wins Truman scholarship
Barnetts work with the homeless was a major factor in his
recent selection as a Truman Scholar, according to the Harry S.
Truman Foundation. He founded CavsCare, a group of U.Va. students
who volunteer at the homeless shelter in Charlottesville.
Truman Foundation each year grants 70 scholarships of $30,000
to promising college juniors nationwide to help them pay for their
last year of college.
Barnett is graduating a year early this May thanks to AP credits
and summer school classes, he will be allowed to apply the scholarship
funds to graduate school. Barnett is the 20th U.Va. student to
win a Truman Scholarship.
an Echols scholar, Barnett examined questions about homelessness
and the human condition through an interdisciplinary program that
included classes in anthropology, philosophy, religion and English.
He also completed the prerequisites for medical school.
is planning to pursue a career in medicine and would like to continue
his work with homeless people in some way or treat children