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Open to US citizens only
Deadline: 11/18/2023 (Tentative)
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Carefully review this step-by-step guide to the Truman process for potential applicants!

Truman Scholarship

VIEW Truman information sessions (requires PennKey login):

The Truman Scholarship awards merit-based $30,000 scholarships to college juniors who are US citizens and who plan to pursue careers in government or in public service (broadly defined), and who wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers.  Scholars may attend graduate or professional school in the United States or internationally. Applicants should be “change agents,” with a demonstrated passion for improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public. Applicants should be active participants in two or more of the following types of activities:

  • Student government and/or campus-based extracurricular activities
  • Community service-related activities that are not organized by a school or a fraternity/sorority
  • Government internships, commissions or boards, advocacy or interest groups, nonpartisan political activities, military/ROTC
  • Partisan political activities and campaigns

Penn’s application process is open -  contact Dr. Angie Estévez for access to the application

The Truman Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the application steps by Penn’s Internal Application Deadline of Friday, November 18, 2022 at 9:00 am. Please refer to the above linked step-by-step guide for further information.

Contact Information

Dr. Angie Estévez
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
3539 Locust Walk, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Estévez



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