Example Responses

While we try to provide clear guidance on the types of answers we seek, it can sometimes be difficult to understand how to apply that guidance to individual questions. Below, we provide a number of example responses to critical questions in the application. These responses are meant to be guidelines - you may have reason to ignore or adapt this advice to your particular situation. We also provide sample reader comments so you can understand the strengths and weaknesses of each response.

Question 7: Describe an example of your leadership

Question 8: Describe your most satisfying public service activity

Question 9: Describe the problems or needs of society you want to address when you enter public service

Question 11: Describe the graduate program you intend to pursue if you receive a Truman Scholarship.

Question 14: What additional information do you want to share with the Truman Scholarship Foundation