For students entering in the 2014-2015 Academic Year
Although students are considered for admission on a rolling basis throughout the year, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and submit a resume/activity listby January 1 in order to ensure priority scholarship consideration. There is no separate scholarship application for University awards, unless otherwise noted. Candidates may be eligible for consideration for multiple awards, although scholarship assistance is primarily intended to assist with tuition expenses at Truman, and are provided to assist students in the completion of their initial baccalaureate degree program(s).
Freshman applicants are automatically considered for the Combined Ability Scholarship and the Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship based upon cumulative high school GPA at the time of application with subsequent improvements considered through receipt of the final high school transcript. College entrance exam scores (ACT or SAT) through the April test date of a student's senior year will be considered, as well.
Accepted applicants are notified of their automatic scholarships in their official acceptance letter from Truman. All automatic awards are renewable according to the renewal procedures detailed below.
Combined Ability Scholarship
This scholarship is automatically awarded to admitted freshmen who meet the specified academic parameters.Award levels are determined according to the scale outlined on the Combined Ability Scholarship Qualification Chart below.
Truman has no separate scholarship application, unless otherwise noted. The materials submitted with the admission application are reviewed in the competitive scholarship selection process. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply for admission and submit a resume/activities list by January 1. University funded scholarship assistance is primarily intended to assist with tuition.
Most scholarship recipients are notified via mail of their selection by mid- to late-March, and the process is on-going until all awards have been distributed. Full financial aid package information, including federal, state, and Truman funded need-based assistance is provided on an on-going basis after March 1 as details are finalized. Competitive scholarships are renewable according to the renewal guidelines detailed below.
Other Scholarship Programs
Please note that Truman participates in the following scholarship programs.
Foundation Scholarships Qualifications: Unique criteria for each award established through monetary gifts from alumni and friends of the University. Award: Varying amounts awarded competitively based upon specified criteria. Some foundation awards are non-renewable.
Truman State University MOST Scholarship
A limit of 15 scholarships are awarded annually to students whose families participate in Missouri's 529 Savings Plan (MOST). Recipients of these $500 awards will be selected based upon financial need as determined by federal financial aid guidelines. To be considered for the Truman State University MOST Scholarship, a student must:
Be a designated beneficiary of a MOST 529 College Savings Plan account that has been in effect for at least five (5) years at time of application
Be an accepted incoming student or an enrolled full-time student in good standing at Truman
Interested students must apply annually for this scholarship and can receive this scholarship for up to four years. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is April 1, 2014. Truman reserves the right to make changes to this program as deemed necessary by the University. For further information please contact Truman's Financial Aid Office at 660-785-4130 or email@example.com.
Dollars for Scholars
As a Collegiate Partner of Citizen's Foundation of America (CSFA) and the Dollars for Scholars Family of community scholarship foundations, Truman agrees that Dollars for Scholars awards of up to $2,500 per student will not adversely affect scholarship funding by Truman State University. Contact Dollars for Scholars at 800-248-8080.
SPECTRA Program Scholarship
The NSF-funded SPECTRA (Scientists Prepared, Enriched, and Challenged Through research-based Activities) program will provide many $1400+ scholarships to incoming Truman students who are interested in and take major-level introductory classes in biology, chemistry, or mathematics to fulfill LSP requirements. Students from all majors are eligible for these scholarships. Go to step.truman.edu/spectra for more information.
Scholarship Renewal Guidelines Printable version available here.
90 hours or more
Students earning a cumulative Truman GPA of 3.25 or above while completing at least 24 hours of credit per academic year may renew all academic scholarship(s) by completing scholarship renewal service. Renewal of scholarships for students earning a cumulative Truman GPA below 3.25 is subject to available funding.
Cumulative Truman GPA
% of Original Scholarship Amount
3.25 or higher
Scholarship renewal service of 60 hours per semester (less than 5 hours per week) begins in the sophomore year. Renewing students explore TruPositions for opportunities to serve or submit proposals for their service projects. Examples of service include research for a faculty member in your academic major, providing support to a University office, a special project related to an interest area, or assistance in a community non-profit organization.
Scholarship renewal service is required of students receiving more than $1,250 per semester ($2,500 per year) in Truman scholarship(s).
Students opting not to perform scholarship renewal service may renew one half of their approved scholarship amounts.
Scholarship renewal is determined at the end of the academic year based upon Truman GPA. Transfer hours are not credited toward scholarship renewal.
Scholarship can be renewed, but not lost, because of Truman summer coursework. GPA including summer coursework will be calculated following the second summer session.
Unless otherwise stated, scholarships awarded to beginning freshmen can be used for up to eight semesters. Length of potential scholarship eligibility for transfer students as follows:
Students who increase their Truman GPA (either to renewal range or to a higher level of renewal percentage) after any term of enrollment, should contact the Financial Aid Office regarding potential change in their renewal status.
Students who do not meet renewal requirements should consult with the Financial Aid Office regarding potential eligibility for other forms of assistance.
Truman undergraduate scholarships are designed to provide assistance for completion of the initial baccalaureate degree program(s).
Renewal of Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is based upon satisfactory academic progress. Individuals from MSEP states (Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin) who receive a Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship (NRTS) will have awards converted to a combination of MSEP and NRTS for renewal purposes. The NRTS portion will be subject to regular scholarship renewal requirements.