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Truman Scholarship

Goes By: Truman

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


UPDATED Truman Campus Deadline for Nomination Consideration
Monday, October 2, 2023
12:00 pm

About this Fellowship

Supports graduate study for students with a commitment to a career in public service who are poised to be change agents in their careers and in the world.

Applicants must have strong academic backgrounds and proven records of service and leadership (especially campus and/or community volunteer work). The Truman Foundation is truly looking for change agents.

In addition to receiving graduate scholarship funds. Truman Scholars also attend a Truman leadership week in Liberty, Missouri, and are eligible for the Truman Summer Institute in DC the summer after graduating.

Candidates must be nominated by the USC committee; USC can nominate up to 4 students annually. The campus process begins in the spring of sophomore year, and candidates work on their applications throughout the summer.

Hear more about this fellowship by checking out our podcast, Engage in the Process!

Award Value

Up to $30,000 for graduate study in any field for those planning a career in public service, broadly defined.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Junior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required Yes

Last updated: May 7, 2024

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