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Hendrix Junior Named Truman Finalist

CONWAY, Ark. (March 18, 2014) – Hendrix student Austin Nelson, a junior from Little Rock, Ark., is one of 204 students from 138 institutions selected as a finalist for the 2014 Truman Scholarship.

Students were selected based on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement.

The 2014 Class of Truman Scholars will be announced Wednesday, April 16. The full list of finalists is available here.

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. Since its creation in 1975, the Foundation has supported almost 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and around the globe.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit