Vol. 26 No. 26 - March 21, 2022


  • Compost Project Partners with Local Schools


    Truman and the Kirksville School District are partnering to reduce food waste and contribute to locally grown produce.

    Since January, the Truman Compost Project has worked with students at Ray Miller Elementary to collect food scraps from the school. The materials are used at Truman’s University Farm to create finished compost, which in turn is donated back to Ray Miller Elementary for use in the school’s Outdoor Garden Classroom. The idea to expand the Truman Compost Project originated with Michael Seipel, chair of the Agricultural Science Department.

    “I am passionate about reducing food waste,” Seipel said. “I thought that expanding the Truman Compost Project to include Kirksville public schools could help educate the community about the importance of reducing food waste through educating the community’s youth about food waste and composting.”  

    The partnership had been in the works since February 2020, but was put on hold at the onset of the pandemic. It was rekindled last fall when Tiffany Miller, the garden educator at Ray Miller Elementary, reached out to the Agricultural Science Department for some finished compost for the school’s garden in the fall. Representatives from both schools worked together to implement the program in January 2022.

    Kelli Hunsicker, the outdoor education coordinator and a fifth grade teacher, hopes participating in the program will show Ray Miller students how they can limit their food waste by reusing it to help nourish new plants and vegetables.

    “The best thing about our outdoor education program is that students get a new experience learning to grow their own food,” Hunsicker said. “Now that we have added the compost project, they can see the process of reusing our food to break down and make compost that will go back into the garden to grow new food.”

    At the end of their lunch shift, children at Ray Miller Elementary separate compostable food scraps, napkins and paper towels from non-compostable trash. Twice a week Truman students visit the school to help with the process and pick up materials.

    “The students were really excited when Mrs. Tiffany explained the project to them. They couldn’t wait to get started,” Hunsicker said. “It has been helpful that Truman students have been able to be here during lunch a few days a week to help students sort their lunch trays. Students are always willing to help other students figure out what needs to go where.”

    Ray Miller Elementary will ultimately use the finished product in its Outdoor Garden Classroom, which grows different fruits and vegetables for use at the school. The district has a similar program at the primary school that might eventually join the collaboration.

    “This is meant to be an ongoing partnership,” Seipel said. “If it is successful, and if the Compost Project has enough student labor and resources, we would like to expand it to other buildings in the Kirksville R-III District.”

    Since its inception in 2004, the Truman Compost Project primarily collects food scraps from the campus dining halls and Student Union Building. The project also partners with Rot Riders, a student organization that offers to pick up food scraps from Kirksville residents for composting. A pre-pandemic student research project estimated the Truman Compost Project collected approximately 142,000 pounds of food scraps during the 2018 academic year. More information about the Truman Compost Project, including ways to get involved, can be found at compost.truman.edu.
  • Truman Earns Tree Campus Distinction


    Truman was honored with 2021 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its dedication to sustainable urban forest management.

    The Tree Campus Higher Education program honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Truman achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include: maintaining a tree advisory committee; a campus tree-care plan; dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program; an Arbor Day observance; and student service-learning project.

    Currently there are 392 campuses across the United States with this recognition. Truman has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA school since 2014.

    The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees. This work directly supports the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees initiative, an unprecedented effort to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspire five million tree planters by 2022. Last year, Tree Campus Higher Education schools collectively planted 26,562 trees.

    More information about the program is available at treecampushighered.org.
  • Planetarium has Something for Everyone

    Most days, junior Tyler Bichsel can usually be found at the University planetarium. While a creative writing major with minors in folklore and film studies might not be the stereotypical student associated with the planetarium, Bichsel thinks it’s a perfect fit. He uses his skills of storytelling to help create some of the original programming the planetarium regularly features. Beyond “just space stuff,” Bichsel wants students to realize there is something for everyone at the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium, from comedy shows to presentations about mythology. This unique spot on campus is available for reservation, and it can also be utilized as a quiet place to study.
  • Peer Education Program Deadline Extended


    The Office of Student Life is looking to recruit a diverse group of 12-15 students to participate in the student peer education program.

    The purpose of this program is for students to be able to present and train fellow students on alcohol and drug education, suicide prevention and overall mental health and wellness. First-, second- and third-year students from all majors are welcome to participate. Nominations are open until March 25.

    Interested students may also apply directly through the application form. A nomination is not required, nor will any nomination information be used in the decision-making process. However, faculty, staff and students may nominate someone they believe would be dedicated to the program and eager to help their fellow students. Those who are nominated will receive a notification and an application form to complete, should they choose to apply. All applicants will be screened and those selected to interview will be contacted as soon as possible. The final group of Inaugural Peer Educators will be selected after the interviews have been completed.

    The remainder of spring semester will be focused on completing a national certified peer educator training program, which will provide students with a certification that students may use on their resume. In addition, students will also improve their self-efficacy in presentation development and implementation, communication skills and how to maintain a healthier work-life balance, allowing them to be more effective in whichever field they choose to enter.

    Students will also receive training on Truman-specific resources with local experts in relevant areas during the spring semester and remote contacts throughout the summer. Approximately four Zoom meetings will take place throughout the summer months with training and practice time included. Dates have not yet been selected for the meetings. The goal is to be well prepared to offer both scheduled and by request educational programs at the beginning of the fall 2022 semester. Additional information is available on the Peer Educator website.
  • History Students and Professor Present at Missouri Conference

    History students Cameron Massieon, Kendall Tarantino, Eric Allison and John Jones presented papers at the Missouri Conference on History. Jason McDonald, assistant professor of history, also represented Truman.

    Students John Jones, Cameron Massieon, Kendall Tarantino and Eric Allison represented Truman at the Missouri Conference on History, March 17, in Jefferson City.

    The group participated in a panel entitled “Public History Point of Entry: Student Reflections on Internships in Museums and Archives.” The papers addressed and reflected upon aspects of internships that the students completed in the summer of 2021.

    In “Promoting Engagement with Exhibits,” Jones discussed his work at the Special Collections Department of the Duane G. Meyer Library in Springfield, Missouri. Massieon’s presentation, “Navigating a Cataloging System,” examined his internship at the St. Joseph Museums, which was funded by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council. Tarantino spoke on the topic of “Social Media and Museum Work,” based on her internship at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Allison’s internship at the Field House Museum in St. Louis was covered in his presentation “Managing Educational Uncertainty in a Global Pandemic.”

    The panel was moderated by Jason McDonald, assistant professor of history. McDonald also participated in the panel “Nativism and Extremism in Middle America.” His paper, entitled “‘America First, Last and Forever’: The Second Ku Klux Klan in Kirksville, Missouri,” examined the origins, character and decline of Adair County Klan No. 132 in the 1920s.


  • Summer Registration Open Now

    Registration for summer classes is open.

    Summer is a great time for students to focus their attention on a challenging class, or work on boosting their GPA for scholarship renewal or graduate school applications. It is also an opportunity to make a lot of progress toward an additional major or minor without falling behind.
    The open course list for summer is available in TruView with a variety of options for students, including online, hybrid and in-person delivery methods. The flexibility of summer courses provides students the opportunity to have a job, take a vacation or socialize with friends back home.
    With six separate terms throughout the summer, students have a variety of options to fit their needs. Interim classes run May 7-28. The first round of five-week courses, as well as 10-week courses, begin May 31, while the second round of five-week courses begins July 5. An eight-week session begins June 6. The August interim runs from July 30-Aug. 13. For more information visit summer.truman.edu.
  • Run for Student Government Starting March 21

    Students have the opportunity to sign up to run for Student Government from March 21-April 1. Senators in Student Government work with administrators and other organizations to identify policies that can be better and create engaging events for the student body. Students interested in serving should visit senate.truman.edu/elections to view the election handbook. For more information, email Owen Smith, elections administrator, at stugovelectionsadmin@truman.edu.

  • Sigma Delta Pi Cultural Presentations

    Los acentos diferentes
    7 p.m.
    March 21
    Baldwin Hall 241

    Los cantantes latinos
    7 p.m.
    March 29
    Baldwin Hall 241

    Las obras famosas
    6 p.m.
    April 12
    Baldwin Hall 241

  • Department of Music Welcomes Internationally Renowned Jazz Duo

    The Department of Music is hosting a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 22 featuring jazz duo Jerry Tachoir, vibraphone, and Marlene Tachoir, piano. Before the evening concert, the duo will present an afternoon performance clinic at 3:30 p.m. Both events will take place in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Admission is free and open to all.

  • Rec Center and U&I Hiring for Fall

    The Student Recreation Center and Union & Involvement Services have multiple different positions available for the fall semester. An informational meeting on each position and how to apply will take place at 5 p.m. March 21 in the Student Union Building Georgian B. A full list of positions for both the rec and U&I can be found on their websites.

  • TruSisters Host Women's History Month Dinner

    TruSisters will host a women's history month dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. March 24 in the Student Union Building Activities Room 3200. Free food and entertainment will be provided. The entire Truman community is welcome to attend.

  • Presentation Offers Info About University Counseling Services

    Student Government and the Health, Wellness and Safety Committee will host a UCS counselor presentation at 1 p.m. March 24 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. At this presentation students can spend time with the counselors and get a free mental health screening, as well as learn more about UCS and how to help others in crisis situations. Free cookies will also be available. Zoom link for the presentation can be found here.

  • Student Government Sponsors Goats and Coloring Books

    Goats and coloring books will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 25 on the quad. Free coloring pages and supplies will be provided.

  • Summer Jobs Available Through Truman Academies


    Preceptors are needed for the following academies:

    Joseph Baldwin Academy (June 8-July 3 and/or July 6-31)
    JBA Junior (July 10-15)
    ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy (June 9-18)

    The Institute for Academic Outreach is seeking applications for each academy for programs ranging from one to three weeks during June and July. Stipends vary based in the length of the program and nature of the work.

    To be eligible as a preceptor, applicants must be a Truman student or a May 2022 graduate, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and not be enrolled in summer classes while working in the program. Individuals hired for these programs will also be required to complete a criminal background check, pre-academy trainings and pre-academy orientations.
    Applications are currently being accepted and will continue until the positions are filled. Information about each available position can be accessed at tiacademies.truman.edu/employment or by emailing Michelle Wilson at mwwilson@truman.edu.
  • Center for International Students Now Hiring

    The Center for International Students is hiring student workers for the fall semester. Open positions include academic tutor, conversation partner, office assistant, helping with cultural adjustment and serving as an international student ambassador. All students are welcome to apply. Visit TruPositions for more information.

  • Upward Bound Hiring for Summer Positions

    Truman’s Upward Bound program is currently accepting applications for summer employment. Influence equity in and access to higher education by joining the Upward Bound team in helping area high school students prepare for college. Interested applicants can access application materials here.

  • Summer Jobs Available with Truman Grounds Crew

    Summer jobs are available for a small contingent of student workers for the spring and/or summer to help with campus grounds. Duties will mainly be outdoors and include weeding, trash removal, trimming and painting. The position can be found on TruPositions. Contact Barb Newcomer in the Business Office at 660.785.4150 with any questions.

  • Applications Open for Summer Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research


    The Office of Student Research is accepting applications for Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research (GIASR) as well as Conference Travel Scholarships.

    GIASR applications are for research and creative scholarship conducted in summer 2022. Grant applications may request up to $750 and can cover student stipends, supplies and travel to conduct research.
    Conference Travel Scholarships are for students presenting the results of their research or creative scholarship at a conference between July and December 2022. Students must have completed or be currently involved in a faculty-mentored research experience and plan on presenting at the conference. Due COVID-19, the Conference Travel Scholarship will only cover student registration to attend a virtual conference.
    Complete guidelines for the GIASR and Conference Travel Scholarship applications can be found at the Office of Student Research website. Applications for both opportunities are due by 11:59 p.m. March 28. Questions can be directed to osr@truman.edu.
  • Student Government Presidential Debate Set for March 28

    The annual Student Government Presidential Debate will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Questions for the debate can be submitted here.

  • Career Center Hosts Student Worker Fair


    The Career Center is hosting its first in-person Student Worker Fair from 1-4 p.m. March 31 in the Student Union Georgian Room. At this event students will have the opportunity to meet Truman departments and local organizations that employ or provide scholarship hours. This event is ideal for students who will be looking for employment during the fall 2022 semester. For more information contact the Career Center at careers@truman.edu or call 660.785.4353.
  • Jewish Student Union Hosts Challah Sale

    The Jewish Student Union is hosting a challah sale. Loaves are $5 each and must be paid by Venmo to @jsu_truman. Challah types available are traditional and cinnamon and sugar. To order a loaf, fill out this form by March 31. Orders will be delivered April 2-3.

  • Nominations Open for William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award


    The William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award pays tribute to excellent faculty and staff academic advisors and demonstrates how important academic advising is at Truman.

    This is an opportunity for students to honor faculty and staff academic advisors in their departments. The award recognizes outstanding advising/mentoring by faculty/staff members for the 2021-22 school year, with nominations submitted by students.

    In addition to campus-wide recognition at the Strategic Planning and Assessment Workshop in August, the awardee receives a $1,000 grant to be used for the enhancement of student advising.  

    To make a nomination for the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award, complete the online nomination form. Nomination deadline is 5 p.m. March 31.
  • Register for American Sign Language During May Interim

    Students interested in learning sign language, or needing a course to help fulfill a disability studies minor, can enroll in CMDS 475 American Sign Language. This course is will take place 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 7-27. The course will be taught as an extended readings course if necessary. For more information contact Sheila Garlock, assistant professor of communications disorders, at sgarlock@truman.edu.

  • Fulfill Language Requirements Over the Summer

    Students can fulfill language requirements during summer session. FREN 120 and 121 are being offered online. For more information, contact Ron Manning, assistant professor of French, at rmanning@truman.edu. Students can also take SPAN 101 or SPAN 201 in June or SPAN 102 or SPAN 202 in July through asynchronous online. Latin 150 and 151 are also being offered through asynchronous online. For more information contact Amy Norgard, associate professor of classics.

  • Environmental Committee Seeks Project Proposals

    The Environmental Sustainability Fee Accountability Committee is currently seeking proposals for improving sustainability on campus. Any member of the Truman community can propose a project idea to the committee for consideration. In the past they have funded projects such as updated compost equipment, solar power for the University Farm and reusable water bottle fillers. Proposals can be completed using this form. The deadline for proposal submission is March 31. Contact Drew Arends at dwa8863@truman.edu with any questions.

  • Student Floral Business to Sell Spring Arrangements


    TruView Flowers, a student-led floral business through the Agriculture Practicum Capstone class, will conduct a spring sale in April.

    They will be selling petunias, succulents and special spring arrangements made out of gerbera daisies and tulips. Petunias will cost $5 and succulents will cost $12. The special spring arrangements will be available in small, medium and large sizes. The small 7 oz. jar will cost $12, the medium 12 oz. will cost $15 and the large 24 oz. will cost $20.

    April 8
    Deadline for pre-orders is 5 p.m. Pre-orders can be paid by Venmo only and are available for both pick-ups at the table April 14-15 and deliveries.

    April 13-15
    Delivery dates for pre-orders.

    April 14-15
    Table open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union Building for pick-ups from pre-orders and selling off remaining inventory. At the table, both cash and Venmo will be accepted.

    Follow @truviewflowers on Facebook and Instagram for updates about new and upcoming sales.
  • Writing Center Positions Now Available

    The Writing Center is hiring writing consultants for the 2022-23 academic year. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. Scholarship, work-study and limited institutional hours are available. Any questions can be directed via email to write@truman.edu.

  • Peer Tutor Applications Available

    The Center for Academic Excellence is hiring academic peer tutors for the 2022-23 school year. Tutors offer support for academic content in a variety of courses as well as provide advice and guidance on study skills, test preparation and time management. Students of all majors are welcome to apply. No prior tutoring experience is required and students will receive on-the-job training during the fall semester. Apply at excellence.truman.edu/tutoring. For more information email Ashleigh Harding, coordinator of University tutoring.

  • Event Celebrates World Autism Acceptance Day

    In honor of World Autism Acceptance Day, the Autistic Advisory Board for Adair County SB40 is hosting a sensory open house from 2-4 p.m. April 2 in the Community Learning Center located at 1107 Country Club Dr. This event is an opportunity to try various sensory items and connect with autistic community members. Representatives from community support services will also be present to discuss the services they offer.

  • Applications Open for Summer Housing


    Students needing to stay on campus during the summer can now fill out the summer housing registration.
    Summer students will be housed in West Campus Suites. For preferred eligibility for summer housing, students must either:

    •    Be enrolled in a summer course, and in good financial standing with the University AND/OR
    •    Be enrolled in a fall course as a continuing student, and in good financial standing with the University.

    Students who plan to stay on campus this summer but do not have a fall 2022 housing assignment will need to move out July 31. Students staying in summer housing in August will be moved to their fall 2022 housing assignment on Aug. 8-9.

    Summer housing registration is available here. To secure housing, students should sign up online no later than May 2. Visit truman.edu/residence-life for more information.
  • Student Rep Needed for Foundation Board


    The Truman State University Foundation Board is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to advancing the University through philanthropy. The student representative helps increase awareness among students of the role of philanthropy in the student experience and helps articulate the case for support to their peers. The student representative also helps provide the student perspective to the board.

    The board term is one year, July 1-June 30, with possible renewal for a second consecutive term. To apply, submit an application along with a current resume to Charles Hunsaker, executive director for University Advancement, at hunsaker@truman.edu. The deadline is 12 p.m. April 8.
  • Fresh Start Fridays Features Yoga and Stretching

    During the month of April students will be able to join Roberta Donahue, professor of health science, for Fresh Start Fridays. This TruSolutions initiative seeks to offer accessible yoga and stretching activities in Pickler Memorial Library to promote a balanced culture of wellness and academic focus. The sessions will occur from 9:30-10:20 a.m. every Friday in April in Pickler Memorial Library 308. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat: a limited number of mats will be available for those without one. For questions, contact Donahue at rdonahue@truman.edu.
  • Recruitment Efforts Continue for Coming Year

    This academic year, there are two Saturday showcase events left, March 26 and April 23. Showcases allow prospective parents and students to tour campus, meet future and current students, talk with faculty and much more. Registration for showcase can be found here. Faculty and staff can refer potential students here.

  • Library Exhibit Celebrates International Students


    In honor of the nearly 300 international students studying at Truman, Pickler Memorial Library and the Center for International Students will host an exhibition in the library from now until April 15. Located in the library gallery on the first floor, the exhibit is an opportunity to learn about the clothing, currency and culture of students from around the world. The library also has 47 international flags on display honor the home countries of current international students.
  • Program Offers Early College Credit to High School Students


    High school students have the opportunity to earn college credit before graduation by enrolling in courses taught by college faculty or specially qualified high school teachers. All courses count toward a Truman degree and are also widely accepted at other institutions. The cost is $85 per credit hour, plus additional costs for required textbooks, software and other course materials. Those who qualify for federal reduced or free lunch programs may receive up to nine credits at no charge. For the chance to apply or browse available courses go to earlycollege.truman.edu.
  • Applications Open for Counseling Master’s Programs


    Truman’s counseling program is currently accepting applications for the fall 2022 cohort.

    The program offers two degrees – a Master of Arts in Counseling: Mental Health Counseling and Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling.
    The Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling program is geared toward meeting the academic, career and personal/social needs of culturally diverse students in elementary, middle and secondary schools as certified and licensed school counselors.

    The Master of Arts in Counseling: Mental Health Counseling program specializes in community-based work as licensed professional counselors.
    Cohort size is limited, and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. For priority consideration, apply here by April 1. For more information about either program visit counseling.truman.edu or email Karl Witt at karlwitt@truman.edu.
  • Master of Athletic Training Program Accepting Applications


    The Master of Athletic Training program is currently accepting applications for the 2022 cohort that begins July 1.

    Students interested in health care can consider a career in athletic training, which encompasses injury evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment, as well as program administration. Athletic trainers work closely with medical professionals to provide overall care and treatment to a variety of physically active individuals.

    Applications for the MAT program can be submitted here. Application deadline is April 1. For questions, contact Brandy Schneider at bschneider@truman.edu.
  • TruCare Encourages Alumni Volunteerism

    Service is an important part of the Truman experience. Even after graduation, Bulldogs are active in their local communities. TruCare is a month-long initiative which celebrates that spirit of service. During the month of March, alumni can report service hours completed throughout the month.

    Alumni of the University can participate by logging any service hours completed during that timeframe on the TruCare website. Hours can be logged individually or by groups. The grand total of alumni-reported hours dedicated to service will be announced in April. Alumni can share their service on social media with the hashtag #BulldogsGiveBack.

    TruCare, sponsored by the Truman Alumni Association, was established as an extension of the Big Event. For questions about the program, contact Stacy Tucker-Potter, director of engagement.


  • Amy Briggs

    Amy Briggs was selected as a Thirty Under 30 Award winner by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

    Briggs has been Coach Theo Dean’s assistant for the past two seasons. She previously worked for four years at Central Iowa College and Missouri Valley College. She was a first-team All-GLVC guard for the Bulldogs and a member of the All-Tournament team after the squad won the league championship game in 2014. Briggs currently holds the single-season school record for three-pointers made with 80 during that 2013-14 campaign.

    The WBCA Thirty Under 30 program was created to recognize 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches aged 30 and under at all levels of the game. Each honoree has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner and attitude and professional association involvement.

  • Katherine Judd and Jared Young

    Katherine Judd, assistant professor of psychology, and Jared Young, director of academic affairs operations, have been nominated for the 5 Under 40 Award. The winners will be announced March 25 at the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet. They are among 23 candidates who have been nominated by their peers for outstanding work, community involvement and set an example in the community.

  • Cade McKnight

    Cade McKnight was named first-team Academic All-American for NCAA Division and NAIA. McKnight earned a 4.0 GPA in the Master’s of Leadership program this year, and was named first-team All-GLVC after averaging 19.2 points per game this season, one of the top marks in the conference. He also averaged a new career high 6.4 rebounds per game.

  • Forensics

    Six students from Truman’s Forensics Union competed at the Pi Kappa Delta Biennial National Tournament & Convention in Orlando, Florida. This tournament hosted 69 schools across the nation with more than 1,000 entries. Top superior awards were given to the top three competitors. Superior awards were given to the top 10% in a field, and excellence awards were awarded to the next top 20%. In addition, three of the team members were selected to showcase their events in front of the convention.

    Individual placements are as follows:

    •    Senior Jackson Elder placed third in persuasion where he was awarded top superior. He earned superior distinction in extemporaneous speaking and was selected to perform in the limited prep showcase. Elder acquired excellence in impromptu speaking, broadcast journalism and interviewing.
    •    Senior Kayla Gerlt was awarded excellence in after dinner speaking, duo interpretation, extemporaneous speaking and prose.
    •    Sophomore Jillian Humke was awarded superior in after dinner speaking and was selected to perform in the after dinner speaking/communication analysis showcase.
    •    Sophomore Ella Schnake was the national champion in interviewing and impromptu speaking. She was selected to perform her impromptu in the showcase of champions. Schnake was awarded superior in dramatic interpretation and prose, and excellence in program oral interpretation and duo interpretation.
    •    Sophomore Alicia Stout was a quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and IPDA Debate.

    Team placements are as follows:

    •    Individual Sweepstakes - Excellence (8th out of 61)
    •    Debate Sweepstakes - Good (24th out of 63)
    •    Overall Sweepstakes - Good (24th place out of 69)


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Apply for Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships


    This year’s nationally competitive fellowship session is scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m. April 5 in Violette Hall 1000.

    Each year Truman nominates students for national fellowship opportunities who have shown outstanding academic performance and exceptional service accomplishments. The application process is very rigorous and highly competitive, but the University provides support as students prepare for and then apply to these prestigious scholarships. Many deadlines occur early in the fall semester, so it is important interested students attend the meeting.

    Listed below are several of the major national fellowships and their websites. More information about these fellowships is available at www.truman.edu/majors-programs/more-learning-opportunities/fellowships.

    For Graduate Studies
    Fulbright Grants
    Research grants and teaching assistantships for a year abroad

    Rhodes Scholarships
    Grants for two years of study at Oxford University

    Marshall Scholarships
    Awards for two years of study in any British university

    Mitchell Scholarships
    One year of graduate study or research in Ireland or Northern Ireland

    Gates Cambridge Scholarships
    Awards for an advanced degree or second bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge
    For Undergraduate Studies
    Goldwater Scholarships
    Up to $7,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, room and board for science and mathematics majors

    Harry S. Truman Scholarships
    For senior year and post-graduate study leading to a career in public service

    Udall Scholarships
    For students interested in careers related to environmental issues or for Native Americans and Alaskans interested in careers related to health care and tribal public policy

    Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowships
    For students interested in international affairs to work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates in Washington, D.C. for a full year

    Boren Scholarships
    To study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests
  • Truman Offers $5,000 Scholarships for Summer Study in Spain


    Scholarships of up to $5,000 are available for students who enroll in Truman’s faculty-led Spanish language and culture immersion program in Salamanca, Spain.

    The 12-credit summer program runs June 2 to July 22 and is open to students who have completed Spanish 202 prior to starting the program. All applicants who meet scholarship criteria will be automatically considered for funding. The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is March 18. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling first-come, first-served basis.

    Details about the program are available here. Students can apply through TruView: Tools > Student > Student Tools > Registration > Apply to Study Abroad.
  • Truman Offers New Scholarship for Summer Classes

    Eligible students taking summer classes through Truman can now receive $750. All students taking at least three credit hours toward an undergraduate degree will get an automatic $750 summer scholarship. No additional registration steps are required, and the scholarship will be directly credited to eligible students’ accounts. May graduates and new students for fall 2022 are not eligible for the scholarship, and it cannot be applied to interim courses.

  • Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship


    The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation will offer the Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship, named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy.

    Purdy was born in 1914 on a farm near Macon and was the first in his family to attend a four-year college. He worked in the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture before becoming the campus first director of scholarships and student financial aid.

    The scholarship is designed to provide merit-based scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and have a need for additional resources for higher education. The scholarship amount can vary based on an applicant’s circumstances. The general range will be $1,000-$5,000 based on expected family contribution (EFC), unmet need and other factors.

    Applicants must be a Missouri resident, typically a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, a U.S. citizen, and a sophomore, junior or senior attending a Missouri public four-year university or the State Technical College of Missouri. Applications should be submitted online through Scholarship Central at moslf.org. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 660.785.4130 for more information.