The Harry S. Truman Scholarship

President Truman did not want a bricks and mortar monument. Instead, he encouraged a living memorial that would give life to the values of service that had animated his career. In that spirit, the Truman Foundation is a place that nurtures and supports future generations who answer the call to public service leadership. The award is for students seeking a career in public service, broadly defined.

The foundation selects 55-65 students annually. The Foundation only reviews approximately 600 nominated applications (not counting applications of those who compete at their campuses but are not nominated). UTSA is allowed to nominate 4 students each year for consideration and an additional 3 students who have spent their first one or two years at another institution.

Award: Maximum of $30,000 for graduate school in any program except for an MBA

*Eligibility Requirements: *

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Must be a junior at time applying
  • Must be nominated by the university currently attended
  • Must be committed to public service
  • Obligated to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program

Institutional endorsement required: UTSA is able to nominate 4 students each year.

UTSA Deadline: *December 1; *National Deadline: early February

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