President Lee T. Todd Jr., center, with UK's latest
Truman Scholars, Julie Murray, left, and Conley Chaney.
Truman Scholarship is a very prestigious award given
to only a handful of students nationwide each year.
The competition is very fierce, and we are extremely
proud of Julie and Conley."
Lee T. Todd Jr.,
University of Kentucky
22, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
Two University of Kentucky students have been selected
as recipients of $30,000 Harry S. Truman Scholarships.
Julie Murray of Charleston, W.Va., a junior in the
College of Arts and Sciences, and Conley Chaney of
Pine Knot, Ky., a junior in the College of Agriculture,
were two of 64 recipients nationwide.
selected from among 590 candidates, nominated by 287
colleges and universities. They become the 9th and
10th Truman Scholars from UK.
cash award, $3,000 is earmarked for their senior year
and $27,000 for two to three years of graduate study.
Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental
funding at some premier graduate institutions, leadership
training, career and graduate school counseling, and
special internship opportunities within the federal
Scholarship is a very prestigious award given to only
a handful of students nationwide each year. The competition
is very fierce, and we are extremely proud of Julie
and Conley," said UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr. "We
had one Truman Scholar last year; having two in one
year is a real hallmark. This brings our Truman total
to eleven," Todd said.
and Chaney will join the other scholarship recipients
in May for a week-long leadership development program
at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. They will
receive their awards during a special ceremony at
the Truman Library in Independence, Mo., on May 26.
Scholarships are awarded on merit to junior-level
students at four-year colleges and universities. These
students have exceptional academic records, extensive
backgrounds in public and community service, are committed
to careers in government or elsewhere in public service,
and have outstanding leadership potential and communication
assisted more that 40 preliminary applicants since
1993. The Truman application process is very competitive,"
said Penny M. Miller, associate professor and director
of undergraduate studies in political science and
the UK Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative.
students it means $30,000 with which they can get
their lives focused on doing well in their own intellectual
development and doing well for the community. It is
such a phenomenal opportunity to hone and develop
leadership skills and to begin a national contact
network with tomorrow's leaders," she added.
20, has a topical major in public policy, and is the
daughter of Michael and Bonnie Murray. She is a Singletary
Scholar, Gaines Fellow and member of Alpha Gamma Delta.
Murray plans to pursue a joint degree in law with
a master's in public policy.
21, a public service and leadership major with a minor
in political science and environmental studies, is
the son of Phil and Judy Chaney. He is planning a
career in environmental law and is a member of UK's
Appalachian Student Union.
information on the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation,