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Harry S. Truman Foundation funding for College Students in USA, 2020

Harry S. Truman Foundation funding for College Students in USA, 2020

Applications are invited for Harry S. Truman Scholarship from college students pursuing a public service-related graduate degree. Students must be a United States citizen, United States national, or a permanent resident of American Samoa.

The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, from agriculture, biology, engineering, technology, medicine, and environmental management, to fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy.

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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.

Brief Description

University or Organization: The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Department: NA
Course Level: Graduate degree program
Award: $30,000
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: United States national
The program can be taken in the USA
Application Deadline: February 4, 2020

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: Students must be a United States citizen, United States national, or a permanent resident of American Samoa.
    • a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2018-2019 academic year. ‘Junior’ here means a student who plans to continue the full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2019 and August 2020 or a student in his or her third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the 2018-2019 academic year;
    • 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 the United States national from American Samoa. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Candidates must first be nominated by the Truman Faculty Representative at their institution.   Each accredited four-year institution may nominate up to four students for the 2019 awards. Four-year institutions may also nominate three additional transfer students who began their academic career elsewhere.
  • Admission Requirements: Each nominee for the Truman Scholarship must be:
  • A good candidate for the Truman Scholarship meets the above eligibility requirements and also:
    • has an extensive record of public and community service;
    • has outstanding leadership potential and communication skills; and
    • is committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service, as defined by the Foundation.

Benefit

  • Up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree. The award may be used only for tuition, fees, books, room, and board, or other specifically approved expenses.
  • Payments from the Foundation may be received to supplement, but not to duplicate, benefits from the educational institution or from other foundations, institutions, or organizations.
  • The combined benefits from all sources may not exceed the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board as prescribed by the institution.

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