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The Boeing Company-Business and Accountancy
This scholarship fund was established by The Boeing Company for talented students who are interested in the aerospace industry and who have demonstrated academic performance and leadership.

Mabel Kennedy Carr Business
This scholarship fund was established in 1999 to honor Mabel Kennedy Carr, a 1929 graduate of Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, now Truman State University.

This fund was established in 2010 by Dr. Debra Cartwright, Professor of Business Administration. Since joining the Truman faculty in 1988, Dr. Cartwright has taught courses ranging from Brand Management and Strategic Marketing, Strategic Management, Integrated Marketing Communications to Principles of Marketing. She has also served as advisor for Delta Sigma Pi and the American Marketing Association. In 2020, Dr. Cartwright received the Delta Sigma Pi National Chapter Advisor of the Year Award. Under her leadership as advisor, the Iota Nu Chapter at Truman was nationally recognized for their achievements during the 2019-2020 year with the R. Nelson Mitchell Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Award and the Outstanding Alumni Relations Award for a Collegiate Chapter.

Bobby Cowell Life Changing
This scholarship was established in 2011 by Jim Bergman ('90). At a time in my life when I had no purpose or direction, Bobby Cowell's encouragement and influence profoundly changed my life forever. He saw something in me no one else could and invested time in me when no one else would. His interest in my success propelled me on to a college education, a successful career and most importantly, a beautiful family; none of which I would have achieved without his intervention.

Robert A. Dager
This scholarship was established in 1999 by faculty and friends of the Division of Business and Accountancy to honor Dr. Dager upon his retirement as division head.

Delta Sigma Pi/Tina Schmidt Memorial
The Iota Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity founded this award in 1983 in honor of Tina Schmidt, an undergraduate member who was killed in a horse riding accident.

Sam and Sandra Fleak
This scholarship was created in 2012 by Sam and Sandra Fleak of Kirksville, Mo., to provide scholarships for students from northeast Missouri who major in accounting or business administration at Truman State University. After graduating in 1964 (BSE) and 1965 (MA) from then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Sam completed a PhD in 1971 at the University of Missouri-Columbia and taught botany at the college level before returning to Knox County to operate a family farm. Sandra earned degrees in mathematics (AB and AM) in 1970 and 1972 and accountancy (PhD) in 1988 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She holds a Missouri CPA certificate. Sandra joined the accounting faculty at Truman State University in 1984. She served as Interim Division Head for Business and Accountancy and Associate Dean of the School of Business as well as Professor of Accounting.

Mary Giovannini
Dr. Mary Giovannini, professor of business administration, retired at the end of the fall 2004 semester after 31 years of service to the Division of Business at Truman State University. During her career, Dr. Giovannini taught Business Communications, Information Systems, and Organizational Behavior courses. She was instrumental in establishing writing standards in the business and accounting curriculums and served as convenor for the business administration discipline. She also established and directed the Europe in Transition study abroad summer experience. Since the mid 1980's, Dr. Giovannini served as coordinator of the Freshmen/Truman week experience.

Gramlich Family
The scholarship was established in 2017 by Bret and Lauren Gramlich to assist Truman business and computer science majors achieve their educational pursuit and help continue the tradition of producing high quality graduates. A preference will be given to participants on the Ultimate Frisbee or Golf Team. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the business or computer science program.

Grace Hortense Greenley
This scholarship fund was established in 2015 through a distribution from the Grace Hortense Greenley Trust. Miss Greenley passed away on December 21, 2014 at the age of 96. Born on the family farm northeast of Novelty, Mo., she earned BS and MA degrees from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman). She taught for 36 years in Missouri secondary schools in Laclede, Edina, Brentwood, LaPlata, Novelty, LaBelle and St. Louis. In 1963, she was selected principal of the newly formed Knox County R-1 High School, a position she held until her retirement in 1976. Miss Greenley coached high school girls' teams for ten years. She was recognized by the Missouri Preservation Organization and Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation for outstanding work by restoring the farm house and historic barn at the University of Missouri Lee Greenley, Jr. Memorial Research Center in Novelty.

You Zhong Liu Griffith
This scholarship program was established in 2012 by Youzhong Liu Griffith and William Douglas Griffith of St. Louis, MO. This scholarship is established to recognize the excellent preparation Youzhong received at Truman State University and to provide opportunity for international students to continue their studies at Truman. She is a 2001 graduate of Truman State University. Youzhong (who also goes by the name Laura) grew up in Tianjin, China. She attended Tianjin University of Finance and Economics and graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems in 1992. Upon graduation, she worked for several Chinese and western companies. In 1999, she decided to pursue a graduate degree in the United States. She chose Truman State because they had one of the highest pass rates for the CPA exam and it was reasonably priced. She applied and was accepted. With minimal financial means, she was able to pay for her education by working part-time jobs on campus and judiciously spending her available funds. After graduation, Youzhong moved to St. Louis and earned her license as a Certified Public Accountant while working for the public accounting firm, Huber, Ring, Helm and Co. Later, she joined Price Waterhouse Coopers as an auditor and most recently has held several positions within the Boeing Company.

George J. Hamilton
This scholarship was established in 2006 with a planned gift from the estate of George ('29) and Ruth Hamilton. George Hamilton was born in 1905 and graduated from Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State Teachers College) in 1929 with a degree in education. He passed away in 1990 and his wife, Ruth, passed away in 2006 at the age of 100.

Dr. and Mrs. Pyung E. Han
This scholarship was established in August, 2015 by Dr. and Mrs. Han. The fund is designed to support high achieving business administration students with financial need. The Han’s hope that this additional scholarship support with allow exceptional students the opportunity to attend Truman and develop extraordinary leadership skills.

William C. Holper Memorial
This scholarship was established by family and friends upon his death in 1984. Holper was an assistant professor of accounting at Truman and was credited with developing the accounting program into one of national prominence.

Vaughn G. Hysinger Business
This scholarship fund was established in 2009 by Vaughn G. Hysinger of Brentwood, CA, to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University business education. Upon graduation from Truman in 1968, Vaughn began a nearly 40-year career in the computer industry. He has held various management positions, including vice president, for firms such as IBM, Motorola, Toshiba, Unisys and several software startup firms in the Silicon Valley.

Iota Nu Finance and Leadership
This scholarship was established in 2004 by alumni Brian ('89) and Ame ('90) Krippner in honor of the Iota Nu chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Through their involvement in Iota Nu, Brian and Ame met. They married in 1992.

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.

Aminah Jamal
This scholarship was established in 2014 by Imran Jamal, a 2003 business administration and accounting graduate, in honor of his mother, Aminah Jamal. Mrs. Jamal has been a teacher and a great mother to three kids. This scholarship is to assist Truman Business and Accountancy international undergraduate students achieve their educational pursuits. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the undergraduate business and acountancy program.

John H. Jepson Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1994 by his wife, Claire (Sykes) Jepson ('73, '87), family and friends to honor John H. Jepson, Jr. ('62), who served for more than 23 years as the assistant dean of instruction and University budget director. Remembered for his sense of humor, Jepson was active on campus with Sigma Tau Gamma, Young Democrats, and Blue Key.

Edward Jones and Company
This scholarship was initiated in 1977 by Edward Jones and Company.

Wilbur Kimbley II
Wilbur Kimbley ('28) endowed this scholarship in 1982. Kimbley retired after 40 years as a school superintendent and teacher.

Alma L. Kotez Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1992 through the estate of Alma L. Kotez ('35) who taught business, typing and shorthand at Moline (Ill.) High School. She retired in 1985 and passed away in January 1991.

Kevin and Bonnie (Neuner) Kuebler Business
This annual scholarship was established in 2004 by Bonnie (Neuner) ('87) and Kevin Kuebler ('90) to provide financial support for a deserving business student.

Dean Earl and Edna Ludlow Business
Earl and Edna Ludlow established scholarships in the areas of business administration, education and math/computer science in 1982. Dr. Ludlow worked as a high school teacher, principal and superintendent covering the span of 20 years. He came to Truman in 1964 and served as Professor of Education and Dean of Instruction. He passed away on February 17, 1986. Mrs. Ludlow passed away on January 19, 1993. They left behind a bequest of $173,000 to Truman to support their three scholarship funds.

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.

Gregory & Donna Meier & Friends Business
This scholarship was established in 2004 by Gregory Meier, a 1989 business administration and accounting graduate and Cindy Dodson, a 1987 business administration and business education graduate, to assist current Truman State University students.

Capt. Norman Keith Motter Rural Business
This scholarship fund was established in 2016 by Capt. Norman Keith Motter of Irving, Texas. Born in Kirksville, Mo., he was raised on a farm in rural Adair County. Capt. Motter graduated from Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State University) in 1960 with a degree in Industrial Arts Education. He had a long and distinguished career as a Captain with American Airlines. He retains his roots in northeast Missouri through management of the family farm on the Chariton River, which has been in the Motter family for more than 165 continuous years. Since 2010, Capt. Motter has supported students in the Education program at Truman through a scholarship established in memory of his mother, Anna Catherine Brown Motter (’34). He is establishing this scholarship to honor his rural Missouri upbringing and to support students from farming families.

NISA Investment Advisors
This scholarship was originally established in 2013 by NISA Investment Advisors to recognize and reward outstanding Truman students. Two students in their junior year of study will be selected for the awards. NISA was founded in 1994 in St. Louis and currently provides investment management services for 144 clients with assets of approximately $87 billion. Corporate and public retirement plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments and trusts are among company clients.

Thomas and Maria O'Brien Business and Accountancy Annual
This scholarship was established in 2018 by Thomas and Maria O’Brien to assist Truman Business & Accountancy students in achieving their educational pursuits and helping to continue the tradition of producing high quality graduates.”

Don and Nelly Poe
This scholarship was established in 2004 by Jeffrey A. Poe ('90) to honor his parents, Don and Nelly Poe.

Larry and Sharron Quisenberry Business Endowed
This scholarship fund was established in 2010 by Larry and Sharron Quisenberry of Tifton, GA, to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University degree. 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 retired as an assistant to the Provost at Iowa State University. Upon graduation from Truman in 1966, Sharron Quisenberry taught in secondary education until entering graduate school, receiving a Ph.D. in entomology. She has spent her professional life as a researcher and university administrator and retired as as Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Iowa State University. 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.

Sandra K. Giachino Reavey
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Edwin J. Reavey Jr. (Sandra), a native of Kirksville and a 1962 business education/business administration graduate to support Missouri students and especially Kirksville High School graduates majoring in business.

Calvin E. Roebuck Business
This scholarship fund was established in 2008 by Calvin and Lydia Roebuck of Columbia, MO to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University education. Upon graduation from Truman, Calvin began his career with Prudential, and joined State Farm in 1961. He served in many capacities with the company over a near 40-year career, including deputy regional vice president of the Missouri-Kansas region and vice president of the Ohio region. The Roebucks created the fund with a commitment of $50,000 through the University's Bright Minds Bright Futures campaign.

Jeff and Marilyn Romine
This scholarship was established by family and friends to honor Jeff and Marilyn Romine. Jeff served as a professor of Accounting in the School of Business from 1976-2009, a span of 33 years. Marilyn has worked as both an instructor of Business Administration and an academic advisor in the School of Business from 1991 to the present. Jeff and Marilyn, as well as their two children, are alumni of Truman State University.

Dr. Paul Owen Selby Memorial
This scholarship was originally established by Dr. P.O. Selby (1911) and has been enhanced by the gifts of friends and former students. Selby's educational career spanned more than 50 years, of which a majority was spent as a professor of business, head of business education and dean of instruction at Truman.

Ryan and Lauren (Rase) Shreve Annual
This annual scholarship was created through a "Pursue the Future" campaign commitment. Ryan ('02, '03) and Lauren ('03) recognize the value of a strong college education and are happy to help students in need of additional financial support by providing opportunities to motivated and deserving Truman students.

Smith/Jones/Nowlin/Boyer Family
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, Debbie (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.

Standard Register
The Standard Register Company established this scholarship to aid a local student in his/her college education.

Karl E. Thurman and Mary Evelyn Thurman Business
This scholarship was established in 1997 for Karl E. Thurman ('43) by his sister, Mary Evelyn Thurman ('46). Karl and Mary Evelyn were both international champion baton twirlers performing and judging competitions throughout the nation. Karl introduced baton twirling as an integral part of the University's curriculum in 1939. Mary Evelyn founded Beta Tau Delta, an honor society for twirlers.

L.L. Via Fund for Excellence
L. L. Via graduated from Truman in 1948 with a B.S.E. degree in business education. He was a tremendous supporter of the University and a man of uncommon enthusiasm, love and faith. He was active in establishing the Truman State University Arizona Alumni Chapter. He passed away on April 11, 2000. He established this fund with outright gifts and a bequest totaling nearly $250,000.

Ina Finegan Whisler
This scholarship was established by the family of Ina Finegan Whisler (1914) who passed away in 1989. The Finegan family has a long tradition of education at Truman. The Ina Finegan Whisler Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student on an annual basis.

Howard & Anne Elsberry Opportunity in Business
This scholarship has been established to assist financially needy students earn a degree and begin a career in business. The scholarship was created by Howard and Anne Elsberry in honor of Westlake Ace Hardware, one of the nation's largest hardware retailers. Westlake Hardware opened in 1905 in Huntsville, Mo., and through the core philosophy of serving the neighborhood, family values and meeting customer needs, a century later has grown to over 80 outlets in eight states.

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