Fellowship Words Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship


Campus Deadline: 01/28/2013
National Deadline: N/A

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. They will receive leadership training, graduate school counseling, preferential admission, and merit based aid to some premier graduate institutions, and internship opportunities with federal agencies. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding. The Foundation defines public service as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private school, and public service oriented non-profit organizations. Students should have strong grades and coursework to gain admittance to a first-rate graduate institution.

Class Standing:

  • Junior (55-84 credits)
  • Senior (85+ credits)
  • Graduating Senior


  • International Relations, Peace, Security and Public Service
  • Miscellaneous
  • Graduate and Professional Study

Citizenship Status:

  • United States Citizen

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