Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 to support students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service.


Candidates must:
- Attend an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty Representative [candidates MAY NOT apply directly]
- Be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals
- Complete an application and write a policy recommendation
- Be in the upper quarter of their junior class, except for residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Marianas who must be in their senior class

The Foundation seeks candidates who:
- Have extensive records of public and community service
- Are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service
- Have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills

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