The Truman Scholarship Program recognizes students with interests in graduate or professional study and careers in public affairs and public service.
Grants of $3,000 for the senior year of a bachelor's degree program and up to $9,000 per year for three years of graduate and professional study, or up to $30,000 for three years of graduate and professional study. The awards are based on merit, without regard to financial need. 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 by Middlebury College is required. To apply for nomination, submit the following as a pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a current resume (include awards and honors, employment, internships, public service, community activities);
- copy of your advising transcript from Banner;
- and the truman preliminary application
- Signed Fellowship Waiver and Permissions Form
Internal deadline and final deadline will be posted soon; external deadlines are also listed on program websites.