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Truman Scholars

Funded by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, Truman Scholars receive a nationally prestigious graduate fellowship for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. UM students have received 15 Truman Scholar awards.

Christian Boudreaux (left), an Ole Miss junior majoring in biology, spends time with his host family while studying in Tanzania this semester. Submitted photo

Truman Scholar Travels Globe to Study Conservation

Oxford native seeks to bridge gaps between scientific research and policy APRIL 16, 2024 From across the world, University of Mississippi biology major Christian Boudreaux received a life-changing Zoom call from Chancellor Glenn Boyce last week. Despite Zanzibar’s spotty internet service, the...
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Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores

Two Mississippi Students Awarded Truman Scholarships

Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores, both UM juniors, chosen for prestigious national honor April 14, 2022 By Whitney Woods University of Mississippi juniors Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores recently got life-changing news: both students in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have...
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Three UM Students Named Truman Finalists

Students who raise awareness about mental health issues and educational access among national finalists February 18, 2022 By Michael Newsom Three University of Mississippi juniors who have worked to improve access to education and to raise awareness about mental health issues have been named...
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Jaz Brisack (center) is congratulated by Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter (left) and Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez, dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, on being named the university’s 15th Harry S. Truman Scholar. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Jaz Brisack Named UM’s 15th Truman Scholar

Oxford junior was among three UM finalists for prestigious award APRIL 13, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Jaz Brisack, a junior at the University of Mississippi, has been named the university’s 15th Harry S. Truman Scholar. Brisack, a general studies major studying journalism, public policy leadership, and...
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Andy Flores
Public Policy Leadership, Philosophy


Jaz Brisack
General Studies (English, Journalism, Public Policy Leadership)


Chelsea Caveny
Public Policy Leadership


James McGraw
Public Policy Leadership, Economics


Shad White
Political Science, Economics


Thomas Joel Fyke
International Studies


Keyana Mitchell
Biological Science


John Joseph
Political Science


Cassie Williford
Biological Science


William J. Brown


Julie M. Grimes
Philosophy and French


Paul D. Gilmore


Wynn M. Shuford
Political Science, Economics

John R. Ates


Benjamin Logan
Political Science, Economics