Truman Scholarship

Campus Deadline: 12 December 2016

The Truman Scholarship supports undergraduates with outstanding leadership potential who “want to make a difference” and plan to attend graduate school in preparation for a career in government or elsewhere in public service. Scholars are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education, or any number of other public service oriented careers.

Scholars receive funding in any field of study for graduate/professional school studies, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference. Additionally, scholars are invited to participate in leadership and professional development programs, summer institutes, the year-long Truman Fellows Program in DC, career and graduate school counseling, internship placement and employment with the federal government. A list of opportunities and special programs are provided on the scholarship website.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • US citizens or US nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Juniors
  • Extensive record of public and community service
  • Outstanding leadership record and potential  to “make a difference” or be “change agents”
  • Commitment to a career in public service (broadly defined to include government at any level, uniformed services, public interest organizations, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, education, public service NGOs/NPOs, environmental organizations, etc.)

Sample documents

Useful links

Scholarships and Fellowships Calendar of Events

  • No events are scheduled.

Contact Us

105 Scott Hall
714 Sullivan Road
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5521
(610) 330-5711 (FAX)
externalscholarships@lafayette.edu

Hours
9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the academic year