Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Truman Scholarship Information Meeting

To learn how to be a strong candidate and to hear from a Truman Scholar, Truman Finalist, and Truman Nominees about their experience.


The Truman Scholarsip provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degreees in public service fields. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation seeks college juniors with exceptional leadership experience who are committed to careers in government, non-profit or advocacy, education or elsewhere in public service and who are future change agents committed to making a difference through public service. All candidates should be aware that the Truman Scholarship has a newly instituted service requirement. Scholars selected from 2005 on are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds.

Students must be a junior at the time of selection and should have gotten a gpa of at least 3.2
Scholars must be nominated by the college

Truman Foundation criteria for selecting Scholars include:

  1. Extensive record of public and community service
  2. Commitment to career in government or elsewhere in the public sector
  3. Desire to influence public politics or education programs
  4. Outstanding leadership potential and communication skills

For more information on the Truman Scholarship visit the website at www.truman.gov and contact Professor Heldman, Professor Horacio Trujillo or Sue Pramov.