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Additional Scholarship Benefits for Truman Scholars
The following programs have committed to matching the $30,000 Truman Scholarship with a $30,000 award of their own:
  • Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Georgetown University: 
       -- McCourt School of Public Policy (contingent upon satisfactory academic progress).
       -- Walsh School of Foreign Service, M.S. in Foreign Service Program (contingent upon
            satisfactory academic progress). Application fees waived for Truman Scholars. 
       -- The College of Arts and Sciences. Application fees waived for Truman Scholars. 
  • Harvard University, The John F. Kennedy School of Government (available for only up to five Truman Scholars in each academic year)
  • Indiana University, The School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • University of Chicago, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
  • University of Michigan, The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  • University of Texas, The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs


The following 12-month program has committed to matching the $22,500 Truman Scholarship* with a $22,500 award of its own:

  •  Brown University, The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs


The following programs have indicated that all costs (beyond those covered by the $30,000 from Truman) will be covered by the institution for Truman Scholars: 
  • The National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Princeton University, The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • Syracuse University, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs


The following program has indicated that Truman Scholars who are accepted and attend are guaranteed a minimum of $30,000/year for non-Virginia residents and $20,000/year for Virginia residents in scholarship support:

  • University of Virginia, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy


The following program has indicated that Truman Scholars who are accepted and attend will have their scholarship augmented by a fellowship award package valued at over $50,000 for out-of-state students over the course of two years. They will be eligible for in-state tuition and a living stipend estimated at $15,000 over two years:

  • University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance


In addition, Truman Scholars admitted to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy will receive the benefits of the Pepperdine Policy Partners Program (P4). 


*The maximum amount an individual can receive from the Truman Foundation is $22,500 for a 12-month graduate program.