Kansas University junior Michelle Tran is a recipient of the 2006 Harry S. Truman Scholarship providing up to $30,000 for college students preparing for leadership in public service.
Tran, who majors in journalism and Russian and East European studies with a minor in Arabic, is the 16th KU student to be named a Truman scholar.
She is one of 75 scholarship winners selected by the Truman Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Tran is the daughter of Chinh and Lan Tran of Derby.
Truman scholars are chosen on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of "making a difference." As a condition of receiving funds, Truman scholars must work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a foundation-funded graduate degree program.