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Truman Foundation Scholarships Available


Dear Trinity Community:

The prestigious Truman Foundation Scholarship competition for the 2012 academic year is now open!  Full-time juniors, including students who completed two years at a community college and transferred to Trinity and students studying abroad, are eligible to apply (please see qualification guidelines below).  Students may not apply directly to the Foundation; they must be nominated by the campus representative, Dr. Carlota Ocampo.  The competition closes on February 7, 2012. 

If you are interested in this opportunity or know of someone who might be interested, please reply directly to Dr. Carlota Ocampo at or at 202-884-9209.  Please ensure that we maintain appropriate confidentiality and send nominations to (Dr. Carlota Ocampo, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences):  please do not hit “reply all” in nominating individuals.

More information is available about this scholarship opportunity at the Foundation’s website:

Each nominee for the Truman Scholarship must be:

  • a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2011-2012 academic year. ‘Junior’ here means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2012 and August 2013, or a student in his or her third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the 2011-2012 academic year, or a senior-level student who is a resident of Puerto Rico or the Islands as defined below;
  • nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at his or her institution;
  • in the upper quarter of his or her class; and
  • a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible.

A good candidate for the Truman Scholarship meets the above eligibility requirements and also:

  • has an extensive record of public and community service;
  • has outstanding leadership potential and communication skills; and
  • is committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service, as defined by the Foundation.

The Foundation defines public service as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental 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.

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