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Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship is the premier national scholarship for graduate students aspiring to careers in public service. Truman Scholars are future "change agents" who demonstrate the passion, intellect, and leadership potential that in time should enable them to improve the ways that public entities - be they government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public and private educational institutions, or advocacy organizations - serve the public good. For more information about the award, please visit https://www.truman.gov/


About this Award

Application and Eligibility Information

ASU undergraduate students wishing to apply for a Truman Scholarship should review information at https://onsa.asu.edu/scholarship/truman-scholarshipStudents must be in their third-year of undergraduate studies to apply for this highly competitive scholarship funding graduate studies. Currently enrolled graduate students are not eligible to apply.

Information about who is eligible to apply can be found at https://www.truman.gov/are-you-potential-truman-scholar/. For full details about the Truman application and selection process, please visit https://www.truman.gov/candidates/how-become-truman-scholar.

Award Details for Truman Scholarship recipients

  • Up to $30,000 in funding from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
  • The Truman Foundation also provides its scholars assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and the Public Service Law Conference. stitutional support:
  • Institutional support:
    • The ASU Graduate College provides a full-tuition award (resident and/or non-resident ASU tuition) for up to two years to recipients enrolled in on-campus graduate programs.

Recipient Contact

Truman Scholars should contact gcfellowships@asu.edu after receiving the Truman Scholarship and being admitted to their ASU Graduate program to coordinate funding.