Truman Scholars Leadership Week

Truman Scholars at William Jewell

Picture of the 2022 class on a green lawn outside.

2022 Truman Scholars Leadership Week

The 2022 class of Truman Scholars met in Liberty, Missouri for the first in-person TSLW since 2019. Convening from across the country and around the world, Scholars met one another, learned from Senior Scholars, explored “constructive confusion," and discovered the dedicated community of 3,442 leaders that they are now a part of. TSLW featured sessions from Foundation staff and seasoned Truman Scholars such as Rob Sand (IA 05), Caleb Gayle (OK 10), Bill Gates (NV 92), and a valedictory address by Marcia Chatelain (IL 00).  

2023 Truman Scholars Leadership Week

TSLW 2023

TSLW 2023 was held from May 23 - May 28, 2023 at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. Scholars participated in the following programs:

  • Introductory sessions on "What it Means to be a Truman Scholar" and "Getting the Most out of the Truman Scholarship";
  • Community service projects at local Kansas City nonprofits;
  • Sessions on how to prepare for, select, and finance a graduate school education;
  • Information on different paths to public service--including additional public service fellowship opportunities;
  • Visits to the Truman Library and Truman home;
  • Group policy projects, on a topic of interest to the Scholar, for presentation to a panel of experts;
  • Interaction with practicing public servants - current and former educators, attorneys, public health practitioners, and advocates.

The week culminated in the Truman Scholar Awards Weekend. Family and Faculty Representatives were invited to attend the Saturday evening Awards Banquet, after-dinner events and Ice Cream Social, as well as the Sunday morning Awards Ceremony and the Send-Off Barbecue on the William Jewell College Quad.