Automatic Scholarships

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No Separate Application

Truman offers a number of automatic scholarships to incoming domestic freshman students. By completing your free undergraduate application to Truman, you are automatically considered for a number of Automatic Scholarship awards.

TruMerit Scholarship Chart

Automatic ScholarshipsQualificationsAward Amount(s)
Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship **Automatically awarded to admitted freshmen who are non-Missouri residents who meet the specified academic parameters to assist with the non-resident portion of tuition. *Students at this level who are eligible for Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) will receive that larger award instead of the Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship.
ACT Composite4.0-3.75 GPA3.74-3.50 GPA
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)**Automatically awarded to admitted students from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin who do not qualify for the Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship.Reduces out-of-state tuition to 150% of the in-state tuition rate. Award value determined annually. MSEP award amount for the 2017-2018 academic year is $3,108. Renewable with satisfactory academic progress.
Military Non-Resident Tuition Waiver**Awarded automatically to qualified candidates. Must be: 1) Veteran honorably discharged within the 3 years preceding student's matriculation; 2) Current Active Duty Military, National Guard, or Reservist; or 3) Spouse or Dependent Child of category 1) or 2).Tuition waiver covering the out-of-state portion of tuition. ($6,784 for the 2017-2018 academic year.) Supersedes any other Truman-funded awards designed to assist with the non-resident portion of tuition. Eligible students may receive other larger military education benefits instead.
Bulldog LegacyAdmitted students whose parent(s) and/or step-parent(s) graduated from Truman.$1,000/yr - Missouri residents

$2,000/yr - Out-of-state residents.

Renewable with satisfactory academic progress.
A+ RecognitionTruman-funded award for completion of the Missouri A+ program. Official verification of A+ Certification required on final HS transcript.$500/yr
Missouri Scholars AcademyAlumni of Missouri Scholars Academy$500/yr
**Can only receive ONE non-resident specific scholarship/waiver. The combination of non-resident specific scholarship/waiver plus  Dollar for Dollar tax credit cannot exceed the non-resident portion of tuition. For 2017-2018, the non-resident portion of tuition is $6,784.


Test Scores & GPA

Automatic scholarships are awarded based upon your cumulative GPA and college entrance exam scores (ACT or SAT) at the time of application. There is no need to make any special requests — when your GPA and ACT or SAT scores meet the award threshold, the Admission Office will automatically award these scholarships upon acceptance.

More Automatic Awards & Info

The best parts about scholarships? Many automatic scholarships and most competitive scholarships can be stacked and renewed. As a Truman student, you will simply need to meet the Scholarship Renewal Guidelines.

Keep Us Updated

Planning to take the ACT after you have applied? Maybe you finished your senior year with your best GPA yet? We will continue updating the TruMerit Scholarship and Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship awards throughout the year, reflecting your improvement in GPA and/or ACT/SAT scores. We will accept either the ACT or SAT through the April test date of your senior year and improvements to your final GPA can also increase your automatic scholarship awards.

But I’m A Transfer Student

Never fear! Transfer students are eligible for a number of automatic awards as well. Jump over to our transfer scholarships page to learn about requirements and when you should complete your transfer application.