Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at an event celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation at 5:00 p.m. on June 21, 2016, at the Department of State.
During this event, former Secretary of State and President of the Truman Foundation Madeleine Albright will also deliver remarks.
The event is jointly organized by the Department of State and the Truman Scholarship Foundation.
The Truman Foundation is the official federal memorial to our 33rd president. The Foundation is a federal executive branch agency that administers the Truman Scholarship program. The agency is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the President and Congress, endowed by a $55 million trust fund in the U.S. Treasury, and supported by a staff of five and more than 100 distinguished public servants and former Truman Scholars who participate in the selection process.
The Truman Foundation was established by Congress in 1975 and reflects President Truman’s desire, toward the end of his life, not to be honored by a bricks and mortar monument but rather by a living memorial that would act as a catalyst of support for future generations of public servants.
Each year, the Truman Foundation fulfills that mission by providing a select group of outstanding college juniors from every state and territory of the United States with graduate school scholarships, mentoring, and professional development so that they can make a positive difference through public service.
The event will be streamed live on www.state.gov.