Scholarship Funds

Your Giving

Scholarship Funds: Investing in Our Future

A scholarship fund at Truman Heartland Community Foundation couples your dreams with the Foundation’s expertise in scholarship administration to provide the support students need to follow their dreams and work toward a brighter future. By investing in area students, you are elevating the economic standing of families in our community and making an impact for generations to come.

How it works:

2 Administration Options:

We handle administrative details and award scholarships in the name of the fund in amounts based on its value.

  • Advisory Committee: You choose members to serve on an Advisory Committee, along with
    one THCF representative and review all eligible scholarship applications. Then the committee makes recommendations to the Truman Heartland Board to award scholarships to deserving students.
  • Foundation Selection: Truman Heartland’s Scholarship Committee reviews all eligible scholarship applications and makes the scholarship award selections.

6 Ways We Make it Easy:

  • We create the scholarship application
  • We publicize its availability
  • We coordinate the selection process
  • We send award letters
  • We process payments
  • We track student performance to ensure that the recipients continue to meet the terms for renewable scholarship support.

Start a Scholarship Fund at THCF

scholarship brochure (PDF)

Aiding Future Generations

Your $25,000 establishing gift is placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to award scholarships. Your gift makes a permanent impact for generations of students in your chosen impact area.

Download a sample endowment illustration

“In the end, helping others succeed has been most fulfilling.  It’s gratifying to see the results of our support and the impact made in the community we’ve lived in so many years.”

Gene Cable, Scholarship fund holder


You and others can add to your Scholarship Fund at any time, receiving tax benefits with each new gift. And because the fund is endowed, it becomes a lasting educational funding resource.


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