News and Notes: No Truman scholarships awarded to Princeton this year| Apr 17, 2014
No Truman scholarships were awarded to the University this year, and no Princeton student made it to the final round of the application process for the second consecutive year, the Foundation announced.
The scholarship was awarded this year to one student at Harvard and two students at Duke, but none of the scholars came from Yale. The last Princeton student to receive the scholarship was Daniel Zev Gastfriend ’13 in 2012.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive federal scholarship that seeks to identify students, mostly college juniors, who are committed to work in fields related to public service. Recipients of this scholarship must be in the top quarter of their class, be committed to careers in public service and display outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.
Each Truman scholar receives $30,000 for graduate study, priority admission and supplemental financial aid at leading graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling and special internship opportunities in the federal government.