Social work major Brent Reader, a UVM junior, has been named a 2012 Truman Scholar. He is one of 65 students this year to win the highly competitive national award, which recognizes those who want to make a difference in public service and “provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.”
Reader is the third UVM student to win the award. Alumna Kesha Ram, now a Vermont state representative, was a winner in 2007, and William F. Steinman was a winner in 1988.
Two other UVM students were chosen as finalists for this year’s Truman award: Alma Arteaga ’13, an economics and environmental studies double-major from Keene, N.H. and Eliza Kelsten ’13, a political science and history double-major from New Albany, Ohio.
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