NatSci junior nominated for Truman Scholarship

Published February 10, 2017

Hannah MacDonald

Hannah MacDonald, a junior majoring in earth science in the MSU College of Natural Science, is among four undergraduate student leaders nominated by Michigan State University for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

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.

MacDonald, who is also an Honors College student, is from Alpena, Mich., and is a graduate of Alpena High School. She is currently the service and recruitment chair for the Spartan Sierra Club and a youth leadership council member for EarthEcho International, where she speaks to youth about environmental stewardship.

“I am very honored to be nominated for a Truman Scholarship,” MacDonald said. “I want to thank EarthEcho International and the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation for providing me with opportunities to let my voice be heard and to make a difference. I would also like to thank many faculty members at Michigan State for their guidance through the application process and for the nomination.”

MSU’s other Truman Scholarship nominees are Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah, a junior majoring in social relations and policy in James Madison College; Celia Hallan, a junior majoring in environmental geography in the College of Social Science and international relations in James Madison College; and Tristyn Walton, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies and public policy in the College of Social Science. All are Honors College students.

MSU has produced 16 Truman Scholars.