Each nominee for the Truman Scholarship must be:
- A full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2015-2016 academic year.
- Nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at his or her institution.
- In the upper quarter of his or her class (GPA 3.7 or higher).
- Plan to pursue a Master's, J.D., Ph.D., or professional degree in a public service field.
- A United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible.
A good candidate for the Truman Scholarship will demonstrate:
- Strong academic record
- An extensive record of public and community service, activism and government involvement that extands beyond the campus community
- Outstanding leadership potential and communication skills
- A commitment to a career in government or elsewhere in public service and a clear academic plan for continued education
- Suitability of the proposed program of study for a career in public service
For more detailed information, please visit The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation website.
When should you start thinking about the Truman?
During your freshman/sophomore year at CUA.
When should you begin the application?
Spring of your sophomore year.
2018-2019 Competition Timeline
- November 1, 2017: Intent to Apply Form must be submitted to Fellowships Office (you MUST complete this in order to have access to the Truman Scholarship application)
- Friday, January 5, 2018: Truman Scholarship CUA Campus Deadline
- February 2018: Truman Scholarship National Application Deadline
For More Information
Contact Matthew Cantirino, Fellowships Coordinator, at email@example.com to set up a meeting.