Fellowship Office

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation


Founded in honor of President Harry S. Truman, the Truman Scholarship is designed to identify students with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to making a difference in the world. To that end, the scholarship provides financial support for graduate school in the field of public service. It also provides leadership training and fellowship with other scholarship recipients at summer institutes and conferences on public law.

Programs Funded


Full-time Junior-level academic standing, with a demonstrated record of leadership. Students who have already completed their bachelor’s degree are not eligible. Students must be U.S. citizens (or a U.S. national from a Pacific island) or expect to receive citizenship by the date the scholarship is awarded.

Application Process

Pacific University can nominate up to four students for this scholarship. To be considered, students must submit their application to Pacific’s faculty representative (see Pacific’s Truman Scholar coach listed below) to inquire about applying. Students may not apply independently. Finalists are interviewed by a panel of prominent public servants, educators, and former Truman Scholars.

Pacific Scholarship Coach

Professor Jim Moore-Politics