Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership.

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Sponsor: Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation


The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a very competitive national undergraduate scholarship. Each year, the foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 55-65 scholarships awarded annually.

The foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions and professional development.


Legal Requirements (must be met at the time of application):

  • Be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing; have senior-level standing in your third year of college enrollment; or be a senior and a resident of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or a Pacific Island.
  • Be a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national from a Pacific Island) or expect to receive your citizenship by the date the scholarship will be awarded.

Note: Students who are already attending graduate school are not eligible for the Truman Scholarship.

Find more qualifications on the foundation's website.

How to Apply