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 2014-2015 academic year.
Since 1998, Truman Foundation scholarships have assisted over 240 Tioga County students enrolled at Binghamton University. In the current academic year, there are 171 full- and part-time undergraduate students from Tioga County enrolled at the University. Of these, 122 students qualified for financial assistance. In 2013-14, sixteen Binghamton University students were awarded a Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation Scholarship.
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 completion of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. This form can be obtained at any high school guidance office or on the Binghamton University Financial Aid website at http://www2.binghamton.edu/financial-aid/services/apply-via-fafsa.html.