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Truman Scholarships

The Truman Scholarship seeks to promote public service, defined "as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organization, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public-service oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment."  Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a graduate degree program funded by the Truman.

Each scholarship is worth up to $30,000 and the Foundation assists Truman Scholars "with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development". To compete for the award, students must be nominated by their undergraduate institutions. Watch for the announcement of the campus competition in October of each year.

Here are previous political science majors who’ve been Truman Scholars:

2013-2014 Christine White  Political Science, Economics, Spanish
2012-2013 Rahaf Safi  Political Science, Philosophy, PACE certificate
2011-2012 Alicia Nieves  Political Science, IMP
2008-2009  Miles Taylor  Political Science
2002-2003  Sara McCauley Political Science
1999-2000  Elizabeth Yu Political Science, Spanish
1995-1996 Kathryn Schnippel Near East Language & Culture, Political Science, Economics
1994-1995   Timothy Lemper English, History, Political Science, LAMP
1994-1995   Mark Schneider Chemistry, German, History, Political Science
1992-1993 Tanya D. Marsh Political Science, Economics
1990-1991 Randall Frykberg   Journalism, Political Science