The Truman Foundation is offering the United State undergraduate and postgraduate students an opportunity to grab its $30,000 Harry S. Truman scholarship to study for Bachelors, Masters, PhD degree in the field of Public service-related graduate degree, which is scheduled for the year 2019.
Right from history, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive and prestigious federal scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service. The scholarship is in the amount of $30,000 toward a graduate education.
And based on publication from Washington Post, the Truman Scholarship’s “sole aim is to pick out people with potential to become leaders then provide support to help them realize their aspirations.”
- Course Level: Bachelors, Masters, PhD Degree
- Scholarship can be taken in: Any university in United States
- Number of awards: Unspecified
- Nationality: citizens of United States
Field of Study:
- Public service-related graduate degree
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 2019-20 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 2019 and August 2020, or a student in his or her third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the 2019-20 academic year, or a senior-level student who is a resident of Puerto Rico or the Islands.
- Nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at his or her institution.
- In the upper quarter of his or her class.
- 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.
- 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.
- Scholars may defer, for up to four years, Foundation support for their graduate studies after completion of their undergraduate studies.
- Scholars in graduate study programs supported by other means and Scholars in the Armed Forces may request additional years of deferral.
- Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding.
- Scholars who are not employed in public service for a total of three years, or who fail to provide proof to the Foundation of such employment, will be required to repay any funds received along with interest.
- The Foundation will have an appeals process for those Scholars in special circumstances.
- The Foundation provides 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.
Closing Date for Applications:
- 05 Feb 2019