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Moore Student Named Truman Scholar Finalist
February 28, 2012
Elizabeth Wilson, a 3rd year senior at the University of South Carolina, has been named a Truman Scholar Finalist. Highly competitive and prestigious, the $30,000 Truman Scholarship is awarded to approximately 60 juniors nationally for superior academic ability, a strong record of service and leadership, and plans for careers in public service.
Wilson is a member of the South Carolina Honors College and will interview in Atlanta, GA on March 2 for the scholarship. This year, 191 finalists have been named from 124 institutions across the US. For the entire list of Truman Scholar Finalists go to http://truman.gov/for-candidates/2012-truman-scholarship-finalists.
Recruited to the University as a Carolina Scholar, the most-prestigious in-state scholarship for undergraduate students, Wilson is a quintuple major in international business, finance, management science, real estate and marketing. She has combined her passionate for business and service through the creation of Regalia for Hope, a program to provide handmade earrings for female cancer patients in South and North Carolina. Wilson is currently a legislative aide in the South Carolina House of Representatives, and was selected as the University’s Outstanding Woman of the Year 2011. She plans to pursue doctoral studies in management and organizational behavior to prepare her for exploring the world of corporate social responsibility as both an academic and a policy advisor.
University of South Carolina Truman candidates are evaluated and nominated by a USC scholarship committee, chaired by Professor Shelley Smith in the Department of Sociology. Other members of the University Truman Committee include: David Simmons (Anthropology and Public Health), Steven Burritt (USC 1995 Truman Scholar), George Geckle (English), Don Fowler (Political Science), and Robert Felix (School of Law).
Wilson was assisted by the University’s Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs (www.sc.edu/ofsp) which provides advisement and support to students competing for national fellowships. USC has had six Truman Scholars. Recent USC Truman Scholars include Asma Jaber in 2007, Thomas Scott in 2006, Jeremy Wolfe in 2004, and Lara Bratcher in 2003.
CONTACT: Novella F. Beskid
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