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Truman Foundation Scholarships

The deadline for the 2017-2018 Foundation scholarship applications is midnight, unless otherwise noted in the criteria.

Click here for a listing of Foundation Scholarships by Department.

Jim and Nancy Shaddy Research
This scholarship was established in 2003 by Dr. Jim and Nancy Shaddy.

  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • In your personal statement, submit a review of 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

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).

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice (i.e., commitment to the betterment of conditions for women, those of lower socio-economic status, sexual, racial, ethnic and/or religious minorities)
    • Preference will be given to applicants who are first-generation college students and/or demonstrate financial need
  • Award funds should be used for students who wish to participate in a University sanctioned academic enrichment experience (i.e., a study abroad experience, an internship, undergraduate research, or other scholarship committee approved endeavor). Please note that this is a “supplement” not “supplant” award

Nedra Klein Memorial
This scholarship was endowed in 2003 as a memorial by the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Nedra Klein (1951-2001). Dr. Klein became assistant professor of biology at Truman State University in August 1997. Prior to teaching at Truman, she taught at the University of Wisconsin and at Lewis and Clark University in Lake Oswego, Ore. Dr. Klein took great pleasure in introducing her students to the study of ornithology and was regarded as an outstanding scientist and professor who cared deeply about her students. She loved birds, nature, travel, research and teaching. The scholarship is designated for students who are involved in research on birds.

  • Student must be involved in research on birds

Conservation Biology
This scholarship was established in 2008 by Dr. Peter Goldman. Dr. Goldman grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Carleton College and obtained a BS from The Ohio State University. He continued there for his PhD working in the lab of one of the pioneers in the study of animal vocal behavior. Dr. Goldman joined the faculty at Truman State University in the early 1970s and continued teaching for more than 35 years. He took several years off in the late 1990’s and participated in bird conservation projects in California. His main interests include the evolution of behavior, primarily behavior of birds. During his career, he has studied vocal communication, foraging behavior, social behavior, parental care and community organization. He created this endowed scholarship to assist students at Truman State University who are entering the field of conservation biology.

  • The scholarship exists to support students seriously considering careers in conservation biology as indicated by their involvement and success in undergraduate study and research
  • Undergraduate students may express their interest in conservation biology in diverse ways, as diverse as enthusiasm for natural history, mathematical modeling, experimental ecology, and others, because all of these contribute to avoiding extinction and preserving intact biological communities

Sina Faye Fowler Memorial

This scholarship was established by the estate of Sina Faye Fowler (’27) in 1970. Ms. Fowler served as a dietician in several hospitals and military hospitals throughout her career and published a book in 1937.

  • Senior student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate interest in nutrition (coursework leading to a career as a dietician or related field; research interests in human or animal nutrition, etc.)
  • Student member of at least one professional organization
  • Professional promise

Dr. Lanny C. Morley
The Dr. Lanny C. Morley Scholarship was endowed in 1998. Dr. Morley (’62, ’64) began teaching at Truman in 1970 and retired as chair of the Math and Computer Science Division in 2007.

  • Completed at least one semester at Truman State University
  • Mathematics or Computer Science major
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA in major and overall
  • Preference is given to students who have demonstrated the following: strong potential for success in graduate school or a career in teaching; contributions to the department or the University through active service in a student organization; performance at a high level in a statewide or national mathematics or computer science competition; significant participation in university musical or other artistic performances or varsity athletics; completed an undergraduate research project, or secured endorsement for one by a faculty mentor

Tricia M. Mason Memorial Endowed Chemistry
This endowed scholarship was established in 2011 by Bonnie Mason in loving memory of her daughter, Tricia M. Mason (’01). Tricia was a chemistry major, loved her experience at Truman, and was a dedicated chemist deeply involved in research. She passed away in 2003.

  • Chemistry major
  • Preference given to a female student from a single parent home (please mention in personal statement if this is the case)
  • Financial need
  • Renewable with a 2.75 GPA or higher

Tricia M. Mason Memorial Annual Chemistry
This endowed scholarship was established in 2006 by Bonnie Mason in loving memory of her daughter, Tricia M. Mason (’01). Tricia was a chemistry major, loved her experience at Truman, and was a dedicated chemist deeply involved in research. She passed away in 2003.

  • Chemistry major
  • Preference given to a female student from a single parent home (please mention in personal statement if this is the case)
  • Financial need
  • Renewable with a 2.75 GPA or higher

Larry and Sharron Quisenberry Science
This scholarship fund was established in 2010 by Larry and Sharron Quisenberry of Ames, Iowa to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University degree in science. Larry Quisenberry holds a bachelor’s degree in business education (1966) and a master’s in secondary school administration (1975) from Truman State University. He holds a Ph.D. in general school administration and has served as a teacher, school administrator, accountant, and in several position in higher education. He currently works for the Provost at Iowa State University. Upon graduation from Truman in 1966, Sharron Quisenberry taught in secondary education until entering graduate school, ultimately receiving a Ph.D. in entomology. She has spent her professional life as a researcher and university administrator, currently serving as Vice President for Research and Economic Development at ISU. Sharron is internationally recognized for research in insect/host interactions and conservation of insect resistant germplasm and is a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America.

  • Full-time student who is majoring in Science at Truman State University
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Record of achievement and service in extra-curricular activities, community groups and organizations