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 are available at all times; some of these scholarships are open each semester and some open once a year. For more information, contact Becky Pike, manager of Truman State University Foundation scholarships, bpike@truman.edu.

Are you an international student? See Costs and Scholarships for International Graduate Students.

How to apply for Foundation scholarships

Ruth B. Beal Scholarship ($400)
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 ($750)
Criteria:

  • Pursuing a Master of Arts in Education
  • Financial need

Frank and Mary Carter Mathematics Scholarship ($1,500)
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 ($1,000)
Criteria:

  • Masters of Accountancy Student (non-Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships 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

Cozette Family Endowed Scholarship (two awards of $2,500)
Criteria:

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

Eugene J. Croarkin Accounting Scholarship (two awards of $1,250)
Criteria:

  • Outstanding undergraduate or graduate accounting student

Clay Dawson Choral Scholarship (two awards of $425)
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 ( $1,000)
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 (two awards of $1,650)
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 (26 awards of $2,000)
Criteria:

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

Leslie Rose Howell Scholarship ($1,250)
Criteria:

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

Juanita McGuire Jamison Memorial Art Scholarship ($750)
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 ($750)
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 ($1,250)
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 ($500)
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 ($500)
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 ($850)
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 ($2,500)
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 ($250)
Criteria:

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

Kelin Sanders Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
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 ($1,000)
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 (two awards of $1,750)
Criteria:

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

Harold and Helen Stewart Scholarship ($1,000)
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 ($1,350)
Criteria:

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

UHY Advisors Accounting Scholarship ($1,000)
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 ($1,200)
Criteria:

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

Dale Woods Mathematics Scholarship ($850)
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, contact:

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

Sienna Pace

I am in the Communication Disorders graduate program at Truman. During my time here, I have been able to serve multiple individuals of a variety of ages in the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic. I have also had the opportunity to study abroad with my department in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where we provided hearing and speech screenings to children in orphanages, a school and daycare for children with disabilities. After graduation I plan to return home to Lincoln, Nebraska, where I would like to work as a speech therapist in a school setting. As an out-of-state student, this scholarship really helps me out!

Sienna P., Recipient of the Holman Family Graduate Student Scholarship