Application Deadline: Early February
Notes: UIC may nominate only 4 candidates for this award.
Candidates may not apply directly. UIC students interested
in applying should contact the Office of Special Scholarship
Programs for more information about the application process.
Applicants must be a full-time junior level student at a four-year
institution pursuing a bachelor's degree. The Truman Foundation
defines a junior as a student who plans to continue undergraduate
study and who will receive their bachelor's degree sometime
between December and August of the year following their application
for the Truman Scholarship. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens
or nationals. Resident aliens are not eligible. Applicants should
have a GPA of 3.7 or higher and have public service related
experiences and goals.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards $30,000 scholarships
to students who want to attend graduate school in preparation
for careers in public service. Each year 70-75 awards are given,
and winners are provided with leadership training, graduate
school counseling and internship opportunities with federal
Foundation defines public service as employment in government
at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations,
nongovernmental research and or educational organizations, public
and private schools, and public service oriented nonprofit organizations.
UIC winner: 2002 - Rena Patel
applications to: UIC may nominate only 4 candidates
for this award. Candidates may not apply directly. UIC
students interested in applying should contact the Office of
Special Scholarship Programs for more information about the