Are you concerned about issues facing your community, campus or country, and are you actively working to make change? The prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship 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.
The University of Illinois may nominate up to four students for the Truman Scholarship. If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend informational sessions:
Truman Scholarship Information Session https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338905: Thursday, October 10th, 3:30-4:30 pm in 514 Illini Union Bookstore
Truman Scholarship Writing Workshop https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1826?eventId=33338906: Friday, October 11th, 3:00-4:00 pm in 514 Illini Union Bookstore
For more information, contact the scholarships office at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu
Thanks to Suzanna Challen of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.