Dec 022013


Students who will graduate in December 2014 or May 2015 and and who plan to post-graduate study in preparation for careers in government or other public service are invited to apply for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.  Interested students should have strong academic backgrounds, demonstrated experience in public service, and plans to pursue a career in government or elsewhere in public service (broadly defined).   Students must be nominated by their undergraduate universities to be eligible for consideration at the national level.  Application requires nomination by the college; if you are interested, please submit a statement of intent and a resume to <> by December 15.

All current undergraduates are invited, individually or in teams, to submit applications for the Davis Projects for Peace competition, which aims to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace. Applicants are invited to design grassroots projects to be implemented during the summer of 2014 Those judged to be ‘the most promising and do-able’ will be provided with $10,000 to bring the projects to fruition.  Students at selected colleges across the US and internationally are eligible to apply; 100 projects will be selected for funding.

Bard will nominate one project and one ‘alternate’ to the Davis Scholars Program.  Campus application deadline is January 3rd.

Submissions should be sent to David Shein < > via e-mail: attach as a pdf document that includes:

  • a cover sheet listing your name, contact information (if you are applying as a team, names and contact info for all team members), the title of your project, and the location where it will be implemented,
  • an academic and extra-curricular resume (if you are applying as a team, include resumes for all team members),
  • a 2-page typed proposal describing your project, its importance, and its feasibility, and
  •  a 1-page typed budget narrative.

You may submit only one proposal. If you submit as a member of a team, you cannot submit individually, and you cannot be a part of more than one team.

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