Application: Board of Directors

The 2020 TSA Board of Directors application for the Truman Scholars Association is now open! Truman Scholars from all class years and backgrounds are encouraged to apply no later than  Sunday, November 15th, 2020.

About the Board of Directors and Expectations of Directors

The TSA Board of Directors designs and implements TSA’s activities. We are a separate entity from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation which awards the scholarships annually. We function more like an alumni association. TSA is an all-volunteer organization, and Directors commit time to helping TSA accomplish its goals. Directors serve a three-year term, with the option to run for a second, three-year term. Directors commit to attending at least 2 conference calls per month (at least one committee, and one full board). Other calls are held as needed to accomplish TSA’s work, and Directors are expected to work between meetings on TSA activities. The Board also meets in person one weekend, usually each fall. While the Board’s work fluctuates over the year, Directors generally commit 4-8 hours per month on TSA activities.

How to Apply

All interested Scholars–of any background, from any year, working in public service or not–are invited to apply using the form below. Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply.

The Nominating Committee may conduct short phone interviews with applicants as needed, and requests your flexibility in making yourself available.

Election Process

The Nominating Committee, drawn from current Directors, will propose nominees, to be voted on by the full board shortly after applicants have been interviewed. All applicants will be notified soon thereafter.

Please send any questions or concerns to the Nominating Committee Chair, Micaela Brokaw. We hope you will consider applying and we look forward to reading your application.

If you know of any Truman Scholars that you think would be a great fit for the TSA Board of Directors, please let us know! You can fill out a form here to let us know who you would like to nominate.


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