Tuesday, September 13, 2016

National Scholarships Office: Truman Scholarship for Public Policy

Are you a Junior who is passionate about public service and making a difference on issues you care about?

Do you have outstanding public service accomplishments, a strong academic record, and excellent 
evidence of leadership ability?
Are you planning graduate study to help you prepare for a career working for the public good and shaping public policy?

Learn about the Truman Scholarship (www.truman.gov) which honors President Harry S. Truman by recognizing JUNIORS with outstanding potential for making contributions to the public good and to public policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward relevant graduate studies, plus exceptional internship opportunities and other important benefits.

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2017) - Juniors, 3rd year Seniors - GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended - All Majors. ­ All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their university.

To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination process please attend one of these upcoming information sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 20 from 12 noon to 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to truman@umd.edu
  • Wednesday, September 21 from 12 noon to 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to truman@umd.edu
  • Thursday, September 22 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to truman@umd.edu
If you are interested but cannot attend on these days/times, contact Francis DuVinage at truman@umd.edu to schedule an appointment.

Prof. Margaret Pearson, Dept. of Government and Politics, is Maryland's faculty advisor for the Truman Scholarship.