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Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a federal scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service. Truman Scholars are future change agents who have the passion, intellect and leadership potential to, in the course of their careers, improve the ways that public entities such as government agencies and nonprofit organizations serve the public good. Learn more

The award is highly competitive and merit-based; it is offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from Pacific Islands who want to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service. The scholarship offers:

  • Recognition of outstanding potential as a leader in public service
  • Affirmation of values and ideals
  • Enhanced access to highly competitive graduate institutions
  • Access to Scholar programs such as Truman Scholars Leadership Week, the Summer Institute and various Truman Fellows Programs
  • Membership in a community of persons devoted to helping others and to improving the world and
  • Up to $30,000 to apply toward graduate study in the U.S. or abroad in a wide variety of fields

Visit the Truman Scholarship Website