Samantha Thorne, an Honors student, double-majoring in Economics and International Relations, is the recipient of a 2019 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. She is one of 62 awarded the scholarship that “nurtures and supports future generations who answer the call to public service leadership,” according to the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The scholarship serves as a living memorial to the 33rd president, in lieu of a physical memorial.
As a Truman Scholar, Thorne will receive up to $30,000 to fulfill her plans of attending law school. She will join other Truman Scholars next month in a leadership development program in Liberty, Missouri. Thorne is the 26th Truman Scholar selected from the University of Utah.