Truman Scholarship

Must express interest in applying and meet with the WPI Truman Advisor, Lakeya Almeida, no later than October 31, 2022. Institutional nomination required.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship was established to celebrate and prepare the nation's next generation of public service leaders. The Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships of up to $30,000 to support a public service-related graduate degree for college juniors who plan to pursue careers in government or other sectors of public service. Truman Scholars also participate in leadership development activities, internships, mentoring opportunities, and have preferential hiring with the federal government.

The Truman Foundation seeks candidates who are likely to make a difference in public service and who have an extensive record of public and community service. Truman scholarship candidates should also demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, a deep commitment to a career in public service as defined by the Foundation, and have a record of academic achievement to succeed in the graduate program of their choice. 

The Truman Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To be considered as a nominee for the Truman Scholarship, interested students must meet with Lakeya Almeida no later than October 31, 2022 to discuss candidacy potential and gain access to the application.

Truman applicants must complete and submit the Truman application (including the policy proposal, short essay responses, unofficial transcript(s), letters of recommendation) by WPI's December 19, 2022 internal deadline to be considered for nomination. Nominated students will be notified and will receive further instructions.

 

Academic Level
Undergraduate
Field(s) of Study
Humanities
STEM
Art and Architecture
Social Sciences
Medicine
Law and Diplomacy
Education
Application Deadline
February
Nomination Required
Yes
Citizen Status
U.S. Citizen