Brigham Young University junior Rachel Miner has recently been selected as a 2021 Truman Scholarship Finalist. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.
An economics major and Honors student, Miner works at the intersection of economics, human rights and policy to protect and promote freedom of religion or belief. She currently serves as executive director of Bellwether International, a non-profit organization she founded to defend fundamental human rights. Miner intends to pursue a graduate degree in global politics and then attend law school.
As a finalist, Miner will be interviewed by a Truman Foundation panel in March, and the 2021 Truman Scholars will be announced by April 14.
The Truman Foundation is the nation’s official living memorial to Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third president of the United States, and is the presidential monument to public service. This year’s competition attracted a record 845 applications from 328 institutions.
The Truman Scholarship chooses fifty juniors throughout the country who demonstrate superior academic ability, exceptional leadership and a strong record of service are chosen. The scholarship awards $30,000 to each selected student.