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Harry S. Truman Scholarship

What is it?

The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must have U.S. citizenship (or be a U.S. national from a Pacific Island) or must receive citizenship by the date the scholarship will be awarded.  Applicants also must be of at least junior-level academic standing but must not have received a bachelor's degree and/or be attending graduate school.

What are my chances?

The Truman is very competitive national scholarship that grants 60 to 65 scholarships out of over 600 applications each year.  In 2009 these scholarships were granted out of a total of 194 finalists.  The Truman Scholarship grants many benefits including up to $30,000 in funding for graduate school.

How do I apply?

To obtain an application and learn more about the proper procedures visit your fellowship advisor Dr. Susan Weiner (E-Mail)