Katerina King, Director of Fellowships at Williams has just told EphBlog that Newton Davis ’12 has been selected as a 2011 Truman Scholar. Davis is one of 60 selected from 196 college junior finalists representing 134 colleges and universities.

Madeleine K. Albright, president of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, made the announcement today. The scholars were elected by seventeen independent selection panels on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability, and likelihood of ‘making a difference.’ The original pool of applicants for the prestigious awards numbered 602.

The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is:
to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and
to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.


Congratulations to Newton Davis ’12

“Born and raised in Saginaw, MI, Newton is a History and Arabic Studies double major at Williams College. Learning from his educational experiences, he knows the importance of education in the lives of America’s youth. For that reason, he hopes to be a change agent in U.S. education system by fighting for equal access and equality.”

And thank you to Katarina King for providing the guidance to our Williams students that helps them have their exceptional talents recognized.

A more detailed story here.

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