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Apply for Truman Heartland Scholarships

Whether you are a graduating high school senior, a current college student or a teacher wishing to improve your classroom, we invite you to apply for a scholarship at Truman Heartland Community Foundation.

There are two ways to apply for scholarships:

Log into the Scholarship Portal Here to Apply! 

Frequently Asked Questions about Truman Heartland Scholarships

When can I apply for a scholarship?
When will I be notified if I am selected as a recipient?
How do I renew my previous scholarships?
How do I claim my scholarship award?
How are scholarships paid?
When will my award be sent to my school?
What can my scholarship be used for?
Can I receive any extra funds from my scholarship as a refund?


When can I apply for a scholarship?
Many of Truman Heartland's scholarships use the general application. The general application is available on November 13, 2020 and is due February 1, 2021. The general application requires transcripts showing grades from Spring Semester 2020 (updated due to COVID-19 delaying the end of Fall Semester 2020) and may require additional essays, letters of recommendation from specific people in your life, or statements about your participation in certain types of activities. 

Scholarships with stand-alone applications have various due dates. Please check the listing for stand-alone applications for more details.

When will I be notified if I am selected as a recipient?
Award and declination notifications will be sent during April and May to the email address you used to create your account in the portal.

How do I renew my previous scholarships?
Submit a general application to renew your current renewable scholarships. The general application includes a section about renewing previous scholarships.

How do I claim my scholarship award?
Your award notification email or letter will include instructions on how to claim your award. You must submit a completed Student Recipient Information Form along with your class schedule showing at least 12 hours of enrollment to Rachael Watkins at watkins@thcf.org.

We cannot issue scholarship payments without having received these items.

How are scholarships paid?
Once we have received your Student Recipient Information Form and class schedule showing at least 12 hours of enrollment, a scholarship payment will be made for you.

The check will be made co-payable to you and your school and mailed directly to your school. You will need to coordinate with your financial aid office to endorse the check once it arrives at your school so it can be applied to your student account.

When will my award be sent to my school?
You will be asked to select when you would like your scholarship check to be sent to your school when you fill out your Student Recipient Information Form. You can select June for summer enrollment, August for fall enrollment, or January for spring enrollment.

What can my scholarship be used for?
Truman Heartland scholarships may be used for qualified educational expenses as defined by each individual institution and as may be limited by IRS regulations. These qualified expenses often include tuition, fees, books, supplies including computers for school, residence hall living costs, food plans, and campus-cased childcare.

Scholarship payments may be applied to one or more semesters as best suits your financial need.

Can I receive any extra funds from my scholarship as a refund?
No, Truman Heartland scholarships cannot be issued as refunds. Any unused funds from your scholarship should be applied to another semester or returned to the Foundation.

It warms my heart that the members of my own community believe in me and want to support my educational goals.

Danielle Cunningham

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