2016Truman Foundation Scholarships for Us Citizens-Nationals In USA Or Abroad

2016 Truman Foundation Scholarships for the students of the USA . Truman Foundation offers scholarships for undergraduate students in the USA. All Candidates for the Truman must be nominated by their undergraduate institution. Applications are open until February 2, 2016. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): USA and Abroad (The Foundation seeks Scholars who plan to work either domestically or internationally) | USA

Level: Scholarships are available for those students who wish to attend professional or graduate school to prepare for careers in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors where they will improve the ways these institutions work.

Field(s): Scholarships are provided preparation for a career in public service toward graduate study in the U.S. or abroad in a wide variety of fields.


Deadline: February 2, 2016

Funded By: Truman Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016 Truman Foundation Scholarships is targeted for the students of the USA can apply for this scholarship (except for persons from the Pacific Islands who are eligible only if they are U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: 55 to 65 Scholarships are awarded annually.

Scholarship covers: Each new Truman Scholar receives up to $30,000. The Truman Scholarship covers your actual expenses for tuition and required fees, your average expenses for room and board, and up to $1000 per year for books. The Foundation cannot duplicate funding from other sources (i.e. school scholarships, grants and fellowships). The Foundation bylaws dictate that we cannot pay for laptop computers, travel, airfare, or office supplies.

Description

2016 Truman Foundation Scholarships

The 62 new Truman Scholars were selected from among 629 candidates nominated by 293 colleges and universities.

They were chosen by seventeen independent selection panels on the basis of their academic and leadership accomplishments and their likelihood of becoming public service leaders.

Selection panels met across the United States and included distinguished leaders, university presidents, elected officials, federal judges, prominent public servants, and past Truman Scholarship winners. 

The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship. Each year, the Foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 55 to 65 Scholarships awarded annually.

These 600 applications do not include the students who compete on their own campus for one of a school’s four nominations. 

The Foundation tries to have at least one Truman Scholar each year from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Islands (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands).

The Foundation will also award more than one scholarship per state or territory if the selection committee agrees that two candidates are equally worthy. 

Eligibility

Have what it takes to avail 2016 Truman Foundation Scholarships ?

U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals who are college or university students with junior-level academic standing and who wish to attend professional or graduate school to prepare for careers in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors where they will improve the ways these institutions work. Residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana must have senior-level standing.


Selection Criteria:

Extensive record of campus and community service;


Commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors;


Communication skills and a high probability of becoming a “change agent”; and


Strong academic record with likely acceptance to the graduate school of the candidate’s choice.


Notification:

Finalist Posting: February 26, 2016

Regional Review Panels: February 29, 2016 through April 15, 2016

Scholar Posting: April 22, 2016

Truman Scholars Leadership Week: May 24-29, 2016

The foundation sends letter to the permanent address listed in your file and inform your institution. Scholars will also be posted on the website. Please consult the list of important dates for more details.


Scholarship Application Method

Students must register a student before he/she can access the online application.

To register a student, you must supply his or her email. Once you have done so, the system will send the student an email with login credentials.

Scholarship Application Due Dates:

Please review these dates before applying. These dates are firm; the Foundation will not accommodate requests for changes to these dates.

  • Truman Application Deadline: February 2, 2016
  • Finalist Confirmation Due: February 25, 2016
  • Finalist Posting: February 26, 2016
  • Regional Review Panels: February 29, 2016 through April 15, 2016
  • Scholar Posting: April 22, 2016
  • Truman Scholars Leadership Week: May 24-29, 2016

Please consult Regional Review Panels for a more detailed listing of our interview dates and locations.

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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