A Delaware State University student is the recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for the second time in its history.
The Truman Scholarship Foundation named Alisa Winchester, a DSU junior English major from Wilmington, among the 2018 recipients of the Truman Scholarship, a $30,000 award that will go toward her graduate studies.
Winchester, also an enlisted cadet in the Delaware Army National Guard and in the ROTC, aspires to be a military lawyer. She said that the scholarship will help her pay for law school after she graduates from DSU in 2019.
In vying for the scholarship, Winchester had to go through an interview process that included writing a policy proposal on mental health and post traumatic stress disorder issues in the military. She currently has a 3.7 GPA, which she maintains while commuting from Wilmington and holding down a job.
A 2014 graduate of Delcastle Technical High School, Winchester is the second DSU student to receive the Truman Scholarship. Lori Christiansen, then a junior history major, won the award in 1977 — the scholarship’s first year of existence.