Scholarships, Fellowships, Academic Internships, and Grants: Truman

This guide is designed to assist members of the Eckerd College Community in identifying scholarships, grants, academic internships, and fellowship opportunities.

Truman Scholarship


The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship. Each year, the Foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 55 to 65 Scholarships awarded annually. These 600 applications do not include the students who compete on their own campus for one of a school's four nominations. Although the award is competitive, we hope that our application process - while challenging - is straightforward. We hope that by providing clear information to all prospective applicants we enable everyone to produce the best application possible.

Campus Deadlines

*Campus deadline: Dec. 4, 2020



Information about the Truman

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, and The Truman-Albright Fellows Program. Please visit the For Scholars section of the Truman website for an overview of the programs the Foundation currently offers for Scholars. 


Resources for 2020

Resources for Applicants:  We have recorded a short webinar for students that can be accessed here:  The webinar isn’t necessary to succeed in the application cycle, but it might be helpful to reduce student anxiety about the unique issues this year.