Harry S. Truman Scholarship
2000 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Recipient
“The Truman award changed my life. It’s not just the prestige, the internships, or even the $30,000 in scholarship money. It’s the connections, the Truman community. It’s the people in public service and political life that can help you accomplish whatever you want.”
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation annually awards 75 to 80 scholarships to undergraduate juniors pursuing a career in government or public service. The scholarships are intended to help promising students to achieve the graduate or professional education necessary for such a career. Truman Scholars receive leadership training, graduate school counseling, preferential admission to some premier graduate institutions, and internship opportunities with federal agencies. In addition, Truman Scholars also enjoy exceptional access to employment opportunities and to significant contacts within the fields of government and public service.
Competition for this coveted honor is open to students ranked in the top quarter of their class and occurs annually during the fall semester. Recipients must be United States citizens, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, and be committed to careers in government or the not-for-profit sector.
Jennapher Lunde Seefeldt
More information is available on the Truman Scholarship Foundation Web site: www.truman.gov