Truman Foundation awards grant to Binghamton University
BINGHAMTON, NY -- The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation of Owego, N.Y. has awarded a $15,000 grant to continue to provide scholarship assistance to Tioga County students attending Binghamton University in the 2013-2014 academic year.
Since 1998, Truman Foundation scholarships have assisted over 225 Tioga County students enrolled at Binghamton University. In the current academic year, there are 76 full- and part-time undergraduate students from Tioga County enrolled at the University. Approximately 61 percent of these students qualify for financial assistance.
Mildred Faulkner Truman was born in Owego in 1897. She became a director of the Owego National Bank and the Tioga County Historical Society, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Union Church. Her husband, James Truman, practiced law in Owego.
Upon her death in 1983, Truman's estate established a foundation to support non-profit organizations serving Tioga County residents with grants for critical needs, aid for capital projects and seed money for special projects and programs.
Eligibility for this funding is based on Tioga County residency and financial necessity, which is determined by the Binghamton University Financial Aid Office through the completion of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. This form can be obtained at any high school guidance office or see the Binghamton University Financial Aid website at http://www2.binghamton.edu/financial-aid/services/apply-via-fafsa.html.