Harry S. Truman Fellowships


The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation is committed to opening doors to potential graduate students with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in the public service.

The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship.  Each year, the Foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 60 to 65 Scholarships awarded annually.

All Candidates for the Truman must be nominated by their undergraduate institution. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. 


Applicant must be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing or a senior in third year of college enrollment. Students who have completed their bachelor's degree or are already attending graduate school are not eligible for the Truman Scholarship.

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, or expecting to receive citizenship by the date that the scholarship is awarded.


The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. 

Application Deadlines:

Deadline for Foundation receipt of application and nomination materials is February 3.
Note to nominees:  Your campus will likely have an earlier deadline for submission of materials to your Truman Faculty Representative. See more important dates here.




Barbara Wells, 646-312-3897

The City University of New York