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Awards Weekend Activities:
Parents and guests are invited to attend the Awards Weekend.  All events, except the Awards Ceremony, will be held at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.  Due to limited seating, Scholars are asked to contact Ellen Dunlavey (edunlavey@truman.gov) to invite more than two guests to the Saturday Banquet and the Awards Ceremony on Sunday.  Please review all of the following information thoroughly before filling out the TSLW Weekend Guest Survey.  Weekend guests may be interested in renting a car as the Foundation cannot provide transportation to or from William Jewell College, the Truman Library or lodging. Scholars may leave the Awards Ceremony with their parents, but Scholars must ride to the Awards Ceremony as a group.

Saturday, May 23rd:

  • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast: Served in the Yates-Gill College Union.  See Guest Reservations and Payment below.  Everyone is invited to breakfast.
  • 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. Presentation of Policy Implementation Projects:  Everyone is welcome to attend these presentations made by the Truman Scholars.
  • 1:00 p.m. Lunch: Enjoy lunch with Truman Scholars in Yates-Gill College Union.
  • 6:00 p.m. Barbeque Reception and Banquet:  Celebrate the new class of Truman Scholars.  Please see Guest Reservations and Payment below.  Please contact Kelsea Cooper (kcooper@truman.gov) to request more than two guests.

Sunday, May 24th:

  • 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast:  Served in the Yates-Gill College Union.  See Guest Reservations and Payment below.  Everyone is invited to breakfast.
  • 9:15 a.m.  Interfaith Worship Service:  Everyone is welcome at this special service in Gano Chapel.
  • 11:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony:  The ceremony will be held at Harry S. Truman Library. Scholars must travel to the ceremony as a group, but may depart with their parents.  Guests must arrange their own transportation to the library.  Please contact Ellen Dunlavey (edunlavey@truman.gov) to request more than two guests.
  • 1:30 p.m.  Send-Off Lunch:  Everyone is welcome at this event held on the William Jewell College Quad.  See Guest Reservations and Payment Below.

Scholars:  Please mark your TSLW Weekend Guest Survey with your weekend guest information.  This survey will serve as your guests' reservation.  You will receive your meal tickets as you enter Yates-Gill College Union for the banquet on Saturday.  For the TSLW Weekend Guest Survey you will need to know:

  • The number of guests for the Saturday Meal Ticket, which includes breakfast and lunch
  • The number of guests for the Saturday Barbeque Reception 
  • The number of guests for the Sunday Meal Ticket, which includes the breakfast and farewell lunch

Calculate the Cost of the Tickets

  • Saturday Meal Ticket, cost per person (unlimited guests): $15.50
  • Saturday Barbeque cost per person (two guest limit): $28
  • Sunday Meal Ticket, includes breakfast and lunch, cost per person (unlimited guests): $15.50
  • Note:  Scholar meals and faculty representative meals (if applicable) are provided by the Foundation.  Please do not include yourself of your faculty rep in the total.

    Send Your Payment
    Checks must be made out to: William Jewell College.  The Foundation is unable to accept other forms of payment.  Please specify on the check memo the number of Saturday Meal Tickets, Banquet Meals, and Sunday Meal Tickets you are purchasing and the name of the Truman Scholar, if not apparent on the check.  Mail your payment to:

            Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
            Attn: Ellen Dunlavey
            712 Jackson Place, NW
            Washington, DC 20006   

Please have your payments postmarked by Monday, April 20th.   Please send the check via regular US Mail.  Expedited processing (such as UPS, FedEx or Priority Mail) will delay the receipt of your materials.

Directions from Kansas City International Airport to William Jewell College
From KCI, follow signs to St. Louis (I-435 East). [about 15 miles]  Follow I-435 to Exit 49B (Route 152 East).  Sign will say 'Liberty.'  Turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Go straight through several stoplights. The road will narrow to one-way. You are now on Kansas Street. Continue straight, you will enter the Liberty Square, a shopping area with the old Town Hall in the center. Keep going straight through the Square.  Turn left on Jewell Street (you will see the campus on a grassy hill). Turn right onto Miller Street. The road will curve to the right and take you past several brick dormitories. Turn right onto Mississippi Street. This is a one-way street.  Park on either side of the road.  On the left side are two brick buildings.  Yates-Gill College Union is the building at the bottom of the hill.
            *View a map of the William Jewell College campus
Directions from William Jewell College to the Harry S. Truman Library Institute
Exit William Jewell College on Mississippi Street.  Take a left onto Lightburne Street (Missouri Highway 33).  Continue straight on MO 33 through one stoplight and over the railroad tracks.  The second stoplight is the intersection of Highway 291.  Take a left onto 291 South.  Stay on 291 South for approximately 8 miles.  Exit to the right onto Independence Avenue (signs for the Truman Library).  Follow Independence Ave./ West Hwy. 24 to the Truman Library.  The Library is located on the right side of the road.  The path is clearly marked with signs.  The trip takes approximately 23 minutes.

Guest Lodging near William Jewell College:

Comfort Suites Kansas City
8200 N Church Road
Kansas City, MO 64158
(816) 781-7273
3.26 miles from the college
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
8230 N Church Road
Liberty, MO 64158
(816) 781-5555
3.35 miles from the college

Liberty, MO
8101 North Church Road
Kansas City, MO 64158
(816) 792-4000
3.39 miles from the college

Hampton Inn
Liberty, MO
8551 N Church Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64158
(816) 415-9600
3.4 miles from the college

The Westin Crown Center
1 Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
(888) 627-8538 (reservations)
(816) 474-4400
17.4 miles from the college

Hilton Kansas City Airport
8801 NW 112th Street
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 891-8900
(800) 525-6322
17.93 miles from the college

Holiday Inn Express Kansas City Airport
11130 NW Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 464-2345
(800) 465-4329
18.13 miles from the college

Radisson Hotel Kansas City Airport
11828 NW Plaza Circle
Kansas City, MO 64153
(800) 333-3333 (reservations)
(816) 464-2423
18.8 miles from the college

Fairfield Inn Kansas City Airport
11820 NW Plaza Circle
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 464-2424
(800) 228-2800
18.9 miles from the college

Holiday Inn Express Westport Plaza
801 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 931-1000
(800) 465-4329
20.3 miles from the college

Marriott Kansas City Airport
775 Brasilia
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 464-2200
(800) 228-9290
20.48 miles from the college

Embassy Suites Country Club Plaza
220 W 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 756-1720
(800) 362-2779
20.7 miles from the college

Hampton Inn and Suites Country Club Plaza
4600 Summitt
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 448-4600
20.9 miles from the college

Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-3000
21.1 miles from the college

Fairmont Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 756-1500
21.4 miles from the college