In 2016, the Truman Scholarship Foundation selected 54 outstanding college students as new Truman Scholars. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions; leadership training; career and graduate school counseling; and special internship opportunities within the federal government. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, be academically excellent, and be committed to careers in government or the non-profit sector.
We'd like to wish our former student and LogicPrep Scholar, Sean, a huge congratulations on being awarded the Truman Scholarship!
Sean is currently a political science major at Yale University. He is a Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar and a Yale Law School Liman Summer Fellow. At Yale, he serves on the board of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project as head of men’s mentoring. Moore was homeless from age 18 to 21 and during that time, he discovered a trajectory to self-sufficiency and a deep commitment to service. Moore hopes to serve homeless and reentering populations by creating and refining programs that offer much-needed resources for success.
You may have read his story before on our website:
One student reminds us that it’s never too late to start again. He writes, “through a series of bad decisions… I moved to California where I was homeless by [age] 19. I spent three years living on couches, on the street, and in shelters.” After reconsidering his life path, this student returned to New Jersey and enrolled in community college. In his spare time, he crafted a tutoring program around the GED curriculum, and administered it at the same soup kitchen where he once ate. He was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which recognizes resilience, commitment to service, and academic excellence with up to $30,000 per year to study at America’s best institutions. He is now an undergraduate at Yale, and plans to pursue a degree in law, “so that [he] can be of maximum service to individuals marginalized by their circumstances.” We admire his positivity, empathy, and drive in the face of the difficulties he’s faced. “In journeying through my personal suffering, I came to discover the humanity, hope, and strength with which to forge a new way of life – a life focused on academic pursuits, and a vocational calling to be of service to others.”
The LogicPrep team couldn't be more thrilled for Sean and his accomplishments!
Read what Sean had to say about being awarded here!