Erin Blasko | April 15, 2019
University of Notre Dame senior Prathm Juneja, of South Bend, Indiana, has been named a 2019 Truman Scholar.
Juneja is among 62 students — mostly juniors but also seniors in five-year degree programs — selected for the honor from a pool of 840 candidates from 346 colleges and universities nationwide.
He is the eighth Notre Dame student to win the award since 2010. Among the previous winners, Christa Grace Watkins, class of 2017, and Alex Coccia, class of 2014, went on to win Rhodes Scholarships.
Established as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, the Truman Scholarship supports college juniors who answer the call to public service leadership with $30,000 for graduate study as well as priority admission and supplemental financial aid at select schools.
In addition to tuition assistance, scholars receive leadership training, career and graduate counseling and internship opportunities with the federal government, with the goal of promoting talented young people to positions of leadership in the public sector.
Juneja is a political science and computer science major in the Reilly Five-Year Dual Degree Program in Arts and Letters/Engineering. He is a Newman Civic Fellow, a College of Arts and Letters Dean’s Fellow and Hipp-Beeler Scholar. He participates in the Glynn Family Honors Program.
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