Award $30,000 for graduate study
Eligibility Junior at time of application
Deadlines NYU internal deadline - November 1, 2022
Preliminary Application NYU Preliminary Scholarship Application

Candidates must:

  • be an undergraduate junior at the time of NYU deadline
  • be a U.S. citizen or national
  • demonstrate significant leadership and a commitment to public service
  • plan to build a career in public service


The Truman is a merit-based award offered to US citizens and nationals who want to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service. Truman Scholars have been recognized as future "change agents." They have the passion, intellect, and leadership potential that should enable them to improve the ways that public entities - be they government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public and private educational institutions, or advocacy organizations - serve the public good.

The Truman website will answer all your queries about eligibility etc. If you have a question about the details of your application, please check with the website before emailing us at

NYU's Endorsement Process

NYU is allowed to nominate up to seven students for this award.  There is an internal campus selection process for these nominations.  Students will need to submit a preliminary application by the campus deadline listed above.