Truman International Scholarships at Stanford University in the USA, 2019-2020

The program is available for U.S. citizens or the U.S. national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Course Level: Graduate degree

Award: Up to $30,000

Access Mode: Online

Number of Awards: Varies

Nationality: US citizen

The award can be taken in the US


Eligible Countries: US students are eligible to apply for this grant.
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded in any graduate degree subjects offered by the university.
Admissible Criteria: The following requirements must be met:

  • Nomination by Stanford through the Haas Center for Public Service
  • S. citizen or a U.S. national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Full-time junior expecting to receive a bachelor’s degree between December 2020 and August 2021.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.6
  • Commitment to a career in public service and able to attend the Truman Scholars Leadership Week
  • Students must have a strong record of leadership, public and community service
  • Must be available for a Stanford interview, if shortlisted. Interview date(s): Week of November 18, 2019 (exact dates TBD, morning hours).

How to Apply: To consider an application for Campus enrollment, students need to complete the online application at the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation a sample application is provided to help prepare for online submission.

  • Admission Requirements: When you are ready to prepare your application, you will need to check out the admission requirements page.
  • Supporting Documents: For apply, applicants must be request 3 confidential letters of recommendation, one for each of the following topics:
  1. Academic achievement: Intellect and prospects for continuing academic success
  2. Commitment to a career in public service
  3. Leadership abilities and potential
  • Language Requirments: The candidate should have a very good command of the English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.


  • Up to $30,000 for the Scholar’s graduate studies toward a public service-related degree, open to many fields of study
  • Truman Scholars Leadership Week (mandatory for Scholars)
  • Summer Institute (10-week program immediately after college graduation)
  • Truman Fellows Program (after Summer Institute, a full year of public service work and study in Washington, DC)
  • Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding

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Application Deadline: October 25, 2019