Sample Application Forms
Directions for the Sample Application Form Template
These forms are provided for reference only. The Foundation will not accept submissions on this form. You must use the on-line application system to apply for the Truman Scholarship.
The template will work in Microsoft Word 2000 or higher. The template does not allow use of spellcheck, italics, bold, or underlining. [Note: For Item 9, candidates should use parentheses to cite references.] Candidates may cut and paste text from a Microsoft Word document.
To navigate through the template, use the tab key to move to the next entry field or the shift+tab key to move in reverse. You may also use your mouse to click on the next entry field or, using the scroll bars, to move through the document.
Allowed page breaks are consistent with the printed version of the on-line application. Response space is more limited in the on-line version than on the hard copy sample forms.
The sample forms are available below in both PDF and Word format. Although a document or a file name may reference a particular year, the sample materials are substantively the same as the current application.
Sample Truman Application (Word)
Sample Truman Application (PDF)
Sample Policy Proposal - Page 1 (Word)
Sample Policy Proposal - Page 2 (Word)
Sample Letter of Recommendation Forms (Word)
Sample Letter of Recommendation Forms (PDF)