This award provides a year of funding for students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields for the eligible students to become the part of Truman scholarship. College juniors who are U.S. citizens with a record of community service of the eligible candidate and a commitment to a career in public service are eligible for the Truman scholarship in the year 2021 for the students. Public service includes government rules and laws, uniformed services for students, public interest organizations for the students, non-governmental research or educational organizations for the students, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented, non-profit organizations for the eligibility of the Truman scholarship.
Truman Scholar Stephanie Maldonado shares her experience in applying for the scholarship in the year 2021.
Two-Day Truman Information Event for students
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. is the time for the scholarship. Information session and discussion with former Truman Scholar held in 514 IUB for the eligible students
A recorded 2020 Truman Information Session can be viewed for the students here.
Friday, October 8, 2021: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. CST Online information session for the eligible students at
Friday, Oct. 8, 2021: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application held in 514 IUB for the eligible students
The Truman scholarship program is looking for the academically strong student in Truman scholarship who has a passion for public service for the eligible students. Evaluators look for leadership ability of the students for the Truman program 2021, potential for influencing public policies for the students is also checked, community service and extracurricular activities for the students, suitability of the applicant’s proposed program of study for a career in public service for the students, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a premier graduate school program for the students who are eligible for the scholarship.
Scholars are required to work in public service for 3 of the 7 years following completion of a foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding so students who are eligible can apply as soon as possible.
In order to access the online application for the scholarship, students must receive login credentials from the Illinois faculty representative firstly, David SC hug owner. To receive an application from the program management, please email him your following information for the Truman scholarship:
- Name of the student
- Preferred email address of the student
- Anticipated graduation date of the student
- GPA of the student
- Permanent address of the student
- UIN (University Identification Number) of the student
After submitting the application online for the scholarship, send an email to our office with a few potential meeting times no earlier than 2 business days after your submission to receive feedback about the scholarship. We are willing to work with students through numerous revisions for the betterment od those students who are eligible for the scholarship.
A complete Truman application of the scholarship, including 3 letters of recommendation of the students is given before the interview of the candidate, must be submitted to us in order to be considered for University of Illinois endorsement for the scholarship in the Truman program(a requirement to move forward in the competition). We will schedule interviews of short-listed candidates for the scholarship in the program be conducted within a few weeks before the deadline of the application time for the eligible students for this scholarship in 2021. Based on your submittal records of the education field, including grade reports that we will provide to the students for the betterment of their Truman scholarship, and an interview of the student, the committee will determine your endorsement is required for the scholarship.
Required information includes:
- A signed Scholarship Waiver (either scanned or in hardcopy) is required for the scholarship.
- Truman Letter of Recommendation Advice (letters should address the range of criteria requested for a Truman Scholarship for the eligible students) is required for the scholarship in year 2021. You need to provide each referee of your education and your complete information with the appropriate downloaded reference form (sample letters) from the Sample Application Forms section of the Truman website is required for the scholarship. Letters should be sent as attachments directly to us for the scholarship in year 2021 at [email protected] is required for the scholarship.
- A complete Scholarship application including a policy proposal is required for the scholarship.
For official information on the Harry S. Truman Scholarship please visit the official website of the Truman scholarship(which supersedes any information provided here for the students), please visit their official website.
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