Truman Scholarship

Truman Scholarship

Funding for up to 3 years of postgraduate study in a field leading to a career in public service

The Truman Scholarship is a premier graduate fellowship in the U.S. for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. It is a competitive scholarship for students with demonstrated leadership potential, academic excellence, and a commitment to public service. The scholarship is awarded to college juniors and consists of an award of $30,000 for up to 3 years of graduate education leading to a career in public service.

 

For information sessions and to learn how to apply, please visit:

Hinckley Institute Truman Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national by start of award
  • Be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • At the time of application, be in junior-level academic standing
  • GPA of 3.7 or higher and be in upper quarter of your class
  • Plan to attend graduate school
  • Committed to a career in public service defined by the Truman Foundation as “employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public-service oriented non-profit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment”

Awards:

  • 55-65 per year

Selection Criteria:

  • Service on campus and in the community
  • Commitment to a career in public service (government, uniformed services, research, education, or public interest/advocacy organizations)
  • Communication ability and aptitude to be a “change agent”
  • Academic excellence

Application Material:

  • Truman Scholarship Application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Policy Proposal
  • University Endorsement

University Endorsement Process:

  • University endorsement is a competitive process and not guaranteed. Students seeking University of Utah endorsement must submit certain application components by the University’s deadline. The U may nominate up to four applicants each year for the Truman Scholarship.

 

For information sessions and to learn how to apply, please visit:

Hinckley Institute Truman Scholarship

Deadlines:

University deadline:

External deadline: February 2, 2021

Timeline:

February 2, 2021: National deadline

February 19, 2021: Notification of selection

Length of Program: Up to 3 years of funding ($30,000/year) for graduate school

Scholarship Website: https://www.truman.gov/

Contact Information:

Gina Shipley: gina.shipley@hinckley.utah.edu