Friday, August 29, 2014

Indiana University Bloomington student named Truman Scholar

CoRahaf Safingratulations to Rahaf Safi an IU Bloomington junior & Indiana Campus Compact AmeriCorps Alum for her Truman Scholarship.  She is one of only 62 undergraduates from 54 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the award. Each scholar receives $30,000 for graduate study along with priority admission and additional aid at premier graduate schools. Safi is the only Truman Scholar this year at a college or university in Indiana.

Safi has been deeply involved in civic activities and campus leadership at IU and in Bloomington. She founded and serves as president of the IU campus chapter of Oxfam America, a relief organization dedicated to finding lasting solutions to global hunger, poverty and injustice.

"It is an honor to be selected as a Truman Scholar," she said. "I am excited to meet the other Truman Scholars and learn about their experiences. IU is a great university that has provided me with the opportunity to interact with amazing faculty and staff and has given me the chance to turn my ideas into action."

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