The University Foundation, since its inception in 1983, has furthered the causes and mission of Southeast Missouri State University. The Foundation obtains and manages resources that allow the University to enhance the quality and extend the range of services provided to its students and the region.

The Foundation recognizes special opportunities for the University, and undertakes and supports fundraising activities that provide resources to enable the University to capitalize on these opportunities. The Foundation recognizes donors and provides strength for the continually improving growth, visibility, and excellence of the University.

Southeast Missouri University Foundation Campaign Nets $49.2 Million

Foundation News

  • Paula Elfrink Scholarship Established at Southeast

    The Paula Elfrink Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. John Elfrink of St. Louis, Missouri, recently made a $1,200 gift to begin funding the award. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in elementary education who has been admitted into the […]
  • Ed Park and Judy Ross Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast

    The Ed Park and Judy Ross Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Ross made a $10,000 gift to create the award. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a Southeast international student from East Asia who is an ethnic or religious minority member in his or her home country, with […]
  • Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau Restricted Scholarship Established at Southeast

    The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau Restricted Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau made a $1,000 gift to establish the award. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional female student who is entering her junior year at Southeast Missouri State University. Applicants must […]
  • Refugee Relief Efforts the Focus of Southeast Alumni

    Southeast Missouri State University alumni Ned and Marian Walsh have dedicated years toward improving the lives of others—Marian as an elementary school teacher, and Ned  in ministry and non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.  Their commitment to service recently led the couple, both now retired, to the Middle East, where they spent time in […]