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).
Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
- Extensive record of community and public service and leadership.
- Demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in public service.
- Outstanding academic performance - applicants must be in the upper 25% of their class.
- If you would like to be registered, contact Henry Dyson (firstname.lastname@example.org) early in the fall term. Once you are registered, you will submit your application online to the Truman Foundation.
- Submit three letters of recommendation from faculty, work/internship/volunteer supervisors, or community leaders who can speak to your;
- Note that the writer of your Public Service letter should discuss the same service activity that you write about in response to Question #7 on the online application. Please have letters sent directly to Henry Dyson at email@example.com.
- Write a policy statement addressing an issue of importance relevant to your application and future career plans. See the Truman Foundation’s website for details.
- Completed applications, letters of recommendation, and policy statements are due to Henry Dyson in the LSA Honors Program on the Monday before Thanksgiving at 12 noon.
- The U-M Truman Committee will interview candidates and select U-M’s official nominees in early December. Committee members will work extensively with these nominees to polish their applications before submission to the Truman Foundation in late January.
Contact: Henry Dyson, LSA Honors Program