Recognizes students who have the potential and initiative to be “agents of change.” Provides funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.Scholars 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.
Deadline: December internal deadline; February external deadline
Value: Provides up to $30,000 in funding
Eligibility: US Citizens, US National residents of American Samoa, or expecting their citizenship by the date of the award; Currently enrolled at a US-based accredited institution; In their penultimate year of school (for candidates graduating in four years or more) or in their final year of school (for candidates graduating in three years or fewer); Nominated by either their current institution of study or their former institution of study for transfer or community college applicants. Schools are limited to four nominees plus three additional transfer nominations; Planning to attend graduate school in pursuit of a career in public service. The Foundation encourages time between undergraduate and graduate school, so candidates need not commit to going immediately.
Fellowship Type: Undergraduate
Nomination: Yes; Contact the Fellowships Office
Website: Truman Scholarship