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Truman Pathway



The Truman Scholarship is a merit-based grant awarded to JUNIORS (defined by how many years students have left at the university), who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.

The Truman Foundation is looking for candidates who have EXTENSIVE records of FOCUSED public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.

Campus deadline: November 1; National deadline: early February.

Truman candidates come from a wide variety of majors and interests. For example, this year Truman scholars are from just a few of the following majors:

  • Healthcare management (career goal: public health)
  • Biological Sciences (career goal: public health)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (career goal: international health)
  • Economics, political science (career goal: Foreign Policy)
  • Middle East Studies (career goal: Middle East Policy)
  • Political Science (career goal: Environmental Law)
  • Physics, computer science, and Math (career goal: Science and technology policy)
  • Sociology (career goal: Development Policy)

What all of these scholars share is a passionate interest in changing the world, and having started to that while they are in college.

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