Truman Foundation Helps Tioga Students Pay BU Tuition

The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation of Owego, has awarded a $15,000 grant to provide scholarship assistance to Tioga County students attending Binghamton University in the current academic year.

Eligibility for this funding is based on Tioga County residency and financial necessity, which is determined by the Binghamton University Financial Aid Office.

Since 1998, Truman Foundation scholarships have assisted 525 Tioga County students enrolled at Binghamton University. In the current academic year, there are 87 full- and part-time undergraduate students from Tioga County enrolled at the University. Of these, 67 students qualified for financial assistance from the foundation.

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.

[su_box title=”MORE INFORMATION”]For more information, or for answers on how to apply, contact Calley Rebello, director of donor relations, at [email protected].[/su_box]