2011 Merit-Based Scholarship from The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Study Subject : Any Subject
Employer : The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Level : Graduate
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation – the federal memorial to our thirty-third President – awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service.
Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
The Foundation provides :
- Up to $30,000 in support for graduate studies toward a public service-related degree.
- The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, including agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental management, physical and social sciences, and technology policy, as well as traditional fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy;
- Truman Scholars Leadership Week. This event, held at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, introduces new Scholars to the services provided by the Foundation and the many pathways to public service.
- Scholars participate in seminars and workshops with distinguished Truman alumni and other public service leaders, a policy analysis project, a graduate school and career fair with representatives from the schools and programs most attended by Truman Scholars, and community service events in the Kansas City area.
- This event is mandatory for all students selected as Truman Scholars;
- Summer Institute. Immediately after college graduation, Scholars have the opportunity to participate in a ten-week long Summer Institute in Washington, DC.
- The Foundation arranges internships with government agencies and nonprofit organizations, seminars and workshops, meetings with Washington policymakers and Truman alumni, and opportunities for community building among Scholars;
- Truman Fellows Program. After Summer Institute, Scholars may elect to stay on in Washington, DC for a full year in the Truman Fellows Program. Scholars are placed in public service jobs – most with the federal government – while participating in a graduate level public policy course, mentoring opportunities, and a community service program.
Eligibility for Merit-Based Scholarship :
Each nominee for the Truman Scholarship must be :
- a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2011-2011 academic year.
- ‘Junior’ here means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2011 and August 2012, or a student in his or her third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the 2011-2011 academic year, or a senior-level student who is a resident of Puerto Rico or the Islands as defined below;
- nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at his or her institution;
- in the upper quarter of his or her class; and
- a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible.
Merit-Based Scholarship Application Deadline : February 1, 2011
Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.