Scholarships for Graduate Students

Truman State University Foundation Scholarships for Graduate Students

The Truman State University Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities for qualifying graduate students. Please note that not all of the scholarships listed below are available at all times. For more information, contact Becky Pike, manager of Truman State University Foundation scholarships, bpike@truman.edu.

Ruth B. Beal Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Must be admitted to the Master of Arts in Education program
  • English Major
  • Financial need
  • Minimum of 3.5 GPA

Mabel Kennedy Carr Education Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Pursuing a Master of Arts in Education
  • Financial need

Frank and Mary Carter Mathematics Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Mathematics major
  • Must be admitted to the Master of Arts in Education program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need

Class of 2011 Accountancy Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Masters of Accountancy Student (non GTRAs only)
  • Minimum 3.25 undergraduate GPA
  • Actively involved in extracurricular activities including at least one Business organization during undergraduate career
  • Displayed leadership in at least one organization
  • Preference given to those who are not receiving significant academic scholarships
  • Accounting faculty to select recipient during the spring semester

Leona L. Cozean and Ruby Cooper Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Pursuing career in counseling
  • Demonstrates a sincere interest in the needs of others and in mentoring children

Cozette Family Endowed Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Missouri resident
  • Financial need
  • Accepted and enrolled in the Master of Arts in Education program

Eugene J. Croarkin Accounting Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Outstanding undergraduate or graduate accounting student

Clay Dawson Choral Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Incoming Truman student, may be an undergraduate (first-year or transfer) or graduate student who shows outstanding musicianship in a vocal or choral audition
  • Has a strong and demonstrated interest in choral conducting, e.g., has experience in conducting or plans to pursue a career in teaching choral music
  • Strong preference given to incoming vocal music majors
  • Letter of reference from a music teacher is required
  • Is awarded in conjunction with a vocal scholarship, which requires participation in University Chorus and auditioning for Cantoria

Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:

  • A resident of Rock Island County or Peoria County, Illinois
  • Preference given to undergraduate Pre-MAE student or Master of Arts in Education student
  • Financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Charles Foudree Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Formally admitted to Master of Accountancy program
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Demonstrated active involvement and leadership in co-curricular activities
  • GMAT scores above 60th percentile
  • Accounting faculty to select recipient during the spring semester to be awarded to a new graduate student beginning the following fall semester

Holman Family Graduate Student Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree from Truman State University
  • Admission to a graduate program at Truman State University
  • Financial need

Leslie Rose Howell Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Enrolled or accepted to the Master of Arts in Education program
  • Commitment to teaching science

Juanita McGuire Jamison Memorial Art Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Art major
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Upperclassman or graduate student
  • Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA

Juanita McGuire Jamison Memorial Music Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Music major
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Upperclassman or graduate student
  • Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA

Connie Holt Jones Graduate Research Scholarship
Criteria:

  • International student in their first year of the Master of Arts in English program
  • Preference given to students from third-world countries

Jean Kraus Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Visual arts student majoring in studio art or entering Master of Arts in Education program
  • Strong academic record

Merry Lynn Lyle (’90, ’91) Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Nontraditional student of any class year
  • Preference given to those admitted to the Master of Education program or Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Preference given to those who demonstrated financial need
  • Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Active involvement and leadership in extracurricular activities

McManis Family Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Student of high character
  • Financial need
  • First preference given to education or pre-Master of Arts in Education student
  • Secondary preference given to interdisciplinary, history or political science majors

Anna Catherine Brown Motter Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Fifth year student studying in the Master of Arts in Education program
  • Missouri Resident
  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Financial need

Noah P. Richardson Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Applicant must be entering the Master of Arts in Education program
  • Bachelor of Arts in history or political science

Kelin Sanders Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Master of Arts in Education student
  • Medium financial need
  • Not receiving other substantial scholarship support
  • Passion for teaching, as described in personal statement
  • 3.25 to 3.75 cumulative GPA

Jim and Nancy Shaddy Research Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • In your personal statement, submit a review or your research proposal
  • Preference given to students conducting research in the following areas (in order): a. Entomological, b. Entomologically-related, c. Arthropod-related, d. Biological

Shelton Family Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Admitted to the Master of Arts in Education program
  • Financial need
  • Academic excellence
  • Preference to Missouri resident

Harold and Helen Stewart Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Admitted to the Master of Arts in Education program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to secondary English and history majors

Kathleen (Bohon) Strickler Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Recipient must be entering the Master of Arts in Education program

UHY Advisors Accounting Scholarship
Criteria:

  • First year student in the Master of Accountancy program
  • Financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Active involvement and leadership in extra-curricular activities

Bob G. and H. Janell Woods Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Accepted or enrolled in Master of Arts in Education program
  • Only for students from Shelby County, Missouri

Dale Woods Mathematics Scholarship
Criteria:

  • Math or Computer Science major
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • 75 hours or more completed prior to beginning of spring semester
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in math

For More Information

If you have questions about scholarship opportunities for graduate students, visit the Truman State University Foundation website or contact:

Becky Pike, Manager of Foundation Scholarships
Office of Advancement
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501
bpike@truman.edu
Phone: 660-785-4688
Fax: 660-785-7519