Truman Scholarship Announcement

Dear Students,

We are writing to let you know about the Truman Scholarship. This award provides up to $30,000 for graduate studies in public service fields. If you have a strong record of community service as well as a strong academic record, and you are interested in pursuing a career in public service, you may want to consider applying for this award.

To determine whether your academic and career goals fit within the scope of the Truman Scholarship, please see the foundation's website. While the Truman Foundation defines public service broadly, competition for this award is intense. To be a viable candidate, you must have a high GPA, an impressive leadership and service record, a clear vision, and the potential to be a change agent. Accordingly, we will consider internal candidates with a GPA of at least 3.7. We will work with a committee to evaluate internal candidates' leadership, service, vision, and potential to effect change.

As indicated on our Truman application calendar, Seattle University will select internal candidates during fall quarter. If you are interested in applying for a Truman Scholarship, please contact Luke Green to determine whether you are eligible. Then contact Bridget Hiedemann to schedule an appointment. We encourage you to begin working on your application (now available on the foundation's website) as soon as possible. While the application process takes place during a student's junior year of college, we encourage you to contact us even if you are a freshman or sophomore.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Luke Green
Director, Office of Fellowships


Bridget Hiedemann
Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative

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Congratulations to our 2011-2012 Scholars!

Upcoming Deadlines

Please note that Seattle University campus deadlines may be one to two months prior to the official scholarship deadline. Application processes generally begin six months in advance of official scholarship deadlines. Check with the Office of Fellowships to obtain campus-specific deadline information. 

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The Fulbright ETA Proposal Writing Workshop and Full Grant Proposal Writing Workshop are coming up soon!  

Please join us on May 2nd for the ETA Proposal Writing Workshop Pigott 107, 4:00-5:00pm and

May 3rd for the Full Grant Proposal Writing Workshop Pigott 106, 8:00am-2:00pm

For questions or to RSVP email Katie Dabbs at 


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