Truman Scholarship

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Seeks future “change agents” who aspire to leadership positions in federal, state, or local governments or in the not-for-profit and education sectors, where they can influence and change public policies and programs. Seeks leadership potential, commitment to a career in public service, high academic achievement, and prospects for continuing academic success.

Eligibility

Juniors with a high GPA in any major, demonstrated leadership skills, and a commitment to public service.

Award

Up to $30,000 in funding to be used for graduate school and not to fund the completion of a student’s undergraduate degree. Can be used at any U.S. institution.

Deadline

Application Deadline: Feb. 4, 2020

Campus Deadline: Nov. 4, 2019

Final Deadline: Feb. 4, 2020

Students should be in contact with the Fellowships Office in early fall of the junior year, at the latest.