Harry S. Truman Scholarship
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.
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
The Truman Scholarship requires and institutional endorsement.
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: