This award requires university nomination or interview and cannot be applied to directly. Students must work with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and meet university deadlines.
The Truman Scholarship seeks juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. The scholarship supports graduate or professional study, leadership training and fellowship with other scholars who are committed to making a difference through public service.
Complete an online application on the Harry S. Truman Scholarship website.
The Truman Scholarship is by nomination through the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships. A committee of UB staff and faculty will review applications to shortlist candidates for interviews, and select up to four campus nominees. Campus nominees will work with advisors in preparation for the regional finals in March.
|Year||Name||Award||Field(s) of Study||Hometown||Graduate School|
|2020||Kay Kennedy||Finalist||Political Science||Buffalo, NY|
|2018||Michael Brown||Finalist||Political Science and Computer Science||Buffalo, NY|
|2016||Madelaine Britt||Recipient||Political Science and Environmental Design||Rochester, NY|
|2015||Sean Kaczmarek||Finalist||Economics and Political Science||West Seneca, NY||University College London|
|2013||Christine Tjahjadi-Lopez||Finalist||International Trade||Getzville, NY||University at Buffalo|
|2011||Kristina Blank||Finalist||Social Science Interdisciplinary||Craryville, NY||University of Washington|
|2009||Emily Bauer||Finalist||Biological Sciences||Wayland, NY||Cornell University|
|2008||Aaron Krolikowski||Finalist||Political Science and Social Science Interdisciplinary||Glenwood, NY||University of Oxford|
|1992||Clayton Robertson||Finalist||Schenectady, NY|