PREVIEW: South Dakota’s Truman Scholar


VERMILLION, S.D. (KELO) — A South Dakota college student is now part of an elite group, and he hopes to use his status to do some good in the world. 

Twenty-one-year-old Josh Sorbe is a junior at the University of South Dakota. He’s a recently named Truman Scholar. Only 62 students are on the list this year. Sorbe is the sole student chosen from South Dakota this year. 

The scholarship, named after President Harry S. Truman, honors high achieving students who are focused on public service. 

“It’s an incredible honor. It’s the most prestigious scholarship for those looking to go into public service and public service was something I’ve known I’ve wanted to do my whole life and to have that reassurance, saying you’re on the right path, was very honorable,” Sorbe said. 

On Tuesday’s Eye On KELOLAND, we’ll introduce you to Sorbe and show you his plans to give back after school.

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