumish, the Foundation’s Executive Secretary and a 1996 Truman Scholar from Pennsylvania. “This last year tested our nation with a deadly pandemic, an economic crisis, and a renewed call to address climate change and racial injustice. While these are trying times, Americans can take solace that a generation of action-oriented young leaders are already tackling today’s challenges with an eye towards bettering tomorrow’s world.”  Please view our full press release.

Alabama
Atlanta Region - Monday, March 15, 2021
John Pace
University of Alabama

Liyu Woldemichael
Duke University

Alaska
Seattle Region - Friday, March 5, 2021
Nathaniel Baring
Gustavus Adolphus College

Mercedes Blancaflor
Stanford University

Arizona
Phoenix Region - Friday, March 12, 2021
Alana Billingsley
Arizona State University

Gregory Miller
University of Notre Dame

Brooklyn Montgomery
Claremont McKenna College

Angel Orozco
Arizona State University

Arkansas
Nashville Region - Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Coleman Warren
University of Arkansas

Kennedy Young
Washington University

California
San Francisco Region - Monday, March 8, 2021
Neve Brown
University of Delaware

Daniella Efrat
University of California-Los Angeles

Nicholas Hernandez
University of California-Los Angeles

Cassandra James
Mills College

Hesham Jarmakani
University of California-Berkeley

Perry Meade
University of California-Berkeley

Mia Speier
University of Southern California

Ethan Tan
University of San Francisco

Celine Yang
University of California-Berkeley

Felita Zhang
United States Military Academy

Colorado
Denver Region - Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Joris Alawoe
University of Colorado

Sophie Cardin
Colorado College

Perry Nielsen Jr.
University of Florida

Andres Pulido
University of Denver

Connecticut
Boston Region - Friday, March 26, 2021
Jeffrey Gu
New York University

Zeke Hodkin
Middlebury College

Rene LaPointe Jameson
Tufts University

Eli Sabin
Yale University

Sena Wazer
University of Connecticut

Delaware
Philadelphia Region - Friday, April 2, 2021
Ryann Schutt
Johns Hopkins University

Max Williamson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Florida
Atlanta Region - Monday, March 15, 2021
Elizabeth Bonker
Rollins College

Tarik Brown
University of Notre Dame

Kayla Edwards-Friedland
Georgetown University

Carlee Goldberg
Duke University

Melanie Rodriguez
Florida International University

Georgia
Atlanta Region - Monday, March 15, 2021
Shannon Kang
Purdue University

Sakshi Sehgal
University of Pennsylvania

Guam
Washington, DC III Region - Friday, March 5, 2021
Muturwan Choay
University of Guam

Nolan Flores
University of Guam

Kehani Mendiola
University of Guam

Aria Amore Palaganas
University of Guam

Hawaii
San Francisco Region - Monday, March 8, 2021
Jae Yun Ham
Amherst College

Celine Mesiona-Perez
Chaminade University of Honolulu

Idaho
Seattle Region - Friday, March 5, 2021
Halima Hamud
Boise State University

Araoluwa Omotowa
Harvard University

Illinois
Chicago Region - Monday, March 22, 2021
Yu Jing Chen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gretchen Coleman
Syracuse University

Nneka Jones
Agnes Scott College

Darielle Kennedy
Oberlin College

Brandon Saucedo Pita
Haverford College

Sobechukwu Uwajeh
Claremont McKenna College

Indiana
Chicago Region - Monday, March 22, 2021
Madison Hodges
Purdue University

Makaila Ranges
Franklin & Marshall College

Iowa
Kansas City Region - Friday, March 19, 2021
Sarah Beisner
Grinnell College

Ramya Kumar
Northeastern University

Angelina Ramirez
Coe College

Kansas
Kansas City Region - Friday, March 19, 2021
Taylr Bahr
Creighton University

Destiny Magnett
Grinnell College

Gustavo Murillo-Espinoza
University of Kansas

Piper Prolago
University of Tulsa

Kentucky
Nashville Region - Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Eli Cooper
University of Louisville

Brooklyn Lile
Western Kentucky University

Lexi Raikes
University of Louisville

Louisiana
Austin Region - Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Everett Craddock
Louisiana State University

Mia LeJeune
Louisiana State University

Revathi Menon
Louisiana State University

Maine
Boston Region - Friday, March 26, 2021
Sage Phillips
University of Connecticut

Maryland
Washington, DC II Region - Monday, April 5, 2021
Nina Bundy
Towson University

Naomi Hess
Princeton University

Nabila Prasetiawan
University of Maryland College Park

Dorien Rogers
Salisbury University

Claire Wayner
Princeton University

Massachusetts
Boston Region - Friday, March 26, 2021
Nailah Barnes
Spelman College

Max German
Boston College

Michigan
Chicago Region - Monday, March 22, 2021
Hilal Bazzi
University of Michigan

Emma Block
Bates College

Troy Distelrath
Michigan State University

Catherine Hadley
University of Michigan

Minnesota
St. Paul Region - Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Sagal Ahmed
Carleton College

David Edgerton III
Howard University

Faith Gronda
College of Saint Benedict

Adrian Lampron
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Claire Olson
College of St. Benedict

Elika Somani
Macalester College

Mississippi
Nashville Region - Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Yousef Abu-Salah
Vanderbilt University

Noah Harris
Harvard University

Christopher Robinson
Mississippi State University

Missouri
Kansas City Region - Friday, March 19, 2021
Sarah Hill
Webster University - St. Louis

Lorinda Ruz
Georgetown University

Naomi See
University of Washington

Olivia Shipp
University of Missouri

Montana
Seattle Region - Friday, March 5, 2021
Gold Shoua Moua
University of Montana

Augusta Reinhart
University of Montana

Lindsey Roosa
University of Montana

Abigail Roston
Northwestern University

Nebraska
Denver Region - Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Caroline Hilgert
University of Nebraska

Jenna Mu
Boston College

Madison Whitney
University of Nebraska

Nevada
Phoenix Region - Friday, March 12, 2021
Olivia Cheche
University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Manushri Desai
University of Southern California

Peter Grema
University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Chase Lee
United States Naval Academy

New Hampshire
Boston Region - Friday, March 26, 2021
Shelby Houghton
University of Connecticut

Grace Roy
University of New Hampshire

New Jersey
Philadelphia Region - Friday, April 2, 2021
Cosmio Fabrizio
Cornell University

Omar Khasawneh
Rutgers University - Camden

Cecilia Ritacco
Rutgers University

Kevan Shah
Muhlenberg College

Shiv Soin
New York University

New Mexico
Phoenix Region - Friday, March 12, 2021
Emma Hotz
University of New Mexico

New York
New York Region - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Shanley Augustin
CUNY City College

Journey Browne
Bowdoin College

Alessandra Brussel Faria
Yale University

Kimberly Collins
Brown University

Jarrell Daniels
Columbia University

Danielle Evans
CUNY City College

Diana Kennedy
CUNY Hunter College

Sarah Sciortino
University of Vermont

Selma Tabakovic
American University

Grayce Walker
Lafayette College

North Carolina
Washington, DC l Region - Monday, March 1, 2021
Anne Crabill
Duke University

Aissa Dearing
Howard University

Jessica Lambert
Princeton University

Andrew LaRocca
United States Air Force Academy

Betsabe Rojas Gonzalez
University of North Carolina-Charlotte

North Dakota
St. Paul Region - Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Gurtaran Johal
University of Minnesota

Ohio
Washington, DC II Region - Monday, April 5, 2021
Oseremhen Arheghan
Ohio State University

Jessica Blake
University of Missouri

Julianna Collado
University of Michigan

Collin Finn
Miami University

Nicholas Hakes
Stanford University

Camryn Morrow
University of Cincinnati

Oklahoma
Denver Region - Wednesday, March 10, 2021
James Bond
Georgetown University

Kristina Mackey
United States Military Academy

Ethan Maddy
University of Oklahoma

Iesha-LaShay Phillips
Oberlin College

Kamryn Yanchick
University of Oklahoma

Oregon
Seattle Region - Friday, March 5, 2021
Abigail Alvarez
Santa Clara University

Rory Bialostosky
Lewis and Clark College

Alisha Zhao
Stanford University

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Region - Friday, April 2, 2021
Jody-Ann Campbell
Lincoln University (PA)

Tyler Campbell
Columbia University

Ian Malesiewski
University of Miami

Samuel Zahn
University of North Carolina

Serena Zets
Oberlin College

Puerto Rico
San Juan Region - Monday, March 29, 2021
Austin Hickle
Southern Methodist University

Victor Rey
Albizu University

Tayna Rivera Rodríguez
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Raquel Rodriguez-Camacho
Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Rhode Island
New York Region - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Jacob Cordeiro
University of Rhode Island

Dominique DiSpirito
University of Maine

South Carolina
Atlanta Region - Monday, March 15, 2021
Roann Abdeladl
Clemson University

Ronnie Clevenstine
Clemson University

Tyler McDougald
Clemson University

Laura-Louise Rice
University of South Carolina-Columbia

South Dakota
St. Paul Region - Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Dhwani Kharel
Dartmouth College

Tennessee
Nashville Region - Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Ashlyn Anderson
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Mariam Khayata
Rhodes College

Klarke Stricklen
University of the South

Gregory Whited
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Cynthia Yue
George Washington University

Texas
Austin Region - Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Brynna Boyd
University of Texas

Tatyana Brown
New York University

Ivy Clarke
Mercer University

Nicholas Eastwood
University of Texas

Anna Fedewa
Texas AM University

Jack Kappelman
University of Alabama

Mason Reece
Rice University

Michael Sanchez
University of Texas-San Antonio

Hillary Shah
University of North Texas

Krithika Shamanna
Rice University

Utah
Phoenix Region - Friday, March 12, 2021
Katelyn Gross
University of Utah

Rachel Miner
Brigham Young University

Daud Mumin
Westminster College of Salt Lake City

Vermont
Boston Region - Friday, March 26, 2021
Jake Gess
University of Vermont

Kiran Waqar
American University

Virginia
Washington, DC l Region - Monday, March 1, 2021
Allan Cate
University of Pennsylvania

Steven Davic
James Madison University

Lucy Greenman
College of William and Mary

Chanise Jackson
University of Washington

Tahiry Langrand
Arizona State University

Abel Liu
University of Virginia

Sujay Ratna
Rutgers University - Camden

Washington
Seattle Region - Friday, March 5, 2021
Estey Chen
University of Washington

Andre Jimenez
University of Washington

West Virginia
Washington, DC II Region - Monday, April 5, 2021
Alyssa Nazarok
Shepherd University

Abigail Smith
West Virginia University

Wisconsin
St. Paul Region - Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tamia Fowlkes
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Katherine Herrick
Macalester College

Thor Manson
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Megan Mercier
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wyoming
Denver Region - Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Gregory Marchal
Michigan State University

 

 

 

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