All Candidates should be aware that the Truman Scholarship has a service requirement. Scholars selected from 2005 on are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. Scholars who do not meet this service requirement, or who fail to provide timely proof to the Foundation of such employment, will be required to repay funds received along with interest. The Foundation will have an appeals process for special circumstances.
From the Executive Secretary
Memorandum addressing items of interest in the 2013 Truman Scholarship competition.
How to Become a Fac Rep
For institutions currently without a Fac Rep.
Information on the Truman Foundation's latest experiment with Twitter!
2013 Notes to Faculty Reps
The official rules for the 2013 Competition including deadlines, types of candidates sought, and advice for Faculty Reps.
2012-2013 Bulletin of Information
Students should review of the Bulletin of Information before applying. You may also reproduce copies for campus recruitment.
Sample Candidate Materials
Downloadable formats (MS-Word template and PDF) of a sample Truman Scholarship Application form (Items 1-15), Policy proposal, and Letter of recommendation Forms. These forms are for informational purposes only. All Applications must be submitted via our on-line application system.
Nominee Rating Form
A copy of the form used by our Finalist Selection Review Panel to select nominees for interview.