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 RangeScholarship Amount
3.75 - 4.00$2,500/academic year
3.50 - 3.74$2,000/academic year
3.25 - 3.49$1,500/academic year
Phi Theta Kappa Automatic ScholarshipAccepted Phi Theta Kappa members transferring from an accredited community college who have completed an AA, AAT, AS degree or 60 transferable semester hours of post high school college credit with a 3.5 cumulative transferable college GPA. Verification of Phi Theta Kappa member is required; applicant must be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa for at least one semester before transferring to Truman.$1,000/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 or Wisconsin.Reduces out-of-state tuition to 150% of the in-state tuition rate. Award value determined annually. MSEP award amount for the 2015-2016 academic year is $2,648.
Military Non-Resident Tuition Waiver**Awarded automatically to qualified candidates. Must be: 1) Veteran honorably discharged within the 2 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. ($6,224 for the 2015-2016 academic year.) Supersedes any other Truman-funded awards designed to assist with the non-resident portion of tuition.
Competitive Transfer ScholarshipsQualifications for ConsiderationAward Amount(s)
Neighboring States Scholarship**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 college GPA.A maximum of 15 $3,000 scholarships to assist with the out-of-state portion of tuition will be awarded competitively to incoming transfer students.
Transfer President's Honorary ScholarshipExemplary academic achievement and significant extracurricular accomplishments.Several awards in varying amounts.
Community College Honorary ScholarshipsAA, 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.
Non-Resident Award**Residents of states other than Missouri who are accepted for admission are eligible for consideration on a competitive basis.$1,500/ academic year toward the out-of-state portion of tuition awarded competitively based upon academic achievement and/or financial need. Recipients of the MSEP (see Automatic Transfer Scholarships) tuition reduction are not eligible for the Non-Resident Award.

**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 2015-2016, the non-resident portion of tuition is $6,224.

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.