Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program

Entries for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program are now being invited. This call is only intended to United States citizen or a United States national from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. They must be interested to enter career in government or elsewhere in public service. A range of benefits will be given to the winning applicants. The closing date of application is February 6, 2018.


Scholarship Description
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, the federal memorial to their thirty-third President announces $30,000 Scholarships for college students who want to make a difference. These merit based scholarships is given to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship and it will select up to 15 at-large Scholars in 2017.

Award Value

  • Up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree.
  • Truman Scholars Leadership Week. This event, held at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, introduces new Scholars to the services provided by the Foundation and the many pathways to public service.
  • Summer Institute. Immediately after college graduation, Scholars have the opportunity to participate in an eight-week Summer Institute in Washington, DC.
  • Truman-Albright and Other Fellows Program. After Summer Institute, Scholars may elect to stay in Washington, DC, for a full year in the Truman-Albright Fellows Program; Truman-Albright Fellows are placed in public service jobs while participating in workshops, seminars, and mentoring opportunities.

Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in any field. Please note, students must be interested in pursuing career in government elsewhere in public service.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • A full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2017-2018 academic year. ‘Junior’ here means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree, or a student in his or her third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at his or her institution
  • In the upper quarter of his or her class and
  • A United States citizen or a United States national from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible.

In addition to the above requirements, candidates are expected to:

  • Has an extensive record of public and community service
  • Has outstanding leadership potential and communication skills and
  • Is committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service, as defined by the Foundation

Applicants’ Nationality
The United States citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
All interested students are advised to learn detail instruction of application procedure at the link below.

Submission Deadline
February 6, 2018.

Website and Application Link