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Truman Scholarship


The Truman Scholarship awards merit based scholarships to fund graduate school or professional school. The scholarship was formed to memorialize Harry Truman, the 33rd president of the United States. You must be committed to public service leadership.


  • The program awards 55 to 65 scholarships per year.
  • Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school
  • Participate in leadership development activities
  • Have special access to internships and employment with the federal government


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • At the time you apply, you will be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing.

Qualifications for a competitive application

  • Committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential.
  • Track record of community and/or public service.
  • Committed to changing society or the environment.
  • Strong academic record.

Important dates

  • Campus Deadline: January 15th
  • National Deadline: February 5th