evan danielMADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/2/13) – Madisonville native Evan Daniel Shepherd has recently been selected as one of only 62 students in the nation to receive the prestigious 2013 Harry S. Truman scholarship.

The Truman Scholarship recognizes college juniors with a record of outstanding leadership and community involvement who want to pursue careers in public service.
 
Mother, Cynthia Shepherd of Madisonville, and Father, Charles Shepherd of Louisville, are proud of their son’s achievements, which are ongoing.
 
Shepherd received a football scholarship when he was in high school, but opted to attend University of Louisville (U of L) to focus on academics and still continues to do so. He is a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar in the Porter’s Scholars Program of U of L, as well as a national Gates Millennium Scholar.

In 2012 Shepherd earned an internship as a Henry Clay Intern, awarded from the Kentucky Society of Washington for a summer in D.C. where he worked in the office of Senator Mitch McConnell. He spent fall 2012 studying European politics at Kings College London.
 
On campus, Shepherd is an active member of the Student Orientation Staff, as well as being one of the founding members of the re-chartered Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He is also active in the SGA, having served as Senator, Assistant to the President, and Assistant to the Political Director. His service to the community includes Go-to High School, Go-to-College, the African American Male Initiative and Collegiate 100.
 
Shepherd is the only 2013 Truman Scholar from Kentucky.
 
He will be graduating from U of L in May 2014 as a Political science major and plans to use his Truman scholarship to pursue dual degrees in law and education at Stanford University. Once he finishes the Truman Awards Week at the beginning of June, he is going to tour China with the other rising senior McConnell scholars and also study abroad while in China.
 
For more information on the Truman Scholarship, visit www.truman.gov (Meet our scholars) link. Also visit www.louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter.
 
You may also contact Patricia Condon, Director of U of L’s Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities.

Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Jessica Frodge

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Two Vehicle Injury Collision on US 641

PRINCETON, Ky. (5/4/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, KSP investigated a two-vehicle, injury collision… Read More

Marshall County Falls to Eagles via Mercy Rule

DRAFFENVILLE, Ky. (5/4/15) — Visiting Apollo clubbed 17 hits to beat Marshall County 13-3 in five innings via the… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4233

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3590

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3397

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2950

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2873

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15676

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8530

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 2396

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1850

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1636

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 1206

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1163

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1135

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1061

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 981

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 774

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 739

First United Bank Becomes Hopkins School System’s…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News