Harry S. Truman Scholarship
September 18, 2016
Through the Congressional Memorial to President Harry S. Truman, these scholarships are awarded to college juniors who plan to pursue a career in public service. The scholarship funds a grant of up to $30,000, $27,000 of which is for graduate study in the US or abroad in a wide variety of fields. Applicants must be nominated by the College’s faculty representative.
Eligibility: Juniors who are American citizens in a major program that will permit admission to a graduate program, which will lead to a career in public service.
Selection Process: The College nominates candidates. The application requires a number of short essay questions about leadership and community service activities as well as a personal essay and policy statement on an issue of the applicant’s choice. Following review of written materials, finalists are interviewed by one of eighteen regional selection committees.
Deadline: February 7, 2017
Faculty Representative: Ellen Seljen, Assistant Professor of Political Science