Michael Hernandez ’22 (CLAS), a rising senior at UConn, has been named one of 20 students nationally to be selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.
The award recognizes students who have demonstrated interest in working in the public sector and possess a strong academic record in the arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Chosen from over 800 applicants attending chapter institutions across the nation, each scholar receives a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship and will take part in a virtual convening in late June to provide them with training, mentoring, and reflection on pathways into active citizenship.
A native of Stamford, Hernandez is majoring in economics and political science and has minors in English and urban community studies. He has served as student body president, is the founder of the Undergraduate Political Science Review, and contributes to The Daily Campus.
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