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Harry S. Truman Scholarship

August 01, 2012

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Through the Congressional Memorial to President Harry S. Truman, these scholarships are awarded to college juniors who plan to pursue a career in public service. The scholarship funds a grant of up to $30,000, $27,000 of which is for graduate study in the US or abroad in a wide variety of fields. Applicants must be nominated by the College’s faculty representative.

Eligibility: Juniors who are American citizens in a major program that will permit admission to a graduate program, which will lead to a career in public service.
Selection Process: The College nominates candidates. The application requires a number of short essay questions about leadership and community service activities as well as a personal essay and policy statement on an issue of the applicant’s choice. Following review of written materials, finalists are interviewed by one of eighteen regional selection committees.
Deadline: February 5, 2013
Faculty Representative: Cliff Bekar, Department of Economics.

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