Next Gen Leaders: Several South Asian American Students Among 199 Truman Scholarship Finalists
- They will interview with the foundation’s Regional Review Panels between March 2 and April 4.
Several South Asian American students are among those selected as finalists for this year’s Truman Scholarship competition. One hundred and ninety-nine students were selected from 705 applications from 275 institutions, the foundation said. The finalists will interview with the foundation’s Regional Review Panels between March 2 and April 4.
Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States. It 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.” It aims “to sustain and empower the community of Truman scholars and to strengthen a commitment to public service in all its forms through intellectual, personal and professional development.
South Asian American finalists include: Rukmini Banerjee, Claremont McKenna College, California; Anushree Chaudhuri and Malhaar Agrawal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Shreeya Parekh, University of Delaware; Nidhi S. Krishnan, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri; Kevli Sheth, Centre College in Danville, Kentucky; Shruthi Kumar, Harvard University; Hamza Choudhry, Rutgers University, New Jersey; Samiha Islam, State University of New York-Buffalo; Ayesha Khan, CUNY City College; Rohit Kataria, Vanderbilt University; Kavi Shrestha, University of Oregon; Kirthi Kumar, University of California-Berkeley; and Azeem Khan, West Virginia University.