How to Become a Faculty Rep

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Our Faculty Representatives play a vital role in the success of our competition as a liaison for the Foundation with both Candidates and institutions. Without the assistance of our Faculty Reps, the Foundation would be unable to find the diverse, accomplished, and dedicated young people we are proud to call Truman Scholars.

If you are interested in acting as the Fac Rep for your institution, please follow these steps:

  1. Check our Faculty Rep Locator to be sure that your institution does not have a Faculty Rep. Each institution can have only one Faculty Representative. 
  2. Familiarize yourself with the duties of a Faculty Rep. You will be responsible for running the campus competition for the Truman Scholarship. These duties include publicizing the competition, recruiting qualified candidates, and assisting candidates with application and interview preparation. Faculty Reps are also the primary contact between the Truman Foundation and their institutions and candidates. These duties include monitoring periodic emails from the Foundation, keeping the Faculty Rep and institution information current, and assisting Candidates in their communication with the Foundation. Fac Reps are solely responsible for ensuring that the Foundation receives a complete application in a timely manner. In some cases, the Faculty Rep may be asked to assist the Foundation with recruiting visits to the institution.
  3. Obtain institutional support for your nomination. Depending on the size and organization of your institution, this may include having an endorsement from the head of an academic department, dean, or university official.
  4. Send an email to the Foundation that includes your full name, title, mailing address, phone, fax, and email address. After your information has been processed, you will receive an automated email with your username and password.