Truman Foundation awards grant to Binghamton University
The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation of Owego, N.Y. has awarded a $15,000 grant to assist Tioga County students attending Binghamton University in the 2005-2006 academic year.
Since 1998, Truman Foundation scholarships have assisted over 225 Tioga County students enrolled at Binghamton University. In the current academic year, 142 full- and part-time undergraduate students who are Tioga County residents attend the University. Approximately 89 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.
To qualify for a Truman Foundation scholarship, students must live in Tioga County, be enrolled at Binghamton for the 2004-2005 academic year and have demonstrated financial need. Both traditional and non-traditional students, such as those over 25 years of age, are eligible for aid.
For more information or to apply for a Truman Foundation scholarship, students may contact the Student Financial Aid and Employment Office at Binghamton University at 607-777-2428. A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form is required and can be obtained at any high school guidance office or see the BU Financial Aid website at http://bingfa.binghamton.edu/FAFSA.htm.