Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:16am

The Truman Scholarship has awarded annually since 1975 to a select group of students who display extraordinary potential for leadership in public service. Franklin student Sarah Mirza joins the distinguished group this year:

Mirza, an Honors student majoring in Spanish and geography at the University of Georgia, has received a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which recognizes juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government and elsewhere in public service.

Mirza is a graduate of Grand Island Senior High in Grand Island, Nebraska and a recipient of UGA's Foundation Fellowship. She was one of 59 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, which offers up to $30,000 for graduate study. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences student is the 19th UGA recipient of the Truman scholarship since 1982, the first year UGA students received the award.

Fantastic honor for Mirza and the university. Mirza is developing her potential and building for a powerful career that will make the greatest use of her dedication for service. Students who ask the most of themselves bring the university closer to its full potential, and so we all celebrate in Mirza's outstanding achievements.