Truman Scholarships going to two LSU students
Two LSU juniors have been selected as 2013 Truman Scholars, making the school one of only eight in the nation to have multiple winners this year. Catherine Fontenot and Matthew Landrieu, the son of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will receive up to $30,000 for graduate study. Truman Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition for receiving Truman funds. "It speaks volumes for the quality and hard work of our students, faculty and staff that two LSU students were honored this year," says William Jenkins, interim LSU System president and chancellor. Fontenot, an LSU Honors College student and biological sciences major in the College of Science, plans to pursue Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees, with concentrations in internal medicine and infectious disease/global health, through Harvard Medical School after she graduates in May 2014. Landrieu, an LSU Honors College student and elementary education major in the College of Human Sciences and Education, plans to pursue a master's degree focused on policy, organization and leadership studies from Stanford's Graduate School of Education after he graduates in May 2014. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, president of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced the 62 recipients today from 629 applicants. You can see the full list recipients here. Also, on Tuesday, LSU announced two of its students—Bruno Beltran of Sulphur and Corey Landry of Denham Springs—have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships. You can read more about those awards here.
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