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Truman Scholarship


Deadline: 2016-11-15 (UVa Internal)

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to students who want to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service. Each year, approximately 60 awards are given. Winners are provided with leadership training, graduate school counseling, and internship opportunities with federal agencies.


Third-year students at the University who are in the top quarter of the class (though the most competitive applicants have a GPA above 3.5). Applicants must have extensive experience in leadership and public service and be able to identify a graduate program of study that will lead toward a career in the studentís field of public service.




Up to $30,000; $3,000 to be used for expenses in the fourth year of college; the balance to be used for graduate school.

Application Process

Candidates must be nominated by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. The University may nominate 4 candidates for this award. Students interested in applying for the Truman Scholarship should set up an appointment at the Center to discuss the application process. Please contact Mr. Andrus Ashoo ( of your intent to apply ASAP.

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Please contact Mr. Andrus Ashoo ( of your intent to apply ASAP.