Scholarship Renewal

After your freshman year at Truman, scholarships are reviewed based on your cumulative Truman Grade Point Average (GPA). Scholarships are usually reviewed after the spring semester grades are posted.

Please note that Truman-funded scholarships apply toward tuition and on-campus room and board.

Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship Renewals

You are required to pass at least 24 credit hours during the academic year to remain eligible.

Scholarships are renewed for the academic year with this scale (subject to available funding):

Cumulative Truman GPA% of Original Scholarship Amount
3.25 or higher100%
3.20-3.2490%
3.10-3.1980%
3.00-3.0970%

Students who increase their Truman GPA (either to renewal range or to a higher level of renewal percentage) after any term of enrollment, should contact the Financial Aid Office regarding any potential changes in their renewal status.

Unless stated otherwise, scholarships awarded to beginning freshmen can be used for up to eight semesters

Transfer student scholarship eligibility is prorated based on the number of transferable credit hours.

Transfer Credit# of Semesters for Scholarship Eligibility
12-29.9 hours8 semesters
30-59.9 hours7 semesters
60-89.9 hours5 semesters
90 hours or more3 semesters

Scholarship Renewal Service Obligation

If you have been awarded more than $1,250 of scholarships per semester, your scholarship renewal requirements will include completing a scholarship renewal service of 60 hours per semester (less than 5 hours per week) beginning your third semester at Truman. If you do not want to complete the service requirement, you may opt to renew one-half of your scholarship or receive only $1,250 of scholarship awarded, whichever is greater.

The TruPositions website should be used when you are searching for a position. Examples of service include:

  • research for a faculty member in your academic major
  • service to a University office
  • a special project related to an interest area or assistance in a community non-profit organization.

Benefits of Completing Service: There are a number of benefits for completing your Scholarship Renewal Service. Whether it is gaining transportable skills in a workplace setting, or simply having a direct supervisor, the positions available to you will provide additional work depth to your strong academic resume. Often times, you are able to do your service in an office related to a career you are interested in, which provides even greater opportunities for you after you graduate.

Additional Information

Students who do not meet renewal requirements should consult with the Financial Aid Office regarding potential eligibility for other forms of assistance.

Out-of-State TruMerit or Out-of-State Transfer Recognition, Military Non-Resident Tuition Waiver, Non-Resident Tuition Grant and (Midwest Student Exchange Program) MSEP cannot be combined. Recipients of the Out-of-State TruMerit or Out-of-State Transfer Recognition from IL, IN, KS, MN, MI, NE, ND, OH and WI who do not meet renewal requirements will subsequently receive the MSEP tuition discount.

The Midwest Student Exchange Program, Bulldog Legacy Scholarship and Military Non-Resident Tuition Waiver are renewable with satisfactory academic progress and continuous enrollment.

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