Scholarships for HES Students

Scholarships for Health & Exercise Sciences (HES) Students at Truman

Several scholarships for current Health Science and Exercise Science students at Truman are made possible through the generous donations alumni, businesses and other supporters make to the Truman State University Foundation. When you make a gift to the Truman State University Foundation, your gift can be earmarked for the Health and Exercise Sciences (HES) Department’s general use or for a specific scholarship such as the ones listed below.

  • Jane Bartling (1 for $500)
    This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by John Bartling of Kirksville, MO to memorialize and commemorate his wife’s distinguished teaching career at Truman State University. This fund is designed to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University education. Jane Bartling received BSE and MA degrees from Truman State University and shortly thereafter began a 30-year teaching career in physical education. She retired in 1998 and passed away in the spring of 2013. She was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Delta Kappa Gamma and was a sponsor of the student chapter of the Missouri State Teachers Association at Truman.
    Criteria

    • Full-time student majoring in Health and Exercise Science at Truman State University
    • Missouri resident
    • Record of achievement and service in extra-curricular or community groups and organizations
  • Larry W. and Linda K. Boleach (2 for $750)
    This scholarship was established in 1997 by Steven (’67) and Marilyn Barger to honor Larry and Linda Boleach. Larry Boleach (’62, ’65) taught in Truman’s Exercise Science program for 35 years and retired in 2000. The scholarship is to be awarded annually during the Spring semester to a junior student for use during the student’s senior year.
    Criteria

    • Exercise Science major
    • Senior status
    • Demonstrated leadership potential
    • Outstanding academic performance
  • Jack and Melba Bowen (2 for $750)
    This scholarship was established in 1998 by Steven (’67) and Marilyn Barger in honor of Jack and Melba Bowen. Jack Bowen (’58, ’61) taught in the Health and Exercise Science program at Truman for over 30 years and was in public education for a total of 42 years before his retirement in 2000.
    Criteria

    • Exercise Science major
    • Demonstrated leadership potential
    • Outstanding academic performance
    • Funds must be used for student’s senior year
  • Jennifer C. Boyce Memorial (1 for $750)
    This renewable scholarship was established in July, 2013 by the friends and classmates of Jenny Boyce. It was created to honor the memory of a woman who strived to live her life to the fullest and dedicated herself to teaching, encouraging and inspiring all those she met to reach their greatest potential through happiness, health and wellness. This scholarship will support students seeking Bachelor degrees in Exercise Science so that they may continue to inspire others and promote healthy life-styles.
    Criteria

    • Financial need
    • Health sciences major
    • Minimum 3.75 GPA
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to living a healthy and active lifestyle
    • Renewable if criteria continue to be met
  • Joseph P. Dolan Living Memorial (1 for $850)
    Dr. Joseph P. Dolan was head of Health & Exercise Science from 1961 until his death in 1974. This scholarship was developed by family and friends.
    Criteria

    • Health and Exercise science major
    • Junior status or higher
    • Outstanding student
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Preference given to those planning to teach in public schools
  • James J. Dougherty (1 for $750)
    This award was established by friends, relatives and his wife, Marie Wheatcraft Dougherty (’33). James Dougherty (’33) retired as Truman athletic director in 1974 after 12 years in that capacity and eight years as football coach.
    Criteria

    • An athlete and physical education major
    • Outstanding student
  • Sina Faye Fowler Memorial (1 for $1000)
    This scholarship was established by the estate of Sina Faye Fowler (’27) in 1970. Ms. Fowler served as a dietician in several hospitals and military hospitals throughout her career and published a book in 1937.
    Criteria

    • Senior student
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Demonstrate interest in nutrition (coursework leading to a career as a dietician or related field; research interests in human or animal nutrition, etc.)
    • Student member of at least one professional organization
    • Professional promise
  • The Fulks Family
    This scholarship was established in 2006 by Mr. Donald (Donnie) E. Fulks. It is intended to provide scholarship support for a nursing or pre-physical therapy student with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship honors Donnie’s parents, James E. (Jug) and Phyllis L. Fulks, who are also his best friends. The scholarship also honors the rest of the Fulks family. Donnie is proud to have had six family members, in addition to himself, graduate from Truman. These family members are: Sharon (Fulks) Rardon ’72 (sister), Mark Fulks ’77 (brother), Janelle (Jessen) Fulks ’78 (sister-in-law), April Fulks ’02 (niece), Michelle Fulks ’02 (niece) and Paul McQuillen ’02 (nephew). Donnie graduated from Truman in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in Business and Accountancy.
  • Sheryl Fullerton Grim Memorial (1 for $250)
    This scholarship was established in 1959 by friends, family and members of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority to honor Sheryl Grim’s memory.
    Criteria

    • Female exercise science major
    • Junior status or higher
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Preference given to those planning to teach
  • Regina Lindhorst (1 for $500)
    This scholarship was established in December of 2013 by Dr. John Bartling. The scholarship was established to honor Regina Lindhorst. Regina graduated from Truman with a BSE in Physical Education in 1963 and later completed her MA in Physical Education at Truman. She began her teaching career at Truman in 1964, teaching dance courses in Physical Education. Regina retired from Truman as Assistant Professor Emerita of Exercise Science in 2005. Regina was a long-time colleague and personal friend of Dr. Bartling’s late wife, Jane (Poage) Bartling.
    Criteria

    • Student majoring in Exercise Science
    • Financial need
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Jo Ann Weekley (1 for $500)
    This scholarship was established in December of 2013 by Dr. John Bartling. The scholarship was established to honor Jo Ann Weekley. Jo Ann graduated from Truman with a BSE in Physical Education in 1966. She began her career as a teacher for the St. Louis Board of Education from 1964-1966. Returning to Truman in the Fall of 1966, Jo Ann taught courses in Physical Education as well as coached the Truman Softball team from 1973-1978. Jo Ann Weekley was a long-time colleague and personal friend of Dr. Bartling’s late wife, Jane (Poage) Bartling.
    Criteria

    • Student majoring in Exercise Science
    • Financial need
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Betty Jo White, D.O. Science
    This scholarship was established by Betty Jo White, D.O., FACOS, in 2006 to support pre-osteopathic students with an interest in the Still National Osteopathic Museum in Kirksville, MO. In 1967, Dr. Betty Jo White became the first female to complete a General Surgery residency in the Osteopathic profession. By setting up this scholarship, she hopes to inspire students to become Osteopathic physicians and to always have an interest in the Osteopathic History of the profession.

For more information about scholarships awarded to current Truman students through the Truman State University Foundation, visit the Truman State University Foundation Scholarships webpage. Interested in making a gift? See details on how you can give to Truman.