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Fellowships Office

Truman Campus Nomination Timeline

Truman Scholarship 

2019-20 UR Campus Nomination Timeline

(This is a junior-year competition for a fellowship to support future graduate study in various fields in preparation for public-service oriented careers.)

AUGUST 26:  Both the Prospective Applicant Form and the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) due.Questionnaire is required to be considered for nomination and must be submitted before the first draft of the Truman online application.

NB: After submission of the FPQ, students should schedule a meeting with the Fellowships Office. Call 585-276-5869 or stop by Dewey 4-209B to make appointment.

NOVEMBER 8: Truman draft application and policy proposal due for initial review; submit via Truman online application manager. After submission, call the Fellowships Office (585-276-5869) to schedule a consultation to take place within one week of submission

NOVEMBER 25, 4pm EST: Revised draft of complete Truman application and all three recommendation letters due for campus committee review process. Reference letters should be submitted on letterhead with a current date (.pdf is preferred).

Please label document as follows: Student Last Name_Truman Rec_Last Name of Recommender. Be sure to provide referees with Truman Scholarship Program overview and sample referee form for the specific kind of recommendation being prepared, e.g., intellect, public service career commitment, or leadership potential & abilities.

Early DECEMBER: Truman Campus Nominating Committee meets to interview candidates and select nominee(s). Interviews may occur via Skype for students not in Rochester ONLY.


Nominees must schedule a meeting in December with the Fellowships Office to discuss committee feedback and final revisions.

JANUARY 29, 2020, 2pm EST: Complete, final, revised Truman Scholarship online application and recommendation letters due for nominees.

*** Prospective candidates are advised to come to the Fellowships Office to review the collection of applications and policy proposals submitted by previous UR Truman Scholarship finalists & winners.