As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. Since its creation in 1975, the Foundation has supported almost 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and around the globe. Select a link below to learn more about the Truman Foundation and to find out how you can support our work.
Each new Truman Scholar receives up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, be in the top quarter of their class, and be committed to careers in government or the non-profit sector.
Who is eligible to apply?
Drake University students interested in a career in public service and leadership, and who are juniors, are invited to apply for the Truman Scholarship.
Legal Requirements (must be met)
Career and Graduate Study Interests
Drake University can nominate up to four individuals.
Review the general requirements for the Truman Scholarship here.
Different institutions have different guidelines for obtaining an institutional nomination. Some schools have a rigorous application process that can begin as early as the sophomore year. Other schools require early completion of the application or an interview. The Truman Foundation allows the institution to determine which practice works best for them. It is a good idea to check with your Fac Rep early to find out about your institution's requirements.
Revise to: Applications for the 2017 competition will be available in August 2016. The Drake campus deadline for submitting applications will be in January 2017. Interested juniors should contact Professor Leroux (email@example.com) in early Fall 2016 to begin the application process.