Abigail Dziura, a junior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, has been named a winner of the Truman Scholarship, a highly competitive national award that recognizes college students dedicated to public service. A few months ago, Dziura was named a finalist. She is now among 62 students nationwide who have won the scholarship this year, selected from a pool of more than 700 nominees.

An American studies major and a member of the Rose Hill Honors Program, Dziura aims to raise awareness about the experiences of underrepresented and marginalized people, particularly those with disabilities.

Read more about Dziura in a Fordham News story published last month and watch Fordham’s president, Tania Tetlow—a 1991 Truman Scholar herself—surprise Dziura with the good news in the video below.


Taylor is a visual storytelling strategist in Fordham University's marketing and communications department, where she documents University life through photography and video. Since joining Fordham in 2018, she has served as a writer, photographer, videographer, and social media manager, dividing her time between University Marketing and Communications and the Office of the President. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Stony Brook University's School of Communication and Journalism and her master's degree in public media from Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her work has appeared on NPR, NBC New York, and amNewYork METRO.