The University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics is one of the only institutions in the nation to produce a scholar in the last six out of seven years.
The Truman Scholarship Foundation was established by Congress in 1975 as the federal memorial to the thirty-third president, Harry S. Truman. The Foundation awards scholarships for college students to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. The prestigious scholarship provides each recipient $30,000 for graduate study as well as priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special fellowship opportunities within the federal government.
Students may not apply directly for the Truman Scholarship; they must apply through the Hinckley Institute of Politics. The University of Utah is a Truman Honor Institution because of its considerable success in nominating students. Twenty-four students from the University of Utah have been named Truman Scholars, including Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers.