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Bowdoin Junior Named Truman Finalist

Story posted March 15, 1998

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Steve Lee, a junior at Bowdoin College, has been named a finalist for a 1998 Truman Scholarship, awarded by the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation.

The foundation will award up to 75 scholarships in April on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of making a difference. Lee is one of 193 finalists from 137 colleges and universities. A total of 676 candidates were nominated.

Each scholarship provides up to $30,000 for two or three years of graduate study to prepare for careers in government or public service. Scholars receive priority admission at top graduate schools, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and internship opportunities with the federal government.

Lee is from Westford, Mass., and a graduate of Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. He is a double major in government and English.

At Bowdoin, Lee has been elected to the student Executive Committee, where he serves as treasurer. He is a dormitory proctor and president of the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship. He also heads a program to tutor recent immigrants living in Portland in language, writing and study skills. He is a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar and dean's list student.

The Truman Scholarship Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1975 to honor President Truman. The program is financed by a special trust fund in the U.S. Treasury.

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