Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by students.

Many of Truman Heartland's scholarships use the General Application. The General Application is usually available in the fall and is due April 1, 2024. The General Application requires transcripts showing grades from the most recent fall semester 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 of stand-alone applications for more details.

Scholarship Directory

Award and declination notifications will be sent during June and July 2024 to the email address you used to create your account in the portal.

Scholarships that utilize the General Application are renewed by submitting the General Application. The General Application includes a section about renewing previous scholarships.

Scholarships that have Stand Alone applications may have separate renewal processes. Those details will be noted in the listing for each individual scholarship.

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 (for undergraduate students) to Rachael Watkins at

We cannot issue scholarship payments without having received these items.

Once we have received your Student Recipient Information Form and class schedule showing at least 12 hours of enrollment (for undergraduate students), a scholarship payment will be made for you.

The check will be made out to your school with your name in the memo line and mailed directly to your 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.

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, and supplies, including computers for school.

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

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 to support other students.

THCF has scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate students, and more. When you complete the General Application, you will be matched with appropriate scholarships for your particular situation.

Use the Scholarship Directory to learn more; just sort by student type.

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