Vol. 21 No. 4 - September 12, 2016


  • Greenley Legacy Gift Creates $1.2 Million Scholarship Endowment

    Grace Hortense Greenley, lifelong educator, understood the value of education and its importance to society. The former teacher and administrator made a major legacy gift to help area students continue their education at Truman.

    Fueled with an estate distribution of approximately $1.2 million, the Grace Hortense Greenley Scholarship will provide substantial resources to students interested in pursuing a degree in business and accountancy, with preference given to students from Knox and Shelby counties in Missouri.

    “This impactful gift will provide remarkable opportunities for Truman students for generations to come. It is a very fitting and lasting tribute to the educational career of Miss Greenley,” University President Susan L. Thomas said.

    The gift is invested in Truman’s endowment pool, and when sufficient earnings have accrued, awards will commence. When fully endowed, the value of annual awards is estimated to total $50,000.

    Born on the family farm near Novelty, Mo., Greenley graduated from Novelty High School in 1936. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business education from the University in 1940, and later returned to earn her master’s degree. She taught for 36 years in Missouri secondary schools in Laclede, Edina, Brentwood, LaPlata, Novelty, LaBelle and St. Louis. For 10 years she served as basketball coach and had outstanding teams at several high schools.

    In 1963, she was selected principal of the newly formed Knox County R-I High School in Edina, a position she held until her retirement in 1976. During her educational career, she had memberships in national, state, district and local professional organizations.

    As a memorial to her parents, Greenley donated a family farm near Novelty to create a research center. She was recognized by the Missouri Preservation Organization and the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation.

    Greenley passed away Dec. 21, 2014 at the age of 96.

    Grace Hortense Greenley
  • School of Business Invites Federal Reserve Assistant VP as Executive-in-Residence

    The School of Business will host Allen North of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as the Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence. His presentation, "Understanding the Importance of Community Banking," will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Violette Hall 1000.

    North is an assistant vice president in banking supervision, credit, community development and learning innovation. He has served in a number of capacities within this division during his 22 years at the Fed, and he possesses a broad range of community bank supervision experience. His current responsibilities include oversight for safety and soundness supervision for banks and bank holding companies in the states of Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois and Mississippi, as well as coordinating the district’s IT and trust supervision activities.

    Previously North had a number of other responsibilities for other functions within the division, including consumer affairs and community reinvestment act supervision, community development, supervisory risk and policy analysis, and rapid communications.

    North has led or participated in numerous interagency, system and local initiatives, and is currently serving as the district’s representative on the Fed’s community banking organization management group. In addition to his regulatory experience, he has industry experience working in consulting, lending and special assets.

    Allen North
  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Opens with Kansas City Chorale Sept. 24

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series begins Sept. 24 with a performance by the Kansas City Chorale, a several-time Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble that brings audiences a rich and diverse repertoire.

    The choir has garnered international recognition for artistic merit. The New York Times referred to the Chorale as having “refined sound and elegant phrasing,” as well as a “vivid intensity” and a performance possessing “buoyant pulse and energetic finesse.” Conductor Charles Bruffy leads the group, a nationally recognized director with five Grammy awards under his belt.

    The performance will mark a homecoming for Truman alumnus Frank Fleschner ('05), who sings with the 30-person choir.

    The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Truman faculty, staff and students as well as community members may purchase up to two tickets for $5 per ticket (includes tax). Tickets are available now at the University cashier window, online at lyceum.truman.edu or at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville.

    This performance has been made possible thanks to donations from alumni, friends and corporations/foundations to the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Fund. For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu, email pr@truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

    Kansas City Chorale
  • Ofstad Reading Series Presents Writer-in-Residence Maggie Messitt

    Author and journalist Maggie Messitt will be Truman’s 2016 Clayton B. Ofstad Endowed Writer-in-Residence.

    In a special event, Messitt will read from her book, “The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa,” as well as excerpts from her work-in-progress, a hybrid of investigation and memoir centered around the disappearance of a family member. Funded by the Clayton B. Ofstad Endowment, the reading takes place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    An independent narrative and immersion journalist, as well as a dual-citizen, Messitt has spent the last decade reporting from inside underserved communities in midwestern America and southern Africa. She lived in northeastern South Africa for eight years where she was the founding director of a writing school for rural African women, editor of two publications and an international reporter.

    Since returning to the U.S., Messitt’s reports and essays have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Mother Jones and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance magazine, among others. Longlisted for the 2016 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, “The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa” is her first book.

    Messitt has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a human rights interdisciplinary program from Boston College; a Master of Fine Arts degree from Goucher College; and is one dissertation defense away from a Ph.D. in creative nonfiction at Ohio University. A 2015 Kenyon Review Peter Taylor Fellow and a 2015 writer-in-residence at Bowers Writers House, Messitt is teaching a creative nonfiction course at Truman this fall and working to finish her second book. When she’s not on the road or kayaking a river somewhere, she lives in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    More information about Messitt, the Ofstad Reading Series and other School of Arts and Letters’ events can be found on the School of Arts and Letters’ Facebook page.

    Maggie Messitt
  • Library Exhibition Features Local Artists

    Pickler Memorial Library and the Missouri-Southern Iowa Art Guild (MOSI) are partners again in an art exhibition.

    The MOSI art guild is a group of artists that sponsors local art exhibitions, provides recognition and networking opportunities for members and conducts art workshops for the community.

    The exhibition, which started Aug. 15 and runs through Dec. 16, is located in the library café and features the work of 14 local MOSI artists. The public is invited to vote for their favorite piece at the café until 5:45 p.m. Sept. 15.

    A reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the library café will be open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the University, and guests will have an opportunity to meet with the featured artists. The “Viewers’ Choice Award” will be announced at the reception.
    For more information, contact Colleen Wagner.

  • U.S. Bank Donates to “Pursue the Future” Campaign

    Representatives from U.S. Bank present a check for $2,000 to Charles Hunsaker, interim co-director of University advancement, to be directed to the Truman State University Excellence Fund. With this gift, U.S. Bank has generously contributed more than $50,000 in support of Truman. In addition to their many gifts to the Excellence Fund, the bank has also provided support for a variety of areas on campus, including the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter and Bulldog Athletics. Along with direct support, U.S. Bank has a matching gift program that lets alumni, parents and friends help Truman secure even higher levels of funding. This donation counts toward Truman’s “Pursue the Future” campaign, which is currently at about 75 percent of its $40 million goal. Pictured, from left: Wayne Blackman, market president for U.S. Bank; Hunsaker; and Mary Nay, retail branch manager for the downtown Kirksville Branch.


  • Cardinal Key and Blue Key Sponsor Blood Drive

    Cardinal Key and Blue Key are sponsoring a blood drive and inviting students to participate and earn points for their organizations.

    11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sept. 14 and 15
    Student Union Building Georgian Room

    Make an appointment by calling 800.Red.Cross or go online to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor keyword “TrumanState.” Alternatively, stop by the signup tables in the Student Union Building the week before the drive to make an appointment.

  • Funding Available for Study Abroad

    The Study Abroad Office is hosting presentations about the Gilman Scholarship and the Critical Language Scholarship, Sept. 13 and Sept. 21.

    The Gilman Scholarship offers up to $8,000, and recipients of the Critical Language Scholarship have the opportunity to have their program fully funded. They are available to undergraduate students with the goal of mastering critical languages and offer study opportunities for students with diverse interests and backgrounds.

    For more information, attend one of the following presentations.

    6-7 p.m.
    Sept. 13
    Magruder Hall 1098

    5-6 p.m.
    Sept. 21
    Magruder Hall 1098
  • Informational Meeting Set to Discuss Missouri Government Internship

    An information meeting for the Spring 2017 Missouri Government Internship Program will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in Violette Hall 1412.

    The Missouri Government Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain meaningful experience in the fast-paced world of state politics. Selected interns will work as full-time staff assistants with a legislator or state public official. By interning at the Missouri Capitol, students will expand their knowledge of state government, build a diversified professional network and establish a basis for future professional positions.

    Last year, senior Kaitlyn Burke interned at the Missouri State Capitol during Spring 2016 for Sen. Jill Schupp. From that experience, Burke was hired for a full-time position with the Koster for Governor campaign.

    “Networking was a huge part of the internship for me. My experience at the Capitol allowed me to meet hundreds of people that I otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to meet,” Burke said. “That networking turned into a campaign internship over the summer that ultimately became a full-time position.”

    By participating in the Missouri Government Internship Program, Burke noted the invaluable opportunities she had that will continue throughout her career.

    All majors are encouraged to apply. Emily Harrison, a junior agriculture business major, was an intern during Spring 2016 for Sen. Brian Munzlinger. As a student outside of the political science major, Harrison spoke highly of how the professional experiences and knowledge of being at the Capitol applied to her classes and academic future.

    “I would recommend this internship for anyone and everyone that might have an interest in state government or has a desire to work hard and make serious connections,” she said. “This experience has not only changed my interests within the agriculture sector, but also my career path as a whole.”

    The varying daily tasks throughout each office could include attending public hearings, completing legislative research, writing and editing published materials, constituent relations or assisting with basic office work.

    Many former interns have subsequently taken positions as legislative directors, chiefs of staff, judicial clerks, policy analysts, lobbyists and public officials as a direct result of what they learned and the connections they made as interns.

    The Truman State University Foundation provides selected interns with a stipend. Interested students should click here for more information and to view the internship application. Additional information will be presented at the meeting, Sept. 14. Questions can be directed to Candy Young or Heidi Templeton.

  • Theatre Department to Perform “The Wake of Jamey Foster”

    The Theatre Department will perform its first production of the 2016-17 school year, “The Wake of Jamey Foster.”

    Playwright Beth Henley’s “The Wake of Jamey Foster” focuses on the family hostility, unrequited love and class tensions caused by the untimely death and subsequent wake of Jamey Foster. Truman’s production is directed by professor Ronald M. Rybkowski. It features returning performances by Julie Amuedo, Nicholas Huber and Catherine McMahan, as well as first time main stage performances by Shanon Barton, Grant Jennings, Francis Kemper and Becca Leslie.

    The performance is suitable for adults and children older than 13. Tickets are available for $5 each at the box office in Ophelia Parrish beginning Sept. 14, or they can be purchased at the door. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Sept. 21-24 in Ophelia Parrish Severns Theatre.

    For more information about “The Wake of Jamey Foster,” future theatre performances and additional events from the School of Arts and Letters, visit the school’s Facebook page or the Theatre Department's Facebook page.
  • Sousa Comes to Kirksville

    A lecture-recital recreating a concert performed on Truman’s campus in 1926 will be presented by Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, assisted by Jesse Krebs, associate professor of music, and Michael Bunchman, collaborative pianist and coordinator. The program will include period film clips, photographs, recordings and live musical performances. Close ties between Kirksville, Truman’s Department of Music, Kirksville High School and the dazzling professional music-making of that period will be explored in the presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

    Sousa Recital/Lecture
    8 p.m.
    Sept. 15
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

  • SAB Open Mic Night

    6 p.m.
    Sept. 15
    Student Union Building Hub

    Open Mic Night is an opportunity to showcase Truman talent: students will be able to perform music, poetry readings, comedy and more. The event is completely free. Students that wish to sign up to preform may do so at sab.truman.edu/openmic.

  • Global Issues Colloquium Sponsors Presentations

    The first event of the Global Issues Colloquium colloquium, “Transnational Latin American Revolutionary Solidarity with the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party in the 1950s and Beyond,” will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Magruder Hall 2001. This presentation will use the stories of Carlos Padilla and Rosa Meneses, two members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party (PRNP), to examine three issues related to Puerto Rico and Latin America in the 1950s. The issues this presentation addresses largely occurred prior to the 1959 Cuban revolution, but they provide insight into the revolutionary currents that existed throughout Latin America in the pivotal decade leading up to it.

    The colloquium was first developed more than a dozen years ago as an informal attempt to broaden conversations about current issues affecting the world. More recently, it has found a niche within the structure of the International Studies Program. Charged with “sustaining and enhancing an atmosphere in which global thinking becomes habitual,” the colloquiums aim to help the broader community understand the “strengths, beauties and core humanity of other cultures.” For further information on these event, visit the Global Colloquium’s webpage at globalissues.truman.edu.

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  • Early Registration Open for Homecoming Events

    Community members can now submit a form here specifying events taking place the weekend of Homecoming to go on the official calendar. Alumni Relations must approve these events. Reservations for tailgate spots are also available online here. Both of these forms must be filled out and submitted before Oct. 13.

    The 31st Annual Bulldog Forever Homecoming 5K Run/Walk is also open for registration. The 5K officially begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 22. For more information and to register for the 5K Run/Walk, click here.

  • University Conduct Board Seeks Student Affiliates

    The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards is seeking motivated students to serve as student affiliates on the University Conduct Board. The University Conduct Board hears cases of alleged misconduct to determine whether a student or student organization’s behavior violates the Student Conduct Code, and if a violation is found, the imposition of sanctions. The board is comprised of faculty, staff and student members. Student members will be expected to serve on the board for various hearings each semester as well as participate in various social justice and civic projects on campus. To apply for the position, click here. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Student Affairs Office in Student Union Building 1110.
  • University Swingers Begin Semester Meetings

    The University Swingers give lessons in various vintage dance styles. No experience is needed to participate. The club meets at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Pershing Small Gym (Pershing Arena through Sept. 14). The Swingers are also hosting an aerials workshop focusing on tossing and flips that is open to all students.

    University Swingers Aerials Workshop
    10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. with a break for lunch
    Sept. 17
    Pershing Building Small Gym

    Social Dance (Lesson included)
    7 p.m.
    Sept. 30, Oct. 28, and Nov. 11
    Kirk Gym

    Rock Ya Body
    Oct. 7-9
    Lessons taught by professionals and social dances with live music

    For more information, email theuniversityswingers@gmail.com or visit their webpage at swingers.truman.edu.
  • SAB Color Zumba

    Student Activities Board is hosting an outdoor Zumba class with a dash of colored powder - lots and lots of colored powder. All students are invited to dance to the latest dance music while covered in a sea of colors. Plain white t-shirts will be given to the first 50 participants. Colored powder may stain clothing and can cause potential corn/rice allergies. There will be a designated location for those not wanting to be exposed to the colored powder. For further information, email the Student Activities Board.

    SAB Color Zumba
    6 p.m.
    Sept. 19
    Red Barn Park

  • FAC Accepting New Member Applications

    The Funds Allotment Council, an organization dedicated to helping student organizations fund campus events, is now accepting new members. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and are available at fac.truman.edu.

    For more information, contact executive chair Tori Wallis.

  • Constitution Day Celebration

    Celebrate Constitution Day 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Student Union Building Hub with free food, live music and readings. The event is sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement, Student Union, the Civic Engagement Committee and the President’s Office. For more information, email Student Union director Laura Bates.

  • Free Flu Shots for Truman Employees

    7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Sept. 20 and 21
    Student Union Building Down Under

    ATSU will again provide free flu shots to Truman employees. Click here for a consent form or get one on arrival. No appointment is necessary.
  • GLVC Student Ambassador Program

    The Great Lakes Valley Conference is looking for a Truman student interested in its Sports Network Extra Credit Student Ambassador Program, which aims to provide students learning opportunities and on-the-job experience. The conference will enlist the assistance of one student on each campus to serve as an ambassador through May 1, 2017.

    The program is an extension of the league’s Extra Credit initiative, which provides students with an interest in broadcasting, production, staging, sports information, print media, digital media and social media an opportunity to gain complete control of GLVC coverage from start to finish.

    General students and student-athletes are encouraged to apply by sending their resume and/or summary of interest to extracredit@glvcsn.com. For more information, visit GLVCSN.com.

  • Students Encouraged to Register to Vote

    Students wanting to register to vote in Kirksville should contact the Adair County Clerk’s Office. Those who wish to register in person may do so by going to the clerk’s office at the courthouse in downtown Kirksville. They will need to provide their personal information including Social Security number, local address (including room number or apartment number) and license information. Students will receive a card from the clerk’s office with their voting location a few weeks after registering.
    Those who are registered to vote in their hometown and would like to vote in their home district must request an absentee ballot from their hometown clerk’s office. The office will send out a ballot, which must be sent back to the hometown clerk as a notarized ballot. The Business Office in McClain Hall 105 can notarize ballots for students.
    Students who are not sure where they are registered to vote can call the Adair County Clerk’s Office, which can look up all Missouri voters through a statewide registry.
    Those who have moved since last voting need to update their address so the clerk’s office can let them know their new polling location. In order to change one’s address from one county to another, a new voter registration application will need to be completed before Oct. 12. To register to vote online, or to re-register, visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website. The Rock the Vote website has answers to many frequently asked questions regarding voting specifics.
    The clerk’s office is located downtown on the second floor of the courthouse. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and it is closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m. The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election is Oct. 12.
    Anyone with questions about voter registration or where they are registered to vote can call Sandra Collop, county clerk, at 660.665.3350.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Career Center Schedule of Events

    Chariton Valley Info Table

    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 15
    Student Union Building

    Edward Jones Spotlight “Ask the Recruiter”
    Career Chats, Resume Critiques, Mini-Mock Interviews

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 19
    Violette Hall Counter

    “Job Search – Standing Out in a Good Way”
    Presented by Edward Jones
    Sept. 19
    Student Union Building Activities Room
    *sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi

    KPMG On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 21
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 14

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 22
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 15

    PricewaterhouseCoopers On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 13

    Career & Grad School Week
    Sept. 26-29

    SCORE Mock Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building
    *sign up in the Career Center

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop
    Presented by Don Asher
    4:30-7:15 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Violette Hall 1010
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    Etiquette Dinner
    5:30-7 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    *cost: $12
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    “How to Get a Job with ANY Major”
    Presented by Don Asher
    7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Violette Hall 1010

    United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Programs Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Session
    3-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building 3202

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop
    Presented by Don Asher
    3-6 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Violette Hall 1010

    Employer Info Sessions
    7:15 p.m.
    Sept. 27

    St. Louis University
    Student Union Building 3201

    Student Union Building 3202

    “Grad School Funding Opportunities”
    Presented by Missouri State University
    Student Union Building 3203

    Answers to questions on professional dress, online applications, interviews, etc.
    Presented by Commerce Bank
    Student Union Building 3204

    “Law School Admissions”
    Presented by UMKC School of Law
    Student Union Building 3000

    Career & Grad School Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building

    Professional Photos with University photographer Tim Barcus
    11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building 3204

    GRE/GMAT Math Bootcamp
    Presented by Princeton Review
    6-7 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building 3000
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    MCAT Tips
    Presented by Princeton Review
    7-8 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3000
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    Interview Day
    Sept. 29

    RubinBrown On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 3
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 25

    “Hot Topics in the Tech World”
    Presented by MasterCard
    4 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Violette Hall 1212
    *hosted by ACM

    “Diverse Career Options with MasterCard”
    6 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Student Union Building 3202

    Aldi Dinner
    6 p.m.
    Oct. 10
    Student Union Building Georgian Room A
    *register on #HireTruman by Oct. 6

    Aldi On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 11
    Student Union Building
    *must attend the dinner on Oct. 10
    *register on #HireTruman by Oct. 6

    Edward Jones On-Campus Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Oct. 17
    Student Union Building

    MasterCard On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 20
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Oct. 13

    “How to get your book published”
    Samantha Fidler-Newby
    1 p.m.
    Oct. 21
    Student Union Building 3202


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

    The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Critical Language Scholarship program.

    The CLS program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students that spans 8-10 weeks during the summer. Scholarships are available for more than 20 sites abroad, with language study offered at various levels.

    To promote access to study abroad, the CLS program covers many of the costs, including: round-trip domestic and international travel, applicable visa fees, room and board, course materials, a small living stipend and U.S. undergraduate academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

    To learn more about the program, visit clscholarship.org. For further questions, visit the Study Abroad Office in Grim Hall or email ciea@truman.edu.
  • Rangel Fellowship Open for Applications

    The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State program that supports individuals interested in careers in the Foreign Service. It provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2017, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at rangelprogram.org. The deadline for the 2017 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship is Sept. 19.
  • Soros Fellowship Available

    The application for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship is open and due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Nov. 1. The Soros Fellowship honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 new Americans each year. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit – the specific criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment – in annual national competitions. Candidates apply directly. The program does not depend on recommendations from universities or regional screening, and neither financial need nor distributive considerations are taken into account in the selection process. Current or future graduate students who are 30 or younger, and who are immigrants (naturalized citizens, green card holders, DACA) or children of immigrants, are encouraged to apply at pdsoros.org.
  • Gilman International Scholarship Program

    The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2017 and summer 2017 terms. The Gilman program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go. For more information about the Gilman scholarship, webinar schedules and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman advisor newsletters, visit iie.org/gilman. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who receive federal Pell Grant funding.

    For assistance in developing an application, students can contact Maria C. Di Stefano, associate provost for international education and dean of graduate studies. Interested Truman students should contact the Center for International Education/Study Abroad at ciea@truman.edu. Spring 2017 applications and summer 2017 early applications are both due by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4.
  • Miscellaneous

    Review It Scholarship

    Deadline for this $1,000 scholarship is Sept. 30. Click here for details.

    Herrman & Herrman Scholarship
    This scholarship addresses social media’s impact on young drivers safety. Three scholarships will be awarded for a total $5,000. Deadline to apply is Oct. 21. Click here for details

    Kool Smiles Scholarship
    Dental company Kool Smiles is offering a $5,000 annual scholarship open to all eligible U.S. students who submit an essay on how dental health can contribute to the well-being of families and children and who meet specific criteria. Click here for details.

    The Bookmark Scholarship

    Students can earn a $500 scholarship by submitting a 400- to 600-word essay answering the question: “How would your life be different if the internet didn’t exist?” Deadline to apply is Nov. 21. Click here for details.

    Plumfund #WomenLeaders Scholarship Program
    This $2,500 scholarship is available for undergraduate students studying at an accredited U.S. college or university during the 2016-17 academic year. The contest requires students create a short video and discuss what inspires them to grow and join the ranks of tomorrow’s #womenleaders. The winner will be judged on sincerity of their passion, drive to make a difference and intelligence in conveying their vision. One winner will be chosen at the sole discretion of Plumfund CEO Sara Margulis. Deadline to apply is Dec. 1. Click here for details.

    Agricultural Scholarship Opportunity
    Agricultural science students have the opportunity to earn an annual $1,000 scholarship from TractorJoe. TractorJoe is an online supplier of tractor and agricultural parts for the agricultural industry and has launched a scholarship program for students pursuing related fields of study, offering $1,000 to cover costs related to their academic career. Click here for details.

    BloomsyBox Growing Together Scholarship
    Students can win a $1,000 scholarship through the BloomsyBox Growing Together Scholarship program. Applicants must plan to attend college in 2017, demonstrate community service and maintain a GPA of 3.0 on undergraduate course work. An essay of at least 200 words stating how the scholarship would benefit the recipient’s education is also required. Click here for details.