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Lifting the Curtain on the Truman Finalist Selection Process

Many Truman Scholars, nominees, and friends of Scholars may wonder what exactly happens during the Truman Scholarship Finalist Selection Process. This year, Doug Cutchins, Director of Social Commitment at Grinnell University, is writing a short-term blog about his experience participating on the Finalist Selection Committee (FSC). Below is an excerpt from Reading Harry:  My goal […]

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Why YOU Should Host a Finalist Dinner

By Jane Rock Costanza (WY ’91) “It’s that time of year again!  In just a few months, Truman finalists will be gathering around the United States for their Regional Review Panels.  As has become tradition, The Truman Scholars Association (TSA) is organizing a series of Truman Scholar Finalist Dinners in each city, the night before […]

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A Look Back at the 2009 National Conference

More than one year has passed since the inaugural Truman Scholars National Conference was held June 19-21, 2009 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. This was the largest gathering of Truman Scholars to date, with more than 300 Scholars present. For an agenda and more information about the National Conference, please visit http://www.trumanscholars.org/national-conference.  […]

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Harry and Health Care

Contributed by Wendy R. Leibowitz “I have had some bitter disappointments as president, but the one that has troubled me most, in a personal way, has been the failure to defeat organized opposition to a national compulsory health insurance program.” -Letter, cited in Poen, Monte M.: Strictly Personal and Confidential: The Letters Harry Truman Never […]

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Foundation Requests Stevens Award Nominations, Applications

  The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation requests nominations and applications for the 2010 Stevens Award.   The Stevens Award was established in 1999 by the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation in honor of the late U.S. District Court Judge, Joseph E. Stevens, Jr.  Judge Stevens was from Kansas City […]

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Foundation Requests Senior Scholar Nominations, Applications

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation requests nominations and applications for positions as Senior Scholars at TSLW 2010.   Senior Scholars are required to attend the entire Truman Scholars Leadership Week (May 24 through May 30, 2010) and make themselves available to the new Trumans in both formal and informal capacities.  Senior Scholars serve as […]

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Foundation Requests Staats Award Nominations, Applications

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation requests nominations and application for the Elmer Staats Award.   The Staats Award was established in 1993 by the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation in honor of Elmer Staats, the former Comptroller of the Currency and Chairman of the Truman Board of Trustees. The […]

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