Deadline for applications is February 1

The deadline to apply for scholarships from Truman Heartland Community Foundation is fast approaching, with many scholarship applications due February 1, 2021. This year, Truman Heartland has more than $300,000 in scholarships available for students in Eastern Jackson County and the surrounding communities.

“Whether you are a graduating high school senior, a current college student or a teacher looking to improve your classroom, chances are there is a scholarship available for you,” said Rachael Cassiday Watkins, Truman Heartland’s Director of Programs and Donor Services.

In addition to stand-alone scholarship applications, students can submit a general scholarship application that will match them with 50 scholarships that they may be eligible to receive. The deadline for Truman Heartland’s general scholarship application is February 1, 2021. Scholarships may require additional items, including, but not limited to, transcripts, essays, letters of reference or statements about participation in certain activities.

Some scholarships are not included in the general scholarship application. Deadlines and requirements for these stand-alone scholarships vary.

In 2020, Truman Heartland awarded more than $470,000 in scholarships to 235 local students. Scholarships are available for students pursuing undergraduate, graduate and technical degrees.

Visit to learn more and begin the application process. For questions or assistance with scholarships, please contact Rachael Cassiday Watkins at or 816-912-4185.

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