Michigan State University nominates students for national Truman Scholarship

February 5, 2019 - By: Stephanie Cepak

2019 msu truman nomineesFour undergraduate students have been nominated by Michigan State University for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

The MSU nominees are:

  • Timothy Herd, a senior majoring in elementary education in the College of Education. Herd’s faculty mentor is Assistant Professor Chezare Warren in the College of Education.

  • Katarina Huss, an Honors College junior majoring in comparative cultures and politics and social relations and policy in James Madison College. Huss’s faculty mentor is Associate Professor Louise Jezierski in James Madison College.

  • Vishnu Kannan, an Honors College junior majoring in international relations and political theory and constitutional democracy in James Madison College and economics in the College of Social Science. Kannan’s faculty mentors are Associate Professor Mark Axelrod, Associate Professor Benjamin Kleinerman and Visiting Assistant Professor Benjamin Lorch in James Madison College.

  • Jonathan Walkotten, an Honors College junior majoring in social relations and policy in James Madison College and women’s and gender studies in the College of Arts & Letters. Walkotten’s faculty mentor is Professor Julia Grant in James Madison College.
The Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes students with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to affecting change through public service by providing them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students.

Michigan State University has produced 16 Truman Scholars.

The National/International Fellowships & Scholarships (NIFS) Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

“Each of these students has demonstrated leadership skills and Michigan State University is proud to put their names forward for this national scholarship,” said Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the MSU Honors College.