Truman Scholarship

Seeks future “change agents” who aspire to leadership positions in federal, state, or local governments or in the not-for-profit and education sectors, where they can influence and change public policies and programs. Seeks leadership potential, commitment to a career in public service, high academic achievement, and prospects for continuing academic success.


Juniors with a high GPA in any major, demonstrated leadership skills, and a commitment to public service.


Up to $30,000 in funding to be used for graduate school and not to fund the completion of a student’s undergraduate degree. Can be used at any U.S. institution.


Students should be in contact with the Fellowships Office in early fall of the junior year, at the latest.