Truman Scholarship


The Truman Scholarship is a highly prestigious, merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students in the United States who are dedicated to public service and leadership. Established by Congress in 1975 as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, the scholarship seeks to support and develop the next generation of public service leaders.

 Key Details

1. Eligibility:

    - Open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals from American Samoa, or permanent residents of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    - Applicants must be full-time juniors at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree.

    - Strong academic performance and a commitment to public service are essential.

2. Selection Criteria:

    Academic Excellence:

 Demonstrated by a strong academic record and a challenging curriculum.

    Leadership Potential:

 Proven leadership abilities through campus and community activities.

    Commitment to Public Service:

 Evidence of a strong commitment to a career in public service as demonstrated through community service, internships, and employment.

3. Funding:

    - Up to $30,000 toward graduate education related to public service fields.

    - Scholars receive leadership training, graduate school counseling, and access to a network of other Truman Scholars.

4. Application Process:

    - Applications are typically submitted through the candidate's institution, which must be a participating school.

    - The application includes several essays, a policy proposal, academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

    - The national deadline is usually in early February, but campus deadlines can be earlier. Finalists are interviewed in March and April, and winners are announced in late April.

Official Links

- [Truman Scholarship Official Website]


- [Truman Scholarship Application Information]


For more detailed information on the application process, eligibility requirements, and funding specifics, refer to the [Candidates]( section on the Truman Scholarship website.


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