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 www.hendrix.edu.