WFU juniors have won two of the most prestigious scholarships for graduate study in the country: the Truman Scholarship and the Beinecke Scholarship.
Sarah Rudasill, a junior from New Oxford, Pa., has been named a 2016 Harry S. Truman Scholar. Rudasill is one of 54 chosen this year. An economics major and health policy minor, she is also a Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Scholar. Recipients of the Truman Scholarship receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and have the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to help prepare them for careers in public service leadership. Rudasill is the 16th Truman Scholar from Wake Forest, which is a Truman Scholarship Honor Institution.
Jeremy Sexton, a junior from Winston-Salem, N.C., has earned a Beinecke Scholarship for funding towards graduate study as a musicologist and composer. Sexton is majoring in music in the liberal arts and mathematics. Approximately 20 Beinecke Scholarships are awarded annually from 125 institutions approved to nominate one student, a junior with outstanding promise in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Beinecke Scholars receive $30,000 toward graduate study as well as additional funding during their senior year. Sexton is the fourth Beinecke Scholar from Wake Forest.