Truman Scholarship

Degree Level: Undergrad

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: United States

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: November. Please check website below for the specific date.


Download Application for Nomination.

This fellowship has a campus deadline in December. Please contact the Fellowships Office for details.

The Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the nonprofit sector, or elsewhere in public service.

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.

The foundation seeks candidates who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. Truman Scholars commit to working in the public interest for three of the seven years post-supported graduate school. Financial need is not a consideration in selection of Truman Scholars.

Presentations: Public Affairs Presentation PPT

Award Details

Amount: Up to $30,000 for graduate school + Summer Washington Institute + very strong mentoring, support, and networking.

Duration: One year of undergraduate support plus graduate school.

Degree: Undergraduate. Apply as junior.

Fields of Study: For students commited to careers in public service, from any discipline.