Now is the time to apply for admission!
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.
Truman recognizes the difficulty posed by recent college closures and program discontinuations. We wish to support incoming transfer students with special consideration for various scholarships.
|Automatic Transfer Scholarships||Qualifications for Consideration||Award Amount(s)|
|Transfer Recognition Scholarship||Accepted transfer application with 12 transferable semester hours of post high school college credit. Award level based upon cumulative transferable college GPA.|
|Phi Theta Kappa Automatic Scholarship||Accepted 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.
|Bulldog Legacy Scholarship||Admitted 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 Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, 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 2021-2022 academic year is $3,860.|
|Non-Resident Tuition Waiver **||Automatically awarded to admitted students whose non-custodial parent is a Missouri resident.||Tuition waiver covering the out-of-state portion of tuition ($7,721 for 2021-2022 academic year).|
|MacMurray Distinguished Bulldog Scholarship||Automatically awarded to students transferring from MacMurray College who have completed at least one semester (12 credit hours) at MacMurray College.||$2,500/academic year|
|Competitive Transfer Scholarships||Qualifications for Consideration||Award Amount(s)|
|Transfer President’s Honorary|
|Exemplary academic achievement and significant extracurricular accomplishments.||Several awards in varying amounts.|
|Community College Honorary|
|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 Scholarship||Outstanding 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, Midwest Student Exchange Program, and Non-Resident Tuition Waiver cannot be combined. For 2021-2022, the non-resident portion of tuition is $7,721.
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.