Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program

Details
Class Year
Junior
Discipline
Multiple
Language
English
Duration
Other
Program Type
Graduate Study
Public Service
Region
North America
GWU Sponsored?
No
GWU Endorsement Required?
Yes

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from Pacific Islands who wish to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service.

Eligibility

Applicants must be juniors when applying. Alternately, they may be students in their third year who expect to graduate after only three years of study. Students should be in the upper quarter of their class, be United States citizens and have selected an undergraduate field of study which will permit admission to a graduate program leading to a career in public service. Public service is defined here as "participation in government and related public service with an emphasis on potential leadership ability." Candidates must be nominated through GW  [candidates CAN NOT apply directly].

Special Considerations

Nominees are not limited to specific majors as long as a statement of interest in a career in public service which is being pursued through an academic program is planned.

Award

Students will receive up to a total of approximately $30,000 for graduate or professional school expenses.

Application

Applicants for Truman scholarships are required to have GW nomination; the campus nomination process is administered by the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research. Application materials may be downloaded from the scholarship's sample application forms page or obtained from the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research, 800 21st St, Suite 505.

Students seeking GW nomination for the Truman scholarship are required to submit a complete application through CUFR's InfoReady portal.  That application includes:

  1. Truman Application Form
  2. Policy proposal
  3. Unofficial GW transcript (issued by Colonial Central; no web-based transcripts please)
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation

 

Deadline(s)

Deadline

To be considered for nomination, a complete application must have been submitted to the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research through its application portal by November 16, 2018.

Applications from the selected GW nominees are due at the Truman Scholarship Foundation by February 5, 2019.