A UIC junior has been named a Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation scholar for 2016.
Zoie Sheets, a biological sciences major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the only recipient from Illinois among the 54 Truman Scholars selected from across the country.
The foundation's competitive $30,000 scholarships are awarded to exceptional college students planning to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or the nonprofit sector. Scholars also receive leadership training, career and graduate school counseling and special internship opportunities within the federal government.
To read the full news release, as well as comments from Sheets, click here.