Hannah Wilson

2016 Truman Scholar

Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson

Junior Hannah Wilson is one of only 54 students nationwide to receive a 2016 Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship this year. The $30,000 award goes to scholars with a record of leadership and community involvement who plan to pursue careers in public service. Wilson will use the scholarship to seek dual graduate degrees—law and a PhD—from University of California Berkeley School of Law.

“I am honored to be a Truman Scholar, and I look forward to seizing the opportunities made available to me by the Foundation in pursuit of a lifetime of public service. It is a especially a privilege to represent the rural, central Kentucky community of which I am a product in my acceptance of this award.” Wilson said.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Due to graduate in May 2017 from UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences with majors in political science, philosophy and women’s and gender studies.
  • Other recognition and honors:
    McConnell Scholar

Inspired By

“I received invaluable guidance and support from Dr. Patricia Condon, the Director of the Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities. Dr. Condon, along with her former assistant, Heather Turner, were fundamental members of the team of wonderful people who gave me the opportunity to dream this big. Jenny Sawyer, Executive Director of Admissions; Dr. Anne Caldwell, professor of Political Science; and Sherleen Sisney, former Director of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, deserve special thanks for writing my letters of recommendation and offering me incessant inspiration and encouragement throughout the application process. Dr. Lauren Freeman, professor of Philosophy, also dedicated much time to helping me prepare for my interview at Vanderbilt University. Joe Turner, Dr. Susan Duncan, Eric Schmalz, Amanda Allen, Dr. Jasmine Farrier, Dr. David Buckley, Charlie Leonard, and GlyptusAnn Grider Jones were also instrumental in my preparation for the interview, and to them I am very grateful. Undoubtedly, much of my success is credited to these amazing people and others too numerous to name individually."

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Bradfordsville, Ky
  • High school:
    2013 graduate of Marion County High School
  • Parents:
    Cindy and Todd Wilson of Bradsfordsville