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Kyle Brandon Cope Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1999 by Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers and friends of Kyle Brandon Cope. Cope was an active member and leader of Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity. He passed away in an automobile accident in November 1997. He served a term as the Student Representative to the Board of Governors, worked for the city of Kirksville and Senator Joe Maxwell in Jefferson City.

John Andrew Crossett
This scholarship was established in 2007 by Leo and Caroline Funk in honor of their grandson John Andrew (Andy) Crossett. Andy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Truman in May of 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He credits the academic rigors of the political science major at Truman as having successfully prepared him for his pursuit of a law degree. In addition to his academics, Andy was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha and the men's golf team.

Inks and Charlene Franklin
This scholarship was created in 1986 by Dr. Inks Franklin, former member of the Board of Governors. Franklin began his teaching career in rural schools and soon became a very active member of the Missouri State Teachers Association. Over the years he served as assistant, deputy and acting executive secretary of the organization.

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.

M. Larry Klugman
This scholarship program was established n 2015 by Larry Klugman of Decatur, IL. This scholarship is established to recognize the excellent preparation Larry received at Truman State University and to provide opportunity for students to receive a Truman education. An Illinois native, Larry worked in his family's restaurant business before entering college. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Truman in 1971. He credits Truman for providing a nurturing environment and his Political Science professor, Dr. Jack Hines, for sparking his interest in Political Science and challenging him to learn and grow. Larry Klugman is currently a Professor of Political Science at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL. He has served the college since its founding in 1972 and teaches courses in American National Government, People and Politics and Internships in Political Science and Government. The scholarship will be created with a legacy gift through the "Pursue the Future" campaign.

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.

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 by family and friends after his death in 1986. Noah Richardson ('38) spent more than 40 years at Truman and retired in 1974 with the title Director Emeritus of Independent Studies.

Dr. Candy Young
This scholarship was established in December of 2011 by Dr. Jon Hagler. The scholarship was established to honor Dr. Candy Young for her more than 30 years of teaching, mentoring and challenging the next generation of leaders at Truman. Dr. Young is known for her passion for teaching, learning, and her tireless efforts in and out of the classroom on behalf of the university have strengthened Truman's reputation. The Dr. Candy Young Scholarship will provide annual scholarship support for generations of Truman political science students and honor a faculty member who has made a significant imprint on the lives of so many.

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