Truman Scholarship

Information session Oct. 15 at 7:00 pm in Lib 230.

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

  • a current resume (include awards and honors, employment, internships, public service, community activities);
  • copy of your degree progress report from Banner;
  • and the Preliminary Application (see Forms section)
  • Signed Fellowship Waiver/Permission Form (see Forms section)

Internal deadline is Nov. 12 at 12:00 noon, final deadline is Feb. 4, 2015; external deadlines are also listed on program websites.


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

Truman Scholarship

Students honored at 16th annual Public Service Leadership Awards event

Forty-seven Middlebury College students and two student organizations were honored for their volunteerism at the 16th annual Public Service Leadership Awards reception held April 29 at the McCullough Student Center.

The students were nominated by service agencies throughout Addison County, by local individuals, and by their peers. All of the nominees received certificates from President Ronald D. Liebowitz and recognition from the more than 100 students, faculty, staff, and community members in attendance at the dinner.