The Truman Scholarship

Application Deadline for Nomination Extended to October 25, 2016

Access to UConn’s application for nomination: HERE
(login with your NetID & email password)

Molly Rockett (CLAS '15: Political Science), 2014 Truman Scholar. Photo by Peter Morenus, UConn Today
Molly Rockett (CLAS ’15: Political Science), 2014 Truman Scholar. Photo by Peter Morenus, UConn Today

The Truman Scholarship is awarded to college juniors with exceptional leadership potential and commitment to a career in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service.

Scholars are awarded up to $30,000 to pursue graduate studies, receive pre-professional/graduate advising from the Foundation and are invited to participate in internships and other programs.

Please review all eligibility requirements and rules on the official Harry S. Truman Foundation website. You are encouraged to make an appointment with LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay to discuss your eligibility before you apply for nomination.

To Apply

You must be nominated by the University to apply for the national competition. The UConn application for nomination deadline for the 2017 Harry S. Truman competition is: October 25, 2016.

To access the application, clink on the link above and log in with your UConn NetID & password.  Be sure to read all instructions carefully.

Colin J. Carlson, 2011 Truman Scholar
Colin J. Carlson, 2011 Truman Scholar

Recent Truman Scholar & Finalists from the University of Connecticut

Abdullah Hasan
2015 Truman Finalist

Emily Kaufman
2015 Truman Finalist

Mary (Molly) Rockett
2014 Truman Scholar

John Giardina
2013 Truman Finalist

Colin Carlson
2011 Truman Scholar

Lucian Lafreniere
2011 Truman Finalist

Nicole Rubin
2011 Truman Finalist

Alexandra Kuenhle
2010 Truman Finalist

Valen Diaz
2010 Truman Finalist

Amanda Ploch
2008 Truman Finalist

Samantha Sherwood
2007 Finalist