Amanda Packard of La Plata, Mo., has been awarded two scholarships from the Truman State University Foundation for 2013-2014. Packard, a business administration major, received the Otho L. Barnett Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $350, as well as the Danette L. Rardon Study Abroad Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
Since its creation in 1980, the Truman State University Foundation has provided an opportunity for thousands of alumni and friends to make an investment in students as they prepare to be tomorrow’s leaders in a variety of professions.
Truman State University is Missouri’s only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university. Truman has the highest graduation rate among Missouri’s public colleges and universities and is consistently acknowledged for academic excellence and affordability. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine listed Truman at No. 19 on its list of 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” and featured the University in the February 2013 issue. U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of “Best Colleges” ranked Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest region and Truman was recognized in the Washington Monthly September/October 2012 magazine as the No. 6 master’s university in the nation. Truman was the only public Missouri school on the entire Top 100 Master’s Universities list. The University, located in Kirksville, enrolls more than 6,100 students.