Scholarship Opportunities for Pre-Law Students

Are you familiar with the National and International Scholarships Program on campus? They work with high achieving students to help them apply for (and receive!) a variety of prestigious scholarship opportunities such as the Fulbright, Rhoades, and Truman scholarships. Take a moment to check out their website, as well as these upcoming workshops. Note below that some deadlines are fast approaching.

Do you want to change the world? Our campus is currently looking for exciting juniors* to nominate for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

Are you bothered by an issue and trying to make changes to address a problem? The Truman program is looking for the academically strong student who has a passion for public service. Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular involvement, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a premier graduate school program. It awards $30,000 merit-based scholarships to U.S. citizen college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.

Public service includes a wide array of career possibilities, such as public health; local, state, or federal government; educational policy; international relations; conservation; and environmental protection. Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership experiences in campus and community service activities. Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, and public health. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding.

The University of Illinois may nominate up to four students for the Truman Scholarship. The campus deadline is November 15, 2012 to be considered. If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend one of our informational sessions outlining criteria and the application process.

Tuesday, October 16 at 3:00


Friday,  October 19 at 4:00.

Location: 807 South Wright Street, Room 514

Additional information about the award may be found at:

*For the Truman Scholarship, a “Junior” is defined as someone either in their third and final year of undergraduate study, or someone planning to graduate between December 2013 and August 2014.


Are you a high achieving student in a math, science, or engineering discpline?The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship might be in your future! Are you a junior or advanced sophomore?  Do you plan to continue on to graduate school for a PhD? Do you have a strong undergraduate research record? If so, please read on!

The Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship offers 300 annual awards to undergraduate students (Illinois GPA 3.7 and above) who demonstrate strong evidence of contributing to the technological advances of the United States. The awards cover eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room/board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Current junior or exceptional sophomore students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or resident aliens may apply.

Applicants should be committed to a Ph.D. in the research fields of mathematics, sciences, or engineering. Candidates who intend to study medicine are eligible if they plan a career in research rather than a career in private medical practice.

The National and International Scholarships Program will be outlining criteria and the process for students considering competing for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship at the following sessions:

Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00


Friday, October 19 at 3:00.

Location: Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services, 807 S. Wright Street, Room 514

Endorsement by the designated Illinois faculty committee will be required.

The Illinois campus deadline for fullest consideration will be November 27, 2012.

Further information and a link to the online application may be found at: