Elmira, NY (08/30/2022) — Elmira College recently received a generous grant for the tenth consecutive year from The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation. The $15,000 grant-in-aid is distributed to selected Tioga County, New York, students who have demonstrated financial need for the 2022-2023 academic year. Since 2013, Truman Foundation scholarships have assisted 33 Tioga County students enrolled at Elmira College.

"The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation strongly supports the pursuit of higher education and is proud to continue providing these scholarships to Tioga County students attending Elmira College," said Stephanie Carrigg, Executive Director of the Foundation.

"Mrs. Faulkner Truman's foresight in establishing this grant-in-aid opportunity for Tioga County students is a true testament to her business acumen and her compassion," said Dr. Charles Lindsay, Elmira College President. "We thank the Foundation for its ongoing commitment to and investment in the success and growth of our students."


Mildred Faulkner Truman was a lifelong resident of the Village of Owego who became a successful investor. Upon her passing in 1983, Faulkner Truman provided that the residuary of her estate be used to establish a foundation to fund grants to qualified tax-exempt organizations whose worthwhile projects benefit the residents of Owego and Tioga County.


Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 16 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira's undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries. Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a top college, nationally, for student internships. The College is also home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies, one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the U.S., which attracts Twain scholars and educators from around the world for research on the famous literary icon. Proud of its history and tradition, the College is committed to the ideals of community service, and intellectual and individual growth.

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