What is the Truman Scholarship?

“The Truman Foundation is the nation’s official living memorial to our thirty-third president and The Presidential Memorial to Public Service. Created by Congress in 1975, the Foundation was President Truman’s idea. President Truman did not want a bricks and mortar monument. Instead, he encouraged a living memorial that would give life to the values of service that had animated his career. In that spirit, the Truman Foundation is a place that nurtures and supports future generations who answer the call to public service leadership.” (https://www.truman.gov/our-mission/who-we-are)


What is the Truman Scholarship?

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 grant towards graduate study for a public-service- related degree in preparation for careers in government, education, nonprofit, or public interest/advocacy sector.


Who are they looking for?

This scholarship is open to juniors who show an outstanding record of leadership and civic engagement. Someone who is going to be a future change agent. This is a great opportunity for Wesleyan students who are interested in creating civic change, and would like to consider grad school on their journey!


How Can You Learn More?

  • You can visit the Truman website for more details about the program and application: https://www.truman.gov/
  • You can make an appointment with Magda (Assistant Director of Fellowships) to discuss what you can do to prepare for the application!
  • You can attend a Write-In Session to help begin the process!