Four Black Students Awarded Truman Scholarships

This year the federally funded Truman Scholarship program gave out awards to 65 college juniors who are planning graduate study in law, public administration, education, environmental studies, international relations, or public health.

Each scholarship provides $3,000 for the student’s senior year at his or her undergraduate college or university and $27,000 for two or three years of graduate study. Four of this year’s 65 Truman Scholars are black. They are:

DeCarol A. Davis, an electrical engineering major at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. She plans to go to graduate school to earn a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

Kenneth Ike is a junior at Baylor University studying a pre-med curriculum. He plans to go to medical school and also to get a degree in public health.

Ronald J. Towns, a native of Detroit, is a junior at Columbia University in New York City. He plans to go to law school and also to pursue a master’s degree in education.

Tiffany L.T. Shumate is a psychology major at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She hopes to pursue a doctorate in education.