Applying for Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the Truman State University Foundation awards donor-funded scholarships to currently enrolled Truman students. The Foundation scholarships are financed by the contributions of alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, campus organizations, foundations and corporations who believe in Truman’s important mission and want to create opportunities for students.

Who Can Apply

  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student at Truman to receive the full amount for a Truman State University Foundation scholarship.
  • Students who are receiving institutional, state and federal aid that exceed the direct cost of tuition, housing and meals are excluded from the applicant pool for Foundation scholarships

Selection Process

  • Factors considered for the awarding of Foundation scholarships are determined by the donor so criterion varies from scholarship to scholarship. When you start the online application process for Foundation scholarships, you will automatically be considered for all Foundation scholarships for which you qualify.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be awarded the scholarship — scholarship recipients are selected by a committee and notified by email.

Application Availability

Foundation scholarship applications are open several times a year, and students can submit an application through TruView in February for a majority of the Foundation scholarships that will be distributed for the next academic year.  All Truman students receive email notifications with application information and deadlines. Application availability is also posted in the Truman Today campus newsletter throughout the academic year.

How to Apply

Have questions?

Foundation scholarships are managed by Truman’s Office of Advancement. If you have questions about Foundation scholarships, email

Emily Radkins GHG Scholarship (1)

It’s thanks to the aid that I have received that I can reasonably be able to study at Truman, or will be able to study abroad in a few years. I am so incredibly grateful that I was given the opportunity to receive this scholarship and to attend a wonderful university like Truman.

Emily R., Recipient of the Grace Hortense Greenley Scholarship