The Bess Wallace Truman Scholarship was established in honor of the former first lady by the women of Junior Service League. This scholarship is awarded each year during our Annual Meeting in May to an outstanding female student from Independence who, through her scholastic ability as well as civic and community service, best emulates the model set by Mrs. Truman.
The support raised by the women of JSL has endowed this scholarship so that it may be renewed by recipients who maintain their achievements in college.
The online application, as well as criteria, eligibility, etc. can be accessed at: http://www.thcf.org/grants-scholarships/scholarship-funds/high-school-scholarships/bess-wallace-truman-scholarship/.