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Truman Scholarship

Award: $30,000 ($15,000 each for first and last years of grad school). Interest in public service, leadership, and public policy

Number of awards: 65 (up to 4 nominees from each university)

UC San Diego deadline to be considered for nomination: early January

Agency deadline for nomination: Typically early February. Next deadline: February 6, 2024.


  • U.S. citizen
  • University junior, 3.5 GPA
  • Interest in public service, leadership, and public policy
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Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship requires an endorsement from the UC San Diego Institutional Advisor. It is recommended that applicants review the requirements and meet with the institutional advisor before applying (see contact info below).

Truman Scholarship Website

Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Ross Frank, Professor of Ethnic Studies
Phone: (858) 534-6646

Dr. Ross Frank also advises on: the Rhodes, Truman, and Udall (Native American) scholarships.