The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, the federal memorial to our 33rd President, awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
Please see the program website for specific eligibility requirements.
- Class year: Juniors. "Juniors" are full-time students pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing or students with senior-level standing in the third year of college enrollment.
- Citizenship: U.S. citizens (or U.S. nationals) or candidates who to receive citizenship by the date the scholarship will be awarded.
Other eligibility requirements:
- A strong candidate for the Truman Scholarship also has an extensive record of public and community service, outstanding leadership potential and communication skills and a commitment to a career in government or elsewhere in public service.
Davidson College may nominate up to four candidates each year for the Truman Scholarship. Interested students should consult with Prof. Peter Ahrensdorf, Davidson’s Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative, during the spring of their sophomore year to determine if they are eligible for Davidson nomination.
The Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative is Peter Ahrensdorf in the Political Science Department. For additional resources, contact the Fellowships and Scholarships Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, or schedule a Fellowships & Scholarships advising appointment with Gaylena Merritt, Sr. Assistant Director for Fellowships & Scholarships, through Handshake (login required).
Davidson Truman Scholars
2019 - Catherine Cartier
2018 - Aman Madan
2017 - Anmar Jerjees
2015 - Rashaun Bennett
2014 - Haley Hardie
2011 - Alexandra Francis
2009 - Darrell Scott
2008 - Richmond Blake
1991 - Jennifer McGrady Heath
1988 - Donald J. Snell
1987 - John R. Coleman, Jr.
1986 - Keith Finch
1985 - Mark Sandy
1980 - Robert C. Ervin