Vol. 26 No. 29 - April 11, 2022


  • Research Conference Highlights Student Achievements


    The 2022 Student Research Conference will take place April 21 as a hybrid event.

    This conference is an annual opportunity for students to present the research they have conducted under the guidance of Truman faculty. Undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines were invited to present their scholarly or creative work. A full conference program and all presentation abstracts can be found online at src.truman.edu. The abstracts can be electronically browsed and extensively searched.

    Face-to-face oral presentations will take place in the Student Union Building and Magruder Hall. A list of presentations that are scheduled for each session can be found in the conference schedule.

    Asynchronous virtual presentations and discussions will be hosted through Flipgrid. To use Flipgrid select “Join with Google” and log in using an @truman.edu email address. Virtual presentations will be made available before the conference and will remain visible through the end of the spring semester. A list of presentations that are scheduled for each topic can be found at the conference schedule.

    More information about the conference can be found here or by emailing osr@truman.edu.
  • The Big Event Returns

    Sophie Dolan and Norah Grojean rake leaves for the Big Event, April 2.

    Hundreds of Truman students volunteered their time to participate in the first Big Event since 2019.

    Through the help of the SERVE Center, students were matched with more than 60 job sites around town. The job sites included simple service acts such as trimming bushes, raking leaves and washing windows for residents of the community.

    Junior business major, Norah Grojean, was excited to finally be able to take part in her first Big Event since arriving at Truman. The 2020 Big Event was canceled due to the pandemic, while the Big Event in 2021 was planned but canceled due to rain.

    “My group was put in charge of raking leaves for a household. The family was extremely grateful, kind and even got us donuts to have a little snack break,” Grojean said. “They provided all the materials we needed to do the job and were always there for us if we needed to ask any questions.”

    Created in 1982, the Big Event has become one of the largest one-day, student-run service projects hosted nationwide. It allows students to show their appreciation to the surrounding community for their continued support. Since hosting its first Big Event in 2001, Truman has continued to receive positive feedback from the Kirksville community. The SERVE Center often receives many calls from community members on how grateful they are for the services provided by students. Many of them say they had already expressed their gratitude to the students, but wanted to make sure the University was aware of how thankful they are for the help. Some also explain how they are no longer able to complete a lot of the tasks they seek assistance for, and if it were not for the students they would have to make other arrangements.

    “My favorite part about participating in the Big Event is that I felt like I was truly making a difference in the lives of others right then and there,” Grojean said. “I loved feeling a part of a community that cares enough to give back to the city that gives so much to Truman and its students.”
  • “Tea Time” Hints at a Special Alumna Connection to the Tea Pot

    In this edition of “Tea Time with Sue,” University President Sue Thomas takes on a variety of topics including the origin of the school colors and the departure of the provost. She also hints at a special alumna connection to the tea pot.

    Throughout the school year, President Thomas will answer a handful of submitted questions during each monthly installment of the series. Submit questions at truman.edu/teatime for a chance to have them answered on a future episode.
  • Health Science Team Places First in Digital Conference

    Kirstyn Dietle, Brody Ashbury, Amanda Berry and Allison Oligschlaeger recently competed in a digital conference.

    A team of health science students won first place in the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) student health edu-thon during the SOPHE 2022 Annual Digital Conference, March 21-22.

    At this year’s student health edu-thon, teams were challenged to design and present a health education program plan that emphasized digital health technology/methodologies to assist at-risk adolescents facing mental health problems by applying evidence-based methods. The competition was limited to six graduate and 12 undergraduate teams.

    With Roberta Donahue, professor of health science, as their faculty mentor, students Kirstyn Dietle, Brody Ashbury, Amanda Berry and Allison Oligschlaeger competed for Truman and each received a $150 cash prize for placing first. They developed a plan to implement “Emocean,” an app available in English and Spanish that supports the health of middle and high school students in northeast Missouri.

    SOPHE is a nonprofit, independent professional association that represents a diverse membership of nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students in the United States and 25 international countries.
  • Truman Ranked Highest Missouri College on Best Value List


    Truman is once again the only Missouri public institution to make the College Consensus ranking of the Best Value Colleges and Universities.

    College Consensus combines published rankings from sources such as Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly, along with thousands of real student reviews from sites such as Cappex, Niche and Student Review. This combined approach helps to create a comprehensive picture of how students perceive their colleges.

    For its Best Value list, College Consensus editors take cost into consideration in order to compile a list of affordable schools that are still high quality. Truman came in at No. 17 on the 2022 list. Of the two Missouri colleges that made the list, Truman was the highest rated, as well as the state’s only public university to be included.

    The complete Best Value College and Universities can be found at collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-value-schools.


  • Percussion Ensemble to Perform Spring Concert


    The Truman concert percussion ensemble will perform their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 11 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The ensemble is directed by Michael Bump, professor of music and director of percussion studies. The program will feature a wide and entertaining variety of music composed exclusively for percussion instruments. Alec Lamb, senior music major, will be featured as a guest soloist on the marimba. Lamb is the recipient of the 2021 Michael Hooley Memorial Percussion Award.

    Sponsored by the Department of Music, admission for the performance is free. For more information, contact Bump at mbump@truman.edu.
  • Trek Talk Explores Personal Identity

    The next Trek Talk lecture from 6-7 p.m. April 12 will be hosted by Chad Mohler, professor of philosophy and religion. Mohler will examine whether computers, androids or other types of artificial intelligence will one day possess the qualities necessary to be considered people. He will explore personal identity on the deck of the USS Enterprise in the philosophical area known as metaphysics. Mohler will also examine Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “The Measure of a Man” episode to shed light on what qualities are necessary for personhood. This is an in-person event, but those who wish to attend via Zoom should email Jared Young at jyoung@truman.edu.

  • Cardinal Key to Host Movie Trivia Night

    Cardinal Key is hosting a movie-themed trivia night from 7-9 p.m. April 13 in the Student Union Building Down Under. The questions asked will test participants knowledge on different cinematic genres. The cost is $15 per team with a maximum of five people per team. A prize will be awarded to the winner. Those who do not want to participate, but would like to observe, can do so for $3. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks. Sign up is available here.

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  • Women’s and Gender Studies Presents Last Spring Forum

  • Visiting Professor Presents Talk on Literary Flexing in Anglo-Latin Charters


    Dr. Scott Smith, associate professor of English and comparative literature at Penn State University, will give a talk at 6:30 p.m. April 13 in Baldwin Hall 256. Smith will discuss the highly embellished prose vocabulary, rhythm and rhetorical figures from 10th century property deeds, as well as the development of different registers of Latin in the medieval period. This talk is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • Last Days to View Student Art-Latin Exhibit

    The “The Descent is Easy: Illustrating Vergil’s Underworld” exhibit, on display in Pickler Memorial Library outside Special Collections located on the third floor, will close April 13. 

    This exhibit illustrates scenes from Vergil’s “Aeneid,” an ancient Roman epic poem, through woodcut illustrations, simulating the artistic process of a 1502 early printed edition of Vergil’s works housed in Special Collections.

    This joint project by ART 217: Printmaking I, taught by Laura Bigger, and LATN 351: Vergil’s Aeneid, taught by Amy Norgard, features students’ artistic prints and woodcuts showcased alongside two leaves from Vergil’s “Aeneid” printed by Johann Grueninger in 1502.
  • 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 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.
  • Earth Week Set for April 19-23

    11a.m.-4 p.m.
    April 19
    Sponsored by TruOutdoors

    Party on the Quad
    4:30-6 p.m.
    April 19
    Sponsored by Student Recreation Center

    “Voluntary Environmentalism: Can Green Entrepreneurs Change the World?”
    Dr. Ryan M. Yonk, senior research faculty and director of the Public Choice and Public Policy Project at the American Institute for Economic Research
    6 p.m.
    April 19
    Baldwin Hall 114
    Sponsored by the Department of Economics Speaker Series

    Garden Event
    6:30-8 p.m.
    April 19
    Communiversity Garden
    Sponsored by Sustainability Office

    SCU Anti-Nihilism Forum
    6:30 p.m.
    April 20
    Baldwin Hall Little Theatre
    Sponsored by Student Climate Union

    Clothing Swap Collection
    1-4 p.m.
    April 21
    Outside the Student Union Building
    Sponsored by Grassroots Environmentalism Class

    Global Issues Colloquium:
    “Grieving Our Home: Climate Change, Loss and Finding a Path to Action”
    Presentation by Christine Harker
    7 p.m.
    April 21
    Magruder Hall 1000 and via Zoom
    Sponsored by Sustainability Office

    One Earth, One Love: Earthfest
    3-6 p.m.
    April 22
    Outside the Student Union Building
    Sponsored by all environmental groups on campus

    Movie Night: “Wall-E”

    7 p.m.
    April 22
    Sponsored by Student Government and Sustainability Office

    Creek Clean Up
    April 23
    Outside West Campus
    Sponsored by ECO

    Sustainability Quiz
    April 19-22
    Sustainability Office Violette Hall 1310
    Sponsored by Wildlife Association

  • Education Department Organizes End of Year Social

    The Education Department is hosting an end of year social from 4-5 p.m. April 29 at the Red Barn pavilion. Students are encouraged to come mingle with fellow MAE students and faculty. Yard games and root beer floats served in a keepsake cup will be available. RSVP here by April 20. For more information, email mja7667@truman.edu.

  • Economics Speaker Discusses Voluntary Environmentalism as Part of Earth Week


    Dr. Ryan M. Yonk, a senior research faculty and director of the Public Choice and Public Policy Project at the American Institute for Economic Research, will present a talk at 6 p.m. April 19 in Baldwin Hall 114 as part of Earth Week.

    Prior to joining AIER, Yonk worked various academic positions at North Dakota State University, Utah State University and Southern Utah University and was one of the founders of the Strata Policy. He is the co-author or editor of numerous books including “Green V. Green,” “Nature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. the Environment” and “The Reality of American Energy.” He has also authored numerous articles in academic journals including Public Choice, Energies, Applied Research in Quality of Life and the Journal of Range Management.

    Yonk’s talk, titled “Voluntary Environmentalism: Can Green Entrepreneurs Change the World?,” will discuss how for decades the American public has largely relied on the federal government to promote a healthier and cleaner environment. He will explore how the policymaking process works and how environmental policies and the outcomes they create are often a product of the political rather than scientific process. Yonk will also explore the potential of voluntary actions by entrepreneurs to improve environmental quality outside of the political process.

    This event is free and open to the public.
  • University Art Gallery Exhibit Explores Arts and Crafts Movement

    “The Legend of Good Women,” from the Kelmscott Chaucer, 1869, Kelmscott Press, designed by William Morris and illustrated by Edward Burnes-Jones, Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections and Museums.

    A new exhibit, “Handcrafted Rebellion: The Arts and Crafts Movement,” is currently on display in the Charlyn Gallery located in Ophelia Parrish 1114.

    The exhibition was researched and curated by students in museum studies courses using works from the Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections and Museums. It features late 19th- and early 20th-century objects from the arts and crafts movement and explores how the movement endeavored to create items that were both beautiful and utilitarian in opposition to growing industrial production. Highlights include an original leaflet from a Kelmscott Press Chaucer, design work from William Morris and ceramics from the Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati.

    A reception with refreshments will take place from 3-4 p.m. April 21 as part of the Student Research Conference. The exhibition will be on display through April 29. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
  • 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.
  • Diploma Presentation Opportunity for May Graduation


    Truman emeritus faculty or staff, current full-time faculty or current full-time staff with an immediate family member graduating in Spring 2022 may present their diploma at the May 7 commencement ceremony. Family member, for purposes of the diploma presentation, means grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, spouse, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, step-son, step-daughter, step-grandson, step-granddaughter of the presenting Truman faculty, staff, emeritus faculty or emeritus staff.

    In order to request the presentation contact Kaytee Wood in the Registrar’s Office at kwood@truman.edu no later than 5 p.m. April 22 and provide the following information:

    Candidate’s Information:
    •    Degree Candidate’s name
    •    Candidate’s pronoun(s)
    •    Candidate’s degree (BA, BFA, BM, BS, BSN, MA, MAc, MAE, MAT, MS) and program name (example: BS in Accounting)
    •    Candidate’s email address
    •    Candidate’s phone number

    Presenter’s Information:
    •    Presenter’s name
    •    Presenter’s Truman employment title/position
    •    Presenter’s email address
    •    Presenter’s phone number

    Family presenters are expected to be dressed in full academic regalia. If the presenter does not own these items, a cap and gown may be purchased through the University Bookstore.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Now Hiring


    Fraternity and Sorority Life is hiring a 2022-2023 general staff member. This person works directly with the Greek Week coordinator and the team lead to guide fraternity and sorority life on campus.

    Some of their responsibilities include: working with council presidents and risk managers; planning events for the whole FSL community, such as hazing prevention week; and highlighting fraternity and sorority life at Truman-sponsored events and admitted student events.

    This position can be scholarship or institutional and is open to any member of fraternity and sorority life. More information about the position can be found here. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. April 22. Questions can be emailed to fsl@truman.edu.
  • School of Business Welcomes Meta Guest Speaker


    The School of Business will host a virtual guest speaker discussion at 11:30 a.m. April 22 via Zoom. This talk will feature marketing professional Tiziana Catania, a client partner at Meta Platforms, Inc.

    Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is an American multinational technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. The company is the parent organization of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, among other subsidiaries. Catania has more than 13 years of experience in strategic planning, digital advertising, market and consumer research, sales, project management and client services.
  • Test Prep Courses Help with Grad School Acceptance


    Truman now offers test preparation classes to help students of all ages reach their academic goals.

    With courses for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, Praxis Core, SAT and ACT, Truman is northeast Missouri’s leading test prep solution. The University has partnered with Educational Testing Consultants to provide online exam preparation courses as well as free online test strategy sessions for major national graduate and professional school examinations.

    “Truman partnered with ETC because of its established reputation for improving student performance on standardized exams,” said Kevin Minch, associate provost. “Many colleges and universities nationwide are using ETC, including some of our Missouri peers.”

    Preparation courses are non-credit bearing and are offered at a range of lengths, at a variety of times and dates, and various points throughout the year. Students who register at least 10 business days in advance of the course can secure discounts of between $50-$100 per course. Courses are priced to be competitive with other national providers.

    For high school students, preparation courses for the ACT and SAT are also available.

    The test preparation classes were designed by a team of former standardized-test-item writers and test-preparation experts. All classes include: extensive instruction; experienced, dedicated instructors; comprehensive preparation materials, including actual questions and practice tests from the test-makers; thorough presentations and explanations; flexible schedule options; and access to online support resources.

    For detailed descriptions of the available courses, and for more information on how to enroll, visit examprep.truman.edu.
  • 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.

  • Guest Speaker to Discuss Digital Marketing


    The School of Business’s next virtual guest talk will take place at 10:30 a.m. April 28 via Zoom. Katie Ferrigno, director of social strategy at Ogilvy, will present on the topic “Digital Marketing & Analytics.”

    Based in New York City, Ogilvy is part of a British advertising, marketing and public relations agency. It was founded in 1850 by Edmund Mather as a London-based agency and is now part of the WPP Group, one of the largest advertising and public relations companies in the world. The agencies experts in public relations, growth and innovation, advertising, health and experience work fluidly across 131 offices in 93 countries.
  • Student-led Business Sells Products from Locally Sourced Goat Milk

    Three Girls and a Couple of Goats is a student-led business through the Agriculture Practicum Capstone class focused on creating and selling products from locally sourced goat milk. Available for purchase are honeysuckle and lavender vanilla soaps as well as lavender vanilla lotions. Soaps are $6 and lotions are $8.

    All purchases can be made at the University Farm Monday- Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Any questions can be emailed to 3girls.goats@gmail.com. Follow @3girls.goats.tsu on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Film Class Offered During Fall Semester

    ENG 280: Film Form and Sense taught by Bob Mielke, professor of English, is a great class for students who love movies or need to complete an Arts & Humanities Perspectives course for the Dialogues. The class meets twice a week, the first for an in-class viewing of a weekly film and the second for a class discussion. Mielke also plans to take a class trip to the new indie horror film studio in Kirksville.

  • Visiting Speaker Presents on Mark Twain

  • Extended Deadline for Master of Athletic Training Program


    The Master of Athletic Training program is 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.

    Application deadline is June 1. Those interested in applying should contact Brandy Schneider at bschneider@truman.edu.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • New Class Explores Sustainability

    For the fall semester, Environmental Studies is offering a new student-precept taught course. In ENVS 340: Practicum, U.N. Sustainable Goals students will learn about the United Nation’s sustainable goals and how to apply them in local communities. The class will meet at 10:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Questions can be emailed to jfc5732@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.
  • 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 is now open and will 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.
  • Truman Thanks Student Employees


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Apply for Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships


    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 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.