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The Harry S. Truman Scholarship



The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive and prestigious scholarship for college juniors who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in public service, and wish to attend graduate school to prepare for their careers. The scholarship carries an award of $30,000 plus a variety of educational and leadership development opportunities. As many as 65 Truman Scholarships will be awarded nationally each year. Successful candidates will: - have extensive records of public and community service which include volunteer efforts, community organizing, and/or local political involvement; - be committed to careers in government or elsewhere in the public or not-for-profit sector as demonstrated by previous internship or work experience - wish to influence public policy; - have outstanding leadership potential as demonstrated by elected positions in student government and clubs, organizing and implementing special programs or group projects; and - possess intellectual strength in their written, analytical and communication skills USC juniors who reflect these traits are invited to apply for university nomination. The University may nominate as many as six competitive applicants (four first time freshman and two transfer students) each year.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Open to All Disciplines

Minimum GPA:
If yes, what is the minimum? 3.5

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:

Amount Awarded:
$25,000 and above


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

Date application is available:

USC endorsement required:

USC endorsement application deadline:
November 30

USC endorsement process explanation:

USC endorsement website/URL:

Contact Information: