The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has selected Jessica Brody of Wynnewood, PA 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 Philosophy, Ms. Brody is a graduate of Lower Merion High School. Ms. Brody is the daughter of Dr. David S. Brody of Wynnewood and Barbara and Herbert Green also of Wynnewood.
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. CMC Junior, Mr. Marc Devore of Mission Viejo, California is also a recipient of a Truman Scholarship.
"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 Elliot, Truman Foundation Faculty Representative. Harvard and Stanford each only had one Truman Scholarship 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.