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Office of National Scholarship Advisement

University of Mississippi

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Application year:

Junior

Description:

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to college students
who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive
up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities,
and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

Signature of Program:

Funding for graduate study for those committed to careers in broad public service.

Amount of Award:

The Foundation awards $30,000 merit-based scholarships to college students who wish to attend
graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service.

Requirements:

A Truman scholarship nominee must be: • A junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution; • Nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at his or her respective institution; • In the upper quarter of his or her class; • A United States citizen, permanent resident or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible. A good candidate for the Truman Scholarship also: • Has an extensive records of public and community service; • Has an outstanding leadership potential and communication skills; and • Is committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service. 3.5 GPA

Supplementary Materials:

Truman Application Checklist

Truman Advice for Recommenders

Contact:

ONSA

Tim Dolan

tadolan@olemiss.edu

The Truman Scholarship requires and institutional endorsement.

Deadline:

December 15
The University of Mississippi is allowed to nominate four students annually. A campus committee
interviews candidates and reviews applications and determines nominees.

Area(s) of interest:

All