Two LSU students Truman Scholars Two LSU students Truman Scholars Capitol news bureau April 19, 2013 Comments Two LSU juniors have won the nationally competitive Truman Scholarship awards given to students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential and a commitment to public service. As winners, Catherine Fontenot, a biological sciences major from Basile, and Matthew Landrieu, an elementary education major from New Orleans, will each receive $30,000 scholarships from the Harry S. Truman Foundation, LSU announced Thursday. Truman Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of their receiving Truman funds. Fontenot plans to pursue doctor of medicine and master of public health degrees, with concentrations in internal medicine and infectious disease/global health through Harvard Medical School’s Scholars in Medicine, an LSU news release says. Landrieu, plans to pursue a master’s degree focused on policy, organization and leadership studies from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, the release says. LSU said Landrieu is New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s son.