Daud Mumin Named a Truman Scholar Finalist for Utah

 daud mumin named truman scholar finalist

February 19, 2021

Westminster College is proud to announce that junior Daud Mumin (’22) was named a Truman Scholar finalist, one of three in Utah. A total of 192 finalists were chosen out of a record high 845 applications from 328 schools across the country. Finalists are selected based on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement.

Daud Mumin is a community organizer and leader committed to improving the lives of Black, Indigenous and people of color community members. He has worked extensively for the past six years on gun violence prevention and police violence — earning recognition both locally and nationally. Daud is the former Youth Congress Equity and Inclusion chair and is currently the youngest member of the board of directors at March for Our Lives. His community organizing works to fight against gun and police violence while using storytelling and art as a means for exploring sex, gender and racial inequality. He is a first-generation Somali-Muslim American majoring in justice studies. Daud is a Legacy Scholar, McNair Scholar and Vice-President of Westminster’s student government, ASW.

The Truman Scholarship is a prestigious national award that provides up to $30,000 for graduate study. The scholarships are highly competitive, with only about 60 Truman Scholars named nationwide each year. Daud and the other finalists will be interviewed by a review panel then the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation will announce the 2021 Truman Scholars later this spring.  

Daud is the third Westminster College student selected as a Truman Scholar finalist. Asma Dahir (’21), a public health major in the Honors College, was named a Truman finalist in 2020. Her nomination focused on extending refugee medical assistance and building stronger public health partnerships with Salt Lake’s refugee population. In 2019, McKenzie Campbell (’20), a psychology and justice studies major in the Honors College, was named a finalist and then became the first-ever Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipient at Westminster.