The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - the federal memorial to our thirty-third President - awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
- Up to $30,000 for graduate school
- Access to Scholar programming, advising, and mentoring
- Priority admission and financial support from public service graduate programs
- Preferred hiring with the federal government
- Demonstrated leadership in public service
- Commitment to a career in public service
- Intellectual curiosity and potential for success in graduate studies
- Identify your leadership experiences and how they showcase your unique approach to leadership
- Outline your service record and detailed plans for a future career in public service
- Prepare to discuss your academic achievements and readiness for graduate school success
Applicants must be nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at their institution. Must be full-time college juniors or seniors, in the upper quarter of their class and U.S. citizens (or American Samoa). Before you begin your application, get information about requirements, find an Advisor and learn more about the selection process.