Scholarship Opportunities

Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in the 2010-2011 academic year are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight March 5. To learn more, go to

McManis Family Scholarship is being offered for the first time this year. This scholarship was established in 2005 by Michael A. and Marcia M. McManis with their daughters Erin E. McManis and Kristen V. McManis, both of whom are Truman alumna. Applicants must be a student of high character and demonstrate financial need. First preference is given to education or pre-MAE students. Second preference is given to interdisciplinary, history or political science majors. To apply, go to The McManis Scholarship is due March 5.

National Science Foundation Incentive Scholarships of $500 may be available to students who take one or more math or computer science courses not required by their majors. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, have a financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA, and may not be math or computer science majors. (Math and computer science minors are eligible). To apply, fill out the online application at Students who apply by March 5 will receive first consideration for funding. For more information contact Dana Vazzana at

The St. Louis Chapter of the Hispanic/Latino Employee Association of AT&T (HACEMOS) awards annual scholarships to meritorious Hispanic college students or college bound high school seniors and graduates. All Hispanic college students residing in the St. Louis metropolitan area (including Missouri and Illinois) are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a Hispanic resident of the United States as classified by the U.S. Census. College students and high school seniors or graduates who have a parent who has been a member in good-standing of HACEMOS for at least two years are also eligible to apply. A completed application must be received by March 15. Application for this scholarship are available through the Truman State University Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103.

The J. R. Popalisky Scholarship Fund of the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship is to encourage enrollment in educational studies related to career fields associated with water supply. Applications are available in the Financial Aid office in McClain 103. Deadline for submission of this application is March 24.  

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis is inviting eligible media communication, and journalism students to apply for scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. Students of journalism or related fields who are residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area (City of St. Louis; Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis, and Warren counties in Missouri; and Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties in Illinois) are eligible to receive these scholarships. Applications are available online at Deadline for applications is March 30.

The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation will award scholarships to deserving students attending Missouri colleges or universities in a program that could lead to positions in the insurance industry in Missouri. The $2,500 C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior Missouri resident majoring in insurance or a related area of study in a Missouri college or university. In addition to the Leggett Scholarship, the foundation has made an additional scholarship available in the amount of $2,000. Applications are available on their website at and due March 31.

The Jack J. Isgur Foundation is accepting applications from students enrolled in the field of education in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance. The Foundation awards scholarships to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate an interest in teaching courses in the above-described areas in school districts located in the State of Missouri, preferably rural school districts. The scholarship is available to those at the junior and senior levels, as well as graduate students. For further information, and an application, stop by the Truman State University Financial Aid Office. Deadline for submission is April 15.

The Foundation of the Stadium Managers Association (SMA) offers its student scholarship to provide tuition assistance and an opportunity for outstanding students currently enrolled in an accredited Sports Management and Sports Administration programs with an emphasis on facility and/or event management to learn more about the professions through networking with leaders in the field in an educational, and information setting. This $2,500 annual scholarship award includes student membership in the SMA. For an application and more information regarding this scholarship go to, click on Foundation. Application deadline is April 15.  

The William M. Reiss Foundation is offering scholarships to graduates of publicly supported high schools located within the city limits of Belleville, Ill. Official college transcripts are required and a copy of the Student Aid Report from the FASFA is recommended. Stop by the Financial Aid Office at McClain Hall 103 for more information on how to apply for this scholarship. Deadline to apply is May 1.

The John Gyles Education Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. They are the result of a private, benevolent endeavor established in 1990. Full Canadian or American citizenship is a requirement. Awards are available to both male and female students for all areas of post secondary study. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. Selected students will receive up to $3,000. The filing date for mailing applications is May 1. Applications are available online at

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits by offering a $500 scholarship. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of the sport. Deadline for submission is June 24. Visit to learn how to apply.

AES Engineers is pleased to be able to continue providing $500 scholarships to students regardless of courses being studied who meet certain criteria. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. Students are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words in answer to one of the two questions that are posted online at Deadline for entry is October 8.
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