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Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students, who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.

Candidates must:

  • attend an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty
  • Representative (candidates MAY NOT apply directly),
  • be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals,
  • complete an application and write a policy recommendation,
  • be in the upper quarter of their junior class, except for residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Marianas who must be in their senior class.

The Foundation seeks candidates who:
- have extensive records of public and community service,
- are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and
- have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.

The Foundation expects to award 75-80 Truman Scholarships in 2002.

The complete nomination package must be received by late January, by the Truman Scholarship Foundation, 712 Jackson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20006

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