Special Academic Opportunities

Truman Scholarship

The Truman Foundation offers scholarships to outstanding students who intend to pursue careers in public service.  Public service is defined as participation in government or related service with emphasis on potential leadership ability.


Awards are initially granted for the junior year and are renewable for the senior year for a period not to exceed two academic years of graduate study.  Up to eighty-five scholars will be selected.  Scholars are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year of undergraduate education and $26,000 for graduate studies.  Scholars in graduate programs requiring three or more years of academic study were eligible to receive $9,000 per year for a maximum of three years.


Student must:

  • Be a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree as a full-time student at an accredited university
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national
  • Have selected an undergraduate field of study that will permit admission to a graduate program leading to a career in public service

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Applications must be received in the Provost’s Office by December 12, 2009.

Completed applications are due by February 3, 2009.





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