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. Most scholarships require you to complete at least 12 hours of transferable credit post-highschool 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 ScholarshipsQualifications for ConsiderationAward Amount(s)
Transfer Recognition ScholarshipAccepted transfer application with 12 transferable semester hours of post high school college credit. Award level based upon cumulative transferable college GPA.
GPA RangeMissouri ResidentOut-of-State Resident
3.75 - 4.00$5,500/acad. yr.$9,000/acad. yr.
3.50 - 3.74$4,500/acad. yr.$8,000/acad. yr.
3.25 - 3.49$3,500/acad. yr.$6,000/acad. yr.
3.00 - 3.24$2,500/acad. yr.$4,000/acad. yr.
Tru+Accepted in-state transfer student with an awarded associates degree. Cannot be combined with Transfer Recognition Scholarship.50% tuition waiver/year - Missouri residents only.
Phi Theta Kappa Automatic ScholarshipAccepted 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.
$1,000/academic year
Bulldog Legacy ScholarshipAwarded for children, step-children, or grandchildren of alumni of Truman, or whose sibling currently attends or 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.MSEP amount for 2024-2025 academic year is estimated at $3,978. MSEP award value, determined annually, reduces out-of-state tuition to 150% of in-state tuition rate, with this scholarship covering the difference.
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.
Competitive Transfer ScholarshipsQualifications for ConsiderationAward Amount(s)
Transfer President’s Honorary
Exemplary academic achievement and significant extracurricular accomplishments.Several 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.

**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 2024-2025, the non-resident portion of tuition is $8,728.

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.