Truman Scholarship for Careers in Public Service

Summary of Opportunity: 

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, established by Congress in 1975, awards scholarships to college juniors who have outstanding leadership potential and who intend to pursue careers in public service. 

The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward a graduate degree leading to a career in public service. Key criteria for this competition include leadership, public service, and the academic chops necessary to succeed in the graduate program of your choice. 

Check out the listing in the Student Grants Database to learn more about the process of competing for Yale’s nomination. You can also read through the extensive guidance on the Truman website to learn more about the competition. The campus deadline is 1:00 PM on Thursday, November 21st! 

Questions? Schedule an advising appointment with Yale’s Truman adviser Lindsay Lawton ( online at 

Open To: 
Contact Name: 
Lindsay Lawton
Opportunity Type: 
Grants and Funding