Sunday, May 06, 2007

Truman scholarship

Three Indian Americans are among the 65 students selected from across the US for this year's $30,000 Truman scholarship.Indra Narayan Sen of Georgetown University, North Carolina, Monica Mukerjee of Michigan State University, Michigan, and Malki Singh of George Mason University, Virginia, are among the 65 scholars who were selected from 585 candidates nominated by 280 US colleges and universities.Indra Narayan Sen is a junior at Georgetown University, majoring in culture and politics. He has tutored prison inmates and served as co-president of the Asian American Student Association. Monica Mukerjee is studying international relations and psychology with specialisations in political economy and gender studies. She works as an advocate for sexual assault survivors and aims at creating international development policies from a gendered perspective. Malki Singh plans to practice medicine in under-served areas, focusing on AIDS and other "problems of living turned into medical illness". She is the president of the American Society for Microbiology and has studied HIV/AIDS treatment in South Africa. (IANS)

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