Do you have what it takes to be the next Truman Scholar from the University of Guam?
This year, Christian Ramos, a senior in the School of Business and Public Administration,
was selected as one of 62 new Truman Scholars out of 705 candidates nominated by 275 colleges and universities.
A legacy of President Harry S. Truman, the scholarship grants recipients up to $30,000
toward their graduate studies, priority admission at premier institutions, and significant
opportunities for federal internships and professional development.
The highly competitive Truman Scholarship is for aspiring public service leaders in
the United States.
The University of Guam, which was established when Harry Truman was president, has
a long history of Truman Scholars dating back to 1978.
If you can put a check beside each of the following statements, you can be a strong
candidate for a Truman Scholarship. If more than two do not apply, the Truman Scholarship
is probably not right for you.
I am a full-time student at the University of Guam
At the time I apply (December 2023), I will be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s
degree in my junior year. Note: Students who are already attending graduate school are not eligible.
I am a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national) or I expect to receive my citizenship by the date the scholarship
will be awarded.
I hope to be a “change agent,” in time, improving the ways that government agencies,
nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public.
I want to work in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy
sector to improve these conditions.
I am comfortable committing to work in public service for three of the first seven
years after I complete a Foundation-funded graduate degree.
I would like to get a master’s degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree, such
as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master
of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International
Community service and academic record
I have participated extensively in two or more of the following sets of activities:
Student government and/or campus-based extracurricular activities;
Community service–related activities that were not organized by my school or by my
Government internships, commissions or boards, advocacy or interest groups, nonpartisan
political activities, or military/ROTC;
Partisan political activities and campaigns.
I have been involved with organizations or activities related to my career interests.
I have demonstrated some of my leadership potential.
I have sufficiently strong grades and coursework to gain admittance to a first-rate
I am academically in the top 25% of my major.
I read regularly a good national newspaper and a thoughtful periodical.
I have had one or more courses relating to my career interests.
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