For students entering in the 2012-2013 Academic Year
Truman offers both automatic and competitive scholarships to qualifying transfer students. These merit-based scholarships are renewable with a 3.25 Truman GPA and service obligation. The application for admission also serves as the scholarship application; therefore, students wishing to be considered for competitive scholarships must apply for admission and be accepted by April 1 for fall enrollment and by November 1 for spring enrollment.
- Transfer Scholarships - Automatic
- Transfer Scholarships - Competitive
- Scholarship Renewal
- Renewal Q&A
- Transfer Recognition
Qualifications: Accepted transfer applicants with 24 transferable semester hours of post high school college credit. Award level based upon cumulative transferable college GPA.
GPA Range Scholarship Amount 3.75 - 4.00 $2,500 per academic year 3.50 - 3.74 $2,000 per academic year 3.25 - 3.49 $1,500 per academic year
- Phi Theta Kappa Automatic
Qualifications: Accepted Phi Theta Kappa members transferring from an accredited junior/community college who have completed an Associate of Arts degree or 60 transferable semester hours of post high school college credit with a 3.5 cumulative transferable GPA. Verification of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required; applicant must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa for at least one semester before transferring to Truman State University.
Award: $1,000 per academic year
- Bulldog Legacy Scholarship
Qualifications: Admitted transfer students whose parent(s) and/or step-parent(s) graduated from Truman.
Award: Missouri residents - $1,000 per academic year
Non-Missouri residents - $2,000 per academic year
- Midwest Student Exchange
Qualifications: Admitted transfer students from participating Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) states - Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Award: MSEP provides a reduced out-of-state tuition rate equivalent to 150% of in-state tuition.
Applicants accepted by April 1 for fall enrollment and by November 1 for spring enrollment will automatically be considered for competitive transfer student scholarships based upon the materials supplied with the application for admission. No separate scholarship application is required.
- Neighboring States
Qualifications: Accepted transfer students from states contiguous to Missouri who have earned 24 transferable semester hours of post high school college credit with a 3.75 cumulative transferable GPA.
Award: A maximum of 15 scholarships in the amount of $3,000 will be awarded competitively to incoming transfer students to assist with the out-of-state portion of tuition.
- Transfer President’s
Qualifications: Exemplary academic achievement and significant extracurricular accomplishments.
Award: Several awards in varying amounts.
- Community/Junior College
Qualifications: Associate of Arts degree or 60 semester hours of transferable post high school college credit with a 3.5 cumulative college GPA and strong record of leadership and extracurricular involvement.
Award: Limited number of awards in varying amounts.
Theta Kappa Competitive Scholarship
Qualifications: Outstanding member of Phi Theta Kappa
Award: One Missouri and one national scholarship; amounts varying up to full tuition and on-campus room and board.
Qualifications: Residents of states other than Missouri who are accepted for admission are eligible for consideration on a competitive basis.
Award: $1,500 per academic year toward the out-of-state portion of tuition awarded competitively based upon academic achievement and/or financial need. Recipients of the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) tuition reduction are not eligible for the Non-Resident Award.
Please note that Truman participates in the following scholarship programs.
- Truman State University MOST
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
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Have significant financial need
- Complete and submit Truman’s MOST Scholarship application. This application is available online at https://secure.truman.edu/admissions-s/mostapp/mostapp.asp
- 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.
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
TRUMAN GPA % OF ORIGINAL SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT 3.25 or higher 100% 3.20-3.24 90% 3.10-3.19 80% 3.00-3.09 70%
- Scholarship renewal service of 60 hours per semester begins in the sophomore year. Renewing students submit proposals for their service projects. Examples of service include research for a faculty member in your academic major, service to a University office, a special project related to an interest area, or assistance in a community non-profit organization.
- Scholarship renewal service is not required of students receiving $1250 or less per semester 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 is as follows:
TRANSFER CREDIT ELIGIBILITY 12-29.9 hours 8 semesters 30-59.9 hours 7 semesters 60-89.9 hours 5 semesters 90 hours or more 3 semesters
- 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 earn a 2.5-3.0 Truman GPA can apply for Truman Foundation loans in the amount of their lost scholarship.