Deadline: December 2014
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 to juniors planning to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service. Awardees also receive leadership training, graduate school counseling, preferential admission to premier graduate institutions, and internship opportunities with federal agencies. 60-65 scholarships are awarded to juniors from across the country. UC Berkeley may nominate four students for the Truman Scholarship. (STUDENTS MUST CONTACT ALICIA HAYES, THE SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATOR TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE ON-LINE APPLICATION)
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. Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, and public health. For additional information on selection criteria, visit the Truman Foundation website.
The UC Berkeley selection committee will select the university's nominees based on the above application materials and criteria.