Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Campus deadline: November 7 (all students must submit by this deadline)

The Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to persons who demonstrate outstanding potential for and who plan to pursue a career in public service. The mission of the foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service, and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Students awarded Truman Scholarships will receive up to $30,000 for graduate school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

The foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, including agriculture, biology, engineering, and physical and social sciences, as well as traditional fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public policy, and public health.

The University of Miami may nominate no more than four students to compete for the national scholarship.  A selection will be held to identify the nominees whose applications are most likely to be successful in the national competition.

TO APPLY                                                          

  1. Review all pertinent award information at https://www.truman.gov.
  2. Notify us of your intent to apply at prestigiousawards@miami.edu.
  3. Download and follow these campus submission instructions.

NOTE: if you would like to receive feedback on your application, you must send your materials to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships (prestigiousawards@miami.edu) at least two weeks prior to the campus deadline.