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Truman Scholarship

Website: www.truman.gov

UIC Truman application Deadline: October 30 EXTENDED toNovember 12
Truman Application Deadline:
February 3, 2015

Important 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.

Eligibility: 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.

Description: 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 agencies.

The Truman 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

Send 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 application process.

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