College Wins Grant to Support Tioga County Students

Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation logo with text

The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation, based in Owego, has awarded Tompkins Cortland Community College a $15,000 grant to provide financial assistance to Tioga County residents during the 2020-21 academic year. The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation has been providing grants to the College annually since 1986, with a total of more than $500,000 awarded to Tompkins Cortland students from Tioga County.  

“We are extremely grateful for the partnership we enjoy with the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation,” said Julie Gerg, the executive director of the Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation. “This is one of our oldest and most valued relationships, and one that has benefitted hundreds of students through the years. The generosity of the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation to our students is a great example for all of us in the community, and we look forward to continuing to work together to help students from Tioga County succeed.”

All the money from the grant goes directly to students. To be eligible, a student must be a Tioga County resident, must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 while enrolled in a degree program, and must demonstrate financial need. Grant size is based on need, but typically ranges from $400 to $1,000 per year. 

The Mildred Faulkner Truman foundation's mission is to practice responsible stewardship of the charitable trust of its benefactress, Mildred Faulkner Truman, by providing worthwhile grants to qualified charitable organizations that enhance and benefit the residents of Tioga County. Truman was born in Owego in 1897, and lived in Owego until her death in 1983. She served as a director of the Owego National Bank as well as the Tioga County Historical Society. Through successful investments, a substantial estate was accumulated, and upon her death, The Foundation was established.

More information on the aid available to students as a result of the Mildred Faulkner Truman grant is available from the Alumni and Development Office by emailing Julie Gerg at