Congratulations 2022 Truman Scholars!
Welcome Janet Napolitano (77 NM)
Secretary Janet Napolitano (77 NM) has been named as the president of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. She was a member of our first ever class of Truman Scholars.
Welcoming Ertharin Cousin
The Foundation is pleased to welcome Ertharin Cousin as our new General Counsel. Ambassador Cousin has previously served on the Chicago Regional Review panel and brings a wealth of expertise in non-profit and governmental management.
Remembering the Foundation's President, Madeleine Albright
The Truman Foundation joins Secretary Albright's family, friends and colleagues in celebrating her legacy as a career public servant, the first woman to serve as Secretary of State, and her tireless efforts on behalf of Truman Scholars and the Truman Foundation.
2022 Public Service Awards
In 2022, the Truman Foundation will present three awards to leaders who have distinguished themselves in public service careers and made significant contributions to the Truman community:
- Marcia Chatelain (IL 00) for the Elmer B. Staats Award,
- Bill Gates (NV 92) for the Joseph E. Stevens Award, and
- Ginny Bowen (SC 03) for the Ike Skelton Award.
Celebrating 40 Years of Service
Our Legal Counsel, C. Westbrook Murphy, pictured here with some of the 2017 Scholars, is retiring after 40 years of service to the Foundation. Mr. Murphy is well known for being a tireless champion of both all things Truman and all things Truman Scholar. His contributions to the work of the Foundation are responsible for much of our success today.
2021 Board of Trustees Meeting
On December 2, 2021 the Truman Foundation Board of Trustees convened virtually to receive updates on the work of the Foundation. The Executive Secretary provided a report that highlighted the work of the Foundation in the past year.
Virtual Selection Cycle
We received 845 applications from 328 institutions, of which we interviewed 193 students from 129 institutions. The entire selection cycle - from reading of applications to interviews - was conducted virtually. We ultimately selected 62 Scholars from 51 institutions as our 2021 class of Truman Scholars.
Our Truman Scholars Leadership Week, Summer Institute and portions of the Truman-Albright Fellows program were conducted virtually this year. Some Truman-Albright Fellows events and our Democracy Fellows program were in person this year.
In conjunction with Friends of the Truman Foundation, we conducted a number of events, book talks and networking opportunities for Truman Scholars across class years. All events were done virtually. We are hoping to be able to convene a larger gathering of Truman Scholars for the 45th anniversary of our first class of Truman Scholars in 2022.
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Do your duty and history will do you justice.
- Harry S. Truman