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Dr. Gary A. Crump
This scholarship program was established in 2012 by Dr. Gail B. Crump of Warrensburg, MO in memory of his twin brother, Dr. Gary A. Crump. The scholarship will be funded with a $50,000 provision from Dr. Crumps estate. A Kirksville native, Dr. Gary Crump graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in education from Truman in 1964, and was nominated for a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He received an outstanding senior undergraduate award from Blue Key in 1964. Dr. Crump received his Master of Arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from the University of Illinois. While at Truman, Gary Crump was a member of the College Players, Alpha Phi Omega, Blue Key, and the Student National Education Association. He served as a history professor at Louisiana State University for many years until his death in 1997.

Jack W. Hines Memorial
The family of Dr. Jack W. Hines established this scholarship in 1977 as a memorial to a man who served Truman as an instructor of political science from 1968 through 1976.

Dr. William Kitts Memorial
Friends and relatives have memorialized Dr. William Kitts through a scholarship endowed in 1983. Kitts came to Truman in 1966 and served as associate professor of social science education through his retirement in 1978.

Bonnie (Neuner) and Kevin Kuebler Social Science
This annual scholarship was established in 2000 by Bonnie (Neuner) ('87) and Kevin Kuebler ('90) to provide financial support for a deserving social science student.

John C. Lucas Memorial
This scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of John C. Lucas (’64, ’66) by his loving wife of 52 years, Carolyn (Sultzman) Lucas (’64, ’65). John and Carolyn met in Dr. Ruth Towne’s Colonial America history class at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman). Both went on to earn Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History/Social Science. They settled in Pacific, Mo., and taught history. Together they raised three Truman alumni, Sarah (Lucas) Anderson (’98), and twins Leah (Lucas) Scheidt (’00) and Hannah (Lucas) Clampitt (’00). This scholarship is established in loving memory of John, the best of husbands, fathers and men.

David D. and Lois Marie March/Phi Alpha Theta
This scholarship was established in 1992 by Dr. and Mrs. David March. Dr. March taught at Truman for 22 years and retired in 1977 as professor emeritus of history. In addition to articles in the Missouri Historical Review, Dr. March authored a four-volume History of Missouri and edited and compiled A Book of Adair County History, published in 1967 and 1976, respectively. In 1968 he founded the Nu-Chi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Truman.

McManis Family
This scholarship was established in 2005 by Michael A. and Marcia M. McManis with their daughters Erin E. McManis and Kristen V. McManis, both of whom are Truman alumna.

Noah P. Richardson
This award was established in 1986 by family and friends in memory of Noah Richardson ('38). He spent more than 40 years at Truman and retired in 1974 with the title Director Emeritus of Independent Studies.

Rudy Ray and Jean Ann Otte Seward Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Rudy Ray and Jean Ann Seward on September 6, 2021, the date of their 52nd Wedding Anniversary. Rudy graduated Cum Laude from Northeast Missouri State University with a BS in Education in 1966, with majors in Sociology and History, and earned a MA and Ph.D. in Sociology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1969 and 1974. His academic career resulted in appointment as Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of North Texas, Denton. Jean graduated from a collaborative program at Quincy College in Illinois with the School of Physical Therapy at Mayo Foundation earning both a BS in Biological Science and Certificate in PT. She founded, and was president, of a therapy business and fitness center, jointly with Rudy. Their scholarship will benefit first generation students like themselves, with an interest in sociology, history, or health science (especially pre-physical therapy).

Harold and Helen Stewart
This scholarship was established in 1991 by Miles and Nancy Lovelace and friends in memory of Nancy's parents, Harold and Helen Stewart. The intent of this scholarship is to enable students to attend Truman who would financially be unable to attend otherwise.

Harry S. Truman Presidential Musuem & Library Internship
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library Internship is made possible by a gift from Fred and Ethel Schwengel. Fred Schwengel was raised in Franklin County Iowa. He was a 1930 alumnus of Northeast Missouri State Teachers College where he met his future wife, Ethel Cassity, a 1932 alumna and native of Purdin, Missouri. The Schwengels returned to Fred's native Iowa in 1937. Fred was in the insurance business and they raised their two children, Frank and Dorothy. His interest in politics led him to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1945. He would serve five consecutive terms (1945-1955) before turning to the US Congress where he served as a Representative for eight terms (1955-1965, 1967-1973). During this time, Mr. Schwengel was one of the founders of the US Capitol Historical Society and in 1962 served as its President. He was involved with the Historical Society for the remainder of his life. The Schwengel's generous gifts to the University have funded the Schwengel Lincoln Collection at Pickler Memorial Library since 1976, the Schwengel-Lincoln Contest since 1977, and the Harry S. Truman Presidential and Library Internship since 2000.

Terry and Faye Whitworth Social and Cultural Studies
This scholarship was established in 2019 with a cash gift made by Terry and Faye Whitworth of Tacoma, Washington. Terry and Faye were graduates of Truman State University (1968). Terry graduated with a Bachelor of Science in education (Zoology) and Faye with a Bachelor of Science in Education (Social Science). Both Terry and Faye earned post graduate degrees from Utah State University. Faye holds a Master of Science and Master of Education and Terry holds a Master of Science and PhD in Entomology. Upon earning his PhD, Terry worked as an entomologist for a pest control company in Tacoma, Washington and Faye taught high school History. Terry eventually started Whitworth Pest Solutions and is an adjunct professor with the entomology department at Washington State University. He has devoted many years to the study of blow flies and their relatives and is well known as an expert in the taxonomy of the family. Both Terry and Faye credit their education at Truman for preparing them for graduate studies and successful careers.

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