H.R. 17481 (93rd): Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship Act

Nov 20, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 3548 (same title)
Signed by the President — Jan 04, 1975

James O'Hara
Representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district
Related Bills
S. 3548 (Related)
Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship Act

Signed by the President
Jan 04, 1975


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 17, 1974 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Nov 20, 1974
Referred to Committee Nov 20, 1974
Passed House Dec 17, 1974
Full Title

A bill to establish the Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship Program.


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23 cosponsors (16D, 6R, 1P) (show)

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Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship Act - Expresses the findings of Congress and declares that it is especially appropriate to honor former President Harry S. Truman through the creation of a perpetual education scholarship program to develop increased opportunities for young Americans to prepare and pursue careers in public service.
Establishes, as an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States Government, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, to be subject to the supervision and direction of a Board of Trustees. Authorizes the Foundation to award scholarships to persons who demonstrate outstanding potential for and who plan to pursue a career in public service.
Directs the Foundation to provide for the conduct of a nationwide competition for the purpose of selecting Truman Scholars. Establishes in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund. Prescribes the procedures for expenditures from the fund.
Authorizes appropriations of $30,000,000 to the fund.

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