- Renewable: Unknown
- Number of Awards: Not Available
- Award Amount: Not Available
- Website: www.truman.gov
- Phone: 202.395.4831
- Fax: Not Available
- Email: Not Available
- Address: 712 Jackson Place, NW Washington, DC 20006
The Truman is a scholarship which is very attractive to students, being that over 600 applications are received each year.
What the foundation has to offer are 55 to 65 Scholarships annually.
Have in mind that all candidates for the Truman must be nominated by their undergraduate institution.
So, you need to find the representatives who will be able to and want to answer both specific questions about the application process as well as general questions about whether the Truman is right for you.
You will have to write a Truman personal statement and you are supposed to speak your story with the special attention paid to your achievements, your passions, your motivation for public service, and your potential as a “change agent.”
The eligibility requirements are the following:
You should be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with junior-level academic standing; or, I have senior-level standing in my third year of college enrollment.
You should be a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national) or expect to receive your citizenship by the date the Scholarship will be awarded.
You have to show career and graduate study interests.
Furthermore, you have to show that you have participated extensively in extracurricular activities, community service-related activities that were not organized by your school.
How to Apply
The application process is straightforward and by providing true information everyone will be able to produce the best application possible.
There is a list of the general requirements for the Truman Scholarship.
If you believe that you are eligible for the Truman scholarship, you should not only fill out the application form which consists of an Institutional Nomination form and letter, but also you have to submit three additional letters of recommendation, a recent transcript, a 14 question application, and a policy proposal.
Being that you need to be nominated, the nominations are made by either the Fac Rep or the Truman Nomination Committee at your undergraduate institution.
On the scholarship official website you can find some suggestions related to preparing the best application possible as it is of great importance for applying.
Truman Application Deadline is February 5th and the finalist confirmation is on February 21st.