Becca Blais named Truman Scholar
Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Junior Becca Blais was awarded the Truman Scholarship, an award given to college juniors with plans to attend graduate school who then work to make a difference through public service, according to a press release from the Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Blais, who currently serves as student body president, is a political science and peace studies major, originally from New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
“I’m incredibly honored to be named a Truman Scholar,” Blais said in an email. “I am excited for all of the opportunities in store ahead, and I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for everyone who has supported me in this process.”
The 62 new Truman Scholars were selected from among 768 candidates, according to the release.