Scholars Day on Capitol Hill

Mississippi State University Presidential Scholars

The Mississippi State University (MSU) Presidential Scholars Program began in 2006 with the merger of the Schillig Leadership Scholarship, endowed by the Schillig Foundation in 1987, and The Presidential Endowed Scholarship, established in 2001. It now encompasses 18 endowed scholarships worth approximately $50,000 and represents MSU’s most outstanding students. The program allows students to consider how they might prepare and provide public service leadership in their careers. To provide students with these options, the Stennis Center for Public Service helps to connect Presidential Scholars with public service leaders in American cities, including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Little Rock, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, and New York City.

Truman Scholars

The Stennis Center for Public Service’s Truman Scholars Day on Capitol Hill, established in 2003, provides an annual opportunity for students to visit the United States Capitol and congressional offices. Each summer, approximately 60 Truman Scholars come to Washington, D.C., for internships in federal agencies, nonprofits, and professional organizations. When Congress is not in session, the Truman Scholars also have the unique opportunity to visit the floors of both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Since 1991, the Stennis Center has developed a strong working partnership with the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Truman Scholarships are awarded to college juniors with outstanding academic achievements, leadership potential, and a demonstrated desire to pursue a career in public service.

The Stennis Center for Public Service’s Truman Scholars Day on Capitol Hill, established in 2003, provides an annual opportunity for students to visit the United States Capitol and congressional offices. Each summer, approximately 60 Truman Scholars come to Washington, D.C., for internships in federal agencies, nonprofits, and professional organizations. When Congress is not in session, the Truman Scholars also have the unique opportunity to visit the floors of both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

 Since 1991, the Stennis Center has developed a strong working partnership with the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Truman Scholarships are awarded to college juniors with outstanding academic achievements, leadership potential, and a demonstrated desire to pursue a career in public service.

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One Research Boulevard, Suite 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409 • Fax (662) 325-8623

201 Mass. Avenue, NE, Suite C-7, Washington, DC 20002 

(202) 546-1837 • Fax (202) 546-3841