The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation — the federal memorial to our thirty-third president — awards 55-65 merit-based scholarships annually to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service.
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of the selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and the Public Service Law Conference. All candidates should be aware that the Truman Scholarship has a service requirement - selected 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 receiving Truman funds.
View this year's deadlines.
The application is available online at www.truman.gov. The application consists of:
Learn more about The Harry S. Truman Scholarship at the above webpage, by visiting the Office of National Fellowships & Scholarships, or by contacting the faculty liaison.