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Aaron Berns
This scholarship was established in 1991 by friends and family of Aaron Berns, a sophomore at Truman. Berns was in an auto accident which ended his life. While at Truman, Berns was a national qualifier for Truman's wrestling team. He was a wrestling Team Captain and a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

R. Bruce Craddock Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1992 by friends and family of Coach Bruce Craddock ('66). Craddock was inducted into the Truman Hall of Fame in 1989. While serving as football coach at Truman, Craddock avidly opposed drugs and encouraged such virtues as hard work, determination and perseverance.

Crader Family
This scholarship was established in 2011 by the Crader Family. The scholarship is being established to provide scholarship assistance to a Truman Baseball team member.

James J. Dougherty
This award was established by friends, relatives and his wife, Marie Wheatcraft Dougherty ('33). James Dougherty ('33) retired as Truman athletic director in 1974 after 12 years in that capacity and eight years as football coach.

Dr. William H. Fountain Athletic
This scholarship was established in 2006 with a gift of $25,000 by Dr. William H. Fountain ('40). The scholarship is a reflection of his commitment to the University and his desire to help deserving young people in their pursuit of higher learning.

Katie Funk Swimming
This scholarship was established in 2006 by Leo and Caroline Funk in honor of their granddaughter Katie Funk. Katie was a member of the women's swimming team from 2002-2006. As a 13-time All American, Katie helped the women's swimming team win the NCAA Division II national championship in each of her 4 years at Truman and was selected as the squad's co-captain her senior year. Katie graduated from Truman in May of 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.

Bob Groff Memorial
This scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Bob Groff, a 1970 alumnus of Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State University). Coach Groff spent his life as a beloved teacher and coach. The majority of his career was spent in the Ft. Zumwalt School District at both the North and South High Schools. He also coached football at McCluer, track at Hazelwood Central and both football and track at Van Far High School. This scholarship was established in his loving memory by his family and many friends.

Hanes Her Way/Stacy Roberts Award of Excellence
This scholarship was established in 1992 through a gift from Hanes Her Way in honor of Stacy Roberts, Missouri's NCAA Woman of the Year.

J. Seth Huston Men's Swimming
This scholarship was endowed in 2003 to honor J. Seth Huston who coached the Bulldog men's and women's teams for eight years. Huston led the Bulldog women's swimming team to back-to-back national championships in 2001 and 2002. He was named NCAA Division II women's coach of the year four times. Huston's 2001 national championship team was the first team national crown in school history.

Robert and Mona Justice Athletics
This annual scholarship was established in 2000 by Steve R. Justice ('70, '81) in honor of his parents, Robert and Mona.

W. Boyd King Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1990 by friends and family of Boyd King ('37). King served as basketball coach for Truman for 25 years and still holds the record for the basketball team's highest winning percentage. He was inducted into the Truman Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Missouri Hall of Fame in 1989. King taught at Truman from 1946 until 1977 when he retired.

Lesseig Women's Golf
This scholarship was established in July 2013 by David and Jaime Steinman. As a four-year letter winner for Truman's women's golf team from 1995-1999, Jaime was the recipient of scholarship funds from the University. Her husband, David Steinman, was a four-year letter winner at Grinnell College in men's baseball from 1985-1989 and was also the recipient of scholarship funds. David and Jaime felt their college experiences were greatly enhanced by being student athletes. Jaime would like to honor Sam Lesseig, her golf coach, whom she appreciated for his incredible work ethic, competitiveness and encouragement.

Jessica Martin/Honda Awards
In 2001, Jessica Martin was selected as the NCAA Division II Woman Athlete of the Year. Jessica was recognized by the Honda Awards program for her outstanding athletic achievements as well as her excellent example of leadership, academic excellence and community involvement. A gift in the amount of $5,000 was made by Honda and additional gifts were made by family and friends to endow this scholarship.

Meyer/Schutter Family Wrestling
This scholarship fund was established in 2015 by Greg Meyer and David Schutter. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to help build upon Truman State University’s tradition of excellence in Wrestling. The fund honors Merrick Meyer’s (’05) and the Schutter Family’s success and commitment to Bulldog Wrestling. Meyer averaged 32 wins a season, was a four-time National Qualifier and won the NCAA National Title in 2004. The Schutter family has devoted their life to wrestling. Coach Schutter has coached Bulldog Wrestling for more than 25 years, guiding outstanding student-athletes through challenges on and off the mat. Just as student-athlete and coach work together to achieve success, this fund celebrates the combined impact to the future of Truman Wrestling.

Northeast Missouri State Bank Athletic
This scholarship fund was established in 2011 by Northeast Missouri State Bank and its chairman, Randy Riley, a 1975 Truman graduate and veteran of the regional banking industry. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide athletic scholarships to those programs impacted by University budget reductions due to the loss of state appropriation. Student athletes competing in the men's sports programs of baseball, wrestling, swimming and tennis are eligible for the awards.

Ryan Wrigley Parmeter Memorial
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Ryan Wrigley Parmeter.

Donald Parsons Athletic Endowed
This scholarship fund was created in 2012 by Mrs. Jean W. Parsons of Grayslake, IL and Mr. Devin E. Parsons of Gurnee, IL in memory of their husband and father, Donald E. Parsons to provide opportunity for deserving student athletes to receive a Truman State University education. Jean Parsons graduated from the University in 1967, earning her Master of Arts in English. Don Parsons came to the University in 1953 after an illustrious basketball career at Ottumwa High School in which he captured first-team All-State accolades and helped his team finish second in the state tournament, at a time when Iowa had just one class. Mr. Parsons was a well-conditioned fierce competitor collecting All-MIAA honors twice, 1955-56 and 1956-57, and was the MVP on the All-Conference team in 1956-57. Because of his graceful and swift movements on the basketball court Don Parsons was frequently referred to as the "gazelle" by opposing coach Dr. Ralph Pink, former university faculty member, when he was coaching Southeast Missouri State's team in the 1950's. After graduation in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Mr. Parsons served in the army overseas in Germany and was a member of his command's basketball team. After serving his hitch in the military, he had a tryout with the St. Louis Hawks of the NBA. In 1959 he then taught and coached all sports at Greentop, Mo., until he received a master's degree from the University in 1961. For the next seven years, he was a science teacher and coach at Evans Junior High School in Ottumwa. He has served on the administrative level in the field of education in Ottumwa beginning in 1968. Between 1968-72 he was assistant principal at Washington Junior High School. This was followed by 12 years at Walsh Junior High School, which closed in 1983. After that, he was the principal at Eisenhower Elementary School and handled other district-wide duties, including directing the staff wellness program and the K-8 physical education and elementary athletic programs. He retired from the Ottumwa School District in 1994. Mr. Parsons was a member of numerous professional organizations and accreditation committees, including the Ottumwa, Iowa and National Associations of Educational Administrators, Iowa and National Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and 26 years in Phi Delta Kappa.

Ralph Pink
This scholarship was established in 2001 to honor lifelong athlete and coach, Ralph Pink ('48). After leading his high school basketball team to a 32-3 record his senior year, Pink served with the US Coast Guard in World War II. He attended Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman State University, and was a starter on two Bulldog basketball teams, winning the MIAA Championship and advancing to the NAIA National Tournament with a record of 59-4. Pink earned his Master's and Doctorate degrees from the University of Missouri Columbia and the University of Utah, respectively. He coached at Lebanon High School, Central Methodist College, and Southeast Missouri State University before returning to NMSU as instructor in physical education. He was the first full-time director of intramurals and coach of the men's tennis team. He retired in 1985 after 27 years at the University.

Ed Schneider Men's Cross Country
This scholarship was established in 2009 with an anonymous gift commitment of $50,000 from a recent graduate and student-athlete under Coach Ed Schneider. The scholarship recognizes and honors Coach Schneiders significant contributions to the University and will provide scholarship resources for deserving student-athletes in perpetuity.

Cindy Spiker Wrestling
This fund was established in 2007 by Cynthia “Cindy” M. Spiker (’93) as a tribute to the Truman wrestlers she has gotten to know over the years of hosting a hospitality room at wrestling tournaments in Central Iowa. Born and raised in Blue Springs, Mo., Cindy graduated from Truman in 1993 with a bachelor of science in mathematics. She received master of science degree in statistics from the University of Idaho in 1995. Cindy lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and works in database marketing for Meredith Corporation, which publishes many magazines and owns several television stations. Cindy has served as president of Truman’s Iowa Alumni Chapter for many years and has faithfully and diligently served the University. Her tireless work for the Chapter has raised awareness of her alma mater in Iowa and reconnected many alumni to the University by attendance at events—and through service projects, student recruitment and other engagement activities. Cindy has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the University Alumni Association, co-chair of the Iowa Bright Minds, Bright Futures Campaign Steering Committee and as the chair of the Nominating Committee during six years as a member on the Truman State University Foundation Board. In 2005, Cindy was recognized by Truman State University for exceptional service and devotion to her alma mater with the Homecoming presentation of the Young Alumna of the Year. Cindy was again recognized in 2014 when she received the University’s Distinguished Service Award. She is a member of the Joseph Baldwin Society and John R. Kirk Society. Through her consistent and generous support of the University, Cindy recently became a member of the President’s Circle with cumulative gifts of more than $25,000.

Maurice E. Wade
The Maurice E. Red Wade Scholarship was established by C. Wesley Remington in 1988 in honor of his former coach, Maurice E. Wade ('52). Coach Wade was inducted into the Truman Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Missouri Hall of Fame in 1993. He still holds the record for the most victories of any Truman football coach, as well as the record for most conference titles in Truman history.

John and Melissa Ware Memorial
This scholarship was established in 2006 by Melissa Ware to honor her late husband, John Ware. John Ware served 19 seasons (1985-2003) on the football coaching staff at Truman, including nine seasons as head coach. Coach Ware passed away on September 27, 2005, at the age of 46. Melissa passed away on November 30, 2007 at the age of 42.

Ann Wiesler Women's Soccer
This scholarship fund was established in 2014 by Ann Wiesler of Lake St. Louis, MO. Purpose of this scholarship fund is to help continue Truman State University's tradition of excellence in women's soccer at the NCAA Division II and Great Lakes Valley Conference levels. Ann is a 1998 bachelor of science in accounting graduate of Truman and four-year squad member on the women's soccer team. She serves as a consultant for Cardinal Investment Advisors in St. Louis, a financial consulting firm advising insurance companies, pension funds, foundations and endowments. She is a member of the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors and its Investment Committee. Ann holds the CPA and CIPM designations.

George and Nadine Wilson
This scholarship was established by George ('36) and Nadine ('33) Wilson. George, an international and national sports executive who helped promote and manage track and field, modern pentathlon and biathlon and numerous other amateur sports, passed away in 2006 at the age of 95. During his time at Truman, he was a four-year starter on the football teams coached by Don Faurot, which won a then national record 26 straight games, and four straight conference championships. He was president of his fraternity, student body vice president and K-Club president. He earned a BS in Health and Physical Education. In 1936, he served as Don Faurot's assistant coach and the team was undefeated. Nadine (Bonderant) Wilson, a Kirksville native, was his college sweetheart and wife of 68 years. She graduated from Truman in 1933 with a degree in Education and History/Social Studies and later earned an MA in Education from Northwestern University. She taught college and high school business courses until her retirement in 1978. They had four children, G. Stephen, John, Charlotte and Scott. Nadine passed away in 2009 at the age of 96.

You'll Never Walk Alone Men's Soccer
This scholarship was established in 2015 to help aid Truman Men’s Soccer in recruiting top level players. Over the past 37 years, the program has seen much success with an overall record of 377-232-53 under the direction of 8 different coaches. The program has won or shared 6 MIAA titles from 1981-88 and 1994-98 when men’s soccer was offered as a conference sport. From 1999-2011 the program was an independent sport and was able to make the NCAA tournament 4 times, while being ranked in the top 25 seven of those years. In total the program has made the NCAA tournament 9 times and has finished the season ranked in the top 25 thirteen times. In 2012 the program was recognized in the MIAA once again and finished 3rd. In 2013 the University joined the GLVC, and Men’s soccer became a core sport (7-Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball and Men’s and Women’s Soccer).

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