- Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities
- Fulbright Fellowship (Research and Teaching)
- Rhodes Scholarship
- The George J. Mitchell Scholarships
- Marshall Scholarship
- Boren Scholarships
- The Luce Scholars Program
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Truman Scholarship
- Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
- James Madison Fellowship Program
- Morris K. Udall Scholarship
- Beinecke Scholarship Program
January 17, 2013
February 5, 2013
Professor of Economics
AWARD: The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation -- the federal memorial to our thirty-third President -- awards 60-65 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.
- Candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national from a Pacific Island, or expects to receive citizenship by the date the Scholarship will be awarded;
- Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the current academic year and planning to receive a baccalaureate degree by August of their senior year;
- In the upper quarter of his or her class;
- Have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills;
- Be committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service, as defined by the Foundation.
The application is available on-line at www.truman.gov. The application consists of:
- A 15-question application;
- A policy proposal;
- A recent transcript;
- Institutional Nomination form and letter;
- Three additional letters of recommendation.
Learn more about The Harry S. Truman Scholarship at the above web page, by visiting the Academic Advising office, or by contacting the faculty liaison.
Previous winners from Kenyon College: