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ABC/Charles J. McClain
This scholarship was created in 1989 by the Association of Black Collegians with the aid of former Truman President Charles J. McClain to reward outstanding African-American student leaders by recognizing their hard work and scholastic achievement.
This scholarship was established in 2006 by Marianna Giovannini, a 1964 and 1967 graduate of Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University). Marianna serves as a Head Academic Advisor in the Residential College Program and has had many Adair County students as advisees since she first became an advisor in 1967.
Roy and Cleo Allen Memorial
Roy and Cleo Allen were long-time residents of Scotland County, Mo. This scholarship was given in honor of the Allens by their son, Walker Allen ('39).
Walker and Doris Allen
This scholarship program was established in 2012 by Pinney Allen and Charles Buddy Miller III of Atlanta, GA and their daughters, Linden and Doria Miller, in recognition and in honor of Pinneys parents, Walker and Doris Allen. Walker W. Allen graduated from Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College) in 1939 with a BSE in Business Education. He served as auditor, controller, secretary and treasurer of Fisher Governor Company in Marshalltown, IA and later moved to Columbia, where he served as associate director of fiscal affairs at the University of Missouri Medical Center. Walker served as a member of the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors from 1998-2003. He passed away in March of 2009. Doris Allen attended Truman State University from 1938-1939 and resides in Columbia, MO. Pinney Allen and Charles Buddy Miller III will create this scholarship fund with a commitment of $1,000,000 through proceeds of retirement assets. It is their intention to activate this fund sooner with annual gifts.
This scholarship was established by David and Ellen Clithero in August 2008 in honor of their grandson, Jude Anselm. An endowed scholarship of the same name will be funded through a provision in their will. David and Ellen Clithero are both graduates of Truman State University. David graduated in 1983 with a bachelor of science in business education. Ellen graduated in 1998 with a bachelor of science in psychology.
Arizona Alumni Chapter Endowed
Charlotte Bailey ('22) taught home economics for over 40 years, first at La Plata (Mo.) High School and then at Webster Groves High School in St. Louis. She died in 1989, endowing this scholarship through her will.
Fr. Joe Bambenek Ordination Gift
Joseph Bambenek ('93) established this scholarship in honor of his ordination into the priesthood in 2010. He graduated magna cum laude from Truman State University in 1993 with a bachelor of science degree in physics, and earned master's degrees in technology and policy, and in nuclear engineering from MIT in 1996. As a student at Truman, he was involved in Student Senate, Newman Center, Student Ambassadors, Society of Physics Students, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa. At MIT, he received the Technology and Policy Program's Alumni Award for Excellence and Leadership in Technology and Policy, Best Thesis on Technology and Policy, and one of three Compton's prizes, the Institute's highest awards that recognize student contributions in promoting high standards of achievement and good citizenship within the MIT community. He was honored as Truman's 1998 Young Alumnus of the Year. He served on the Truman Alumni Association Board and Foundation Board of Directors for six years.
This endowed scholarship fund was established in 2006 by Matthew ('94) and Ann Barnes of Houston, TX to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University education. Mr. Barnes is a former member of the Board of Governors at Truman State University.
Otho L. Barnett Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1980 by friends and family of Otho Barnett. Mr. Barnett was head of the Practical Arts division in 1942, retiring in 1968 after contributing more than 40 years of service to higher education.
Donald Belford Endowed
Donald Belford graduated from Ottumwa High School in Ottumwa, Iowa before attending Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College). He graduated with honors from Truman in 1959 with a bachelor of science in education. He worked as a teacher and a counselor over the course of his professional career teaching high school chemistry and biology in Osceola, IA before teaching junior high science and math in Colorado Springs, CO.
Beta Tau Delta/Mary Evelyn Thurman
This scholarship was created on July 4, 1999, by Mary Evelyn Thurman ('46) who founded the Beta Tau Delta society in 1949. "Building Treasured Dreams-where knowledge links learning to living" is the motto of this honor society, for Truman State University students who demonstrate outstanding academic and leadership qualities.
Black Alumni & Attendees
This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Black Alumni & Attendees Scholarship Committee to support underrepresented students at Truman.
William and Beverly Blodgett Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1998 as a memorial by friends and family of William Blodgett. William Blodgett was employed at the University as a custodian for 21 years, retiring in 1995. Beverly Blodgett was the Benefits Coordinator at Truman and retired in 2004.
Blue Key/John R. Kirk Honorary
This scholarship was established in 1992 by the men of the John R. Kirk Chapter of the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity to recognize and promote academics, leadership and service excellence at Truman. In 1993, Dr. Roland Nagel ('43), a Blue Key alumnus, generously donated the balance of his scholarship to enhance the Blue Key scholarship.
Henry M. and Madeline A. Boucher Memorial
This scholarship was established through a bequest by Henry Boucher ('31) in 1997. Boucher served on the Board of Regents of Truman from 1959 to 1963 and served as the first Dean of Student Affairs at Truman from 1963 until 1972, when he retired. During his lifetime, he demonstrated a strong commitment to education and encouraged values such as leadership and service.
Dr. Willis J. Bray
Dr. Willis J. Bray was a Truman faculty member from 1911-1952. He was head of the chemistry department and from 1925-1946 was dean of the Division of Science and Mathematics. Dr. Bray also served his country in both World Wars.
Dennis and Mary Beth Buda
This fund was established by Dennis and Mary Beth Buda. Dennis is a 1969 Biology graduate of Truman State University and has nearly 30 years experience in the professional publishing business, most recently as President of J. Ross Publishing. He has additional experience with Williams and Wilkins, Thieme, Mosby and CRC Press, and has developed a track record of successfully revitalizing unprofitable operations. Buda received an MBA degree from George Washington University and is a former member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
George H. and Mary Alice Bunney
This scholarship was established by George H. and Mary Alice ('38) Bunney in 1978. Mrs. Bunney taught in the Shelbyville, Mo., area for more than 30 years and served on the Truman Board of Regents for two terms. While on the Board, she occupied the positions of secretary, vice president and president. Mr. Bunney retired from the Department of Agriculture. Both are now deceased.
Burdman Family Memorial
This scholarship was initiated by Joe Burdman, who founded Burdman Auto Parts. Burdman's son, Col. Louis A. Burdman, is a 1940 graduate of Truman.
This scholarship is designated for the Greek Woman of the Year, a female member of the Greek community demonstrating outstanding involvement in campus leadership and philanthropy. The Cady award memorializes a great American woman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Timmy and LaTecia Campbell
This scholarship was established in 2007 by Melvi Sheppard to commemorate her children, Timmy and LaTecia Campbell.
Chambers Family Endowed
This scholarship fund was established in 2011 by Kenneth and Barbara Chambers, the parents of Brad Chambers and the father-in-law and mother-in-law of Melody Chambers. It will be supplemented with a deferred gift commitment from the estate of Brad and Melody. Brad is a 1986 Truman graduate and the University's planned giving officer. Melody is a 1985 Truman graduate and director of undergraduate admission at the University. Brad and Melody's daughter Jaime is a member of Truman's 2011 Graduating Class and their daughter Madison is a member of Truman's 2011 Freshman Class.
Cheung Fund for the Truman EFL Internship in China
This annual fund was created in 2013 by Mr. Chi Cheung of Jefferson City, MO, to provide opportunity for talented and deserving students to participate in The Truman EFL Internship in the Peoples Republic of China. Truman students who participate in this internship opportunity teach English at Shuizhai High School, Da Tian Village Elementary School and Da Jin Middle School. Interns also converse informally with English faculty at these schools to improve their listening and speaking skills in addition to serving as authorities on American cluture. Mr. Chi Cheung established this annual award through a gift commitment of $10,000 per year for a minimum of four years to the Truman State University Foundation.
Chicago Alumni Chapter
This scholarship was established in 2005 by the Chicago Alumni Chapter.
Tracy Christeson Annual Communication
This scholarship fund was established in 2010 by Tracy Christeson ('95) in appreciation for the outstanding education she received at Truman State University.
Tracy Christeson Endowed Communication
This scholarship fund was established in 2010 by Tracy Christeson ('95) in appreciation for the outstanding education she received at Truman State University.
This scholarship was established in 2007 with a bequest from the estate of Bernice Clark.
Class of 1952
This scholarship was established by the Class of 1952 in honor of their Golden Alumni year in 2002.
Class of 1953
In honor of its 50th anniversary in 2003, the Class of 1953 established this scholarship to support students who are active on campus and who have financial need. Led by Guy Burton ('53), graduates from the Class of 1953 endowed this scholarship so that it would provide assistance to students and be a permanent legacy for the Class of 1953.
Class of 1954
This scholarship was established by the Class of 1954 in honor of their 50th reunion.
Russell W. and Mary Jane Cleeton
This scholarship was established through the generous bequest of $100,000 by Russell W. ('41) and Mary Jane Cleeton. Russell W. Cleeton was a graduate of the high school at Seymour, Iowa, and Mary Jane Harvey Cleeton was a graduate of the high school at Centerville, Iowa. Mary Jane Cleeton passed away on August 28, 2004, and her husband, Russell, passed away on March 8, 2001.
Ella and Holland Clem
This scholarship fund was created in 2011 by Ella and Holland Clem of La Plata, MO in recognition of the family's long tradition with Truman State University, and to provide opportunity for deserving students from La Plata and the immediate surrounding area to receive a Truman State University education. Upon graduation from Truman in 1940, Holland taught school in rural northeast Missouri. In 1957, along with partner Richard Ramsey, Holland established the C&R Market grocery store chain by opening the first store in La Plata. Over the years, C&R Markets expanded to Shelbina, Palmyra, Macon, Monroe City, Edina, Kahoka, California, Centralia, Fayette, Boonville and Fulton. C&R Markets have provided a high quality and exceptional service hometown grocery for those communities over the past several decades.
Dr. Laura Crandall
The scholarship was established in 2004 by Judge and Mrs. William Crandall to honor their daughter, Dr. Laura Crandall ('99), upon her graduation from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.
Marian Collet Creason Memorial
This scholarship was created by Wayne Creason ('62) in memory of Wayne's mother, Marian (Collet) Creason. The scholarship is a reflection of her desire to help deserving young people in their pursuit of higher learning.
This scholarship was established in memory of Jane Crow ('23) by Helen Miller ('48), who was touched by Crow's teaching. Crow served more than 28 years in Kirksville public schools as a supervisor/teacher, assistant principal and assistant director of guidance in the Junior High School.
Ronald K. Cullers Veterans Club
This scholarship was established in 1985 by The Veterans Club. The Ronald K. Cullers Veterans Club was named after a 1965 graduate who was the first Truman alumnus to die in the Vietnam War.
Dallas Alumni Chapter
This scholarship was established in 2003 by the Dallas Alumni Chapter for a student from Texas with a strong background in extracurricular activities, with first preference for students from the counties of Dallas, Collin, Grayson, Tarrant, Denton, Parker, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Hunt. Second preference is for students from any other county in Texas.
The Honorable Pat Danner
This scholarship was established in 2002 by The Honorable Pat Danner, former member of the U.S. Congress.
Durward De Witt
This scholarship was made possible by a gift from Durward G. De Witt ('25). Following graduation, De Witt worked as a teacher, superintendent and later co-founded the Glow Candle Company in Kansas City, Mo.
This scholarship was established by Lauren DeSantis-Then ('03) and Corey Then ('02) to promote diversity, cultural learning and opportunities for first generation college students.
Ethan Dobereiner Memorial
This scholarship was established in June, 2012 in loving memory of Ethan Joshua Dobereiner, newborn son of Josh (96) and Mindy Dobereiner of Galesburg, Ill. Although Ethan's life was short, his parents wanted to preserve his legacy by helping future teachers at Truman achieve their educational goals.
Dwight R. Dover and Delora R. Dover
This fund was established in 1999 to benefit outstanding students from Brashear, Adair County R-II School District, the alma mater of Mr. Dover. The Dovers owned the Dover Beauty College for 28 years. Mrs. Dover died in 1993.
Jesse and Berenice Dry
Berenice Dry ('47) was an English professor at Truman from 1962-1976. This scholarship was established through her will in 1989.
Claude and Gladie Dye Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1994 in memory of Claude N. Dye ('17) and Gladie (Childers) Dye ('19) by their daughter, Louis (Dye) Pearce('49), and her husband, R.L. Pearce ('49). Claude was a WW I veteran traveling across England, France, Luxemburg and Germany. Claude and Gladie both taught in Bevier, Mo., and he later became the superintendent of schools.
Through the generous contribution of Dr. Barry Poyner, professor of Communication, and Mrs. Cathy Poyner, instructor in Business Administration, this scholarship was created to honor Ekklesia and to provide needed financial assistance for Truman State University students.
Jim and Jean Elliott
This scholarship was established in 1993 by Jim and Jean Elliott. Jean served the University for more than 23 years and for five different presidents as executive secretary. Jean retired in October 1990.
Paul and Mary Erwin
Mary M. Erwin established this scholarship in 1997 through a generous bequest.
Craig V. Evans Memorial Debate
This scholarship was established on October 25, 2006 by Elizabeth Evans in memory of her late son, Craig V. Evans. Craig graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude, from Truman (formerly Northeast Missouri State University) in 1975, with a Bachelor of Science degree in law enforcement and corrections and a minor in speech. Craig was a member of Blue Key, active in R.O.T.C. for four years and a member of the debate team. At the time of his death, Craig served as general counsel for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Elizabeth Evans graduated from Truman in 1952 and 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Master of Arts degree in elementary education respectively.
Georgia L. and Maria L. Evans
This scholarship fund was established by Maria L. Evans (81). "Say You Will" is a personal motto of Maria's, reflecting her belief in the power of personal determination and positive thinking. From summer softball league to the challenge of medical school, this personal motto always inspired Maria. She is a 1981 graduate of Truman and earned her M.D. at the University of Missouri -- Columbia. She served on the Truman State University Board of Governors form 1995 to 2001. She has chosen to honor her mother, Georgia L. Evans, with the scholarship as Georgia never had the opportunity to attend college but always valued education.
President Eugene and Alta Fair
Eugene Fair ('01) was the sixth president of Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, now Truman State University from 1925 to 1937. His wife, Alta Lorenz, was also a 1901 graduate. This scholarship was established by Dr. Kenneth ('29) and Eleanor ('31) Milstead in memory of her parents.
This scholarship was funded through profits earned when the Future Homemakers of America held meetings here on campus.
Colleen Foudree PHT
This scholarship fund was established in 2007 by Chuck and Colleen Foudree of Lee's Summit, MO to honor and recognize the role Colleen Foudree played in "putting hubby through" at Truman State University. Colleen played an integral role in the family while Chuck earned his accounting degree at Truman.
Dr. William H. Fountain
This scholarship was endowed in 1997 with a gift of $25,000 by Dr. William H. Fountain ('40). The scholarship is a reflection of his commitment to the University and his desire to help deserving young people in their pursuit of higher learning.
The Fulks Family
This scholarship was established in 2006 by Mr. Donald (Donnie) E. Fulks. It is intended to provide scholarship support for a nursing or pre-physical therapy student with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship honors Donnie's parents, James E. (Jug) and Phyllis L. Fulks, who are also his best friends. The scholarship also honors the rest of the Fulks family. Donnie is proud to have had six family members, in addition to himself, graduate from Truman. These family members are: Sharon (Fulks) Rardon '72 (sister), Mark Fulks '77 (brother), Janelle (Jessen) Fulks '78 (sister-in-law), April Fulks '02 (niece), Michelle Fulks '02 (niece) and Paul McQuillen '02 (nephew). Donnie graduated from Truman in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in Business and Accountancy.
Leo and Caroline Funk
This scholarship was established in 2007 by Leo and Caroline Funk to provide financial support for academically talented students of high characcter at Truman. Although Leo and Caroline did not graduate from Truman, thy have maintained a close and supportive relationship with the University over the years. Caroline served as a member of the Board of Regents from 1974-1977. Leo and Caroline have also established two endowed scholarships in honor of two of their grandchildren, John Andrew Crossett ('05) and Katie Funk ('06), both of whom graduated from Truman.
Gaber Achievement Award
This award is named in recognition of Ron Gaber, director of Residence Life at Truman from 1976-1988, and his wife, Elsie. Ron was a major influence in supporting, encouraging and recognizing student involvement in the Residence Halls. He was instrumental in providing leadership opportunities for Residence Hall students through the Residence Hall Association, individual hall government and the recognition of student volunteerism. The Gaber Achievement Award recognizes volunteerism, commitment, quality and involvement with peers.
Coach Kenneth Gardner Memorial Annual
This scholarship was established by Ron Wiggins in honor of Kenneth Gardner and is to be awarded to a graduate of Marceline High School. Coach Gardner was an alumnus of Marceline High School and Truman State University, and he went on to be a Coach and the Athletic Director at Truman.
Gay and Lesbian Student
Endowed by Truman staff, faculty, students and alumni, this scholarship recognizes leadership or service to the gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgendered community at Truman State University and provides financial assistance to students demonstrating achievement in one of these areas.
Neil and Lou Ann Gilchrist
This scholarship fund was established in 2001 by Drs. Neil and Lou Ann Gilchrist of Kirksville to commemorate their careers at Truman State University and to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University education. Neil serves as a Professor in the School of Business and Lou Ann is the Dean of Student Affairs.
Dr. Ralph and Vera Ross Gillet
Dr. Ralph Gillet, D.O., practiced medicine in La Plata, Mo. His wife, Vera Ross Gillet ('30), was a teacher of business education for over 20 years in secondary schools of northeast Missouri.
Noma Blanche Glahn
Noma Glahn ('28), a resident of La Plata, Mo., endowed this scholarship in 1981. Glahn was the co-founder of the Glow Candle Company of Kansas City and died in 1988.
Herbert and Anna Gordon/Jack and Violet De Jovin
This scholarship is awarded annually in honor of the parents of Garry Gordon, vice president for academic affairs, and Elaine De Jovin, admissions counselor at Truman State University. The Herbert and Anna Gordon and Jack and Violet De Jovin Scholarship is designated for a first-generation student who is currently enrolled at Truman State University.
Greek Week Annual
The Greek Week Annual Scholarship was established by the Greek Week fundraising committee in 2012 to support members of the Greek community at Truman State University.
Charles B. and Venita Jean Green
This scholarship was established through an estate gift from Charles and Venita ('64) Green. Charles was born on a farm south of Downing in Scotland County. He attended Walnut Grove Rural School, graduated from Downing High School and attended Truman (then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College) for two years before entering the Army. He served in active combat and landed on Utah Beach, France immediately after D-Day. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and four Bronze Stars for campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was offered a battlefield commission which he refused, preferring to remain an enlisted member of the troop. He was discharged October 7, 1945, with the rank of 1st Sergeant. After the war, he returned to Scotland County and the farm where he was born. He was always interested in stewardship of the land. He was married to Venita Jean (Lancaster) Childress of Granger, Mo. on June 14, 1970. She graduated from Truman with a Master's degree in education in 1964 and taught for several years in the Keokuk School District before marrying Charles. From the farm near Downing, they moved to a farm in the Memphis area. She passed away on August 21, 2004 at the age of 74. Charles passed away on September 7, 2009 at the age of 92. The scholarship fund was created in 2010 with an estate gift of $525,000 to enable serious students from Scotland and/or Schuyler Counties to attend Truman State University.
R. Russell and Jacquelin E. Harrison
This scholarship was established by Russell ('55) and Jacquelin ('54, '61) Harrison of Kirksville, Mo. Russ began his 38-year tenure with Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State University) in 1955 as director of news services. He was named the Director of Public Relations in 1967, and served in many roles at the University throughout his distinguished career, including Director of Alumni Activities, Director of Public Services and finally Director of Governmental Relations. Jacquelin taught business courses at Kirksville High School for many years. They have three children, Kevin ('79, '83), Craig and Lori ('85, '92).
W. Edwin and Hazel (Kuhn) Hartford Memorial
W. Edwin Hartford ('38) was a retired commander in the U.S. Navy who later worked for the federal government. His wife, Hazel Kuhn Hartford ('37) was a teacher in the St. Louis area for more than 20 years. They endowed this scholarship in 1990.
Joe K. Hasenstab Blue Key Annual
This scholarship was established in 2000 by a generous gift from Joe Hasenstab ('60) to provide financial assistance to young leaders. This assistance is provided with the hope that recipients will go on to be successful members of society and continue to strengthen their relationship with Truman through charitable donations of either time or resources.
Joe K. Hasenstab Endowed
This scholarship was established in 2000 by a generous gift from Joe Hasenstab ('60) to provide financial assistance to young leaders. This assistance is provided with the hope that recipients will go on to be successful members of society and continue to strengthen their relationship with Truman through charitable donations of either time or resources.
John J. Hayes
A prominent Edina, Mo., businessman, John J. Hayes endowed this scholarship in 1985 to help young people gain a college education.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
These scholarships were established in 1998 through a gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, which supports liberal arts colleges and universities.
Ginger G. Heller
This award was established by David E. Heller, in memory of his daughter Ginger.
Angela Rose Hermann Memorial Endowed
This scholarship was established in 2004 by alumni Dr. William M. Spees ('93) and his wife, Dr. Catherine Hermann ('92) to honor Catherine's sister, Angela Rose Hermann. Angie Hermann enrolled at Truman State University in the fall of 1999, but her life was cut short by leukemia in June 2002. This scholarship has been established in her memory as a means to continue to share the joy that she brought to those whose lives she touched. The award is to be given to a student of demonstrated academic promise in the hopes that it will help the student to obtain an education which otherwise might not be possible due to financial constraints.
Angela Rose Hermann Memorial Annual
This scholarship was established in 2009 by alumni Dr. William M. Spees ('93) and his wife, Dr. Catherine Hermann ('92) to honor Catherine's sister, Angela Rose Hermann. Angie Hermann enrolled at Truman State University in the fall of 1999, but her life was cut short by leukemia in June 2002. This scholarship has been established in her memory as a means to continue to share the joy that she brought to those whose lives she touched. The award is to be given to a student of demonstrated academic promise in the hopes that it will help the student to obtain an education which otherwise might not be possible due to financial constraints.
Harold L. Hess and Ozella M. Hess
Nathan Stark ('00) and his wife, Erin (Winfrey) Stark ('99) established this scholarship in 2012 in recognition of the support Harold and Ozy Hess provided their grandchildren, including Nathan, to pursue higher education and the model they served in values and citizenship. This assistance is provided with the hope that recipients will continue to achieve their ambitions, lead in the pursuit of a greater society, and strengthen their relationship with Truman through charitable donations of time and/or resources.
Holman Family Graduate Student
This scholarship fund was established in 2008 to commemorate the Holman family's long association with Truman State University. The home of Squire Paul and Meeda (Daniel) Holman was located at 1001 South Florence Street, near campus, and the family opened it to numerous Truman students over the years. Paul served on the Truman staff, working as a custodian at Science Hall. They influenced their children, Charles, Wilmer and Vinita, to pursue a college education and had a positive impact on many Truman students lives through their long association. Scholarships consist of the interest earnings on a $1 million gift to this fund made during the Bright Minds Bright Futures Campaign.
Megan (Over) Holmes
This scholarship was established in 2008 by Megan (Over) Holmes. Megan attended Truman State University as an out-of-state student and was appreciative of the scholarship support she received, which ultimately made her decision to attend Truman. Her desire is to provide scholarship support to help Truman continue to attract talented out-of-state students. She also believes that personal development occurs outside the classroom, which is why extra-curricular involvement is part of the criteria.
Dwain and Vera Horn
This scholarship fund was established in 2007 by Dwain ('50) and Vera Horn of Omaha, NE in recognition of their lifelong connection with Truman State University. Dwain completed a six-year term on the Truman State University Foundation Board of Governors in 2007 and served as chair of the Investment Committee. A native of Moulton, IA, his business career spanned four decades with Principal Mutual Insurance and Mutual of Omaha.
V. Don Hudson Memorial
This scholarship was initiated by Rose Hudson in memory of her late husband, V. Don Hudson ('27). As a child he contracted polio, but for the rest of his life Hudson never let this obstacle deter him from his goals. Rose Hudson established this scholarship to help students, who due to physical disabilities or other handicaps, might not be able to achieve their educational goals without financial assistance. Mrs. Hudson passed away on June 8, 1996.
O.T. and Opal L. Huffman
This scholarship was established in 1981 with funds provided through the Last Will and Testament of Opal L. Huffman ('28).
The Lyle Ingraham Scholarship fund was created through a generous estate provision from Lyle Ingraham. Mr. Ingraham was a native of Green Castle, Mo., and later moved to Browning, Mo. where he graduated from high school in 1923. Mr. Ingraham attended Kirksville Normal School, now Truman State University, and then taught school in Sullivan County.
He became President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Bank in Browning, where he operated a community bank for many years. Mr. Ingraham also managed insurance, farming and cattle enterprises. In retirement, he moved to the Kansas City area. Mr. Ingraham passed away on July 3, 2005, at the age of 99.
Investing in Students
The Investing in Students Fund was established by an initial contribution from Darrell and Nancy Krueger and is supported by donations from alumni and friends of the University.
Iowa Alumni Chapter
This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Iowa Alumni Chapter to support students from Iowa.
Dale E. Isley Memorial
The scholarship was established in 2001 to honor Dale E. Isley by his nephew and namesake, Dale Eugene Isley of Denver, Colo. Dale E. Isley was born and raised near Meadville, Mo., and graduated from Meadville High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was employed by the United States Senate Legislative Counsel's Office in Washington, D.C., for 20 years. Throughout his life he was an active stock market and real estate investor. The scholarship was established as a vehicle to advance Mr. Isley's strong belief in the benefits of free market capitalism by providing educational opportunities in the areas of business and finance for high school graduates from northern Missouri.
James F. Jae, Jr.
James Jae served on Truman's Board of Regents from 1970 to 1973. Jae was general manager and vice president of KHMO radio in Hannibal, Mo. The scholarship was started through the contributions of friends and relatives.
Edward and Marietta Jayne
This scholarship was endowed in 2003 to honor Edward R. and
Marietta Jayne, by their three sons. Edward and Marietta have the distinction of being the only husband and wife team to serve full terms on the Board of Regents at Truman State University, albeit at different times. Thomas R. Jayne, their youngest son, was appointed to the Board of Governors at Truman in 2000 and served as Board president in 2003.
Edward R. Jayne was raised in Kirksville and attended Truman from 1938 to 1940, when he enlisted in the navy. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he served in the Pacific Theater, where for eighteen months he was one of the crew of a tank landing ship. He participated in the bloody landings at Pelelui, Leyte, Lingayan Gulf, Luzon and Okinawa. Following his discharge from the navy, Jayne earned a law degree and returned to Kirksville. He began to practice in partnership with his father, Edward M. Jayne, and continued his practice of law in Kirksville until his retirement in 1993. He was appointed to the Board of Regents at Truman in 1961.
Marietta Jonas Jayne was born and raised in Kirksville and has spent most of her life as a Kirksville resident. She obtained a teaching degree and taught social science in the Kirksville Junior High School from 1942 to 1944. After her marriage to Edward R. Jayne in 1943, she resigned from the junior high faculty but did substitute teaching until 1960, when she was elected to the Kirksville Board of Education, a position she held until 1972. During that twelve-year span, she was the only woman on the school board and served four years as its president. She was appointed to the Board of Regents at Truman in 1977. She and her husband had three sons whose gifts endowed this scholarship in their honor.
This scholarship was established in the spring of 2010 by David and Ellen Clithero in honor of their grandson, Jett Silas. An endowed scholarship of the same name will be funded through a provision in their will. David and Ellen Clithero are both graduates of Truman State University. David graduated in 1983 with a bachelor of science in business education. Ellen graduated in 1998 with a bachelor of science in psychology.
Kansas City Alumni Chapter
This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Kansas City Alumni Chapter for an entering freshman student from the Kansas City area who demonstrates financial need, scholastic achievement (with a 3.0 GPA or higher) and involvement in extra-curricular activities promoting community building and service.
Mary Ellen Kersey Endowed
This scholarship was established by Mary Ellen Kersey, formerly of Gillespie County, TX, with a bequest of $20,000 through the University's "Bright Minds Bright Futures" campaign. Mrs. Kersey graduated in 1938 with a degree in education and established this scholarship to assist students with financial need.
Wilbur Kimbley II
Wilbur Kimbley ('28) endowed this scholarship in 1982. Kimbley retired after 40 years as a school superintendent and teacher.
Kiwanis Club Future Leader
The Kiwanis Club of Kirksville, Mo., has established this scholarship to support graduates of Kirksville High School in their efforts to attain a college degree.
Bill and Marie Krueger
Established in 1987, this scholarship was formed by family and friends as a memorial for Bill and Marie Krueger, the parents of Dr. Darrell W. Krueger. Dr. Krueger served as dean of instruction at Truman from 1971 to 1989. He served as president at Winona State University for 16 years and returned to Kirksville in 2008 to serve as president at Truman State University.
Bonnie and Kevin Kuebler Endowed
This scholarship was established in 2004 by Bonnie and Kevin Kuebler. It is building to endowment.
George H. Laughlin Memorial
In memory of her grandfather, George H. Laughlin, Francis Laughlin Fuller ('35) endowed this scholarship. Laughlin was professor of languages from 1892-1895 at the First District Normal School, now Truman State University.
Letters Today, Leaders Tomorrow: Greek Life
The Letters Today, Leaders Tomorrow: Greek Life Endowed Scholarship was established by the Greek Week fundraising committee in 2012 to support members of the Greek community at Truman State University.
Richard William and Clarissa Childers Liss
Both Clarissa Childers Liss and her husband, Richard, graduated from Truman in 1932. She was an English and home economics teacher in Missouri and Kansas and died in 1984.
This is an annual scholarship established in 1998 by John Lundgren ('64, '65) from Burlington, Iowa.
Dr. James J. Lyons and Dean Kathy Rieck
This scholarship was established in 2000 by Truman faculty, staff, friends and alumni to honor Dr. Lyons' 28 years of service to Truman, first as a psychology professor and later as head of the Division of Social Science. During Dean Rieck's 32 year tenure at Truman she served as Executive Assistant to the President, Dean of Admission and Records and Vice President for University Advancement. Dr. Lyons and Dean Rieck married in 2011. This scholarship is awarded to students with high academic ability who intend to major in one of the Social Science disciplines.
Erlene Blackwood Madsen
The late Lanius W. Madsen ('21) established this award in 1983 as a memorial to his wife, Erlene Blackwood Madsen ('32). Mrs. Madsen taught business classes in Quincy, Ill., for most of her life. Mr. Madsen retired as a high school teacher and superintendent.
MaGee/Korslund/Phi Kappa Phi Junior
This scholarship was established in 1995.
Sue and Jack Magruder
Sue Magruder, Truman State University's first First-Lady Emeritus, and Jack Magruder, President Emeritus, are alumni of Truman State University. Sue graduated with degrees from Truman in 1955 and 1977, and Jack received a degree from Truman in 1957. An Education faculty member at Truman for 13 years, Sue took on the role of Truman's First Lady from 1994 to 2003. In his 39 years with Truman, Jack Magruder served as professor of chemistry, academic head of the Division of Science, vice president for Academic Affairs, and from 1994 to 2003 as University president. This scholarship was established in their honor by alumni and friends upon his retirement.
President Charles J. McClain
Charles J. McClain was president at Truman from 1970 to 1989. This scholarship was created to honor his many years of service to the University.
Martha McClaskey Humanities
This scholarship was founded in memory of Martha Jones McClaskey ('49), an instructor of English at Truman from 1959 to 1978. Prior to her work at Truman, she taught English at Milan High School and Kirksville Junior High School.
Howard and Eva McCully were the founders of the McCully Heritage Project in Kampsville, Ill. Howard was a native of Kirksville, Mo., and graduated from the University in 1933. The Fannie McCully Scholarship was established by Mr. McCully in honor of his mother.
The scholarship was established in 2005 by G. Neill and Lois McKee of Kahoka, MO to assist Truman State University students from Clark, Scotland and Lewis Counties. The scholarship is in honor of the multiple generations of Sinele family members who attended Truman, including Lois '55; her mother Melba Sinele '60, '66 and brother Lynn '63.
Colonel Robert L. McKinney Memorial
Col. Robert McKinney ('36) served Truman for more than 30 years as assistant to the president and head of public relations. This scholarship was made possible through the gifts of friends and relatives.
Mrs. Robert (Fran) McKinney
This scholarship was established by friends, colleagues and alumni throughout the world in 1995 to recognize and honor Fran McKinney, who was Truman's International Student Advisor from 1965 to 1995. In retirement, Mrs. McKinney continued to support international students. She passed away on August 6, 2003.
This scholarship was established in 2005 by Michael A. and Marcia M. McManis with their daughters Erin E. McManis and Kristen V. McManis, both of whom are Truman alumna.
Viola Vogel and E. L. McNeely
This award was established in 1984 by E.L. McNeely ('40), then the president of the Wickes Co., to honor his mother, Viola Vogel ('13). Mr. McNeely died in 1988 and this scholarship has been maintained as a tribute to him by his widow, Alice McNeely.
Gregory & Donna Meier & Friends Newman Center
This scholarship was established in 2004 by Gregory Meier ('89) and Cindy Dodson ('87). They met as students while participating in activities at the Newman Center and established this scholarship to honor the organization and assist current Truman State University students.
Senator Norman L. Merrell
The Friends of Senator Norman L. Merrell Committee endowed this scholarship in 1994 to memorialize the late senator. Senator Merrell represented the counties surrounding Truman State University for many years.
Robin Meyerkord Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1986 by her family, Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity in memory of Robin Meyerkord after her tragic death in a car accident. Meyerkord was the 1986 Greek Week Queen representing Alpha Sigma Alpha.
Mid-Missouri Alumni Chapter
This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Mid-Missouri Alumni Chapter for an incoming student from mid-Missouri who demonstrates unmet financial need, leadership and community involvement.
Lou and Rita Miller Endowed
This scholarship fund was established in 2010 by Linda Miller and her husband Tim Duperron of Grosse Ile, MI and Jim Miller of Overland Park, KS in loving memory of their parents, Lou and Rita Miller.
This scholarship was established in 2007 by Linda Miller ('70) and Tim Duperron of Grosse Ile, Mich., in appreciation for the outstanding educational experience Linda received at Truman State University. This education and the support of her professors led to scholarships for advanced education and a very successful career in the automotive industry. This scholarship is also established in recognition of her parents, Louis and Rita Miller of Kirksville, Mo., for all they did to encourage Linda in the pursuit of higher education and their support as she pursued her dreams.
Rex and Bette Brown Miskimins
This scholarship was established in 2001 by Rex and Bette Miskimins.
Dr. Jack and Jan Moore Endowed
This scholarship fund was created in 2011 by Dr. Russell Jack Moore and Mrs. Jan Moore of Ft. Madison, Iowa to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University education. After graduating from then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1964, (BSE, Sociology-Social Science) Jack achieved an MA (Sociology-Criminology) from University of Nebraska at Omaha, an Ed.S. in Public Services (Criminal Justice Administration) from University of Central Missouri, and in 1984 the Ed.D. in Higher Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from Illinois State University. Dr. Moore retired in 2005 as Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa after more than 30 years service. He is a Scottish Rite Mason and KAABA Shriner, a member of Kiwanis and Rotary, and an adjunct instructor for Southeastern Community College (Iowa).
Birdie Mason Moots Endowed
This scholarship was established in 2009 by Mrs. Irene Morrison of Boulder, CO. Mrs. Morrison was a 1950 business graduate of Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman State University). She passed away April 14, 2011.
Marian M. Morelock
This scholarship was endowed in 1994 by Marian M. Morelock ('31). In 1972, Morelock was awarded the U.S. Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, the second highest honorary award in naval service, for her 31 years of civil service. Miss Morelock passed away in March of 1999.
Lee Myers Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1994 in honor of Lee Myers by her husband Jack Myers, family, colleagues and friends. Lee Myers worked at Truman State University for over 17 years, primarily as the registrar. She retired in 1988 but continued working part-time in admissions until 1992. She and her husband moved to Texas, and she passed away in her home in May 1994.
Robert P. Newman Debate
This award honors Dr. Newman who has had a distinguished career as a professor of forensics and as a published author. While a student at Truman (from '39 to '41) Newman was active in forensics activities.
Vonnie and David Nichols
This scholarship was established in 2001 in honor of Vonnie and David Nichols upon their retirement. David taught for 34 years as a member of the Fine Arts faculty. Vonnie was director of the Student Union for six years and served at Truman State University for a total of 28 years. She touched the lives of hundreds of students through her work with the Student Activities Board. Vonnie passed away in 2003.
Dr. Emmanuel Nnadozie McNair
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Emmanuel Nnadozie, founding director of the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at Truman State University. Truman received its first McNair grant in 1992 and the program was directed by Dr. Nnadozie until he left the University in 2004. The goal of the scholarship is to assist Truman students who are both first generation college students and also come from a low-income family background.
Elizabeth C. Nolan
Elizabeth Nolan was born in Baring, Mo., and lived to be 100 years old. She was a high school English teacher and also taught freshman English part-time at Truman. She was a warm and intelligent woman with a passion for learning.
The Mark Nordstrom Memorial
This scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Professor Mark Nordstrom. An assistant professor of communication, Nordstrom was the adviser for detours magazine and the Echo yearbook. He was known for his enthusiasm, work ethic and wonderful sense of humor. Nordstrom passed away May 13, 2006, and Prajwal Sharma, former editor in chief of detours, established this scholarship in his memory.
Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter
This scholarship was established in 2005 by the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter to assist local students from northeast Missouri, with preference given to students whose parents are alumni or are members of the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter.
O'Day Family Clark County
These scholarships were established in 2011 by John M. O'Day of Hutchinson, Kansas. Mr. O'Day graduated from Truman State University in 1970 and went on to a successful career with State Farm. The scholarships are designed to provide scholarship resources for two Clark County (Missouri) seniors who plan to attend Truman. They are established in honor and memory of John's parents, Harold O'Day and Betty Lou O'Day, who attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, his brother, Charles O'Day and his sister, Peggy O'Day.
Clayton and Odessa Ofstad
This scholarship was established by Odessa Ofstad and family and friends of Clayton Ofstad. Mr. Ofstad was an assistant professor of English at Truman from 1967 through 1987. Mrs. Ofstad began working in the library in 1967 and, over the next 26 years served in various capacities including cataloger, head cataloger, music and curriculum librarian, archivist and Special Collections librarian. Mrs. Ofstad, who was granted the title Special Collections librarian emerita, retired in 1993.
This award was initiated by faculty and staff of Highcroft Ridge Elementary School (Parkway School District, St. Louis) in 1985, where Dr. Richard Overfelt was principal for many years.
This scholarship is funded by the generous gifts of former Pershing scholars. The fund was started with a challenge gift in 1999 by former University president Dr. Charles J. McClain, who started the Pershing Scholarship Program in 1972.
Phi Sigma Kappa Initiate
This scholarship fund was established in 2011 by Ed Coil, a 1989 graduate of Truman State University, through a generous gift to the Foundation to promote the Phi Sigma Kappa cardinal principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Character.
Chloressa Dew Wormley and Karen Wormley Phippard
This scholarship was established by Karen Phippard. Chloressa (1939) and Karen (1967) graduated from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, now Truman. Chloressa taught speech and English in Bosworth, Mo. and St. Charles, Mo. Chloressa also taught physical education in Newton, Iowa. Karen taught general business and typing in the Ferguson-Florissant (St. Louis area) school district, and an adult education class on Great Britain in Albuquerque, N.M. This scholarship is to assist students who need financial aid, and to also honor their friend Mildred Rider.
Michael J. and Geraldine M. (Toth) Ready
This scholarship program was established in 2012 by Geraldine and Michael Ready of Sun City Center, FL in recognition of a lifelong association with Truman State University. Geraldine joined JCPenney Inc., following her graduation from Truman in 1970, and began a 37-plus year career with the company, where she held numerous positions including distribution manager, assistant buyer, inventory manager and project manager in the information systems and development area. Michael Ready enjoyed a long and productive career with KPMG. Geraldine has been actively involved with Truman as a key volunteer, serving on the Truman State University Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors. She has also worked extensively with the Dallas Alumni Chapter and received the Truman Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2006.
Jeannette Harris and Geraldine Ready Annual
This scholarship was established by Jeannette (Toth) Harris, ('71) and Geraldine (Toth) Ready, ('70) in December 2000 in appreciation for the education they received at Northeast Missouri State College (now Truman State University). They were the first of their family to graduate from college and their education helped them achieve their goals and enriched their lives---and they wish to help others achieve their educational and career goals. Jeannette and Geraldine supported each other as students, working at the White Cabin Cafe' near campus for only 49 cents per hour. Both started college in 1965 and attended full time until January of 1968 when they returned to the St. Louis area to work full time to save money to return to college. In August of 1968, Geraldine returned and completed her college career while Jeannette taught at Sacred Heart in Troy and assisted with Geraldine's education. Geraldine graduated in August 1970 and assisted Jeannette with her education. Jeannette took classes during the summers and returned to Northeast full time in June 1970, graduating in 1971. Jeannette and Geraldine fund this annual scholarship for a freshman female student from Missouri with financial need.
Shari L. Reinhard
This scholarship was established in honor of Shari L. Reinhard ('58) by her husband, Judge James R. Reinhard and her son, James K. Reinhard. Shari graduated from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1958 with a degree in vocational home economics. Her husband attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College prior to transferring to the University of Missouri School of Law. He and their son, James K., both served as chairman of the Board of Regents and Board of Governors, respectively, of Truman State University. Shari, in addition to teaching for 12 years, has served as a member of the Paris Library Board and as president of the Hannibal Free Public Library Board.
This scholarship was established by Kenneth and Kathleen Rickli of The Woodlands, TX with a commitment of $600,000. Kenneth graduated from Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College) in 1965 having earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration. This award serves to recognize the valuable preparation that Kenneth and his siblings, Al Rickli and Geri Rickli-Peters, received while students at Affton High School. Al graduated from Affton in 1954, followed by Kenneths graduation in 1958 and finally Geris graduation in 1962. Al passed away in 2010. This award further honors the memory of their teacher and mentor, Miss Doris Ahrens who had a deep and lasting impact on each of their lives. Miss Ahrens was a highly respected English teacher at Affton High School. The purpose of this Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for graduates of Affton High School in St. Louis, MO at Truman State University.
Larry and Jan Rigdon Regional
Larry Rigdon ('70) and his wife Jan Thompson Rigdon ('71) established this scholarship in 1993 to provide students with financial need the opportunity to obtain a quality education at Truman State University.
Amy Ayres Rosebery Debate
This scholarship fund was established in 2007 by Dr. Dean and Amy Rosebery of Kirksville, MO, to honor recognize and perpetuate Amy's achievements as a member of the University's debate team. The Rosebery's created the fund through the University's "Bright Minds Bright Futures" campaign. Amy Ayres Rosebery, a native of Atlanta, MO, was a top performer in oratory and debate contests at Truman State University in the early 1940's. Forensics continues to be one of the University's signature programs.
James McGlassen Ross & Waneva Pickard Ross Nursing
This scholarship fund was established in 2007 by Waneva (Pickard) Ross of Pinole, CA, in recognition of the family roots in northeast Missouri and long-time connections with Truman State University. Waneva Ross studied nursing in the early 1940's at Truman State University, and her husband, the late James McGlassen Ross, received his BS degree in 1942 and went on to a lengthy career with Bank of America, retiring as a vice president.
Ian Michael Rucker Memorial
This scholarship was established as a memorial to Ian Rucker ('05) by his parents, John and Carol Rucker. It is available to students who are interested in academic excellence and using their education in order to better mankind.
Vernon P. Russell
This award is a gift of Mr. Russell ('32) to his alma mater. Russell, who died in 1998, was a high school teacher and farmer for many years.
This scholarship was established in 1979 by the Ryle Hall Council.
Dr. Walter Ryle International Student
This scholarship was established in 2008 by Mrs. Noemy Gomez Jibben ('48) in memory of former University president Walter Ryle. Jibben, a native of Costa Rica, was recruited to Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College) by Dr. Ryle in 1943 and was among the school's first International students. She met and married a Kirksville native, Robert Ellis Jibben ('47). She spent several years teaching Spanish at Truman while he completed his medical degree at KCOM. She established this scholarship to assist current and future International students and to honor Dr. Walter Ryle for the outstanding support he provided her as a student and especially for his vision to encourage cultural globalization.
Walter Ryle III, Mary Evelyn and Karl E. Thurman
This scholarship was created on July 4, 1999, by Mary Evelyn Thurman ('46) to honor Dr. Walter H. Ryle ('16), a distinguished past president (1937-1967) of Truman State University, and her brother Karl ('43).
Marion Shanes Memorial
This award was established in memory of Marion A. Shanes ('29) by his wife, Irene, and family. Shanes, who lived from 1907 to 1994, was an educator who taught hundreds of children during a career that lasted over 15 years. Marion and Irene Shanes are charter members of the John R. Kirk Society.
Martha McDuffee Sheffield Memorial
This scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Martha McDuffee Sheffield by her husband of 53 years, Cecil H. Sheffield. Martha was raised in Kirksville and was a 1945 graduate of Truman State University (then known as Kirksville State Teachers College). She continued her education at Virginia Polytechnic University, where she met her husband and received a master's degree in foods and nutrition.
Mrs. Sheffield taught nutrition at the University of Maryland and returned to V.P.I. to become the head of the Department of Nutrition while Cecil fulfilled his military obligation. Later, she taught at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing, but her primary focus was her family. She and her husband raised two sons, Charles F. Sheffield, who preceded her in death, and Ward T. Sheffield, who is married to Carol and has three children, Kathryn, Drew and Derek.
Martha Sheffield was a strong and caring person. She was a loving wife and mother and had a remarkable ability to put the needs of others ahead of her own. She is remembered as a woman of faith, thoroughly dedicated to her family, friends and community. She passed away on February 21, 2005 in Charlotte, N.C. This scholarship was lovingly established by her husband in her fond memory.
Waymon O. Shofstall
This scholarship was established by the will of Jacquelyn D. Shofstall to memorialize her husband, Waymon O. Shofstall ('28). Shofstall was an educator for over 40 years.
The Single Parent Support Annual
The purpose of this fund shall be to provide scholarship support for students from single parent households who demonstrate financial need at Truman State University. This annual scholarship was established by an anonymous donor.
This scholarship was established in 2006 by Denise Smith ('79) in honor of her family members that graduated or attended Truman: Betty Jean (Jones) Smith ('84), Gregory Wayne Smith ('83), Dorothy (Jones) Nowlin ('80, '84), Edison Nowlin ('59, '61), Steve Nowlin, Terri Nowlin, Debra (Nowlin) Parnell ('79, '84), Michael Parnell ('81, '84), Keri (Nowlin) Tipton ('91), Scott Tipton ('87), Clyde Smith ('81), Amanda (Boyer) Hall and Christopher W. Boyer. Ms. Smith wanted to honor her family's long legacy with Truman and northern Missouri.
St. Louis Alumni Chapter
This scholarship was endowed in 2003 for an entering freshman student from metro St. Louis (St. Louis City, Missouri Counties: St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson. Illinois Counties of Madison and St. Clair), with preference given to students with involvement in extra-curricular activities, scholastic achievement and financial need. Funds for the scholarship account were raised by the St. Louis Alumni Chapter over a period of four years through proceeds from their annual golf tournament. The scholarship is awarded at the Student Send-Off in St. Louis.
Lydle and Bessie Staggs
Lydle Staggs passed away in May 2001 and left an estate gift of more than $1 million to the Truman State University Foundation to establish the Lydle and Bessie Staggs Scholarship Fund. As lifelong educators, Lydle and Bessie recognized the importance of education and chose to continue their support of education by providing financial assistance to deserving college students.
The Standard Register Company established this scholarship to aid a local student in his/her college education.
N. Marie Stewart
This scholarship was established by N. Marie Stewart ('49) in 1994. Born and raised in Washington, Iowa, Marie began her teaching career at age 18. She first taught in a one-room school in Iowa county with 32 pupils. She taught and attended summer school at Truman (then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College) until 1948, when she was able to attend the entire school year by working for her room and board in a professor's home. Marie helped hundreds of young people over more than four decades of teaching and established this scholarship to help others with their education.
Silas P. Stice Memorial
Silas P. Stice was a student here in the early 1930s, receiving a teaching certificate. During a lengthy career, he was a teacher, served in the U.S. Army, and became a respected businessman. He died in 1986. This scholarship was funded by his children, Linda K. Stice and Larry Stice.
SunGard Higher Education Endowed
This scholarship was established in 2007 by the SunGard Corporation with a commitment of $25,000 to the University's "Bright Minds Bright Futures" campaign. The purpose of this fund shall be to provide need-based scholarships at Truman State Univesrity.
Kenneth C. and Madelene Sykes Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1992 by Madelene (McEuen) Sykes ('42,'64), family and friends to honor Kenneth C. Sykes ('39), a native of Kirksville, who served the University as the administrative assistant to the president and as the first director of the Student Union. Madelene passed away in 2001.
Since its origin as a normal school in 1867, Truman State University has been committed to providing a strong teacher education program. Over the years, more than 8,000 teachers have received their preparation at the University, and the program is deeply rooted in a tradition of excellence. To honor outstanding high school teachers who have had a transforming impact in the lives of students, the Teacher Recognition Scholarship was established to recognize a high school teacher and provide scholarship support for students at Truman.
Mr. and Mrs. John Teal
This scholarship was established in 2007 to help support students at Truman State University who are honorably discharged veterans from any branch of the armed services and children of military personnel who have been killed or became permanently disabled in the line of duty.
Dr. Ronald E. Thomas Endowed
This scholarship fund was created in 2012 by Dr. Ronald E. Thomas and Mrs. Ann M. Thomas of Lakeville, Minnesota, to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University education. Dr. Thomas enrolled at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College after graduating from high school in Roxana, IL. Dr. Thomas is a 1965 alumnus of Truman State University having earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. During his undergraduate education, Dr. Thomas was involved in K-Club, Mennehune Organization, Independent Club and athletics.
Following his graduation from Truman, Dr. Thomas continued his education at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville completing a Master of Science in 1967 and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1976. Dr. Thomas career includes service as a junior high teacher and coach, director of international admissions at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and director of student services at University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. Thomas served as Dean of Educational Services at Centralia College in Centralia, Washington, dean and interim president at Rochester Community and Technical College, in Rochester, Minnesota and president of Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas. Dr. Thomas has been the president of Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota since 1999. In addition to Thomas experience he was the recipient of the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction for Presidential Leadership by Phi Theta Kappa in 1999, was named the College President Pacesetter of the year by District V of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations in 2004 and 2011, received the Distinguished Star Education Award by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education in 2007, has served as the Board Chair of the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship , and has been a presenter and author of numerous community college issues across the country.
Brenda Thompson Memorial
This scholarship fund was established in 2012 by John Thompson, Jr. in memory of his mother, Brenda Thompson. John graduated from Williamsville High School in 1988. He proceeded to Truman State University as a first generation college student in 1992, earning a degree in history. He was named a Fulbright and Rotary Scholar and conducted post-graduate research projects in Montevideo, Uruguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He taught for a number of years and then enrolled at the University of Chicago, where he earned a masters degree in Latin American studies and masters degrees in business administration in finance and international business. He has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and remains active in research. He is a frequent speaker at industry and client conferences and his work has appeared in Financial Planning, International Political Economy and World Trade Magazine. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President at Morningstar. Brenda Thompson graduated from Williamsville High School and served as the librarian there for many years. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 56. John established this scholarship in his mother's memory. He is grateful for the education he received and wants to encourage students from Williamsville to follow his path to Truman State University.
Dr. Ruth Warner Towne
This scholarship was established by colleagues, friends and former students in honor of Dr. Towne.
Travis-Noe Funeral Home Annual
Travis-Noe Funeral Home was established in 1900 and has been serving the needs of our community for more than 17 years. This scholarship was established to provide annual scholarship support to help meet the financial needs of deserving area students.
In 1971 family and friends of Jim Trent established this fund in his honor. Trent was a long-time member of the Kirksville City Council, a well-known business leader and a former student and faithful supporter of Truman.
Established in 2000 with royalties from the Truman State University logo, this scholarship provides support for a student who can demonstrate financial need.
Elna (Langford) Tucker
This scholarship was established in 2000 by Elna (Langford) Tucker ('54) to provide support for a student from a rural community.
Afimusaesae (Sae) Tuia-Pamela E. Wun Chang
The Afimusaesae (Sae) Tuia-Pamela E. Wun Chang Academic Enrichment Scholarship was established by the Tuia children in honor of their beloved parents, Sae and Pamela (Chang) Tuia. Both first generation college students, Mr. and Mrs. Tuia are proud graduates of the University of Hawaii-Manoa and have, through example, taught their children both the joy of service and of the inherent dignity and worth of all people. Through hard work, they greatly expanded the opportunities available to their three children: Justis (Truman State University '07, American University '09), Jessicaann (United States Naval Academy '06), and Jacob (Northwest Missouri State University '10). As such, this award recognizes students who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice on behalf of minorities (i.e., commitment to the betterment of conditions for women, those of lower socio-economic status, sexual, racial, ethnic and/or religious minorities).
Vicky Sue Van Wye Memorial
This scholarship was established by friends and family of Vicky Van Wye after she died in a car accident in 1998. Vicky was a 1987 graduate of Kirksville High School and a senior business administration major at Truman who worked full-time to pay for school. The scholarship recipient must be a Kirksville High School graduate who shows financial need.
Nan E. Wade/Cardinal Key
This scholarship honors Dr. Nan E. Wade, a retired faculty member and former Cardinal Key sponsor. The Eugene Fair Chapter of Cardinal Key Honorary Sorority has offered a scholarship since 1956.
Washington, D.C. Intern
This scholarship was established by the Mid-Atlantic Alumni Chapter to assist students who are chosen by the University to participate in an internship program in Washington, D.C.
Betty Jo White, DO Baptist Student Union Stipend
As a student, Dr. Betty Jo White (1959) had the opportunity to attend several Baptist Student Union retreats and special events and established this fund with the intent of supporting others to do the same and to honor the Baptist Student Union.
Samuel A. Jeffries and Alice White
Alice White was a graduate of Durham (MO) high school and attended Truman State University in the late thirties and again in the late sixties. She taught school for many years in the states of Florida and Missouri. She moved to the Monroe City area in 1989 and spent her retirement years hunting, traveling and visiting friends and relatives. She died peacefully in her home in 2010. She created this scholarship with a generous bequest.
Bob G. and H. Janell Woods
This scholarship was established in 1999 by Bob and Janell Woods to provide support for an MAE student. Bob Woods passed away in 2003. Janell resides in Columbia, Mo.
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The Zen Del Senior High School Scholarship fund was established in 2011 to assist students from Zen Del Senior High School achieve their educational goals at Truman State University.