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Supports graduate study for students with a commitment to a career in public service who are poised to be change agents in their careers and in the world.
Applicants must have strong academic backgrounds and proven records of service and leadership (especially campus and/or community volunteer work). The Truman Foundation is truly looking for change agents.
In addition to receiving graduate scholarship funds. Truman Scholars also attend a Truman leadership week in Liberty, Missouri, and are eligible for the Truman Summer Institute in DC the summer after graduating.
Candidates must be nominated by the UofSC committee; UofSC can nominate up to 4 students annually. The campus process begins in the spring of sophomore year, and candidates work on their applications throughout the summer.
Up to $30,000 for graduate study in any field for those planning a career in public service, broadly defined.
|Year(s) of Application
Minimum Grade Point Average
|Campus Nomination Required
|Year of Study Funded
||Masters, Professional Degree: Health Sciences, Professional Degree: Business, Professional Degree: Law
|Areas of Interest:
Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.
Truman Campus Nomination Deadline
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Applying for the Truman
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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Last updated: June 11, 2020
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