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Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship is a prestigious US program which awards 55 to 65 scholarships annually to fund students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.

In addition to an exceptional academic record, competitive Truman candidates should already be involved in service at the national and international level.

A strong Truman applicant will have a CV and personal story that gives evidence to their commitment and action toward becoming an instigator of change.

Truman Scholarship Website

Campus Deadline: TBA

National Deadline: Early February

Eligibility Requirements:

  • In the third year of their undergraduate program
  • In the top quarter of their class
  • Committed to a career in public service

Application Process:
To initiate the UT campus application process for the Truman Scholarship, you must contact URF.


  • A series of extended short-answer questions
  • A detailed description of a policy problem and a reasonable, clearly articulated policy proposal
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts and a complete online application
  • UT letter of endorsement following campus interview and selection as campus nominee
  • The Truman Scholarship Program requires national interviews for finalists.