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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu

 

 

Truman

Purpose: The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation was established by Congress in 1975 as the federal memorial to our thirty-third President. The Foundation awards scholarships for college students to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. The activities of the Foundation are supported by a special trust fund in the US Treasury.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals. They must be full-time matriculated juniors with a high A- grade-point average. Applicants must demonstrate extensive records of public and community service, commitment to careers in government or elsewhere in public service and outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.

Award amount and conditions: Each Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school.  Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government.

Service Requirement: All Candidates should be aware that the Truman Scholarship has a newly instituted service requirement. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. Scholars who do not meet this service requirement, or who fail to provide timely proof to the Foundation of such employment, will be required to repay funds received along with interest. The Foundation will have an appeals process for special circumstances.

Number offered: Between 60-65 per year. Amherst can nominate 4 candidates.

Deadline: Preliminary applications are due in the Office of Fellowships in November.

Application materials: Preliminary application forms are available in the Office of Fellowships 213 Converse Hall.

Official website address: www.truman.gov

For more information:

Denise Gagnon
Fellowships Coordinator
413-542-2536 Fax: 413-542-8555
The Office is located in
213 Converse Hall.

The mailing address is:
Office of Fellowships
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002

 

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content

Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu