The Truman Foundation Scholarships is now open. The United States students are welcome to apply. He or she must be nominated by his/her undergraduate institution. Up to 65 the winning students will be chosen to receive $30,000 each plus other benefits.
The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship. Each year, the Foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 55 to 65 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. The Foundation tries to have at least one Truman Scholar each year from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Islands (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands). The Foundation will also award more than one scholarship per state or territory if the selection committee agrees that two candidates are equally worthy.
Each new Truman Scholar receives up to $30,000. The Truman Scholarship covers your actual expenses for tuition and required fees, your average expenses for room and board, and up to $1000 per year for books. The Foundation cannot duplicate funding from other sources (i.e. school scholarships, grants and fellowships). The Foundation bylaws dictate that we cannot pay for laptop computers, travel, airfare, or office supplies.
Level and Area of Studies
This fellowship will support students who wish to attend professional or graduate school to prepare for careers in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors where they will improve the ways these institutions work.
Place of Study
In the United States or abroad.
Eligibility and Criteria
The Truman Foundation scholarship open to the U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals who are college or university students with junior-level academic standing and who wish to attend professional or graduate school to prepare for careers in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors where they will improve the ways these institutions work. Residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana must have senior-level standing.
Application should be made online through the online system at the website and application link below.