Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Truman Scholarship for Public Policy

Are you a Junior who is passionate about public service and making a difference on issues you care about?

Do you have outstanding public service accomplishments, a strong academic record, and excellent evidence of leadership ability?

Are you planning graduate study to help you prepare for a career working for the public good and shaping public policy?

Learn about the Truman Scholarship ( which honors President Harry S. Truman by recognizing JUNIORS with outstanding potential for making contributions to the public good and to public policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward relevant graduate studies, plus exceptional internship opportunities and other important benefits.

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2017) - Juniors, 3rd year Seniors - GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended - All Majors. ­ All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their university.

To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination process please attend one of these upcoming information sessions:
  • Tuesday, September 20 from 12 noon to 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
  • Wednesday, September 21 from 12 noon to 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
  • Thursday, September 22 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
If you are interested but cannot attend on these days/times, contact Francis DuVinage at to schedule an appointment.

Prof. Margaret Pearson, Dept. of Government and Politics, is Maryland's faculty advisor for the Truman Scholarship.