MSU undergraduates named finalists for national Truman Scholarship

Posted at 11:00 AM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 12:38:56-05

Two Michigan State University students are finalists for the nationally competitive Truman Scholarship.

The two finalists are Celia Hallan, an Honors College junior majoring in international relations in the James Madison College and environmental geography in the College of Social Science, and Tristyn Walton, an Honors College junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies and public policy in the College of Social Science.

The Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to affecting change through public service by providing them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students.

The National and International Fellowships and Scholarships Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students to pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

Hallan is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from Southwest High School. She is the founding member, secretary and campaign manager of the Spartan Sierra Club. She is also a leader of Students for Social Justice and the Environment on campus.

Walton is from Detroit and a graduate of Renaissance High School. She is part of the Social Science Scholars Program and a member of the Tower Guard and Michigan State University Model United Nations.