Emily Ebeling of Memphis, has been selected as a Truman Leadership Scholar at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.

The Truman Leadership Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated leadership in both the classroom and extracurricular activities. The scholarship, named in honor of Missouri’s only United States president, Harry S. Truman, is offered to high school seniors who demonstrate energetic leadership in the classroom, school and community, as well as outstanding academic achievement. In addition to leadership and involvement, awards also are based upon grade point average and national test scores.

Ebeling will graduate from Scotland County R-I High School. She is the daughter of Curtis Ebeling and Ivy Garmon.

Founded in 1867, Truman is Missouri’s highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university. Truman has the highest graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities and approximately 50 percent of Truman students pursue an advanced degree immediately upon graduating. U.S. News & World Report has rated Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest region for 17 consecutive years. The Princeton Review named Truman as the No. 9 best value college in the nation among public schools and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine places Truman at No. 12 in the nation on its list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges”.