Transfer Scholarships

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Transfer Scholarships

We understand that you’ve worked hard to get where you are today, and we want to reward you for your efforts. For full consideration for all University awards, submit an activities list or résumé with your application for admission to Truman by March 15 for fall enrollment and November 1 for spring enrollment. Most scholarships require you to complete at least 24 hours of transferable credit to be reviewed and are made available to domestic transfer students.

Automatic Transfer ScholarshipsQualifications for ConsiderationAward Amount(s)
Transfer Recognition ScholarshipAccepted transfer application with 24 transferable semester hours of post high school college credit. Award level based upon cumulative transferable college GPA.
GPA RangeMissouri ResidentOut-of-State Resident
3.75 - 4.00$3,500/acad. yr.$7,000/acad. yr.
3.50 - 3.74$2,500/acad. yr.$6,000/acad. yr.
3.25 - 3.49$1,500/acad. yr.$4,000/acad. yr.
Phi Theta Kappa Automatic ScholarshipAccepted Phi Theta Kappa members transferring from an accredited community college. Verification of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required; applicant must be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa for at least
one semester before transferring to Truman.
$500/academic year
Bulldog Legacy ScholarshipAdmitted students whose parent(s) and/or step-parent(s) graduated from Truman.$1,000/year - Missouri residents
$2,000/year - Out-of-state residents
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)**Automatically awarded to admitted students from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin, who do not qualify for an Out-of-State Transfer Recognition.Reduces out-of-state tuition to 150% of the in-state tuition rate. Award value determined annually. MSEP award amount for the 2018-2019 academic year is $3,140.
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. ($6,852 for the 2018-2019 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.
Competitive Transfer ScholarshipsQualifications for ConsiderationAward Amount(s)
Transfer President’s Honorary
Scholarship
Exemplary academic achievement and significant extracurricular accomplishments.Several awards in varying amounts.
Community College Honorary
Scholarship
AA, AAT, AS degree or 60 semester hours of transferable post high school college credit with a 3.5 cumulative transferable college GPA and strong record of leadership and extracurricular involvement.Limited number of awards in varying amounts.
Phi Theta Kappa Competitive ScholarshipOutstanding member of Phi Theta Kappa.One Missouri and one national scholarship; amounts varying up to full tuition and on-campus room and board.

**Can only receive ONE non-resident specific scholarship/waiver. Out-of-State Transfer Recognition, Military Non-Resident Tuition Waiver, and MSEP cannot be combined. The combination of non-resident specific scholarship/waiver plus Dollar for Dollar tax credit cannot exceed the non-resident portion of tuition. For 2018-2019, the non-resident portion of tuition is $6,852.

No Separate Application

That’s right! Your application for admission also serves as a scholarship application for University awards. You can earn both automatic and competitive scholarships by applying for admission to Truman (see images above for specifics). Scholarships are awarded based upon your transferable cumulative GPA and credit hours post high school, at time of application. No need to make any special requests — when your GPA and credit hours meet the award threshold, the Admission Office will automatically award the scholarships upon acceptance.

Keep Us Updated

We will continue updating your automatic scholarship awards throughout the year, reflecting your improvement in transferable GPA and credit hour standing. Improvements to your final GPA can increase your automatic scholarship awards. Make sure to have final transcripts sent to the Admission Office as soon as possible after your semester end. Transcripts received after the first day of classes will not be considered for scholarship review.

Transfer Scholarships Are Renewable Scholarships

Transfer scholarships are renewable as well. As a Truman student, you will simply need to meet the Scholarship Renewal Guidelines — you may be eligible to have scholarships for up to eight semesters at Truman.

Have additional questions? Please feel free to contact us at any time.