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Truman Scholarship


The Truman Scholarship Program recognizes students with interests in graduate or professional study and careers in public affairs and public service.

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Up to $30,000 for three years of graduate and professional study. Service Requirement: Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds.

600-700 applicants; 55-65 scholarships awarded. Middlebury may nominate up to four candidates.

Students who are juniors at the time of application--February of each year--must be nominated by Middlebury College. Nominees must be United States citizens, and must intend to enroll in a graduate program leading to a career in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. Students must be in the top quartile of their class, generally requiring a GPA of 3.7 or better.

Nomination application deadline is Nov. 10, Truman final deadline is in February.

To apply, you must be nominated by Middlebury. To be nominated, interested candidates must submit the following as a pdf file to by the internal deadline above.

  • a current resume (include awards and honors, employment, internships, public service, community activities)

  • copy of your advising transcript from BannerWeb

  • and the Filetruman_preliminary_application.docx

Also, submit the online Fellowships Permissions and Waiver Form

Selected nominees will solicit letters of recommendation and work with the fellowships advisor to prepare for the final Truman submission deadline in February.


Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G

Truman Scholarship