Vol. 26 No. 27 - March 28, 2022


  • Registration Open for The Big Event

    Participants from 2019's Big Event gather for a photo before completing their respective jobs.

    Big Event student registration is now available and will remain open until 5 p.m. March 30.

    During this event hundreds of Truman students provide services to the residents of the community by raking leaves, washing windows, painting and more. The Big Event gives Truman students the opportunity to show appreciation for all of the support the Kirksville community has offered to them. The SERVE Center will provide all supplies necessary.

    Students can sign up individually or as part of an organization. Those signing up with an organization will need to sign up in groups of up to six people.

    This year’s Big Event will begin at 9 a.m. April 2 on the mall. Students are asked to arrive 30 minutes early. Breakfast will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

    For more information about the Big Event, check out the SERVE Center’s Q&A website page. They can also be contacted at 660.785.7222, by email at trumanserve@gmail.com or by visiting their office in the Student Union Building Down Under 1106.
  • Athletic Training and Counseling Master’s Programs Applications Due April 1


    The master’s program deadline for both counseling and athletic training is April 1.

    The counseling 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 applications being accepted are for fall 2022 and can be submitted here.  For more information about either program visit counseling.truman.edu or email Karl Witt at karlwitt@truman.edu.

    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. The program cohort will begin July 1. Applications can be submitted here. For questions, contact Brandy Schneider at bschneider@truman.edu.
  • Early-Vreeland Lecture Looks at “Apocalyptic Performances”


    Dr. Thomas Lecaque will deliver the Early-Vreeland Lecture at 7 p.m. March 29 in Violette Hall 1010.

    Lecaque is an associate professor of history at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. His lecture, “Marching to the Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Performances from the First Crusade to January 6th,” will discuss his research into the history of apocalyptic feelings and religious violence from the Middle Ages to the present day. This event will take a look into a thousand-year span of Christian history, stopping in at three particular moments in time — the First Crusade, the 18th century in the British Colonies of North America and the month-long lead up to the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington D.C.

    The Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture was established by Joseph Vreeland in memory of his wife, a 1973 Truman graduate. The lecture gives the Truman community the opportunity to hear public lectures by scholars of international reputation.
  • Student Creates Online Study Resource


    A new study tool aims to bring students closer together.

    Senior computer science major and philosophy minor AJ Jahjolli created a platform called Study Friends. This website serves as a resource for students to connect with classmates and study together.

    “I realized through my time here at Truman that a lot of people struggle to make friends with people that share the same classes or major as them,” Jahjolli said. “Having these people can be really helpful in terms of studying quality and efficiency. Study Friends helps to fix this problem.”

    To use this resource students must first make an account, which takes less than 30 seconds. Students can then create a study session by specifying the class they are studying for and how they wish to interact with their classmates, which can be in person or via Zoom. To specify a class students can type in their own class code, for example ECON 131, and then select a category from the list. Students will be able to search through all of the website’s current live sessions. They will also be able to communicate with users in order to schedule future study sessions.

    “This platform is valuable because students will have another resource to use when studying for a class, which will be really helpful,” Jahjolli said. “In addition, it will help them to create stronger connections with other people they see every day around campus and classes.”

    Students can email Jahjolli at ajl@truman.edu if they have any issues with the website or have a suggestion.

    For the time being, Study Friends is solely for Truman students. After gaining a good adaption rate among the Truman community, Jahjolli hopes to someday extend it to other universities. Eventually he also wants to include a feature where study notes may be viewed online with previous study sessions.

    After graduation, Jahjolli will begin working for DotFoods, a company where he interned last year. Study Friends will remain fully operational and will continue to get Jahjolli’s full support even after graduation.
  • Open Forum for Student Conduct Code Scheduled for April 20-21


    The University Student Conduct Code is undergoing revision and students are invited to be a part of the process.
    The Student Conduct Code calls for the code to receive major review and any revision necessary every five years. There are various ways to provide feedback, suggestions or thoughts. Students should start by reviewing the current Student Conduct Code, available on the Board of Governors webpage under the Code of Policies link, specifically Chapter 8. Students should note anything they find confusing, or anything that causes questions or concerns, and thoughts for improvement.

    For those who wish to participate, there are two ways to provide feedback. Students can send thoughts, suggestions and feedback to occs@truman.edu prior to April 21. When commenting, reference either the page and/or section number of the code to which the comments are referring. Page numbers are at the top of the page and start with “8 –” and then the page number. A section number is formatted as 8.010, 8.020, etc, and will always be on the left edge of the page.
    All campus community members are also invited to participate in a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 20-21 in the Baldwin Hall Auditorium. The forum will allow students, faculty and staff to freely express opinions about what they would like to see changed. The meetings will be also be recorded. The town hall meetings are sponsored by the Dean of Student Life Office and the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards.
  • City Thanks Students for Help


    Dear Students,

    Your City – the City of Kirksville – knows it cannot improve our community without strong partnerships with the residents we serve. The students of Truman State University are no exception, and with fresh eyes and fresh perspectives, can contribute greatly to identifying potential improvements in our community.

    One such partnership occurred this past semester, when the City worked with a group of students enrolled in the Truman Symposium to inventory and assess the condition of sidewalks in an area west of Truman’s campus. I want to express our thanks to those students for working to identify this problem and communicating with the City to ensure this problem is addressed. Even as I write this message, our City staff are inspecting the sidewalks in this area of town to then work with the appropriate property owners to discuss any necessary improvements.

    Thank you for being an active resident of our community, and thank you for helping make Kirksville a better place to call home!

    Mari Macomber
    City Manager


  • Diversity Week Events Start March 28


    The Student Government Diversity and Inclusion committee will host Diversity Week, March 28-April 1. Events throughout the week will highlight different aspects of diversity and inclusion.

    The week will begin with a faith and LGBTQ+ community panel discussion at 5 p.m. March 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C and via Zoom. Refreshments will be provided. At 4 p.m. March 29 there will be an equity recap discussion in the Student Union Building Alumni Room and via Zoom. Students can hear from various campus administrators and leaders about what has been done to promote diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. Refreshments will be provided. Those who would like the Zoom links to these two events can fill out this form.

    Student Government will host a film screening of “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook,” at 7 p.m. March 31 in Violette Hall 1000. This film discusses how voter suppression particularly impacts marginalized groups. After the film there will be a discussion and voter registration opportunity. The LGBTQ+ Resource Center will host a housewarming celebration from 12-3 p.m. April 1 on the quad. There will be snacks, music, giveaways and tie-dye. Student Government, SAB and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center advisory board will all be present at this event.

    Questions can be emailed to Kennedy Cooper, Student Government diversity and inclusion committee chair, at kkc8132@truman.edu.
  • 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.
  • Trek Talk Examines Gender Roles


    The next Trek Talk lecture from 6-7 p.m. in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium. March 29 will be hosted by Amy Norgard, associate professor of classics. Norgard will examine women, gender and sex in “Star Trek” and how the series has portrayed an array of female characters, but not in a consistent way. She will explore the voices of women and LGBTQ presence in “Star Trek,” and discuss whether its aspirations to promote equality extend to gender. This is an in-person event, but those who wish to attend this event via Zoom should email Jared Young at jyoung@truman.edu.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • History Project Examines Civil War in Missouri

  • Women’s and Gender Studies Hosts Zoom Forum


    The next Women’s and Gender Studies lecture will feature four student speakers from 5-6 p.m. March 30 via Zoom.

    Brenna Larkin’s talk, titled “Women’s Legislative Representation and Corruption,” is a quantitative study analyzing factors that affect women’s legislative representation, such as: corruption, quotas, democracy, electoral system, development and women in the workforce.

    Mariam ElKadi will present “Women’s Rights and Representation in Post Conflict Situations,” which explores women’s rights and representation in post-conflict situations by focusing on Rwanda and Egypt.

    Shania Montúfar’s work, entitled “Finding One’s Place in America: Gender, Generations, and Latinx Family Heritage,” studies the PEW survey data to assess the role that gender, immigrant generations and family heritage played in their attitudes as they try to find their place in America.

    Kimberly Ramos presents “Killing Like a Girl: 'Jennifer’s Body' Through the Lens of Phenomenological Existentialism,” in which they argue that the 2009 film “Jennifer’s Body” appeals to its modern audience in that it accurately portrays the current existential state of being a woman as both empowered and oppressed.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 11-15)
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ofstad Series Features Prize-Winning Fiction Author


    Mark Wisniewski, a Pushcart Prize-winning author of short fiction, will present a reading from 6-7 p.m. April 1 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre and via Zoom as part of the Ofstad Reading Series.

    Wisniewski has published more than 100 stories and is the author of a poetry collection and three novels. He also works as a book doctor and freelance editor. Wisniewski has been awarded two University of California Regents’ Fellowships in Fiction, an Isherwood Fellowship in Fiction and first place in competitions for the Kay Cattarula Award for Best Short Story, the Gival Press Short Story Award and the Tobias Wolff Award.

    Truman students in Wisniewski’s one-week Ofstad course will also perform a reading in the Baldwin Little Hall Theatre from 7-9 p.m.
  • Sign Up to Run for Student Government

    Students have the opportunity to sign up to run for Student Government until 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.

  • A Cappella Concert to Feature Multiple Organizations

    Sweet Nothings, Trumen and Minor Detail will perform at the event “Whispers” at 3 p.m. April 2 in the Student Union Building Down Under. The performance will also be available via livestream on Facebook.

  • State Seeks Student Ambassadors to Promote Continuing Education


    The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development is searching for 10 college students from across the state to help promote the importance of continuing education beyond high school. As a Journey to College Student Ambassador, students’ stories will appear in publications and promotional items that help thousands of Missouri students prepare for college each year.

    Students who are working toward a certificate or degree at a public or private Missouri college or university are eligible to participate. The deadline to apply is April 1.

    The selected students will spend a day in Jefferson City participating in a photo and video shoot. Those images and films will then be used to promote the different types of education and training opportunities available across the state.

    Past student ambassador photos and stories are listed on the MDHEWD publications page as well as the Journey to College website and social media pages.
  • Norgard to Present at Faculty Forum


    Amy Norgard, associate professor of classics, will present “Playing with the Ancient World: Rewriting the Classics through Video Games” at 6 p.m. April 7 via Zoom. All are welcome to attend.

    The Faculty Forum was created in 2003 to give faculty the opportunity to present their research and creative work to the Truman community, and to enhance the importance of scholarship and creativity in the culture of the institution. In the spirit of the liberal arts and sciences, the forum is a showcase of Truman faculty’s many creative and intellectual pursuits. The forum offers a variety of formats – public lectures, classroom-style symposia, performances and gallery exhibitions – to best suit different fields of study, as well as different individuals.
  • MAE Professional Development Series Focuses on Critical Thinking


    The final event in the MAE Professional Development Series will take place at 7 p.m. April 7 via Zoom. It will feature Sharon Slodounik, lecturer in education, who will talk in depth about implementing critical thinking in the classroom. RSVP for the event here. For more information, email ams8285@truman.edu.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Third Year of JBA Jr. Set for July 11-15


    JBA Junior is entering the third year of offering a one-week day program filled with engaging academic opportunities for students from the Northeast Missouri region.

    The program’s goal is to help students from neighboring rural communities get excited about the possibility of college by spending time learning and exploring at Truman. Students will participate in several activities such as: scavenger hunts to get familiar with campus; music, art and science activities in University classrooms; labs, lessons and activities at the University Farm; planetarium and herpetology lab tours and more. Lunch and recreation will be provided each day. All classes and activities will be led by Truman faculty and staff.

    This year’s program will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11-15. Registration will open April 1 and continue until 12 a.m. June 1 or when the 50-student capacity is reached. The program is open to any 4th-6th grade students. Tuition is $100 per student. Students who qualify for federal free/reduced lunch have the option to pay a reduced tuition of $20. Callao C-8, Lewis County C-1 and Schuyler R-1 school districts will provide transportation to and from campus each day.

    For more information contact the Institute for Academic Outreach at 660.785.5384 or visit tiacademies.truman.edu.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Mike Ashcraft

    Mike Ashcraft, professor of philosophy and religion, published a review of “Latter-day Screens: Gender, Sexuality & Mediated Mormonism” by Brenda R. Weber. The book review appeared in the International Journal for the Study of New Religions (2020). During his academic career, Ashcraft has published 54 book reviews in academic journals.

  • Alex Leary

    Alex Leary was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week. Leary made two starts for the Bulldogs the week of March 13, with a four-inning start against Rockhurst March 15, in which he did not allow a run and only gave up four hits with five strikeouts. March 20 against Wisconsin-Parkside he threw a career high seven innings and fanned a career high of 10 as he allowed just one run on three hits and picked up his second win of the season.

  • Cade McKnight

    Cade McKnight is one of 16 players from across the country to be named a Division II All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This is McKnight’s second time earning this honor. McKnight was one of the top scorers in the GLVC all season, finishing the year with 19.2 points per game, which was a career high. He shot .574 from the field and .395 from three-point range, as well grabbed 6.4 rebounds per game, all of which set new career highs. With 1,608 career points, McKnight ends his career fourth on the all-time scoring list.


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.