Truman Scholarship Pre-Application

The Truman Scholarship was designed to honor President Harry S. Truman. The Truman Scholarship Foundation supports students dedicated to a career in public service who currently display excellent leadership and service. Recipients will receive $30,000 towards graduate school. In addition scholars are brought to Washington, D.C. to participate in an internship with the federal government or nationally focused nonprofit organization. This is not an FIU based scholarship, but a University nomination is required to compete for this award.


  • U.S Citizen
  • College Junior
  • 3.5 GPA or above
  • Intent to work in the Public Sector

In order to be eligible for consideration each student must:
1. Submit an Intent to Apply Statement (100-500 words) why you are eligible and interested in this award
2. Academic Resume: A short dated list (maximum length: two pages) of principal activities, honors, prizes, scholarships, offices held, athletic record and extracurricular interests. Be sure it is academic based and reflects your educational achievements as well as work experience, etc.
3. (3) Names and Emails of possible recommenders

To be considered for university endorsement, please complete all required steps. Students who are chosen to move forward will then complete a second application process. If you have any questions, email Annelise Villiers at

Supplemental Questions
  1. Intent to Apply Statement
  2. Academic Resume
  3. (3) Names and Emails of possible recommenders
  4. Describe 1 specific example of your leadership and a recent satisfying public service activity
  5. How did you hear about this award?