Brown, URI students named 2018 Truman Scholars

PROVIDENCE – Dorothy Jiang from Brown University and Andrew Boardman from the University of Rhode Island have been named among 59 2018 Truman Scholars, according to a Truman Scholar news release April 12.

Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 each for graduate school and are selected for academic and leadership achievements and their likelihood of becoming public-service leaders, according to the release. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit sector.

Jiang, a junior at Brown, is looking to pursue a dual master’s degree in public policy and social work, according to a Brown press release. At Brown, Jiang has created her own major to study mental health advocacy and has served in multiple roles, including as a peer mental health advocate, counselor for students who experienced sexual assault and an adviser in Brown’s Swearer Center.

Boardman, a junior at the University of Rhode Island, plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy. On campus, Boardman is president of URI Democrats and a board member of the Young Democrats of Rhode Island. He served as an intern at the state’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity, where he researched economic challenges facing women- and minority-owned construction firms.

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Lauren Aratani is a PBN contributing writer.