The William Batterson Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship fund provides financial support to students at Truman State University in memory of William Batterson. A St. Louis native, William was a freshman at Truman State University when he passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 14, 2015. A graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, William was majoring in history at Truman State University at the time of his passing.

The William Batterson Memorial Scholarship will be presented to students in honor of William's heroic spirit and as an expression of his family’s appreciation to Truman State University for providing a positive educational experience for William. For more information about making a gift to Truman State University, visit