Hannah Duncan '15 Wins Truman Scholarship

April 16, 2014

Hannah DuncanHannah DuncanThe Dean of the College Office is pleased to announce that Hannah Daniels Duncan ’15 from Phoenix, Arizona has been selected as a Truman Scholar.    Hannah is one of 59 new Truman Scholars selected from among 655 candidates who were nominated by 293 colleges and universities.   Established in 1975 as a federal memorial to our thirty-third President, the scholarship seeks to support outstanding college juniors committed to careers in public service.  Candidates are evaluated on their academic success and leadership accomplishments as well as their likelihood of being future change agents.   Truman scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate study and participate in a leadership development program in Liberty, Missouri in May.  

A Classics concentrator, Hannah is committed to education reform.  She participated in a research trip to Tugaloo College with Professor Francoise Hamlin conducting a short-term study project on local activism, politics, and education during the 1960’s in Mississippi.  At Brown, Hannah works for the Choices Program and she is one of the coordinators of the Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment Program (BRYTE).   She has also been involved with activism related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was chosen by J Street to travel with a student leadership delegation to Israel and the West Bank.  Currently studying abroad at Oxford, Hannah has participated there in the Lawyers without Border’s campaign against gender-based violence in Kenya.   Also an avid outdoorswoman committed to the environmental movement and sustainability, Hannah participates in the Sustainable Food Initiative at Brown and has volunteered for Farm Fresh Rhode Island.