Katie Ball ’09 has been named a 2008 Truman Scholar and is the 11th student in the College’s history to be awarded the title. Ball will receive $30,000 to do graduate work in the area of community service, according to The William and Mary News.
Ball is one of the 65 students chosen by the Truman Foundation out of 595 nominees nationwide. She will receive her award at a special ceremony at the Truman Library in St. Louis, Mo., on May 18.
“Katie Ball is an extraordinary young woman, and we are very proud of her,” Interim President Taylor Reveley said in the press release. “I’m delighted that the Truman Foundation has honored her achievements in public service with this marvelous scholarship.”
The last Truman Scholar at the College was Hanley Chiang ’02.