Vol. 26 No. 30 - April 19, 2022


  • Noah Cyrus Headlines SAB Concert


    Singer/songwriter Noah Cyrus, with special guest Valley, will perform at 7 p.m. April 23 in Pershing Arena for the SAB concert.

    Cyrus has surpassed 500 million global audio and video streams since her debut single “Make Me (Cry)” went straight to No. 1 on Spotify’s Viral Global Chart within hours of release. Her single “July” has reached more than 90 million global streams. Released with an effort to raise awareness around mental health, “Lonely” has surpassed 35 million.

    Cyrus completed her first headline tour in the fall of 2018, has performed at Coachella twice, was included in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 for three consecutive years and has performed on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Ellen” and “The Today Show.”

    Special guest artist Valley is an indie pop band based in Toronto.

    Student tickets are free and are available now at the SAB window by showing student ID. Each student is entitled to two free guest tickets. General admission tickets are available here for $5 and are non-refundable. The SAB Office is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Student Union Building. SAB has been planning this event since the September student survey. They used the information provided by students to establish an order in which they explored different artists.

    Doors will open at 6 p.m. Hazers and strobes will be present at this event and no bags will be permitted. Special accommodations can be made by contacting sab+concerts@truman.edu.
  • National Bulldog Day Marks Spike’s Birthday


    In celebration of National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day, and in observation of Spike’s birthday, several events are scheduled for April 21.

    Birthday cake will be served in dining halls at lunchtime. Subs in the hub will be available starting at 11 a.m., followed by cupcakes on the lawn at 1 p.m. with games such as pin the party hat on Spike. Games will be relocated inside if weather does not permit.

    Centennial Hall will host Spike’s Banana-Palooza Birthday Party at 6 p.m. President Sue Thomas will attend, and residents will have the opportunity to take a picture with her at a photo booth. Crafts such as paper birthday hats and banana door decorations with be available. Students can also play other games such as “Just Dance,” Truman trivia and various board games. Cookies and beverages will be provided.

    Students are encouraged to post their favorite Spike photo using the hashtag #HappyBirthdaySpike. People can also show their spirit by taking a #SelfieWithSpike in front of the newly painted bulldog wall in the campus bookstore.
  • Alumna to Give SRC Plenary Address


    The Student Research Conference will feature Dr. Sonia Arteaga as the plenary speaker, April 21.

    After earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Spanish from Truman, Arteaga received her Ph.D. in community-social/behavioral medicine psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Since graduation she has published nearly 50 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, has presented at several scientific conferences and has received numerous awards from National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her scientific contributions. At the NIH, Arteaga has developed and led several large research initiatives related to behavioral, social, community and policy factors that impact health behaviors and obesity with a special emphasis on diverse populations.

    Arteaga is currently is a supervisory health scientist administrator in the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program in the office of the director at the NIH. ECHO is a seven-year research program whose mission is to enhance the health of children for generations to come.

    Arteaga’s presentation, “Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program at the National Institutes of Health: A nationwide children’s health research program,” will take place from 12-1 p.m. April 21 via Zoom. Those interested can go to Magruder Hall 2001 for a live showing or join via Zoom.

    For more information, visit osr.truman.edu/src.
  • Campus Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day


    A tree-planting event will take place at 12:30 p.m. April 29 at the corner of Franklin and Patterson streets to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day.

    Yvette Amerman, a resource forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation, will speak on the proper way to plant. To help celebrate, Truman is also encouraging people to use the hashtag #TrumanTrees to post pictures of their favorite tree on campus. The Arbor Day Foundation has also compiled a list of 150 Ways to Celebrate Trees on Arbor Day to help people come up with creative ways to commemorate the occasion.

    Arbor Day, the nation’s tree-planting holiday, was first celebrated in 1872. The Arbor Day Foundation was established 100 years later to carry out Arbor Day’s mission on a year-round basis. Since then, they have distributed more than 500 million trees around the world and have grown to become the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting.
  • Spotlight Series Highlights Benefits of SAB

    As a prospective student, Xoe Zuber saw the SAB window in the Student Union Building on her campus visit and something just clicked. As she prepares to graduate next month, the future teacher reflects on her time on the Student Activities Board and previews some of the organization’s upcoming events.
  • Day of Giving Set for April 21


    Truman's Day of Giving, a 24-hour period for the Truman community to make a difference to an area of campus they find important, will take place from 12 p.m.-12 p.m. April 21-22.

    Members of the Alumni Board, Board of Governors and Foundation Board have donated $36,825 in matching funds. Dollar-for-dollar matching to a fund of choice is available while funds last. There are also additional challenge areas that give donors the opportunity to target the parts of campus important to them. More information about the featured campaigns can be found here.

    Donors who give $60 or more in the month of April are also eligible to receive exclusive Truman-branded socks.
  • Greek Life Raises $19,000 for YMCA

    Seth Overall and Liv Daehnke present a check to YMCA representatives Kristin Rouner, executive director, and Misti Hollenbeck-Harris, director of membership and wellness. As part of the Greek Week philanthropy efforts, students raised $19,000 and put together more than 1,000 craft kits for the YMCA's summer program.


  • 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

  • Students for Life Sponsor Drive for Local Mothers

  • 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.
  • DPS Hosts Panel Discussion for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    A sexual assault panel discussion will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. April 19 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. This event will examine what happens after reporting sexual assault on campus and will include Truman Police, the Kirksville Police Department, Title IX, the Adair County prosecuting attorney, Victim Advocates and University Counseling Services.

  • Fulbright Workshop Helps Application Process


    A Fulbright application workshop will take place at 4 p.m. April 20 in McClain Hall 208 to help students who are interested in applying for a Fulbright Award for the 2022-2023 grant cycle. Hosted by Meg Edwards, associate professor of political science and international relations, and Jack Davis, associate professor of German, this workshop will answer detailed questions on how to apply and will provide suggestions to enhance application materials. Applicants for the upcoming year who cannot attend, but would still like to receive information, can contact Edwards at megedwards@truman.edu.
  • 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.
  • Bulldogs in the Kitchen Hosts Coffee Event

    Alex Tetlak, instructor in classics, will present a demonstration on the process of coffee roasting at 5 p.m. April 20 at the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium. If weather permits, the demonstration will be outside.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • University Art Gallery Host Exhibit Reception

    “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.
  • Info Session Available for Master in Data Science and Analytic Storytelling

    The Data Science and Statistics departments are hosting an information session at 2:30 p.m. April 22 in Violette Hall 1140. This session will discuss the data science and analytic storytelling master and certificate programs available at Truman. Students interested in data-driven careers are welcome to attend this event. A tech-related undergraduate degree is not required to pursue this program. Cookies and lemonade will be provided. Register here by April 21 or by emailing dtownsend@truman.edu.

  • 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.
  • Finals Field Day Features Games and Food

    The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Baptist Student Union, are hosting a finals field day from 1-5:30 p.m. April 23 at Red Barn Park next to Stokes Stadium. This event will include food, music and games such as water balloons, kickball and more. All are welcome to attend.
  • Student Organizations Sponsor Denim Day

    Student Government and Alpha Kappa Lambda are sponsoring Denim Day, April 27. On this day, campus is encouraged to wear jeans to show support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stickers will be available for those who wish to participate.

  • Lavender Graduation Scheduled for May 1

    Lavender Graduation will occur from 1-3 p.m. May 1 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. This event will celebrate LGBTQ+ undergraduates and graduates of 2022. Friends, family, faculty, staff and allies are welcome to attend in support of the graduates. Attendance is free. Graduates and their invited guests can register here by April 28.

  • 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.
  • Visiting Speaker Presents on Mark Twain

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Library Summer Hours

    While Truman will again operate on a four-day work week from May 9 to July 29, Pickler Memorial Library will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Kirstyn Dietle

    Kirstyn Dietle, a health science student, received two awards at the Meeting of the Minds prevention conference, April 7-9 in Kansas City, Missouri. She received outstanding student for her demonstrated commitment to addressing student well-being during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years and outstanding service for her commitment to serving the Truman community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Lauren Shaw

    Lauren Shaw, a health science student, shared her presentation on the importance of time outside to student mental and physical well-being during the Meeting of the Minds prevention conference, April 7-9 in Kansas City, Missouri. This presentation, with mentor Roberta Donahue, professor of health science, was set to be presented at the 2020 Meeting of the Minds conference that was cancelled due to COVID-19. In the intervening years, the topic has grown even more pressing.

  • Truman Classics

    Truman classics students and their advisors Amanda Norgard, associate professor of classics, and Bridget Thomas, professor of classics, attended the 94th annual convention of Eta Sigma Phi, the national collegiate honor society for the study of classics, April 9.
    The students competed in classics trivia games, participated in business meetings, listened to student papers, enjoyed a singer-songwriter’s original rendition of the “Iliad” and competed in elections for national offices.

    Elana Sanders-Braxton was elected as 2022-2023 Megale Prytanis, president. Debeaux Bowman presided over the meeting as 2021-2022 Megale Prytanis, president. Sophia Picard presented the organization’s budget as 2021-2022 Megale Chrysophylax, treasurer. John Jones won second place in the intermediate Latin translation contest.

    At the conclusion of the convention, Thomas was selected as a trustee of this national organization. She attended the convention with her first group of students in 2010.

    Elana Sanders-Braxton is sworn in virtually as the new Megale Prytanis, president.

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.