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Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award


The Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation has invited the University of Kansas to submit nominations for the Sherman and Irene Dreiseszun Scholarships. The foundation recognizes the awardees of these scholarships at their annual banquet each May which the awardees must attend. The foundation places special emphasis on conflict resolution. Nominees must be KU students pursuing courses of study in the general areas of international relations and diplomacy. In addition, nominees may be either US citizens or foreign nationals and must demonstrate potential for a career in or contribution to international service. 

Two (2) scholarships of $5000 each are available to be awarded the following fall semester.

Nominations for these student scholarships are limited to two (2) per department and must be ranked by the department. Nomination deadline is in February 2021.

This award is listed for departmental nomination. If you are a student looking for funding, please visit funding opportunities.


Student Info:


If submitting multiple nominations, please rank them accordingly. If only submitting one, please select first.

Checklist of Materials:

Nomination Statement by Department. Please include an evaluation of the student's past and possible future accomplishments. Bear in mind that the selection committee is composed of faculty from many disciplines. Write the description of the student's work for a broad audience. Please limit this to two (2) pages.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Student's personal essay addressing his/her desire to pursue the graduate degree and his/her long-term goals and ambitions. Please limit this to two (2) pages.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.

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