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Truman Scholarship Workshop

Event Type
Ceremony/Service
Sponsor
National and International Scholarships Program
Location
807 S. Wright St. Floor 5 (514 IUB)
Date
Oct 13, 2017   3:30 - 4:30 pm  
Contact
David Schug
E-Mail
topscholars@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-4710
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This workshop’s purpose is to help get you started on your Truman Scholarship application. Aspiring nominees will receive tips on application components and leave with some text crafted for many of the sections of a Truman application. 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 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.

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu  

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