Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Truman Scholarship

Lonnie Hackett ’14

Lonnie Hackett ’14 is one of 62 college juniors from around the country who has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, which is given to promising students pursuing careers in government, public service, education, or the nonprofit sector — jobs that are admirable but often not lucrative.

Besides receiving a $30,000 scholarship for graduate school, Truman scholars receive leadership training, a one-year federal government internship after they graduate from college, and priority admission, plus supplemental financial aid, to some premier graduate schools.

Hackett, who is a biochemistry major and psychology minor, said that when he was a high school student growing up in Bangor, Maine, he never imagined he would be where he is today. “I came [to Bowdoin] to play football,” he said.

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