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Hendrix Student Named 2023 Truman Finalist

Keeley Ausburn ’24 one of two selected from Arkansas institutions

CONWAY, Arkansas (March 7, 2023) – Hendrix student Keeley Ausburn, a junior from Maumelle, Arkansas, is one of 199 students from 133 institutions selected as a finalist for the 2023 Truman Scholarship.

Ausburn is one of two students at Arkansas institutions to be named a finalist. Students were selected based on their records of leadership, public service, and academic achievement. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation received 705 applications from 275 institutions. The Foundation’s Regional Review Panels are in the process of conducting interviews with all finalists, and the 2023 Class of Truman Scholars will be announced April 19.

For the full list of finalists, see the Foundation’s website.

About the Truman Scholarship

As the living memorial to the 33rd U.S. President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. Created by Congress in 1975, the Foundation was President Truman’s idea. A pragmatic Midwesterner who did not attend college, President Truman did not want a brick-and-mortar monument. Instead, he encouraged a living memorial that would give life to the values of service that animated his career. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit