UIC Junior Receives Truman Scholarship

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Cristian Nuno, a junior in the Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named a Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation scholar for 2015. He will receive $30,000 for graduate school. The foundation awards the highly competitive scholarships to exceptional college students planning to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or public service. Nuno, who is dual-majoring in economics and urban and public affairs, is one of 58 Truman Scholars selected nationwide. Scholars also receive leadership training, career and graduate school counseling and special internship opportunities within the federal government. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy in preparation for a career focused on municipal finance and urban policy. “My biggest passion is taking something that people don’t care about and making it relevant,” said Nuno, a resident of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. “The resources we do have can take students anywhere they want to go,” he said. “It doesn’t matter where you go to school. It’s what you do with where-you-are.”


Cristian Nuno, a junior in the UIC Honors College.

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