Erin Blasko | April 16, 2020
University of Notre Dame junior Patrick Hidalgo McCabe has been named a 2020 Truman Scholar, becoming the ninth Notre Dame student selected for the award since 2010 — a list that includes three eventual Rhodes Scholars: Christa Grace Watkins (’17), Alex Coccia (’14) and Prathm Juneja (’20).
McCabe is a political science and Arabic major with a minor in peace studies from Vienna, Virginia. He is a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, a Kellogg International Scholar, a Glynn Family Honors Scholar and a Boren Scholar.
In applying for the scholarship, he worked closely with the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), which promotes the intellectual development of Notre Dame Undergraduates through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors and the pursuit of fellowships.
"It was a pleasure and an honor to work with the many competitive Truman Scholarship applicants this cycle,” said Elise Rudt, national fellowships program coordinator with CUSE. “The process for this award stretches through the entire school year and would not have been possible without nomination and interview practice committees. I would like to thank Claudia Francis, Ricky Herbst, Dr. Abigail Ocobock, Dr. Chloe Gibbs, Dr. Jennifer Warlick, Dr. George Lopez, Dr. Jaimie Bleck, Anita Rees, Dr. Jeffrey Thibert, Kati Schuler, Elizabeth Boyle and Evan Gage for their time and input that no doubt contributed to Patrick's success."
McCabe’s resume blends personal and family history with academics and activism.
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