Mission Viejo Resident Wins Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has selected Marc R. DeVore of Mission Viejo, California as a 1998 Truman Scholar. Supported by a special trust fund in the U.S. Treasury, the scholarship provides up to $30,000 for senior year and graduate school expenses.

A junior majoring in International Relations and Economics, Mr. DeVore is a graduate of Santa Margarita High School in Mission Viejo. Mr. DeVore is the son of Ronald and Audrey DeVore of Mission Viejo.

This semester, Mr. DeVore is spending a semester abroad, at L'Universite de Strasbourg in France.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation was established by Congress in 1975 as the official federal memorial to honor our thirty-third President. The Foundation awards scholarships to college students "who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for their careers."

Candidates for Truman scholarships are nominated by Truman faculty representatives on campuses across the country. This year nearly 900 students were nominated. Fewer than 80 of those nominees received scholarships.

CMC is fortunate to have two winners in 1998. Jessica Brody of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania is also a Truman Scholar from Claremont McKenna College.

"It is quite remarkable to have two students selected for the Truman this year. Their selection probably places CMC in the top five schools in number of finalists and number one in per capita selection in the country," said Government Professor Ward Elliott, Truman Foundation faculty representative. Harvard and Stanford each only had one Truman winner this year.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college educating leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls nearly 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

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