Truman Scholarship

Truman Scholarships provide funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.  Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.  The Truman Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.
A candidate must:   
  • be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing
  • or have senior-level standing in his or her third year of college enrollment
  • or be a senior and a resident of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or a Pacific Island
  • or be a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national from a Pacific Island)
  • or expect to receive citizenship by the date the Scholarship will be awarded
Year of Application
Pre-Application Process
To be considered a CMU nominee and to advance in the competition, candidates must complete and submit the pre-application form to the National Scholarship Program. 
Application Process
The application consists of a CMU endorsement form and letter, three additional letters of recommendation, a recent transcript, a 14 question application, and a policy proposal.  In order to access the official on-line application, nominees must receive the login credentials from the National Scholarship Program.  Sample applications are available from the official scholarship website. 

Application Deadlines
For campus and national deadlines, click here.
Official Website
CMU Contacts

Phame Camarena, Ph.D., - Director, University Honors and National Scholarship Program, (989) 774-3902,

Maureen Harke - Coordinator, National Scholarship Program, (989) 774-3902,

Truman Scholarship Pre-Application

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