Secretary Kerry to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 20, 2016

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

The event will be open to the press. Pre-set for video cameras: 3:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance. Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 4:30 p.m. from C Street Entrance Lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

For more information, please contact Truman Scholarship Foundation representative Trish Reilly at 703-624-0841. For further press information please contact the Department of State Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.