Amherst Students Named Truman, Beineke Scholars

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 2:26 PM

By William Sweet

Two Amherst students intent on spreading justice at home and abroad will soon be putting those plans into action, thanks to the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. A third student has been awarded a Beineke Scholarship to pursue graduate study in environmental history.

National Fellowships

What are National Fellowships and Scholarships? Simply put, they are merit-based, highly competitive, opportunities funded by governments, individual philanthropists, and private organizations. They mainly fund travel, graduate study, or independent research abroad. Some, however, fund graduate study in the U.S.; one supports a research job at a major think tank; and another rewards candidates for excellent work in the STEM fields. Each funding body has a mission.