Student Awarded Truman Scholarship
Vivienne Meljen ’13 was one of just 62 students from 54 colleges in the nation selected as a 2013 Truman Scholar. Meljen completed her undergraduate studies in biology in just three years while maintaining a 3.9 GPA and participating in multiple research and community service projects. Already accepted to six medical schools, Meljen can now add an esteemed national honor to her resume. Only three Jesuit universities had a student named as a 2013 Truman Scholar: Scranton, Boston College and The College of the Holy Cross.
A resident of Scranton, Meljen is the ninth Scranton student to be named a Truman Scholar in the Jesuit school’s history and the sixth student to receive this honor since 2000.
This fall, Meljen will attend the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. Upon completion of her medical degree, she plans to earn a Master of Public Health degree and serve as an internal medicine physician in a rural underserved area.