Truman Scholarships of up to $30,000 for graduate studies are awarded annually to juniors and third-year seniors who are planning careers in government or elsewhere in public service (broadly defined). The deadline to request to be registered for access to the application will be Nov. 22, 2012. The application should be completed by Dec. 3.
There will be a Truman Scholarship information session in the fall. It will be announced here.
Applicants are evaluated on:
- Demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in public service
- Outstanding academic performance (applicants must be in the upper 25% of their class)
- Strength of recommendations
The strongest applicants will be interviewed by the UM committee in early January.
You must be registered with the Truman Foundation in order to have access to the current application form. If you would like to be registered contact Dr. Henry Dyson (email@example.com). The Truman Scholarship application should be completed online. You can submit it electronically to the faculty representative when it is complete (no later than Dec. 3, 2012). Letters of recommendation from faculty or others who can address your leadership abilities and potential, your commitment to a career in public service, and your intellect and prospects for continuing academic success can be emailed, mailed, or faxed and should arrive by Dec. 1. You need not supply a transcript for the UM screening.
Mail: UM Truman Scholarship Committee, LSA Honors, 1330 Mason Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1027 or
Fax: 734.763.6553 or
If you plan to apply, we would like to hear from you early in fall term, especially if you will be out of the country during winter term. We occasionally arrange to interview students who will be out of the country before they leave the campus. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.(734.764.6274).