October 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment
Truman Scholarship Program Open to Juniors Middlebury Deadline: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Truman Scholarship Program provides funding for graduate or professional study for students with interests in careers in public affairs and public service. The Truman Scholarship recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. Scholars 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.
600-700 students apply each year for 60-65 scholarships that are awarded. Middlebury may nominate up to four candidates. The final deadline is February 5, 2013.
Eligibility: Students who are juniors at the time of application–February of each year–must be nominated by Middlebury College. Nominees must be United States citizens, and must intend to enroll in a graduate program leading to a career in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. Students must be in the top quartile of their class, generally requiring a GPA of 3.7 or better.
More information on the Truman Scholarship can be found at: go/fellowships or http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/eia/fellowships/db/truman.
For advising and support regarding the preparation of your application, or for more information, contact Amy McGlashan at EIA.