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A First for UConn: Two Students Named Truman Scholars for 2021

The Truman Scholarship carries the legacy of the 33rd President by supporting and inspiring the next generation of public service leaders.

Akshayaa Chittibabu ’19 (CLAS) looks to use her Truman scholarship for graduate work in dual medical and public health programs. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

UConn Junior Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship

The biological sciences and sociology major hopes to pursue a career influencing global public health care.

Political science major Molly Rockett '15 (CLAS) has been awarded the Truman Scholarship for students who are dedicated to a career in public service. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Junior Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Molly Rockett ’15 (CLAS) has been awarded the Truman Scholarship for students dedicated to a career in public service.

UConn Students Win Goldwaters, Truman Scholarship

Three UConn students have won prestigious national awards, and three more were front runners.

Wanjiku Gatheru '20 (CAHNR) is one of just 62 students nationwide to receive the award, which is presented to undergraduate students who have devoted themselves to public service. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Environmental Studies Student Wins 2019 Truman, Udall Scholarships

Wanjiku Gatheru '20 (CAHNR) is the first student in UConn history to win these two prestigious national awards in the same year.

Irene Soteriou, a Truman Scholar, at the Wilbur Cross North Reading Room

UConn Junior Named A Truman Scholar

Junior Irene Soteriou ’23 (CLAS) has been named a Truman Scholar, marking the tenth time since 1986 that a UConn student has won the prestigious honor

Akshayaa Chittibabu at the Wilbur Cross South Reading Room on Dec. 6, 2018. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Senior Wins Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Akshayaa Chittibabu '19 (CLAS) is one of 48 Marshall recipients nationwide this year, and the fifth UConn student to be so honored.

Honors Student Wins Fourth Major National Scholarship

Colin Carlson, CLAS ’12, won the Pearson Prize for his community service.

Sage Phillips standing in UConn's Homer Babbidge Library.

Sage Phillips ’22, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"Having those connections and people behind me to support me has helped me get to where I am and where I’m going."

Sage Phillips

Brave Space: Sage Phillips ’22

Since she first set foot on campus, Sage Phillips has made it her mission to advocate for Native American and indigenous people at UConn

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