The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from Pacific Islands who wish to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the Federal government.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must currently be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program, and be planning on attending graduate school to further a career in public service. At the time you apply, you must either have junior-level academic standing or senior-level standing in your third year of college enrollment. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or a Pacific Island, you may apply with senior-level standing.