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Scholars on Capitol Hill

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 U.S. Capitol and congressional offices. Approximately 60 Truman Scholars come to Washington, D.C., for internships in federal agencies, nonprofits, and professional organizations each summer. When Congress is not in session, the Truman Scholars also have the unique opportunity to visit the floors of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Since 1991, the Stennis Center has developed a strong 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.

Presidential Scholars

MSU Presidential Scholars with U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)

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 endowed scholarships worth approximately $75,000 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. The Stennis Center for Public Service helps connect Presidential Scholars with public service leaders in American cities to provide students with options.

One Research Boulevard, Ste. 104, 

Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409

201 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Ste. C-7, 

Washington, D.C. 20002 

(202) 546-1837