The 2014 Truman Foundation Scholarships for students of the US is now open for application. The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship. Each year, the Foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 55 to 65 Scholarships awarded annually. These 600 applications do not include the students who compete on their own campus for one of a school’s four nominations. Although the award is competitive, we hope that our application process – while challenging – is straightforward. We hope that by providing clear information to all prospective applicants we enable everyone to produce the best application possible. Candidates for the Truman Foundation Scholarship must be nominated by undergraduate institution. The deadline for submitting scholarship application is 4th February 2014.
- At the time I apply, I will be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with junior-level academic standing; I have senior-level standing in my third year of college enrollment; or I am a senior and a resident of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or a Pacific Island. Note: Students who are already attending graduate school are not eligible for the Truman Scholarship.
- I am a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national from a Pacific Island) or I expect to receive my citizenship by the date the Scholarship will be awarded.
Field of study
Scholarships are available for those students who wish to attend professional or graduate school to prepare for careers in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors where they will improve the ways these institutions work.
What the scholarship covers
A Truman Scholar will receive up to $30,000. The Scholarship covers your actual expenses for tuition and required fees, your average expenses for room and board, and up to $1000 per year for books. The Foundation cannot duplicate funding from other sources (i.e. school scholarships, grants and fellowships). The Foundation bylaws dictate that we cannot pay for laptop computers, travel, airfare, or office supplies.
How to apply
To apply for the Truman Foundation Scholarship, applicants are advised to follow the steps below :
- Students must register a student before he/she can access the online application.
- To register a student, you must supply his or her email. Once you have done so, the system will send the student an email with login credentials. Click here for more information on how to apply.
Scholarship application deadline
The deadline for submitting scholarship application is 4th February 2014.