The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation


The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs including Truman Scholar Leadership Week, the Summer Institute, and The Truman-Albright Fellows Program.

At the time of application, candidates must be full-time students pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing and have senior-level standing in their third year of college enrollment. Students who have completed their bachelor's degree or are already attending graduate school are not eligible for the Truman Scholarship. Candidates must be U.S. citizens (or a U.S. national from a Pacific Island).

Length of Award
The scholarship is rewarded annually.

Number of Awards
The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship. Each year, the foundation reviews over 600 applications for the sixty to sixty-five scholarships awarded annually. These 600 applications do not include the students who compete on their own campus for one of a school's four nominations.

Application Deadline

February 6, 2018