One year of study or research in any country where there is a Fulbright Commission. Some shorter term and English teaching programs are also available. Seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates are eligible to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Who They Are Looking For
The Truman program is looking for the academically strong student who has a passion for public service. Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular activities, suitability of the applicant’s proposed program of study for a career in public service, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a premier graduate school program.
It awards $30,000 merit-based scholarships to college juniors (those planning to graduate between December 2012 and August 2013) who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.
Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, global studies, law, political science, public administration, and public health. Illinois may nominate up to four students for the Truman Scholarship.
Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding.