Katie Yurechko, ’24, is a finalist for the Truman Foundation!
Created by Congress in 1975, the Foundation was President Harry S. Truman’s idea. A pragmatic Midwesterner who did not attend college, President Truman did not want a brick-and-mortar monument. Instead, he encouraged a living memorial that would give life to the values of service that encompassed his career. In that spirit, the Truman Foundation supports Americans answering the call to serve. The Truman Foundation identifies aspiring leaders at an important inflection point in their development (college) and recognizes and rewards their commitments to careers in public service.
The selection committee appointed 199 students from 133 institutions to interview with the Foundation’s Regional Review Panels between March 2nd and April 4th, 2024. In 2023, the Truman Foundation received 705 applications from 275 institutions.