Competition for the 2021 Truman Scholarship
is now underway.
The Truman Scholarship is a competitive award for current juniors that offers generous funding for graduate study. Truman focuses on students with ambitions in public service, broadly defined, which includes, as the Truman Foundation notes, scholars from “many fields of study, from agriculture, biology, engineering, technology, medicine, and environmental management, to fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy.”
Students are eligible to apply for the Truman Scholarship with either junior-level academic standing or senior-level standing in the third year of college enrollment. Each year, Baylor is allowed to endorse four candidates for the national competition (five if one is a transfer student). While the application for this award nationally is due in early February each year, the competition for campus endorsement occurs in November. Each year, Baylor assembles a distinguished panel of people who have made a significant mark in intellectual and public service endeavors, commissioning this panel to select our candidates for endorsement for the national competition. These four endorsed candidates then work with Drs. Hogue and Benyousky on completing application materials from November-February.
Baylor students who are interested in applying should contact Dr. Hogue or Dr. Benyousky for application materials and instructions for submission. Students who intend to apply must declare with Drs. Hogue and Benyousky before November 10, and applications are due before November 23.