The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to college students who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public
Each nominee for the Truman Scholarship must be:
An outstanding application, will among other things:
Priority is given to those hoping to work in public service.
The University of Puget Sound may nominate up to four students. All application materials must be submitted by the Fellowships Office following an internal competition. The application deadline is in December.
Persons interested in applying for the Truman Scholarship can visit the Truman Scholarship website. The next step is a visit to the Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships Office (Howarth 114J) where an Initial Interest Form is to be filed.
The Truman Scholarship is highly competitive. An applicant must meet all set deadlines --both on the University of Puget Sound campus and the scholarship's-- and is expected to work closely with the Fellowships Office.
An internal competition will determine those applications which are worthy of being forwarded to the District competition.
If granted an interview as a Truman Finalist, students will be asked probing questions that assess their intellectual strength, communication skills, and analytic abilities; understanding of public policy issues in their general fields and the roles of government in addressing these issues; commitment to public service; and the likelihood of making a difference. Mock Interviews will be held