Seven Indian-American students have been nominated for the prestigious Harry S Truman Scholarship, which is given to college juniors for demonstrating leadership potential and a commitment to public service. These nominated students will compete for the prestigious national awards, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study. Importantly, this scholarship is highly competitive in nature and is awarded to deserving college student for exhibiting leadership potential and commitment to public service.
These Seven Indian-American students include Shreya Ganeshan from the University of Georgia, Anjali Misra from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Samarth Gupta from the Harvard University, Megan Patel of Georgetown University, Maya Durvasula of Duke University, Manju Bangalore of the University of Oregon, and Anjana Murali of the University of Pittsburgh are the Indian-American finalists.
Only about 60 Truman Scholars are named nationwide each year. Each year, a selection committee reviews applications from more than 600 nominees for the Truman Foundation in Washington. The awards are given to college students on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement.