|by Howard W. Hewitt • February 18, 2005|
Tim Flowers ’06 has been selected a finalist for a 2005 Truman Scholarship.
Flowers, Cicero, Ind., is scheduled for a finalist interview March 7 in Oxford, England.
The Truman Scholarship seeks to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.
Andrew Schlewitz, a visiting professor of Political Science, helped Flowers craft his application. "The Truman Foundation Scholarship is a prestigious award granted to students who have promising careers in the public service field," he said. "It's an honor for Tim and an honor we have such a candidate here at Wabash College."
The Truman Scholarship Foundation receives between 600-700 applications annually for the 70-75 positions available. The program is the official and federal memorial to the nation’s 33rd President, Harry Truman. The Scholarship is endowed by a $55 million trust in the U.S. Treasury.
Flowers is a member of Wabash Student Senate, editor of The Bachelor, past President of Young Democrats, member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Flowers spent last summer serving on the campaign staff of Governor Joe Kernan.