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Harry S. Truman Scholarship: L&C applications due 12-4-17

November 01, 2017

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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, such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to being an “change agent.”

Eligibility: At the time of application, candidates must be juniors who are U.S. citizens with an interest in a career in public service (broadly defined).

Selection Process: Applicants must be nominated by the College’s faculty representative. 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.

Faculty Representative: Dr. Maureen Reed, Fellowships Advisor, Academic Awards and FellowshipsYou should inform Dr. Reed of your intention of applying at least two weeks before the deadline.

Nomination Application: Applications for Lewis & Clark Truman Scholarship Nominations, due Dec. 4, 2017, are available by clicking here:

LC Truman Scholarship Nomination Application, 2017-18

The above link will prompt you to save your own copy of this Google Document. You can enter information and submit the application to Dr. Reed before the deadline. You will need a LC email account to access this sheet.

Campus Deadline: December 4, 2017.  Nominees’ final applications due in mid-January, for final submission by February 6, 2018.

DROP-IN INFO SESSION: Dr. Reed will be in the Trail Room for Drop-In advising about the Truman Scholarship on Friday, Nov. 3 between 11 and 1.  Please stop by to learn more about this award!

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