The Harry S Truman Scholarship is a major national award that provides $30,000 merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in public service (whether in government or elsewhere).
- Undergraduate applicants are eligible if they submit their applications for Indiana University’s internal competition in either the spring of their sophomore year or the fall of their junior year. Seniors who complete their undergraduate degree in three years may submit their applications in their third and final year. For more details on when you should apply, seehttp://www.truman.gov/are-you-potential-truman-scholar
- US citizens
- Nominated by their university
- In the upper quartile of their class (typically with GPAs above 3.5)
- Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school
- Leadership development programs
- Opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
Selection Criteria: Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant and deep commitment to public service and leadership. Scholars are selected on the basis of:
- commitment to proposed plan to solve a significant public problem
- extent and quality of community service and government involvement;
- leadership record;
- academic performance, writing and analytical skills; and
- suitability of the proposed program of study for a career in public service
Spring 2020 Timeline