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

Conditions of Eligibility

  • You are a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with junior-level academic standing or have senior-level standing in the third year of college enrollment.
  • You are a US citizen (or a US national from a Pacific Island) or expect to receive citizenship by the date the Scholarship will be awarded.
  • Have at least a 3.75 GPA.
  • Hope to be a “change agent,” in time, improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public.

Read How to Become a Truman Scholar for further details on whether you are a strong candidate for the Truman Scholarship.

Application Materials

The candidate instructions are available on the Truman Scholarship website. Information is also available on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 14-question application
  • Policy proposal
  • Three letters of rec
  • Recent transcript

Application Deadline

The University of Texas at Austin deadline for the Truman application is Friday, October 30, 2020 no later than 5 p.m.

UT will hold an internal review to select candidates for endorsement and will submit endorsed applications to the national Truman office by the first week of the following February.