Vol. 20 No. 23 - Feb. 29, 2016


  • Truman Announced as Top Producer of Fulbright Students

    Truman was once again recognized as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students for 2015-2016 in “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”

    The University tied in ranking sixth nationally among master’s students with a total of four Fulbright students. All four of Truman’s Fulbright recipients will serve as English teaching assistants in schools or universities. Students and the countries for which they received grants include: Lauren Baker, Andorra; Paige Bergan, Spain; Brian Jacob, Germany; and Joey Meinert, Germany.

    The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. A current objective of the program is to encourage participants to find innovative solutions to global issues such as climate change and pandemics.

    Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 310,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the past 65 years, more than 44,000 students from the U.S. have benefited from the Fulbright experience.

    The Fulbright competition is administered at Truman through Maria Di Stefano, associate provost and dean of graduate studies. For more information about the program or the application process, visit gradstudies.truman.edu/fellowships or fulbright.state.gov.

  • Truman Among the Nation’s 50 Best Colleges

    Truman State University comes in at No. 49 on a recently released report of the best four-year public institutions across the country, based on 20 indicators of academic excellence.

    The rankings, released by Business First, give the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, prestigious reputations, generous resources, affordable tuitions and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.

    Data for the report comes from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. College rankings recently issued by Forbes, Kiplinger’s and U.S. News and World Report also were taken into account.

    Truman and the University of Missouri were the only schools from the state to make the top 100. Truman has been included in the top 50 both years this report has been released.

    Business First is a publication of American City Business Journals Inc., the nation’s largest publisher of local business news and information.

    In the featuring article announcing the rankings, Business First noted that 69 percent of U.S. students who graduated from college in 2014 went into debt as they pursued their bachelor’s degrees, according to a report by the Institute for College Access and Success. By comparison, typically half of all Truman students graduate without any student debt, and the other half graduate with debt well below the national and state averages.

  • Global Issues Colloquium to Discuss Nicaragua Gran Canal

    As part of the Global Issues Colloquium series, LaRoy Brant, assistant professor of biology, will present “The Nicaragua Gran Canal: Do We Really Need It?” at 7 p.m. March 3 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    The colloquium will discuss environmental conservation and marine biology during a political and economic moment in Nicaragua’s history: should Nicaragua permit China to build its proposed Gran Canal - a waterway larger than the Panama Canal - across Nicaragua?

    Other upcoming colloquiums this semester are Virginia Lynch, founder of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, with “Forensic Nursing Strategies: Global Issues in Health and Justice” at 7 p.m. March 31 in Violette Hall 1010, and Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology, with “Observations of Daily Life in Rural Southern Chile” at 7 p.m. April 14 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    Sponsored by the Global Issues Committee, the series is presented for educational or civic purposes. For more information on the spring’s colloquiums, visit globalissues.truman.edu.

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  • Clarinet Choir to Perform at International Clarinetfest

    Truman’s Clarinet Choir has been selected to perform at the 2016 International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Lawrence, Kan., Aug. 4-7. 

    There were an unprecedented 270 proposals for performance submitted this year and the Truman Clarinet Choir will be just one of a few select university clarinet choirs featured at the conference.

    The ensemble will perform their concert Aug. 7, which will include Shostakovich’s “Polka” from “The Golden Age,” Teng’s “Hymn of Acxiom” and Ciesla’s “Itamar Freilach” from his “Klezmer Suite.”

    This year’s group is comprised of 24 talented members, including eight non-music majors and 17 clarinetists who participated in the all-state band during high school. This will mark the first time that the Truman Clarinet Choir has performed at an international conference since their 1967 performance at the Canadian World Exposition in Montreal.  

    In addition to this performance, the Truman clarinet students will have opportunities to attend world-class recitals and master classes, as well as explore the exhibits, where they will be able to try out new clarinet equipment, browse the newest sheet music and interact with famous clarinetists from around the world.

  • Truman Forensics Wins Big at Missouri Championship Tournament

    Truman’s Forensic Union placed second in debate sweepstakes, third in overall sweepstakes and won eight state championships at the Missouri Association of Forensic Activities Championship Tournament, Feb 19-20.

    In dramatic interpretation, freshman Tia Frey took home sixth place and sophomore Brian Kantanka took home third place. In extemporaneous speaking, senior Sarah Muir took sixth place and freshman Johnathan Christy placed third. Christy also was recognized as the top novice in this category. In afterdinner speaking, junior Anson Long-Seabra placed sixth, and in prose interpretation, junior Adrien Zambrano placed fourth. Truman’s best category was poetry interpretation, where Long-Seabra placed sixth, junior Mahliyah Adkins-Threats placed third and Kantanka took first place and the state championship.
    Truman Forensics competed in two categories of debate, including parliamentary debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate. In the novice division of parliamentary debate, freshman Jonathan Rogers was recognized as the fifth-best speaker in the division. Freshman Johnathan Christy was also recognized, placing first and making him the state champion speaker in novice parliamentary debate. Rogers and Christy also went on to win the novice parliamentary final round as debate partners, making them the fourth state champions in a row for Truman in this category.
    In Lincoln-Douglas debate, freshman Jack Eames performed well enough to move from the novice division and into the open quarterfinal round. His performance also earned him two state championships as top speaker and top debater in novice Lincoln-Douglas. Senior Dillon Laaker was a quarterfinalist in open Lincoln-Douglas debate. Laaker also picked up a state championship as the top Missouri speaker in the division. Freshman Johnathan Christy was recognized as the third-best speaker behind Laaker and advanced all the way to the final round of open Lincoln-Douglas, earning his third state championship of the tournament.
    The team will send a small entry of Lincoln-Douglas debaters to the Illinois State University/Western Kentucky University Nationals Warm-up tournament at Illinois State’s campus in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., Feb. 27-28. This will be the last tournament before the national tournament in mid-April.
    Participation in the forensics program is open to any Truman student in good standing, regardless of prior speech and debate experience. For more information on how to get involved, visit forensics.truman.edu, contact Christopher Outzen, director of forensics, or contact Craig Hennigan, assistant director of forensics.

  • Students Visit with Legislators at Capitol

    Truman students, along with President Troy Paino, Sen. Brian Munzlinger and Truman alumni Sens. Eric Schmitt, Scott Sifton and Mike Cunningham, pose for a photo on the Missouri State Capitol third floor rotunda steps. The students visited with members of the Missouri General Assembly during the annual Truman Day at the Capitol, Feb. 23, in Jefferson City.

    Rep. Nate Walker (first place, second row from the top) welcomed Truman students to the Capitol.
  • Communication Disorder Students Visit with Legislators at Capitol

    Graduate students and staff members from Truman’s communication disorders program take a picture with Sen. Brian Munzlinger (front row, left) and alumnus Sen. Scott Sifton (front row, right). The group visited the Capitol Feb. 23 in conjunction with the statewide Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual legislative day.


  • Public Relations Internship Available

    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the full-time spring 2016 internship position.

    The public relations intern will help with the production of the University’s online newsletter, the Truman Today, and biannual alumni magazine, the Truman Review. The intern will also assist in planning special events throughout the semester, writing press releases and fulfilling other office tasks.

    Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to candidates with knowledge of Associated Press Style.

    To apply, send a resume, an advising transcript, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, no later than March 18. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles at tmiles@truman.edu.

  • Center for International Education to Host Info Session

    The Center for International Education will bring a visitor from the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France, at 4:30 p.m. March 1 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C.  

    Founded in 1958, the Institute for American Universities (IAU) is one of the oldest and largest international education programs in Europe. At IAU’s school of humanities and social sciences, students from all majors may take courses and earn between 12-18 credit hours per semester. Courses are taught in both English and French. No previous knowledge of French is required; however, all students are required to take at least one French course. All courses are taught by French faculty of local universities and by adjunct faculty from the U.K. and U.S. In partnership with IAU, the neighboring French university, the Universite d’Aix-Marseille I, provides additional courses and French language enrichment opportunities. The Institute for American Universities is located in the Provence region of France on the Mediterranean coast. Aix-en-Provence is one of the major university, legal and cultural centers of France with easy access to Paris, Geneva, London and other major European cities. Students can study there in the fall, spring and summer semesters as well as for the entire academic year.
  • CIS Hiring 2016 Academic Success Mentors

    The Center for International Students is now hiring academic success mentors for fall 2016.

    Academic success mentors provide academic guidance to international students. Each mentor is assigned five or six students to meet with individually each week for 30 minutes.  During these meetings, ASMs work with international students to familiarize them with the American system of education and Truman classroom expectations. ASMs support students in adjusting academically and socially to life at Truman.

    Applicants should have a strong academic record, good interpersonal communication skills, independent problem solving abilities and the ability to work as a part of a team. Coursework in business and computer science is a plus, although students of all majors are encouraged to apply. This is a four hour per week scholarship position including weekly mentor sessions and team meetings.

    Visit the Center for International Students in Baldwin Hall 129 to fill out an application. The CIS is also hiring cultural integration leaders, office assistants and international ambassadors. For additional information, contact Julia Wolfe.

  • Thank You Lyceum Volunteers

    Members of the Truman Kohlenberg Lyceum Committee would like to give a big thank you to the following members of the Student Activities Board, Bulldog Football Team, Tel-Alumni and Missouri Hall Council who helped unload and reload two large semi trucks for the “Million Dollar Quartet” performance held on Feb. 24. Special thanks goes out to Brian Payne for the long hours spent driving the fork lift.

    Pablo Adame, Tanner Bandy, Jaden Barr, Jackson Beckett, Griffen Becker, Brandon Bethel, Caleb Bischoff, Seth Bollmann, Keenan Borders, Connor Borisienko, Patti Brockman, CJ Brown, Jordan Brown, Henry Brownell, Zac Burden, Dontrelle Busby, Caleb Calloway, Holly Cantalupo, Ben Chaney, Spencer Chipley, Brian Craft, Lauren Darter, Jaime David, Nick Dolezal, Bryan Edwards, Donovan Edwards, Arber Emroski, Austin Fay, TJ Fine, Tanner Hageman, Riley Hammel, AJ Hartfield, Jacob Hayes, Marcos Hernandez, Isaiah Hinton, Sarah Holtmeyer, JD Hurd, Rachel Imming, Jesse Jenkins, Kevin Jensen, Blake Johnson, Jordan Jorgenson, Brett Judkins, Matt Kaysinger, Francis Kemper, Taylor Kliethermes, D’Anthony Knight, Cindy La, Kyle Leckrone, Audrey Leclou, Jacob Lewis, Dikchya Manandhar, Taylor Manes, Justin Mikeworth, Bobby Mudd, Mary Kate Mudd, Travis Myerson, Rich Neboh, Jessica Nichols, Mitchell Nichols, Jed Paulsen, Otto Pfneisel, Dalton Powell, Louis Ramirez, Andy Reik, Malique Robbins, Brock Rohler, Colby Roundtree, Conner Salmons, Andy Satulla, Jon Scheeler, Traci Shipps, Randy Shroeder, Caleb Smith, Brandon Sontheimer, Rebekah Sutherland, Danny Spencer, Kyle Spratt, Hannah Taylor, Kyle VanNess,
    Nick Verbeck, Tim Walter, Johnny Weidmaier, Ben Wellman, Brad Wellman, Brass Woods, Eric Yakle, Keyshone Young, Adam Yancy, Austin Zoda
    Lyceum volunteers gather for a picture during the 8:30 a.m. shift. Nearly 100 students volunteered to help with the event. 
  • Culture Assistants Program in Spain Now Offered

    Applications are now available to teach English or French in Spain for a full academic year.

    The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program aims to provide students who are native speakers of English or French the opportunity to assist teachers in Spain in elementary, secondary or language schools.

    Students will spend a full academic year in Spain, typically from the beginning of October through May 31, and will work 12-16 class periods a week. Participants in the program will receive a monthly stipend and medical coverage. Preferred placement in different Spanish regions can be requested.

    The program is addressed to U.S. and Canadian university students and graduates majoring in any subject, with some proficiency in Spanish.

    The application deadline is April 5. For more information about the program, click here.
  • Communication Disorders Association and Kirksville Salvation Army to Host Diaper Drive

    The Communication Disorders Association and Kirksville Salvation Army are hosting a diaper drive through March 2.
    Disposable diapers cost $70 to $80 per month per baby. One-in-three American families report experiencing diaper need but there are not government-assisted programs, like food stamps, to cover diapers. Without diapers, babies cannot participate in early childhood education. Diaper need affects the physical, mental and economic well-being of children and parents.
    The drop off site for diapers is at the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic, located in the Health Science Building 2252.
    For more information, contact Julia Gassert at 314.623.3781 or Ilene Elmlinger.
  • Cognitive Science Minor to Host “Cookies and Cognitive Science”

    The cognitive science program will host “Cookies and Cognitive Science” at 5 p.m. March 2 in Violette Hall 1212. This will be an opportunity to find out more about Truman’s interdisciplinary cognitive science minor in an informal setting. Participants will learn about the cognitive science minor, including the classes offered at Truman and the faculty, staff and students involved with the program.
  • DPS Midterm Break Hours

    The Department of Public Safety will have different hours over midterm break.

    March 4                          
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    March 5-6               

    March 7-9         
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    March 10-11           
    7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    March 12                            

    March 13         
    3-10 p.m.             

    Regular hours will resume March 14.

    In case of an emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, contact 660.665.5621.
  • Bulldog B.I.T.E. Entries Due March 2

    Bulldog B.I.T.E. elevator pitch entries will be due by 11:59 p.m. March 2.

    An elevator pitch outlines the concept or idea for a product, service or project in a short period of time, typically from 30 seconds to three minutes. The length of the pitch mirrors the time spent waiting for and riding an elevator in a high-rise building. The purpose of the pitch is to spur the interest of a potential investor or financial backer.

    Bulldog B.I.T.E., which stands for Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs, is open to any student or team of students — up to three members — enrolled during the 2016 spring semester. A student or team may submit only one pitch concept for the contest. Participants may pitch a for-profit or not-for-profit concept.

    Students will submit a concept or idea for a product, service or project in a video pitch no longer than 60 seconds by 11:59 p.m. March 2. The video should not include any props, except the product prototype, and should be one continuous shot. Students must also include an executive summary of their product. The executive summary must contain: name of the individual or team members; problem or issue being addressed by the concept; product description; target market; competitive advantage of the concept; value creation; and expected future use of prize money.

    Judges will select six teams to attend the live pitch competition from 3-5 p.m. March 31 in St. Louis to present their product to a panel. The top three finalists will receive cash awards: the cash prize for first place is $3,000; second place is $2,000; and third place is $1,000. Pitch participants, judges, alumni and audience members are then invited to a networking event following the competition.

    The Bulldog B.I.T.E. is sponsored by Villhard Growth Partners and is coordinated on campus by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Career Center.

    For complete details and entry information, click here.

  • Healthcare Documentary to be Shown March 3

    A free viewing and discussion of the documentary film “FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” will be shown from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 3 in Ophelia Parrish 2210.

    Discussion of the film will be led by physician James Adams and former State Rep. Rebecca McClanahan, RN. Health plans proposed by current presidential candidates will be discussed.

    This 35 minute film, made from the perspective of business, takes an in-depth look into how a dysfunctional and inefficient healthcare system is damaging the economy, suffocating businesses, discouraging health care providers and negatively impacting the nation’s health, while remaining unaffordable for a third of U.S. citizens.

  • FAFSA Filing Now Open

    Students should file the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at fafsa.gov as soon as possible to determine Title IV federal aid eligibility (Pell Grant, SEOG, TEACH, Perkins Loan, Work Study, Stafford Direct Loans, PLUS Loan).

    The FSA ID replaced the PIN on May 10, 2015. Instructions on the FAFSA application website will lead the user through. Parent signers will need an FSA ID. Only one FSA ID can be associated with a particular email address.

    FAFSA results are also needed for some other federal, state, University and private programs. The state’s FAFSA filing deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program is April 1. Do not delay due to late tax filing–the FAFSA allows the use of estimated information–just update the FAFSA record after the 2015 income tax figures are finalized.

    For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, 660.785.4130, finaid@truman.edu.

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sessions Scheduled

    Beta Alpha Psi will host a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) session from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 in Violette Hall 1424.

    VITA offers free tax assistance for clients with low to moderate income levels filing simple tax returns. The tax assistance will be completed by IRS-certified volunteers and will also offer free electronic filing to receive a faster return.
    Clients who come to VITA should bring: social security cards for spouses and dependents; bank routing numbers and bank account numbers for direct deposit; wage and earnings statements such as W-2, 1098T and 1099; and a copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns if available.
    For more information, contact Lauren Akers at lma6631@truman.edu or visit bap.truman.edu/vita.

  • Nominations Available for Leadership Recognition Programs

    The Center for Student Involvement is now taking nominations for Leadership Recognition awards, including Outstanding President of the Year, the Senior Leadership Award, Outstanding New Organization and more.

    Nomination packets can be picked up from the CSI Office in the Student Union Building or nominations can be made online here. Nominations are due March 4 to the CSI Office or online.

    For more information on this event, contact the CSI at 660.785.4222 or by email at csilrp@gmail.com.
  • TruAdventure to Sponsor Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

    TruAdventure will offer a week-long hiking and camping trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, July 17-24.

    Designed for individuals with a thirst for adventure, but little experience, participants will take multiple guided day hikes through the Rocky Mountains. The focus of the trip will be learning the basic skills for safe and reasonable hiking and camping trips including: basic trip planning; map and compass skills; hiking technique; food planning and preparation; and other essential outdoor skills. As with any TruAdventure trip, information on the geology, biology and history of the Rocky Mountains are important components of the educational program.

    Registration deadline for the trip, including full payment, is May 1. The cost for the week-long trip is $650 and includes all group gear such as tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, cooking gear and food for the entire week. Scholarships up to $200 are available for current Truman students who apply.

    Visit the TruAdventure website for registration forms and scholarship applications. For more information, contact Jennifer Hurst or "Like" TruAdventure on Facebook to receive updates on the trip.

  • Detours Magazine Seeks Photo Contest Entries

    Detours Magazine is accepting entries for its biannual photo competition. The contest, themed “Hidden Beauty,” is open to any and all kinds of photos that fit the chosen theme. Entries must include the location of the picture as well as the photographer’s name. The contest is limited to one submission per photographer and should not include any watermarks. Detours also encourages the photographer to include a short caption describing the story behind the photo. By entering the photo contest, participants grant Detours Magazine permission to use their photos in any or all web and digital publications.

    All entries must be received by March 13. The winners of the competition will be featured in the summer 2016 digital issue.

    Submissions to the competition should be emailed to photo@detoursmagazine.com.

  • Internship Opportunity in China

    Applications are now available for a semester-long program where students teach conversational English in rural Guangdong Province, China. Accepted students may receive a Cheung Foundation Scholarship. The application deadline for fall 2016 is March 30. For more information, contact Timothy Farley or go to china.truman.edu.
  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available March 14.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Career Center Events


    Anders CPA On-Campus Interviews

    Feb. 29    
    Student Union Building 3204

    Aldi Reception
    Feb. 29


    PwC On-Campus Interviews
    March 1  
    Student Union Building 3203 until 12 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3204 all day

    Aldi On-Campus Interviews
    March 1
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    MasterCard On-Campus Interviews
    March 1
    Student Union Building 3201, 3302, 3204

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    March 3
    Student Union Building 3200, 3203, 3204

    Bulldog B.I.T.E. Pitch Competition
    4 p.m.
    March 17
    Violette Hall 1010

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews
    March 18
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    March 23
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    March 24
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Session
    3-4:30 p.m.
    March 24
    Georgian Room A

    ABF Freight - On-campus Interviews
    March 31        
    Student Union Building 3201


    KPMG On-Campus Interviews
    April 7        
    Student Union Building 3202

    Visit career.truman.edu for more details.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Apply Now for Foundation Scholarships

    Foundation scholarship applications for 2016-2017 are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight March 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the student tab, navigate to student finances and find the Foundation scholarships link. This application period is competitive.  

    To learn more, click on Guidelines and Helpful Hints on the Foundation Scholarship application page on TruView. Foundation scholarships are available thanks to the generous private gifts of alumni and friends.

  • Freeman-ASIA Study Abroad Program Applications Now Available

    The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for summer 2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA).
    The Freeman-ASIA relaunch is the latest of several steps IIE has taken to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad and their study destinations. Studying in Asia before graduating can give students a competitive advantage in their professional careers, especially when collaborating with international peers. More than half of Freeman-ASIA alumni reported being employed in a position related to Asian affairs or requiring knowledge of an Asian language. As more employers seek new hires with meaningful and substantive experience in Asia, it is critical that more Americans learn about and engage with Asian economies, political systems and cultures.
    The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade.

    The student deadline for summer 2016 is March 1, and the adviser deadline is March 8. To access the application, and to learn more about eligibility, timelines and scholarship requirements, visit their website.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Go Overseas Scholarship

    This study abroad scholarship offers $15,000 to study in Ireland for a semester, with additional stipends ranging from $4,000-$8,500. The scholarship is available for an undergrad semester or a full year master’s degree. For more information, click here.

    Seed Grand Project Application
    The IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) is a network of more than 500 of the world’s leading amphibian experts providing scientific guidance to enable conservation actions to be prioritized and implemented by the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), a partnership of more than 100 organizations committed to amphibian conservation worldwide. Seed grants are normally provided in amounts ranging from $500-$1,000 and are designed to help kickstart projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to address conservation, research and education challenges. For more information, click here

    Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship

    The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling Inclusion, Access and Success Committee will offer three $500 scholarships to exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership, service, tenacity and academic success. Each MOACAC member school may only nominate one student per school and the student must plan to attend a MOACAC member college or university. Applications must be sent via postal mail, post-marked no later than March 4 and can be found here. For more information, email Cornelius Weaver.

    Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is a non-profit organization that provides access to higher education to St. Louis area students through interest-free loans and grants. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average, demonstrate strong character and must be a permanent resident of Greater Metropolitan St. Louis area. This includes St. Louis City and 15 surrounding counties, specifically: St Louis County, Franklin, Lincoln, Jefferson, St. Charles, Warren and Washington counties in Missouri or the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. The application deadline is April 15. For more information call 314.725.7990 or visit the website at www.sfstl.org.

    B. Davis Scholarship
    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a B. Davis Scholarship for $1,000 scholarship for 2016. Click here to read more about how to apply for this scholarship and browse through the rest of their site to learn about applying for other scholarships. The deadline to submit an application for the B. Davis Scholarship is May 23.

    Rover Scholarship
    Rover.com is a one-stop shop for loving and trustworthy dog sitters. Rover connects pet parents with loving dog sitters across the country. This would not be possible without the rapid growth of the sharing economy. Take a survey and submit a 400- to 500-word essay discussing the emergence of a sharing economy in the next five years. For more information on how to apply, click here.

    Personality Type Scholarship 2015
    Typology Central, a personality type indicator community, is offering a scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students. The scholarship was created to provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems. The deadline is June 3. For more information, click here.

    Diabetes Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes with a 3.0 GPA. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Leukemia Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia, or whose life has been affected by it. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Grimes Scholarship
    The Grimes Companies, a logistics and transportation company, is offering a $750 scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students majoring in any supply chain management, logistics or industrial engineering related degree program. The scholarship was created to promote education and the groundbreaking use of logistics to facilitate growth and positive change in the logistics and transportation industry. The deadline to apply is June 15. Details are available at grimescompanies.com/scholarships.

    FlipKey Scholarship

    FlipKey will award one student a $1,000 scholarship to put toward studying abroad. The scholarship can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15. Eligible students should submit a 1,000- word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. Only one essay per entrant is accepted. Applicants must include their name, college or university at which they are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program. The winner will be featured on FlipKey’s blog. Only full-time students 18 or older enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible. For more information, visit their website or contact Jacqueline Gormley.

    Scholarships Available for Veterans
    To learn more about scholarships offered to veterans, click here.