Truman Campus Nomination Timeline

Below is the 2022-23 campus schedule for the Truman Scholarship, a junior-year fellowship competition to support future graduate study in preparation for a career in public service.

September 23: Both the Prospective Applicant Form and the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) are due. The questionnaire is required to be considered for nomination and must be submitted before the first draft of the Truman online application. Already submitted an FPQ? If it has been more than one academic year since you completed your FPQ, please submit the FPQ Update. After submission of the FPQ or FPQ Update, students should schedule a meeting with the Fellowships Office.

October 17: Truman draft application and policy proposal due for initial review.  After submission, email the Fellowships Office to schedule a review of your draft.

November 11, 4 p.m. EST: Revised draft of complete Truman application and all three recommendation letters* uploaded online for campus committee review process.

*Reference letters should be submitted on letterhead with a current date (.pdf is preferred). The PDF should use the following naming structure: Student Last Name_Truman Rec_Last Name of Recommender. Be sure to provide recommenders with Truman Scholarship Program overview and sample recommender form for the specific kind of recommendation being prepared, e.g., intellect, public service career commitment, or leadership potential and abilities.

Week of November 28: Truman Campus Nominating Committee meets to interview candidates and select nominee(s). UR may select four nominees (or six if two transfer students are nominated).

Schedule for Nominees

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

January 26, 5 p.m. EST: Complete, final, revised Truman Scholarship online application and recommendation letters due for nominees.