Scholarship Offers Opportunity for Graduating Seniors to Recognize Former Teachers

Through the support of Truman’s education alumni and a generous estate gift, the James and Margaret Mudd Teacher Recognition Scholarship provides ongoing recognition of excellence in education.

This month, graduating seniors have the opportunity to recognize a high school educator/counselor whom they feel made a positive impact on their academic growth. The chosen teacher/counselor will then receive an invitation to be formally recognized and participate in Truman’s spring commencement. To further acknowledge the recipient, a $1,000 scholarship in their honor will be awarded to an incoming Truman student from the teacher’s/counselor’s high school.

Since its origin as a normal school in 1867, Truman has been committed to providing a strong teacher education program. Over the years more than 8,000 teachers have received preparation from the University, and the program is deeply rooted in the University’s history.

Graduating seniors will receive an email this month with nomination process instructions. The nomination deadline will be Feb. 7. Anyone who wishes to donate to the Teacher Recognition Scholarship fund may do so by contacting the Truman State University Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133.