U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2016 Midshipmen 2nd Class (junior) Teresa D. Kennedy of Wasilla, Alaska and Andre M. Evans of Chicago, were recently selected as 2015 Truman Scholars. The Truman Foundation announced today that 58 students from 50 U.S. colleges and universities were selected. They will receive their awards in a ceremony at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Mo., Sunday, May 24.
Kennedy is an English major and hopes to train as a Marine 2nd Lt. after graduation. She currently serves as the 4th Battalion Training sergeant, is a midshipman fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, a starting flanker on the women’s rugby team, an active member of the Midshipman Action Group and a peer tutor at the academy’s Writing Center. Kennedy plans to pursue a master’s degree in conflict analysis and resolution. She is the academy’s 22nd Truman Scholar.
Evans, a naval architecture major, hopes to train as a Navy surface warfare officer after graduation. He is the president of the Midshipman Black Studies Club, a member of the Gospel Choir, a member of the Midshipman Action Group and a member of the academy’s STEM outreach program, Sea Perch. Evans plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy. He is the academy’s 23rd Truman Scholar.
The Truman Foundation is dedicated to former President Harry S. Truman and recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential and intellectual ability who are committed to careers in public service. Scholars are required to work in public service following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program. Scholarships provide support up to $30,000 for graduate school. For more information about Truman Scholarships, visit the Truman Scholarship website: www.truman.gov.