The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, an honorary to our thirty-third President, offers merit-based scholarships to college students planning careers in public service. The aim of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with extraordinary leadership potential who are dedicated to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service and to offer them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are dedicated to making a difference.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Each nominee for the Truman Scholarship must be:
A full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution or a senior-level student who is a resident of Puerto Rico.
A Student has to be selected by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at their home institution (nomination decisions are made by faculty members of Dartmouth's Committee on Graduate Fellowships)
Academically in the upper quarter of their class
A United States citizen or the United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible.