Truman Scholarship for Public Service: Information Event

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Join the National and International Scholarship Program for a two-day Truman Scholarship information event:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30-4:30 PM (IUB Room 504) – Information session and discussion with former Truman Scholar
  • Friday, Oct. 16, 3:30-4:30 PM (IUB Room 514) – Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship award $30,000 for students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. College juniors who are U.S. citizens with a record of community service and a commitment to a career in public service are eligible. Public service includes government, uniformed services, public interest organizations, non-governmental research or educational organizations, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented, non-profit organizations.

Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular activities, suitability of the applicant’s proposed program of study for a career in public service, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a premier graduate school program. Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, global studies, law political science, public administration, and public health. Illinois may nominate up to 4 students for the Truman Scholarship.

The required campus deadline is November 12, 2015 at 12:00pm

More information on this award, including the campus endorsement process, can be found here. To make an appointment to discuss whether the Truman Scholarship is right for you, email topscholars@illinois.edu.