Southeast Missouri State University

Abernathy, Lea Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Lea Abernathy, a 1935 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Ms. Abernathy was a retired high school English teacher and social worker. She won several awards for fiction and poetry throughout her life. Ms. Abernathy's purpose for this award was to enrich religious thought through the discipline of literature.

The Abernathy Scholarship is awarded each spring to a student who writes the best article, story, play, or poem with religious overtones. The winner will be chosen by the chairperson of the Department of English.

Adams, Frank – Thorngate Scholarship

First preference will be given to a former employee or child of a former employee of Thorngate, Ltd. If no applicants meet this stipulation, this scholarship can be awarded to a student with financial need.

Adkins, J.L. and Cora E. Scholarship

This scholarship was established for the purpose of granting scholarships or other grants in aid to any student or students in attendance at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be given to students from Dunklin, Stoddard, and New Madrid counties pursuing a degree in education or the fine arts. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

Agriculture Club Scholarship

Since 1952, the Agriculture Club maintained a small beef herd. In 1989, with the help of Dr. Bill Ellis and Dr.William Meyer, a decision was made to sell the herd and use the money to endow this scholarship.

The Agriculture Club awards this scholarship for high academic achievement. This award is given to one recruited freshman and one upperclassman. Eligible students must have declared a major or minor in agriculture. Sophomore and junior applicants may have no grade below a "C" and must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Recipients must be of sound moral character and in need of financial assistance.

Agriculture Work-Study Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship shall be awarded as a work-study program for a deserving student to have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience working at, but not limited to, the Barton Agriculture Research Center, the Nemanick and Horticulture Greenhouses, or at the regional campus agriculture programs.

Applicants must complete an application in the Department of Agriculture to be considered for this scholarship. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Ahuja, Dr. Mangho and Mevi Scholarship

Mangho and Mevi Ahuja are natives of India. They came to the United States in August 1963 and obtained their Masters degrees from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Mangho Ahuja received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.  He joined the department of Mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University in August 1968 and retired as Professor in July 2000.  They both love to travel.  They have two daughters, who graduated from Cape Central High School and now live in Dallas, Texas, and New Jersey.

Recipient must be a student majoring in Mathematics or Math Education with a 3.2 GPA in his or her Math courses and active and enthusiastic about Problem Solving.  This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Alexander County/Edna Walker Scholarship

Edna Bagley Walker taught choral, instrumental, and elementary school music in the Thebes Township School District in Thebes, Illinois, before becoming choral music director for Egyptian Consolidated School District in Tamms, Illinois, until she retired in 1979. Before and after retirement, she coordinated and taught adult music appreciation classes and music classes for retirees through Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Illinois. She taught in public schools for a total of 36 years.

Mrs. Walker received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1953, and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, in 1970. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a women's professional sorority, and was honored by Phi Delta Kappa at Southern Illinois University in 1979 for distinguished service in education.

During a life of teaching and public service, she touched the lives of many through her great talents in music.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student from Alexander County, Illinois. First preference will be given to a student majoring in music.

Allen, John Chester & Lillian L. Scholarship Endowed Fund

John Chester Allen, a native of Bollinger County, Missouri, received his B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1931, and later completed an M.A. in English at the University of Iowa. He was a veteran of World War II and served in Europe with the 9th Air Force Service Command. In 1946 through 1947, he taught at Southeast Missouri State University as a substitute for an instructor on a leave of absence. The remainder of his teaching career included the high schools at Ellington, Lutesville (now Marble Hill), and Sedalia Smith-Cotton, where he taught Latin and English for 25 years. Mr. Allen's wife, Lillian L., was an alumna of CMSU at Warrensburg. She was a high school teacher at Linn, Festus, the University of Missouri Laboratory School, and Smithton.

Neither the applicant for such scholarships, nor the applicant's parents, should be able to finance the major portion of applicant's college education. The applicant must be a person of praiseworthy moral character, high ideals, and must possess marked qualities of good citizenship. The applicant must have graduated from a fully accredited high school with a four year academic record which places him or her in the upper 10% of his or her class. The applicant must be planning to pursue, and after enrollment in college must continue to pursue, major fields of study in one of the following areas: biological or physical science; conservation of natural resources or environmental protection; pre-medical curriculum-oriented or admission into a fully accredited school of medicine conferring the degree of M.D.; curriculum leading to the certification as a registered nurse; curriculum aimed at qualifying the applicant for admission into a recognized school of nursing which certifies its graduates as registered Nnurses; curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with major interest in music, foreign languages or the humanities; computer science; business administration; curriculum preparing the applicant for admission into a school of engineering; pre-law curriculum; curriculum preparing applicant for a career in social services; curriculum preparing the applicant for a career in law enforcement; curriculum preparing the applicant for admission into a school of veterinary medicine; or, curriculum preparing the applicant for admission into a school of optometry.

Preference for granting this scholarship is to be given to the graduates of Smithton High School in Smithton, Missouri and Woodland High School in Marble Hill, Missouri, in that order. If no graduates from these two schools apply or are eligible for the scholarships in any given year, then they shall be made available to graduates of other high schools in Bollinger County, Missouri, and graduates of other high schools in the state of Missouri, in that order. This scholarship may be renewable for successive years, including graduate study, provided that the recipient continues to maintain the requisite qualifications.

Allen, Margaret Woods Addictions Nursing Scholarship

The Margaret Woods Allen Addictions Nursing Scholarship shall be awarded annually in the amount of $500 based on essays submitted in the spring semester of each academic year and shall be awarded at the spring semester recognition ceremony for the following fall semester. The winning essay will be determined by the Office of Addictions Board of Directors. Application guidelines are as follows:
1. Applicants must be currently enrolled as students in good standing in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program of the Nursing Department at Southeast Missouri State University.
2. Five copies of the essay and one set of copies of works cited in the essay shall be submitted to the Office of Addictions secretary prior to the start of Spring Break each spring semester. The secretary shall distribute a copy of each essay submitted to the Office of Addictions Board of Director (BOD) members on the Monday following Spring Break of each year. BOD members will have access to each essay's supportive materials should they need to check applicant citations in essay texts. The BOD members will review the essays, and they shall meet as a group to make the final decision as to which essay should be awarded the scholarship.
3. Essays must be written in APA format, be the original work of a student submitting the work, demonstrate correct spelling and grammar, and clearly address a topic related to addictions nursing.
4. Essays should be typewritten and no longer than 5 pages (excluding title page and references) in length.

Alumni Association of Business Professionals/Cape Girardeau County

The recipient of this scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, an undergraduate degree in accounting, demonstrated leadership or community service, and have been admitted to the MBA program at Southeast Missouri State University.

Anderson, Donald (Diz) Student Athlete Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1998 by family and friends of Donald L. Anderson. He graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

This scholarship is intended for a student athlete who is a member of the Southeast Missouri State football team, and who maintains good academic standing. The recipient of this award should demonstrate promise for pronounced success in athletics or academics and made a positive contribution to others. The candidate should provide, in writing, appropriate supporting materials to the Southeast Missouri State University’s head football coach. The recipient of this award is eligible automatically for a continuing award if the scholarship criteria are met.

Arjona, Cesar & Soledad Memorial Scholarship

Cesar Arjona and Soledad Chang Ortiz left their provincial hometowns in their mid-twenties to start their secondary education in the capital city after helping their younger siblings complete their education. They both required special tutoring in mathematics since they had skipped the first three years of secondary schooling. And so, the two met, became high school sweethearts, and on graduation day, were married so that Cesar could start work in his native province as principal of an elementary school where Soledad would start teaching second grade. They conceived eight children, but only their third child was destined to live. Cesar later became a member of the engineering team that surveyed the Republic of Panama. On several occasions, he served as Deputy (senator) in the National Assembly. Soledad, who was not allowed to study nursing, her first avocation, later became a certified public accountant, and worked primarily for the family business.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with financial need. No preference shall be given to relatives of the donor. This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient meets the criteria.

Arnet Family Scholarship in Communication Studies

Bill and Judy Arnet received their undergraduate degrees from Southeast Missouri State University in May 1970. Bill received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri in 1973. He served for 10 years as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri and practiced for 27 years in the Office of the General Counsel for the University of Missouri system. Judy received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Missouri in 1991. She practiced as a Registered Dietitian at Boone Hospital Center and became the Manager of Nutrition Services in 2005. Both Bill and Judy retired in 2011.

The Arnet Family Scholarship in Communication Studies recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to communication and debate activities, and/or who show exceptional promise of future contribution.

Preference will be given to upper-class students (50% of their credit hours completed) who major in Communication Studies, who are active in debate/speech activities sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, and who have a record of academic achievement (GPA 3.0 minimum). Financial need may be used in selection criteria, but it is not a requirement for this award. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Atkinson, Homer and Emma (Parsons) Endowed Scholarship

Naomi Atkinson Newman has established this scholarship to honor her father and mother, Homer Herbert and Emma Anna Parsons Atkinson. They felt education was very important even though they were unable to finance a college education for Ms. Newman. However, by teaching and their example, she learned a strong work ethic. She has worked hard and is pleased she can help someone else get a college degree because of her contribution.

This scholarship shall be awarded to an incoming college senior chosen by the Social Work faculty as having overcome “greatest odds” to completion.

Aycock, Barry & Michelle Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be an Agriculture major attending Southeast Missouri State University – Sikeston, Malden or Kennett campus with a 2.5 or higher GPA. First preference will be given to a minority student who meets the above stated criteria.

Bahn, E. Lawrence Memorial Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. E. Lawrence Bahn. Dr. Bahn was a longtime professor of chemistry at Southeast Missouri State University. He was also the first director of the Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair through which he provided many years of dedicated service.

The Bahn Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is participating in the current Regional Science Fair and is a senior from an approved public, parochial, or private school within the boundaries of the Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair. The student must declare his or her sincere intention of enrolling as a full-time student at Southeast Missouri State University. The recipient will be chosen by satisfying the above criteria and accumulating points in the Science Fair.

Baldwin, Dr. Tamara Mass Media Scholarship

Dr. Tamara K. Baldwin graduated from Richland High School (Essex, Missouri) in 1975. Two weeks out of high school she attended her first two classes at Southeast Missouri State University. One of them was a mass communication class (Survey of Mass Communication), and she made a B in the class. In 1978, she graduated from Southeast with a B.S. in Secondary Education in English with a minor in Journalism. In 1980, she graduated with a M.A. in English from Southeast. She was an adjunct professor in the Department of English from 1980 until 1983, when she joined the newly created Department of Mass Communication as an instructor and advisor to the yearbook, the Sagamore. She received her Ph.D. in Journalism from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1991. She became chairperson of Southeast’s Department of Mass Media in January 2009 and served as chairperson and full professor of the department until her retirement in August 2012.

Dr. Baldwin created the UI 382 course entitled History and Philosphy of American Mass Media and the MC 304 Diversity in Communication course for the department. She is delighted that both classes are required for Mass Communication majors because she believes a firm grounding in the history and philosophy of American mass media is important and that a commitment to diversity is crucial for mass media practitioners today. Her love of her students and of teaching—which she considers the best job in the world—prompted the creation of a scholarship. She is married to Dr. Henry Sessoms, professor emeritus of English, and is the daughter of Billy and Rebecca Baldwin of Charter Oak, Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is fully admitted to the mass media program. Applicants must submit an essay of approximately 100 words or less on their student leadership experience and focus on a future career in mass media, including their commitment to diversity. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Barke, Brady & Halley Endowed Scholarship

Brady Barke received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Webster University in 2004, and his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2008. He started at Southeast Missouri State University as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance & Eligibility in 2008. In 2011, he was the Interim Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance & Student Support Services. Since 2013, he has been the Senior Associate to the President & Board of Regents’ Secretary.

Halley Barke, his wife, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Webster University in 2004, her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Southern Illinois University in 2008, and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University in 2012. She has been employed as a Physician Assistant at Rural Health, Inc. in Anna, Illinois since 2009.

Endowing a scholarship provides the Barkes with an opportunity to reward students for their hard work both academically and athletically. As former student-athletes, they believe that participation in athletics helped develop essential life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, time management, and discipline, which ultimately prepared them to be successful in their careers.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship shall be awarded to an incoming freshman student-athlete with a minimum 24 ACT and 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, with preference given to a student with financial need.

Bartel, Rose Marie & Don Endowed Scholarship

Rose Marie Dunnegan received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1963. She was active in the music department during her four years on campus as a member of the Golden Eagles Marching Band, orchestra and chorus.

A native Missourian, Rose Marie had many teachers who influenced her decision to enter the education field. She taught for over 30 years combined in the Ritenour District, Center District in Kansas City, Missouri, and in the military base school in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Rose Marie married the boy next door, Don Bartel, in 1964. Don, an alumnus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, was employed in the engineering field his entire professional career. It was an opportunity to finish his career at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab that brought them to California.

Rose Marie is a member of the Missouri National Education Association and Missouri Retired Teacher Association. She and Don reside in Pleasonton, California. Their son, Robert Sean Bartel, is an ExxonMobil chemical engineer currently working in Singapore.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is majoring in Elementary Education. Second preference will be given to a student majoring in Music. A GPA of 2.75 is required. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Barton, David M. Endowed Scholarship

Originally from Arkansas, David M. Barton moved to Catron, Mo., in the early 1930s and farmed in New Madrid County until his death in 1987. His contributions to the agricultural history of southeast Missouri include 35 years on the board of supervisors of the Little River Drainage District, during which he served as board president from 1962 to 1987. Since her husband's death, June Barton has served as owner and manager of David M. Barton Farms and continued farming the land she loves.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a full time student with a major within the Department of Agriculture. To be considered for scholarship renewal, the recipient must be making acceptable progress within that major.

Batten, The Esther Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in the name of Ms. Esther Batten. Ms. Batten taught in the Mehlville School District for 30 years and touched the lives of many students in her effort to enlighten young people.

The Esther Batten Endowed Scholarship is available to students enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree in education with a major in Elementary Education. First preference for this scholarship will be an incoming freshman, a graduate of the Mehlville School District. Preference will also be given to students who attended Bernard Elementary School. The recipient must show financial need through the proper form in Financial Aid services. The recipient can renew the scholarship if they maintain a 3.0 GPA and reapply each year.

Bauman, Mike Vietnam Veterans Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Southeast Missouri State University alumnus, Michael Bauman. This endowment was initiated by his wife, Penny, and by the Veterans Corporation. Mr. Bauman died in 1987 of cancer that was associated with Agent Orange. Although Mr. Bauman was disabled and did not graduate from the University, he considered the opportunity to go to school the factor which bound him to his wife and his very best friends.

The Mike Bauman Scholarship is intended for descendants of Vietnam Veterans. The primary consideration will be financial need.

Bank of America College of Business Endowed Scholarship Fund

The scholarship is intended to benefit students with financial need who do not otherwise qualify for University funded, merit scholarships and who are enrolled in the College of Business. Incoming freshmen recipients should meet minimum requirements for regular University admission and have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA in high school. Once enrolled, recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their business major courses and a 2.5 overall GPA.

Bank of Missouri Endowed Business Scholarship

For 122 years, The Bank of Missouri has met its customers’ needs with the assurance that it would be there tomorrow. Founded in Perryville as The Bank of Perryville in 1891, The Bank of Missouri has grown to reach out beyond its Southeast Missouri roots to provide multiple locations in Cape Girardeau, Perryville and Jackson, as well as branches in Scott City, Marble Hill, Patton, Columbia, Republic, Springfield, Ozark and Branson. They most recently added a loan production office at 2016 N. Westwood in Poplar Bluff.

The Bank of Missouri offers traditional banking products and services. They also offer full-service brokerage and an investments and retirement planning division. Additionally, they operate a title company and insurance agency. The Bank of Missouri is headed by R. David Crader, CEO, and John M. Thompson, president.

Investing in the communities they serve is more than just talk. The Bank of Missouri has an especially strong commitment to local schools and education, and awards scholarships to local high schools and colleges, among other donations and support structures locally and regionally.

To survive and grow over 122 years of national financial fluctuations takes strength, focus and dedication. With a focus on staying an independent community bank, The Bank of Missouri strives to grow through community involvement. Their associates are local faces you know and trust, and live in the same communities that the bank serves.

The Bank of Missouri is big enough to provide services at any level, yet small enough to offer one-on-one treatment at a person level. Since 1891, their focus has been commitment to the community, and that unwavering dedication has earned them respect and a loyal customer base.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a student enrolled in the Harrison College of Business. The minimum required GPA is 3.0. Financial need is considered, but students are not required to complete a FAFSA form. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Bedell, Don C. Excellence Award

The recipient of this award must be a business major with a 3.0 GPA. If the recipient is an incoming freshman, he or she must be in the top 20% of his or her graduating class. This scholarship will pay incidental fees, except in the case where the incidental fees have been met, at which time the scholarship will be applied to room and board.

Bedford, Helen Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Ms. Helen Bedford. Ms. Bedford was the former head of the Department of Art at Southeast Missouri State University.

The Bedford Scholarship shall be awarded to an art student chosen by a committee of faculty and staff within the art department.

Behrens, John A. “Jack” Memorial Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be for an intercollegiate student-athlete who is majoring in education. Second preference shall be for any student majoring in education. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Berry, Julia and Linden Scholarship

John Glenn, a 1952 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, 1986 Alumni Merit Award recipient and 1995 Friend of the University, along with his wife, Betty, established this scholarship to honor her parents. He believes that "when persons can think and speak effectively on their feet, they are much more adept in convincing those who control the purse strings to invest in their areas."

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student who is a resident and graduate of one of the high schools in the following counties: Stoddard, Wayne, Carter, Bollinger, Ripley, Reynolds, Madison or New Madrid. The recipient must express an interest in speech/public speaking and must have financial need as verified by the FAFSA. Non-traditional students do not qualify for this award.

Bertling, Joe Baseball Endowed Scholarship

Joe Bertling is a 1949 graduate of Central High School and a 1959 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He was an outstanding baseball and basketball player at Cape Central High School, and went on to play for the American Legion, Cape Capahas, and minor league baseball. After serving in the military and a brief stint at teaching and coaching, Joe became a successful businessman and real estate developer in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. He and his wife, Carmen, had three children, Steve, Scott and Sabrina.

This scholarship is awarded annually to a freshman baseball player entering Southeast Missouri State University with first preference to a Cape Girardeau Central High School player. If no athlete is available, then students from a Cape Girardeau County high school shall be chosen, with final preference given to other Missouri high schools.

Bess, Herschel W./Butler County Endowed

Herschel W. Bess enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in 1927 when it was called Southeast Missouri Teachers College. He also attended the Will Mayfield Junior College in Marble Hill, and taught school for four years at Braggadocio in Pemiscot County. He entered the produce business with his father in 1928 in Poplar Bluff. He retired from the business in 1965.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a resident of Butler County, Missouri. This scholarship shall be awarded based on academic performance and financial need as verified by the FAFSA. This award is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Bess, Jack & Pauline Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is majoring in Agriculture, Business, or in the College of Health & Human Services who is from Puxico, Missouri. Second preference shall go to a student who is from Stoddard County with the aforementioned majors. Third preference shall go to a student who is from the University’s service area with the aforementioned majors. This scholarship is renewable but the recipient must reapply each year.

Sigma Nu of Southeast Missouri, Incorporated was founded in 1995 to support the Mu Kappa Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Southeast Missouri State University. The corporation facilitates housing of the chapter, and provides this scholarship available to all first-year students, and other scholarship support for the members of the Mu Kappa Chapter. The corporation's purposes are to encourage student and chapter excellence and to eliminate financial barriers associated with fraternity affiliation.

This scholarship's recipient must be a first-year male student with a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher. This scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best exhibits his commitments to truth, honor, and love through his scholastic achievements, leadership/athletic abilities, and commitment to his community. Selection will be made by the Sigma Nu of Southeast Missouri, Inc. Board of Directors by August 1st of each year.

Bierbaum, Dr. Lenore Scholarship Fund

Lenore K. Bierbaum was raised in St. Louis County. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1957. Lenore received her M.A. from Columbia University in New York, and her Ed.D. from the University of Florida. Her career at Southeast Missouri State University spanned for 33 years as professor and as Dean of the College of Education.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a junior or senior with a major in either the Early Childhood, Elementary, or Exceptional Education who has been admitted into the Teacher Education Program. Recipient must have a 3.75 overall GPA, financial need and potential promise as a teacher.

Billingham, Mary Margaret Crole Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student seeking a degree in teaching, whether it is Early Childhood, Elementary, Exceptional, Secondary, or Post-Secondary Education. This scholarship is based upon the financial need of the student and/or the academic achievements of the student at the University and can be renewed yearly for a total of eight semesters.

Biundo, Jim & Antoinette Theatre & Dance Scholarship

This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen planning to pursue a B.A. in Theatre or a B.F.A. in Performance. Applicants must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above, enroll and successfully complete at least 12 hours of course credit each semester, and actively participate in Theatre and Dance productions by auditioning and/or accepting technical crew assignments. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation (secondary teacher/advisor & non-family community member), and must audition and/or show a sample of work (individual appointments and requirements can be arranged through the department of Theatre and Dance).

The recipients are evaluated at the end of the fall semester to determine eligibility for the spring semester. Criteria for evaluation include academic and artistic progress, and such personal characteristics as cooperation, motivation, and adaptability.

BKD Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

BKD, LLP was founded in 1923 with headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, and 33 offices located throughout the United States. The mission of BKD is to always strive in providing services to clients, create rewarding career opportunities and maintain sound professional, business and financial standards.

BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm, helps people and businesses realize their goals. Dedicated professionals offer solutions for clients, in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer clients a variety of services in accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuations services and wealth management.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a junior or senior student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who majors in Accounting. The student must have completed Intermediate Accounting I, have a minimum GPA of 3.00, and demonstrated leadership ability. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Black, Richard and Kathleen Larsen Endowed Scholarship

Richard A. Black is the son of a very successful educator, Warren M. Black, a 1948 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Richard was born in Ironton, Missouri, and attended primary and secondary schools in Irondale, Hillsboro, Desoto, Herculaneum and Cape Girardeau. Following graduation from Cape Central High School, he entered Southeast Missouri State University in 1962, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1966. While at Southeast, he was a member of Cardinal Key and was student body president for the 1965-1966 term. Richard is also a 1997 recipient of the Alumni Merit Award.

Richard taught mathematics at Ritenour Senior High School in St. Louis County from 1966 until 1969, when he was drafted into the United States Army. In 1971, he entered graduate school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a Master’s Degree and advanced graduate work in Higher Education Administration.

In 1973, Richard joined the administrative staff of the Meramec Campus of St. Louis Community College in Kirkwood. Advancing through a 26-year career at Meramec, he served as Associate Dean for Continuing Education and Dean of Instruction. In 1992, he was named President of the Meramec Campus. He retired in 1999.

He currently resides in Farmington, Missouri. Richard has two children, both of whom are teachers in St. Louis County Schools.

Kathleen Larsen Black was born in Tacoma, Washington, where she finished her high school education. She married and moved to the Los Angeles, California area where she raised both her own two children and four brothers and sisters who lost both parents while in their youth.

She became single and, with the need to raise her children and siblings, she took a job in the medical collections business where she was very successful, even without formal post high school education. She later formed her own medical collections business which eventually employed a number of people and again was successful. While in California, she served on the Advisory Board of the California Medical Association.

Kathleen eventually sold her business and moved to Missouri in 1985. In or around 1995, she formed a new small business in real estate property development and rental. She operated this successful business until her death in 2007. In 2002, she married Richard A. Black who operated the business until sold in 2013.

Kathleen was a consummate entrepreneur and, through her life, demonstrated the willingness to take risks, work hard and to develop successful small businesses.

The criteria for this scholarship are based upon the lifetime pursuit of entrepreneurship by Kathleen Larsen Black (deceased Feb. 20, 2007). Kathleen, without formal education beyond high school, became an extremely capable entrepreneur, establishing successful small businesses in both Missouri and California.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship shall alternate between a student in the Harrison College of Business and a student in the College of Education. Students in the Harrison College of Business should possess a demonstrated interest and capability in entrepreneurship. The recipient must also meet the minimum GPA of 2.75. This scholarship is renewable as long as the student meets the criteria.

Black River Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Meeting the needs of their members is what Black River Electric Co-operative started doing in 1938 and continues to do today. Those who receive electricity from the co-operative are members and they in essence are the owners of the Co-op. BREC is a distribution co-operative currently providing power to more than 25,000 members in ten counties of southeast Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of Black River Electric Cooperative residing within the nine-county service area consisting of parts of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Dent, Iron, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, Shannon, and Wayne Counties, or a member of the immediate family of a Black River Electric Cooperative member living within the household of the member. Immediate family shall be defined as a parent, spouse, child, or stepchild. This award shall be made on the basis of academic ability, character and need, and the recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater or have equivalent scores on a testing program approved by the University for student admission. The recipient may continue to receive the award for one additional semester (for a maximum of two successive semesters) as long as his or her GPA remains 3.0 or greater as a full-time student.

Black, Warren and Pauline Scholarship

Mrs. Pauline Black of Farmington established this scholarship in memory of her late husband, Warren Black, a 1948 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. After 40 years of service as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and administrator in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Mr. Black retired in 1981. He served as Assistant Commissioner of Education, worked several years with the Missouri State Teachers Association, and spent time as Executive Secretary for the Missouri Teachers Retirement System. Their son, Richard A. Black, requested that Pauline's name be added to the scholarship in 2006.

The Warren and Pauline Scholarship will be awarded to a teacher education student who has maintained at least a 2.75 grade point average and demonstrates financial need.

Blakemore Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time graduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursing an MBA with emphasis in accounting or finance who has a minimum 3.1 GPA. Students must be enrolled in on-campus courses. This award is also available to international students in the program. Students will be required to submit a three-page essay in size 14 font, space and half, indicating demonstrated leadership abilities and providing a vision of future goals after attaining the MBA degree. The essay shall be submitted with the application. This scholarship shall be awarded to students who are not receiving other types of aid or tuition reimbursement. Second preference goes to a part-time student who meets the criteria. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Blue, Mary and John Scholarship for Journalism

This scholarship was established by the Cape Rotary Club in recognition of John Blue, a long-time member.

The recipient of the scholarship will be announced annually at the John Blue Academic Dinner.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in journalism with a minimum 2.8 grade point average. The award can be used for fees or to provide financial assistance to travel abroad.

Boardman, John L. E. Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship should be a sophomore, junior, or senior who is a pre-architecture or fine arts major. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA.

Bolen, Homer and Carrie Science Education Scholarship

This scholarship was established in the name of Dr. Homer Bolen and his wife, Carrie Bolen. Dr. Bolen began teaching at Southeast Missouri State University in 1925. After returning from the University of Texas with his Ph.D., he continued to teach until his retirement in 1970. Mrs. Bolen was a science teacher at both Cape Central High School and the now departed "Campus School." She was known to many because of her dynamic personality. The Bolens touched the lives of many students and steered them into careers in science.

The Bolen Scholarship is available to a student enrolled in a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Education in one of the disciplines in the College of Science and Technology. Academic ability and need may be considered, and the recipient must maintain a GPA of 2.5. This award is renewable and will be awarded on a semester-by-semester basis to a U.S. citizen.

Bollinger-Mayfield Endowed Scholarship

Connie Mayfield was born in Lutesville, Mo. and began teaching in 1928. She taught elementary and middle school for 46 years. Connie and Truman were married in 1932 and taught in Missouri and Illinois.

First preference will be given to Elementary Education majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, from the Marble Hill area, with financial need. Second preference will be given to students who meet at least one of these qualifications. If there are no applicants meeting any of these preferences, the award will be given to students from the southeast Missouri region enrolled in the College of Education.

Boren, Lee E. Endowed Scholarship in Business

Lee E. Boren was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis in Marketing, in 1975. He was a successful salesman and regional manager for companies such as Anderson Windows and Atrium Corporation. He and his wife, Lyris, have two sons, Lance Boren and Bryan Boren. This scholarship was given by his sister, Vicki Boren, class of 1971, in loving memory.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be given to a descendent of Leo and Virginia Boren. Second preference shall be given to a student who majors in Business. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Bowers, Rex and Melba Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student who is majoring in Psychology. The department scholarship committee will select the recipient.

Braasch, Norman L. Scholarship Fund

Dr. Norman L. Braasch was a Southeast Missouri State University faculty member in the Department of Biology-College of Science and Technology from 1963 until 1994. During these years, he served as a major advisor for the pre-professional students, including pre-dental.

This scholarship is open to juniors and seniors majoring in Biology with 60 credit hours. Recipients must have a concentration in zoology and have an overall 3.25 GPA in all completed zoology courses. Financial need is not a consideration.

Bray, Alton Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Alton Bray in honor of his dedicated service to Southeast Missouri State University.

The Bray Scholarship is available to transfer students with an Associate of Arts Degree from one of the junior colleges that have articulation agreements with Southeast Missouri State University. The recipients must have a 2.75 GPA. Financial need will also be considered.

Brooks, Merla Nursing Scholarship

Merla Brooks graduated from Diploma School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1986 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2000. Upon her retirement, she had worked in nursing for close to 50 years. Merla grew up in a rural area on a farm and wants others to have the same appreciation she had in a rewarding career.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship shall be awarded to a nursing student from a rural community in Missouri or Illinois with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Bruening, Dr. James T. Memorial Scholarship

Dr. James Bruening taught mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University for 23 years. For nearly 20 of those years, he organized the Math Field Day held on campus.

Married to Fay for 34 years, their marriage was blessed with 2 children, Aaron and Sarah. James also enjoyed being a grandfather. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau and actively participated in their music program.

This scholarship shall be awarded to student(s) in their junior year majoring in mathematics, or graduate student(s) in the College of Science and Mathematics, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Bridge to Success

Cape West Rotary Bridge to Success Scholarship

The Cape West Rotary Club established this award to help cover unmet costs associated with enrollment at the University. This award is determined by the student's Expected Family Contribution calculated by the FAFSA. The recipient must be a Missouri resident, enrolled full-time, with a 2.0 GPA (if the recipient is a returning student).

Freant, Milton Memorial Bridge to Success Scholarship

The creation of the Bridge to Success endowment is to provide resources to help these students bridge the financial gap.

The pooled scholarship funds generated by the Bridge to Success endowment will be awarded to students identified by the University Scholarship Committee after careful review and evaluation of all scholarship applications.

Buckner, William Avery and Helen Payton Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Gene and Ann Buckner Edwards of Paducah, Kentucky and Nancy Buckner Venable of Florissant, Missouri, in memory of their parents, William A. and Helen P. Buckner. Dr. Buckner was a chemistry professor at Southeast Missouri State University and Mrs. Buckner taught in the Cape Girardeau Public School System.

The Buckner Scholarship is available to any student in the field of science or mathematics. Applicants should have at least a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is automatically renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA and remains in the field of math or science.

Burch Family Scholarship Fund

Mr. Burch is a 1957 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University from Sikeston, Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Agriculture. Academic performance along with financial need will be considered (but not required). First preference will go to students residing in Scott & New Madrid Counties. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Burchell Grant Allied Health Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with aspirations to enter an Allied Health Profession. Allied Health Professions are considered to include any healthcare related degree program excluding Nursing and Pre-Med. Examples include, but are not limited, to: Athletic Training, Health Management, Health Sciences, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Medical Technology and Pre-Physical Therapy. First preference goes to the recipient who is involved in campus activities with a leadership role. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. This scholarship is automatically renewable.

Burggrabe, Col. Donald Endowed Performing Arts Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is talent-based and shall be awarded to an outstanding new or returning student who participates in the department’s scholarship auditions and is a declared major in the Department of Theatre & Dance. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Burns, Robert A. Endowed Scholarship in Theatre

Linda Lattin Burns was a professor of English and Secondary Education at Southeast Missouri State University for 33 years. A graduate of McPherson (KS) High School, she received her Bachelor of Science in education and Master of Arts in English from Emporia (KS) State University. She taught at Wyandotte (KS) High School and at the University of Missouri-Columbia before joining the English staff at Southeast as a Lecturer (the term for wife a of afaculty member). She joined with other wives as part of a suit against the University for wives of faculty to be given full-faculty status. As a result, she was granted leave to pursue her doctorate, and she received her Ph.D. in English Education from University of Missouri-Columbia. While a student there, she was the first femail on campus to be inducted into Phi Delta Kappa. Upon returning to Southeast Missouri State University, she served as advisor for Students of Language Arts and for the Southeast Missouri English Teachers Association. She also served as president of the Missouri Association of Teachers of English and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of English. Dr. Burns was the initiator and coordinator of the Secondary Education, and received honors awards for Outstanding Service from the College of Liberal Arts and for Effective Teaching of Children’s Literature and Significant Influence on English Education in Schools of the University Service Region from the College of Humanities.

Dr. Robert A. Burns was professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University for 35 years. He was a graduate of Neodesha (KS) High School, and is an English and Speech major, received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Emporia (KS) State University. After teaching high school for two years, he joined the Navy, attended Officer Candidate School, and served three years as Lieutenant, J.G. He then received his Master of Arts in English from Emporia (KS) State University and taught a year at Wyandotte (KS) High School. He joined the English staff at Southeast Missouri State University and received his Ph.D. in English from St. Louis University. Dr. Burns served as editor of The Cape Rock, Acting Chair of the Department of English, and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He and his wife, Linda, enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, and attending opera, symphony, and theater performances.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student majoring in Theatre who has a 3.0 GPA. A student with financial need is preferred but not required. First preference shall be given to first generation college students. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Burns, Robert and Linda Scholarship

Robert and Linda Burns were both professors of English at Southeast Missouri State University. Bob taught for 35 years and Linda for 33 years at Southeast. The Burns are originally from Kansas and graduates of Emporia State University. Bob received his doctorate from Saint Louis University and taught British Literature. Linda received her doctorate from MU and taught English education. She was also an advisor for Southeast Missouri English Teachers Association and a member of various professional organizations. While at Southeast, Dr. Robert Burns also served as chairman of the Department of English and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

This scholarship is for an English major. First preference is for an English education major who is a graduate of Butterfield Youth Services Organization, second preference for an English education major, third preference is for a graduate of Butterfield Youth Services, and fourth preference is an English major.

Financial need may be a consideration in making the scholarship award, but is not a requirement.

Bush, Eugenia C. Endowed Scholarship

Mrs. Eugenia Bush, a lifelong resident of Mississippi County, Missouri, died at the age of 90. Bush and her husband, Bob Bush, operated Budge Laundry in East Prairie, Mo., for many years.

Mrs. Bush was active with a number of civic organizations in her community. She also volunteered as an organist for her church and for McMikle's Funeral Homes in Charleston, Mo.

Eligible full-time students must be graduates from a high school in Mississippi County, academically qualified, and have financial need.

Butler, C.D. & Anna E. Scholarship

The C. D. and Anna E. Butler Scholarship was established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. C.D. and Anna E. Butler were inspirational figures to many people in Missouri, especially in Commerce, Senath, and Sikeston, as well as in the St. Louis and Jefferson City areas. C. D. grew up in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Southeast in 1948 after serving in the China Burma Theater during World War II. He attended Southwestern Theological Seminary and was ordained a Baptist minister in Commerce. Anna received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Voice) from Southwest Louisiana University and a Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Theological Seminary. In 1976, she earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching (Music) from Southeast. She was an accomplished vocalist and school teacher, and several of her private voice students won national recognition.

Phil (’72) and Steve (’78) feel a strong connection to Southeast Missouri and are especially grateful for the education they received at Southeast. Phil currently lives at Lake Anna in Spotsylvania County in Virginia. Steve and his wife, Cheryl (’79), currently live in Tierra Verde, Florida.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student enrolled at Southeast who either a) has a parent who is serving as a minister in a Baptist or United Methodist Church in Missouri, or b) is seeking a degree in music. The Campus Life Scholarship Committee will select the recipient(s). Financial need will be a “consideration” but a FAFSA is not required. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Butler, Norma Fae Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Robert Butler, a Webster Groves dentist, established this scholarship in memory of his mother.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be to an Afton High School senior who will be attending Southeast Missouri State University. First preference in awarding this scholarship will be given to a recipient whose course of study is in one of the sciences and has a GPA above 3.0.

Byrd, Thomas Swayne Conductor Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be an outstanding Southeast Missouri State University student enrolled in the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, with first preference given to music majors and second preference given to music minors. This scholarship shall be awarded based on symphony orchestra personnel requirements, with preference given to violin, viola, cell, or string bass majors. An audition is required. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Campbell, LaRue and Harryette Theatre & Dance Scholarship/Fund

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. It is talent-based, and is to be awarded to an outstanding new or returning student who participates in the department's scholarship auditions. The recipient must have a declared major in the Department of Theatre & Dance. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for this scholarship. This scholarship is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Campbell, Parilee and Marca Jean Memorial Scholarship

Parilee Campbell was an elementary teacher for many years. She established a kindergarten in Italy, and then taught at the military school in Minor, North Dakota. Later, she taught in Cape Girardeau Public Schools from 1966 until her retirement in 1988.

Marca, Parilee's daughter, participated in the Golden Eagles, and later taught at the University as a graduate assistant. Both are deceased.

This award will be given to a junior or senior student with financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA who is majoring in art (fine or performing) or music. This scholarship is automatically renewable so long as the recipient maintains eligibility status and such other conditions as are consistent with the University's policies and procedures concerning scholarship awards.

Cantrell, Melanie Renee Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in the College of Science, Technology & Agriculture. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Cape County Friends of Law Enforcement

The Cape County Sheriff's Patrol was an organization of volunteer reserve officers for the Cape Girardeau Sheriff's Department. These 25-30 men worked Friday and Saturday evenings assisting the Sheriff's Department with emergency matters such as accident, flood patrol, excessive snow problems and keeping the highways of Cape Girardeau County safe.

The recipient must be of junior status with a declared major in Criminal Justice, maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and must have graduated from a high school in Cape Girardeau County. Financial need may be a consideration. The Criminal Justice Department must look at the recipient's other financial loans and awards for the year and make sure that the total scholarship monies will not exceed the cost of incidental fees and room and board.

Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance Scholarship

The Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance is a public health advocacy network made up of physicians' spouses. The purposes of the Alliance are exclusively educational and charitable: to assist in those programs of the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society that improve the health and quality of life for all people; to uphold the programs of the Missouri State Medical Association Alliance; to promote health education; to encourage participation of volunteers in activities that meet health needs; and, to support health-related charitable endeavors.

The Alliance has supported nursing education since the group was organized in 1924. The purpose of this endowed scholarship is to perpetuate that past commitment in a way that will directly impact the health of the Cape Girardeau County Area in the future.

This award is to be given to a student who has been admitted to the nursing program, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrates financial need as reflected on the FAFSA. First preference will be given to a non-traditional student. Applicants are asked to indicate willingness to serve in the Cape Girardeau County area after graduation.

Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Scholarship

Since 1938, the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society has been a part of the Cape Girardeau community as a supporter of medical education and an advocate for health care providers. This endowment was provided with the understanding that it will go towards a student that has the altruitstic ideals the society shares with this area's medical community.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. First preference shall be given to a student whose focused major is Pre-Medicine. Second preference shall be given to a student whose focused degree is Nurse Practitioner. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Merit Scholarship

Since 1938, the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society has been a part of the Cape Girardeau community as a supporter of medical education and an advocate for health care providers. This endowment is provided with the understanding that it will go towards a student that has the altruistic ideals the society shares with this area’s medical community.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and have attained junior or senior status with a declared major in Pre-Med, Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics and maintained GPA of 3.7 or greater. Applicants must be able to show commitment and contribution to healthcare/medical community in an essay of 500 words or less. The recipient must have met with his or her Pre-Med advisor to outline plans for medical school. First preference shall go to applicants who have a letter of acceptance to medical school at time of application. This scholarship is not renewable.

Cape Evening Optimist Endowed Scholarship

Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Club members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make their world a better place to live. There are 105,000 individual members who belong to more than 3,200 autonomous Clubs. Optimist conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually.

This scholarship is open to students with 60 or more credit hours completed when scholarship is awarded who are enrolled in a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Performing Arts degree. Applicants must have an overall 2.5 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all completed Performing Arts major courses. Recipient must tutor middle school, junior high, or high schoolstudents in performing arts in Cape Girardeau County. Recipient, under the supervision of a department faculty representative, must teach a performing arts class once a week for one semester as an independent class conducted at the River Campus or as part of an existing school class or drama and dance club; or, serve in a leadership role in a theatre or dance production produced by the middle school, junior high, or high school (e.g., director, assistant director, choreographer, assistant choreographer, designer, fight direction, etc.).Scholarship recipient must attend one Cape Evening Optimist meeting at the end of the semester of the recipient's participation of the class, club or production. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Cape West Rotary Memorial Scholarship

Cape Girardeau West became a Rotary Club because of the vision of Cape Girardeau Rotary Club leadership, members, and PDG John Blue. John Blue envisioned more Rotary members in Cape Girardeau, instead of an exclusive club. Cape West was chartered July 25, 1966, with 23 new members.

Many projects have left a legacy in the city through the contributions of Cape West Rotary to Scouting Programs. Boy's and Girl's clubs, Sports, Rotary Youth Exchange, Group Study Exchange with countries throughout the world sponsoring Ambassadorial Scholars, and too many local projects to list.

Rotary International, through the local Rotary Clubs, supports projects to improve the lives of those in need in other countries. Cape West has sponsored drilling of water wells, cataract and ear surgeries, shoes for orphans, and funding for eradication of polio. These are only a few of the projects where local Rotarians have contributed physically and financially.

This scholarship is open to undergraduates with a minimum of 30 credit hours completed when scholarship is awarded, a minimum GPA of 2.75, and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who submit a letter of recommendation from a Cape West Rotary member along with a scholarship application. The recipient will be invited to attend a Cape West Rotary meeting during the academic year.

Cardin, Edwin W. Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding sophomore after his or her first two semesters in the Air Force ROTC Cadet Corps, and will be activated in the fall semester of their respective sophomore year. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 at the conclusion of the spring semester of his or her freshman year. A cadet can only be awarded the scholarship for one academic year. In the event that no eligible sophomore cadet has applied, the scholarship will be awarded to a first semester junior who is in the Professional Officer Corps (a contracted cadet that is not on scholarship). The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the conclusion of the spring semester of his/her sophomore year.

Carlile, Shaun W. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established from in honor of Shaun Carlile. Shaun graduated cum laude at Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. He ran track as a middle distance runner and was named on the MIAA top 30 list of scholar athletes during his senior year. Shaun earned his master's degree from St. Louis University in business administration in 1992. In recognition of high scholastic achievement, he was selected for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for collegiate schools of business. He also was a Sigma Phi Epsilon. Shaun was an associate manager in marketing at Glaxo-Wellcome Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina before his death in May of 1996.

First preference shall be given to a graduate of Cape Central High School. The individual must be a track athlete at Southeast Missouri State University with preference given to a male track athlete. Academic performance is an important criterion. The recipient must have a 3.0 overall GPA.

Catholic Campus Ministry/Rev. John Francis (J.) Friedel Scholarship

From 1993-2006, Father J. Friedel served as Priest of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Director/Chaplain of the Catholic Campus Ministry at Southeast Missouri State University.

In 2006, Father J. Friedel began serving as Diocesan Director of Vocations & Seminarians, Pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Joplin, Missouri, and Director/Chaplain of the Catholic Campus Ministry at Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Missouri.

First preference shall be given to students who are practicing Catholics, have shown a history of leadership in church and/or school, or are graduates of Christian Brothers San Miguel Schools. Second preference shall be given to the student who writes an essay addressing the harmonious connection between faith and education in an individual's life.

Caulder, Dr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Scholarship Fund

Dr. Jerry Caulder is a 1964 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and Carol Caulder is a 1963 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in High School Education with emphasis on Biology. Dr. Caulder is also an Alumni Merit Award recipient.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be a graduate of Gideon High School in Missouri. Second preference shall go to a student from New Madrid County, Missouri. Third preference shall go to a student from the University’s service area. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Chapman, The Gertrude R. and Vernon A. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Vernon L. Chapman. Mr. Chapman was the longtime superintendent of buildings and grounds at Southeast Missouri State University. To honor his dedication, this award continues to help nursing students reach their goals.

The Chapman Scholarship is used to help pay the fees of capable but needy nursing students. The recipient must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better after the first semester to be eligible for renewal. Costs of nursing uniforms and supplies related to nursing education may also be included. First semester students are eligible.

Chapman, Jean A. Endowed Art Scholarship

Dr. Jean A. Chapman is a 1950 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree/major in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in medicine and a Master’s Degree in anatomy from the University of Missouri in 1951, and a Medical Doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine in 1953. He came to Cape Girardeau in 1959 and helped establish the Internal Medicine Group. Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology in 1974, he was in private practice until 1997. Dr. Chapman was clinical assistant professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine from 1988 to 1997, and assistant in clinical medicine at Washington University School of Medicine from 1953 to 1954. In 1995, he was awarded the honor of Master of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Chapman was a former chief of staff and an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Southeast Missouri Hospital and also served on the board of Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

A lover and supporter of the arts, he grew up with the desire to be an artist. All through life, he continued to draw, paint, and do sculpture and pottery until he was no longer physically able. He always encouraged others to grow their talent.

Dr. Chapman is survived by his wife, Nona Nan Chapman, and his children Jennifer Jean Albertina and Christopher Paul Chapman. Mrs. Chapman has two daughters, Leslie Ramelle Lipps Sarna and Lisa Michelle Lipps Bratina. They have four grandchildren, Emily Anne Albertina, Mary Grace Fisher, Nicholas Christopher Moon, and Aaron Christian.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in art. Students are required to submit 10 images of artwork on DVD/CD for review by the selection committee. Financial need can be considered in selecting the recipient but students are not required to complete a FAFSA. The minimum GPA requirement for this scholarship is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Chapman, Jean A. & Nona Nan Endowed Music Scholarship

Dr. Jean A. Chapman is a 1950 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree/major in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in medicine and a Master’s Degree in anatomy from the University of Missouri in 1951, and a Medical Doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine in 1953. He came to Cape Girardeau in 1959 and helped establish the Internal Medicine Group. Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology in 1974, he was in private practice until 1997. Dr. Chapman was clinical assistant professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine from 1988 to 1997, and assistant in clinical medicine at Washington University School of Medicine from 1953 to 1954. In 1995, he was awarded the honor of Master of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Chapman was a former chief of staff and an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Southeast Missouri Hospital and also served on the board of Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

A lover and supporter of the arts, he grew up with the desire to be an artist. All through life, he continued to draw, paint, and do sculpture and pottery until he was no longer physically able. He always encouraged others to grow their talent.

Nona Nan Chapman was born in Turley, Missouri, to Emmett E. Duff and Gladys Allegra Elmore Duff. She was a graduate of Cape Central High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University with an emphasis on voice studying with Doyle Dumas, Shirley Zielinski and Louisa Takahashi. She also studied flute with Dr. Charles Smith and Paul Thompson.

Mrs. Chapman was employed as an Aerobiology Technician, Director of the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society, and owned and operated The Needle Niche in downtown Cape Girardeau. In addition, she has served as President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Alliance, President of Missouri State Medical Association Alliance, President of Chapter LY and Chapter JN of P.E.O., President of Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance, and President of Downtown Merchants Association.

Dr. Chapman is survived by his wife, Nona Nan Chapman, and his children Jennifer Jean Albertina and Christopher Paul Chapman. Mrs. Chapman has two daughters, Leslie Ramelle Lipps Sarna and Lisa Michelle Lipps Bratina. They have four grandchildren, Emily Anne Albertina, Mary Grace Fisher, Nicholas Christopher Moon, and Aaron Christian.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in music (both vocal and instrumental students). Students are required to audition as part of the application process. Financial need can be considered in selecting the recipient but students are not required to complete a FAFSA. The minimum GPA requirement for this scholarship is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Charleston Missouri Education Fund Scholarship

The Charleston Education Scholarship is available to Charleston High School graduates who are majoring in education and need financial assistance. Incoming freshmen from Charleston High School are eligible. Students must be in good standing with the University and this award is automatically renewable upon maintaining a 2.25 GPA.

Chasteen, Fletcher O. Scholarship Fund

Fletcher O. Chasteen was born in Bloomfield, Missouri, and attended Southeast Missouri State College. He received his bachelor's degree from Arkansas State University, his master's degree from Vanderbilt, and his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.

He began his education career teaching in a one room county school in Kinder. He served as principal in the Lindbergh School District for 17 years, followed by the positions of Superintendent of Schools at Elsberry, Missouri and Perryville, Missouri. After retiring from the Perryville position, he served part-time at Southeast Missouri State University as an assistant professor for 12 years.

He and his wife, the former Betty Frease, lived at Chateau Girardeau. She was formerly an elementary school teacher.

Chemistry Alumni Scholarship

The Chemistry Alumni Scholarship is available to students majoring in chemistry. Selection is based primarily on academic performance. The recipient is selected by the faculty of the chemistry department.

Chewning, Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of the late Thomas Chewning.

The recipient of this scholarship must have at least a 2.0 GPA and financial need as verified by the FAFSA. This scholarship is renewable each year, but the recipient must reapply.

Christensen, Beverly J. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. M. L. Christensen in memory of his wife, Beverly. Mr. Christensen is the former president of Atlas Plastics and now resides in New York.

The Christensen Scholarship is awarded initially to a freshman who ranks in the upper one-third of their graduating class, who scores an 18 on the ACT composite index, and exhibits financial need. This scholarship is automatically renewable for up to eight semesters if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Students on disciplinary probation or with felony convictions are not eligible.

Citizens Bank of Charleston Endowed Scholarship

In 1957, a group of businessmen and farmers felt a strong need for a local financial institution. The group raised $250,000 in capital, were granted a charter, and opened for business on February 4, 1958, at 207 East Commercial in Charleston, Missouri. Since those days, Citizens Bank of Charleston has steadily grown by staying focused on their customers and the community where they live. On December 1, 2006, they opened a branch at 722 N. Martin Street in East Prairie, Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference is for a student from Mississippi County attending Southeast Missouri State University. Second preference is for a student from the region served by Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Cliff, Ray & Melissa Scholarship

Ray Cliff is a 1958 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. While at Southeast, Ray was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon, serving as Rush Chairman and Vice President, the Acappella Choir and Student Government President. He is also an Alumni Merit Award recipient. Ray is retired from Procter & Gambel.

Melissa Cliff is also a 1958 graduate of Southeast with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta while at Southeast.

Ray & Melissa have two daughters and two grandchildren.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a member of the Missouri Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. The recipient must have completed at least 30 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or above. The member must have held at least one chapter office, either elected or appointed.

Second preference shall go to any currently enrolled male student at Southeast Missouri State University who is considered a Sigma Phi Epsilon legacy from the Missouri Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. To be considered a legacy, their grandfather, father, or brother must have been a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon from Southeast. They must possess a minimum GPA of a 2.0.

Third preference shall go to any Sigma Phi Epsilon member from other chapters/universities who is currently enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The student must carry at least a 2.5 GPA.

This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Cleino, Bertie Ora Memorial Scholarship

Miss Bertie Ora Cleino graduated from Maplewood High School in St. Louis County. She entered Southeast Missouri State University in 1933, earning her collegiate expenses by serving in various capacities in administrative offices. She began as a student assistant to the Secretary for the President, and became the President's secretary two years later. She also served as secretary to the Board of Regents. After completing her BS degree in Elementary Education, she earned her MA degree from Missouri University, returning to SEMO to become Director of Placement for graduates and Alumni Secretary. After retirement, she moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and lived near her brother, who was a professor at the University of Alabama. She continued in the education field by teaching English to dependents of foreign students of the University of Alabama. She died in 2004 at the age of 93.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education, maintains a 3.0 GPA, and is working toward either a B.S. in Early Childhood Education or a B. S. in Elementary Education with area of concentration in Early Childhood.

Clement, Dr. Kathi D. Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Kathi D. Clement is a 1973 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduation, she went on to receive her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has a private family practice in Spearfish, South Dakota.

The recipient of this scholarship must be from the Missouri Bootheel Area, carry a 2.5 GPA, and have verified financial need.

Clubb, Trixie M. and Denver E. Endowed College Scholarship Fund

Denver E. Clubb, born in Zalma, Missouri, and Trixie M. Clubb, born in Doe Run, Missouri, met while attending Southeast Missouri Teachers. Denver was a 1931 graduate and Trixie was a 1941 graduate, and both received a B.S. in Education. Trixie taught elementary education at Doe Run and later in Arlington, Virginia, while Denver worked for the Federal Agriculture Department in Washington, D.C. They never had any children of their own but considered all of the children in her classes to be theirs. They were both very dedicated and supportive to Southeast Missouri State University and the communities in which they lived.

This scholarship is to be awarded to deserving students with average scholastic abilities majoring in elementary education.

Cobble, Delmar and Allene Memorial Scholarship in Education

Delmar A. Cobble, a longtime educator and former deputy commissioner for the Missouri Department of Education, established the "Delmar and Allene Cobble Memorial Scholarship" to be awarded to students pursuing a degree in education. Mr. Cobble was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He was named "Friend of the University" by the Southeast Missouri Foundation in 1992. Among his many other honors and awards, Delmar Cobble received the Alumni Merit Award from Southeast Missouri State University in 1972.

Cochran, Katherine Art Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is open to freshman art students and based on artistic merit. Applicants must submit 10 photographic slides of artwork for review, a self-addressed stamped envelope (for return of slides), and a one page statement on their goals in art, interests, and plans for the future.

College of Business Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a business major (BSBA) with an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater, and a GPA of 2.5 or greater in business classes.

Collins, The Debbie Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Three Rivers Citizens Advisory Board which is an arm of the Probation and Parole Board in Poplar Bluff. This arm is made up of volunteers and is a non-profit organization whose objective is to raise money for law enforcement purposes in this area. This scholarship is meant to assist promising students in the criminal justice program so that their education might benefit all persons of Southeast Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who has completed at least 60 hours with a minimum GPA of 3.0. They must be a resident of Wayne, Butler, Ripley, Stoddard or Carter County in Missouri. Second preference will be given to a student majoring in social work or pre-law.

Collins, Helen Uhl Scholarship

Mrs. Helen Uhl Collins, a 1926 alumna who taught in the English department at Southeast Missouri State University for 30 years, provided the funds of this scholarship through her estate. Literally thousands of elementary education students were educated by Mrs. Collins from 1946-1975 when she alone taught children's literature for the University.

The Helen Uhl Collins Scholarship is for those students who are in need of financial aid and have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA. All students who fit this description should feel free to apply though preference will be given to English majors.

Collins, Scott Memorial Scholarship

Scott Collins was a high school senior at Tamms, Illinois who was electrocuted in a farm accident while moving a grain auger near a power line on the family farm. His classmates established this scholarship in his memory.

First preference will be given to a student enrolled in the Agriculture program and living in the Egyptian School District or, if none apply, then to a student from Alexander County, Illinois. If no applications are received from an agriculture student, then the award can be given to a student from the above-mentioned areas, in the order listed. The recipient shall be selected by the Agriculture Department.

Cook, Jack D. Theatre and Dance Scholarship

This scholarship is talent-based and is awarded to a recipient majoring in Theatre and Dance. The application form is available in the Theatre and Dance Department. An appointment must be scheduled with department for audition or portfolio presentation.

Coomer, Mark Class of '82 Scholarship

The family and friends of Mark Coomer established this scholarship.

The Coomer Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Scott City High School who finished in the upper half of their graduating class. Students majoring in any phase of business will be given first, but no exclusive, consideration. Financial need will be the primary determinant in the selection of the scholarship recipient.

Cooper, Reverend A. B. Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Reverend A. B. Cooper who was instrumental in establishing a place in Cape Girardeau where college students could receive Bible teaching and Christian guidance. Reverend Cooper became the driving force behind the erection of the building which would become the Baptist Student Center. This award continues to drive higher education for students interested in ministerial service.

The Cooper Scholarship is given each year to a ministerial student attending Southeast Missouri State University. Financial need will be the determining factor.

Cooper, Dr. James F. Pre-Med Endowed Scholarship

Dr. James F. Cooper was born January 24, 1934, in Charleston, Missouri. He was educated in the Charleston public schools and graduated from Charleston High School in 1952. He completed his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He studied under Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Stanley Crawford at the Baylor University College of Medicine. After earning his M.D., Dr. Cooper established his career in St. Louis, practicing at City Hospital. In 1967, Dr. Cooper, a captain in the U.S. Army, served as Vietnam surgeon at the hospital at Bien Wah for a year where his team performed 577 surgical procedures in one month. He was then transferred as medical officer to Gen. Herman Westmoreland. At the end of his Vietnam experience, he returned to St. Louis and continued his work as medtropolitan police surgeon for a number of years. For 25 years he served on the staff of DePaul Hospital where he was later named chief of surgery. The American College of Surgeons later recognized the work he had done by adding his name to the permanent Vietnam Vascular Registry of Surgery (1965-1979). For many years, Dr. Cooper was the medical director for St. Louis Labor Health Institute at Teamsters Local No. 688. Upon his retirement, he moved back to Charleston, Missouri, and served as a medical professional on Native American reservations in Oklahoma, Arizona, and Washington, on a temporary, as-needed basis. Dr. Cooper had many interests, including music and the collection of Russian icons and antiques.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student majoring in Pre-Med in preparation for medical school who has an overall GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Cooper, Jennie C. Scholarship Fund

Dr. Jennie C. Cooper received a bachelor of English degree from Southeast in 1953, a master of arts from Washington University in 1963, and a doctorate in philosophy in 1972 from the University of Missouri. After working for 10 years as a journalist, she began her teaching career here at Southeast in 1963 in the Department of English. She was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Sinaloa in Mexico and was twice the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher award for the College of Liberal Arts. In 1994, Dr. Cooper was selected for the Faculty Merit Award here at Southeast, and received the "Exempli Gratia" Award for outstanding service to the Honors Program. She has been named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

This scholarship award is for an American student studying abroad, preferably in Europe. The scholarship is intended for a student who majors in one of the liberal arts, or in an interdisciplinary degree involving liberal arts.

Cook, John and Bekki Honors Program Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student at Southeast Missouri State University who has verified financial need. First preference will be given to a student who is active in the Jane Stephens Honors Program with financial need.

Copeland, Paul Endowed Scholarship

Paul Copeland, a Southeast Missouri State University graduate and former University basketball player, served as principal of the high school in Union, Missouri until his retirement.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student athlete. It will be awarded by the Athletic Scholarship Committee.

Cox, Charles Memorial Vocal Music Education Scholarship

First preference for the scholarship award will be to entering freshman from Waynesville, MO; second preference will be entering freshman from Cape Central High School/Notre Dame High School; and third preference will be any entering freshman from the Southeast Missouri region.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student pursing an education in Music with a major in vocal education. First preference will be given to students from Waynesville High school. Interest and participation in extracurricular activities will be considered. The applicant must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 2.75 GPA in order to renew the gift each year. Renewal shall not exceed 4 years. The Scholarship Committee and the Cox Family (or designee), reserve the right to award this scholarship to an upper level vocal music education major as long as the individual meets the Teacher Education Program qualifications.

Cox, Robert Technology Education Scholarship

Robert and Betty Cox were married in 1956 and raised three children. Betty taught at Notre Dame High School for 15 years, and is an active member of the American Cancer Society. Robert taught at Southeast Missouri State University from 1964 to 1991. He developed the Printing and Duplicating Service and Graphic Arts Program at the University, was the Director of the BSU Choir for 15 years, and a Bivocational Minister of Music for 27 years.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student majoring in industrial education or engineering technology education. Second preference shall go to a student majoring in computer and multimedia graphics. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

Cox, Robert N. and Margaret Endowed Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be full-time students in good standing with Southeast Missouri State University and the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter, and must have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and academic performance. Applicants must be enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University during the academic term when the award is presented and carry a minimum 2.7 GPA. Only initiated members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity who have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours, have been an appointed or an elected chapter officer, and have demonstrated involvement and leadership in extra-curricular activities are eligible for this award.

Cozean, Frank M. Memorial Scholarship Funds

This scholarship was established in memory of Leona J. Cozean's husband, Frank M. Cozean, who graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education.

The recipient(s) of this scholarship will be selected by the Dean of the College of Education or a scholarship committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Education.

Crader, Stan & Debbie Endowed Scholarship in History

Stan and Debbie Crader live in Jackson, Missouri, where they have a passion for helping people to help themselves while encouraging others to do the same.

The Craders have been involved with Southeast Missouri State University in several areas. Mr. Crader has served as Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Co-Chairman of the Honoring Tradition – Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign. Both Craders also work with the Department of History in an effort to bring speakers who address current issues to the University. Two of their three sons are Southeast graduates.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship shall be awarded to a student with interest in working with activities related to the Crader Fund for American Values during the fall semester, as demonstrated in an essay submitted with the student’s application. Preference will be given to students pursuing a major, minor, or are enrolled in the graduate program of the Department of History. Projects related to public outreach by the Crader Fund for American Values will be assigned to the recipient by the History Department Scholarship Committee and the summer award will be contingent upon satisfactory progress toward completion of project. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year. Applications for this scholarship will be available only in the Department of History. Students must submit application and essay by March 1.

The Don Crader Family Endowed Scholarship

The Don Crader family business, Crader Dist. Co. of Marble Hill, Est. 1942 is presently owned and managed by the third and fourth generation with Stan Crader, President; Val Crader, Vice President; and Becky Hurst, Secretary. They are the exclusive distributors of Stihl products for the area of Missouri, southern Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference for scholarship awards will be residents of Bollinger County with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Second preference is for students from Missouri with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Crampton, Dr. John V. MVA Scholarship

Dr. John V. Crampton attended University of Georgia from 1952 to1954, Pasadena City College in 1955. In 1958, Dr. Crampton received a B.S. in Business Administration, and in 1959, he received his M.S. in Business Administration. He then moved on to the University of Missouri, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in Accounting in 1970. He was rofessor of Accounting, Finance and Business Law at Southeast Missouri State University from 1965 until his retirement in 1999. He served as the Chairperson for this department from 1967 until 1985. Dr. Crampton is actively involved in eight or more Masonic related organizations.

The recipient must be a graduate student in the MBA program with an accounting option, or be a senior at time of application who has applied for acceptance into the MBA program. The recipient must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and maintain this to reapply and renew the award. The recipient must also be enrolled in nine graduate hours for the upcoming fall semester or, during senior year, must be enrolled in 15 hours.

Critchlow, Sr. William C. Scholarship

Dr. William C. Critchlow was a medical doctor in Sikeston until his retirement. His wife, Wanda, continues to live in Sikeston. Dr. Critchlow was a native of Matthews. Mo.

First preference for the award will be given to a pre-med student residing in Scott, Stoddard, Mississippi, New Madrid, or Pemiscot County.

Crow, Judith Ann Endowed Scholarship Fund

Judith Ann Crow, member of the class of 1950, served as editor of the Capaha Arrow during her years on campus. She went on to the Southeast Missourian where she earned plaudits as a reporter and drama critic. She had an outstanding career in spite of her affliction with cerebral palsy. She has been in inspiration to all who knew her.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a Mass Communications student, majoring in Journalism.

Crowley, Cornelius and Frances G. Spanish Club Scholarship

This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Cornelius Joseph Crowley and Dr. Frances Crowley. Dr. Cornelius Crowley, a member of the American Linguistics Society, taught Spanish at St. Louis University. He was invited to lecture at Harvard University and MIT.

Dr. Frances Crowley, a Professor Emerita of Romance languages, was the Founder of the Spanish Club at Southeast Missouri State University. She was a lecturer by invitation at the School of Law, School of Liberal Arts, and Department of History of the Universidad Del Salvador in Argentina. She was also invited to lecture at the University of San Marcos, the University of the Pacific, and the University of Lima, where she was published. As a scholar, she published Sarmiento, Wayne, and Garcilaso de La Vega el Inca, Mouton. Besides editing and publishing Heartland and The Great American, she co-edited the De Soto Chronicles, University of Alabama Press.

The scholarship is for Spanish majors and minors with preference to Spanish Club members. For purposes of selection composition of unknown title was suggested by members of the Spanish Club. Prferred general average above 2.8, Spanish average 3.0. Contact the Department of Foreign Languages for applicaton.

Crawford, Aleta McDowell Scholarship

Mrs. Crawford received her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1944 and her Masters of Arts in Adult Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1951. She received the Alumni Merit Award from Southeast in 1989.

This is a two-semester scholarship created by Mrs. Aleta McDowell Crawford to help promising home economic majors. Eligible students will have completed 45 hours at the time of application with a 2.5 GPA or better. Selection criteria will include promise of professional success, good standing with the University, financial need, and interest in the field of home economics.

Crawford, Walter L. Memorial

Aleta Crawford was a retired home economist, and she and her husband worked for many years with the American International Association in Brazil. Aleta set this scholarship in memory of her late husband, Walter L. Crawford.

This scholarship is open to an international, full-time student attending Southeast Missouri State University.

Crow, Sheryl School of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2000 through the generosity of Sheryl Crow, a Kennett native and Grammy Award winning artist.

Scholarship is awarded each year to a student pursing a degree in the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Also required are a 2.5 GPA and verified financial need.

Cutsinger, Marcia Louann Memorial Scholarship

This award was created by R. K. Cutsinger in memory of his wife, Marcia Louann Cutsinger. Mr. Cutsinger was previously of Rose City Oil Company and established this scholarship so that others may benefit in her name.

The Cutsinger Scholarship is awarded to a Southeast Missouri State University student that is entering his or her junior year. The recipient must be a business or marketing major with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Financial need is a determining factor. This award is subject to renewal for the student's senior year, provided the recipient remains in good standing.

Dahringer, Martha Welman Award

Martha Welman Dahringer served on the English faculty at Southeast Missouri State University for many years. Among other duties, she supervised graduate students of English as they learned to become teachers. This work was the culmination of a long career in education, a life's work which brought her great satisfaction and inspired her son's choice of career.

This award is designated to support graduate teaching assistants to buy books, supplies, support their travel to conferences, or other similar support as determined annually by the English department graduate committee.

Dalton, Clarence H. Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Dalton family to honor Mr. Dalton's thirty-two years of service as a mathematics professor, avid sports participant, and enthusiast at Southeast Missouri State University. Mr. Dalton served in the Mathematics Department from 1946 until his retirement in 1978. In addition, he was an outstanding track performer who, in later years, served as a track official at the University for twenty-one years. Mr. Dalton also served as assistant basketball coach at the University.

The Dalton Scholarship assists students financially who are outstanding mathematics majors and who also represent the University in intercollegiate athletics in track and/or basketball. Applicants must be at least a second semester sophomore and have completed at least one year in residence on Southeast Missouri State University's campus. The student must also maintain a GPA of 2.75.

Daniel, Frances E. Endowed Scholarship

Frances Elizabeth Daniel was born December 12, 1912, in Scott County, Missouri but lived her life in Charleston, Missouri. Miss Daniel attended Charleston High School where she graduated as Valedictorian. Miss Daniel then attended Central Methodist College and Swinney Conservatory at Fayette, Missouri, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree. She later attended the Julliard School of Music in New York, New York.

When Miss Daniel's father (the late Ollie F. Daniel) died in 1937, she assumed the management of their family's farm and her father's general insurance agency, which she successfully operated for the next 46 years. This was truly an achievement for a woman to own and operate a business in the 1930s.

Miss Daniel believed in "doing business at home" and she made every effort to support her community. Miss Daniel was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, having held all offices of said club. She was a member of the Athena Club, served on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, and was chosen Honorary Woman of the Year in 1969. She traveled extensively in Europe, the Far East, and in most of the United States. She was always happy, however, to return to her beloved home town of Charleston, Missouri.

All recipients must be graduates of Charleston R-1 High School, or its successor, and be enrolled full-time at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, seeking a degree within the Donald L. Harrison College of Business. The recipient's academic ability and financial need will be considered.

Darwin Fund

Created by John M. Lawrence, whose credentials include:
B.S. (Honors in Zoology) Southeast Missouri State College,1958
M.A. (Zoology) University of Missouri, 1960
Ph.D. (Biology) Stanford University, 1966
Docteur honoris causa Universite de la Mediterranee, Aiz-Marseille, II, France, 2000

Professor of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa

Reimbursement will be given to a graduate or undergraduate student in the Department of Biology with at least a 3.0 GPA. This fund shall cover tuition and other expenses incurred by the student attending classes at an accredited marine biological station, field station, or while conducting research at an accredited marine biological station or field station. First preference will be given to a biology graduate student attending a marine biological station or a field station. Second preference will be given to a biology undergraduate student attending a marine biological station or a field station. This scholarship is not renewable.

Daues, Charles H. Scholarship

Placid and George A. Schriever of New York City created this scholarship in honor of Mrs. Schriever's father, Charles H. Daues. Mr. Daues was born in Cape Girardeau in 1878 and attended Cape Girardeau Public Schools. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1898, then known as the Normal School. Graduating from Washington Law school, Mr. Daues practiced law in Cape Girardeau and St. Louis. Later, he was elected presiding judge of the St. Louis Court of Appeals.

The Charles H. Daues Scholarship is an annual award given to a recipient on the basis of academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to graduates of Missouri high schools, but all are encouraged to apply.

Davidson, Walter Scholarship

Dr. Walter Davidson served as faculty and Chair in the Educational Leadership and Counseling Department. He was active in many state, regional, and national organizations including the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Division for Counselor Educators, the Missouri School Counselor Association, the Southeast Missouri School Counselor Association, the American Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association of Missouri, and the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors. Dr. Davidson was a powerful advocate for the importance of counseling in schools and in the community and was the driving force behind the Licensed Professional Counselor designation in Missouri. He holds the first license issued in Missouri for professional Counselors – PPC # 001. Dr. Davidson was known and admired by many educators and counselors as someone who worked tirelessly to promote the counseling field for the good of all.

Applicants for the Walter Davidson Scholarship should be fully admitted students studying counseling. A one page essay describing how the scholarship will be of benefit toward attainment of the M.A. degree in counseling is required. Recipients of the State of Missouri School Counselor Transition Grant are excluded.

Davis, Michael Journalism Scholarship

The scholarship is named for Michael Davis, a journalism major at Southeast Missouri State University, who was killed during a hazing incident in 1994.

The scholarship recipient will be a mass media major attending Southeast Missouri State University who exhibits academic promise, journalistic talent, and a commitment to working in the mass media industry after graduation.

To qualify, the student must be a minority, have completed at least 60 hours, and have a departmental grade point average of at least 2.75. Preference is given to African American students who plan to pursue careers in print journalism, but any mass media major from an ethnically diverse background is eligible for the scholarship.

DCF Art Scholarship

Dr. F. Monte Evens was born in Herculaneum, Missouri and graduated from Herculaneum High School. Dr. Evens received a B.S. in chemistry and mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1955. He then attended Iowa State University, where he received his M.S. in 1959 and a Ph.D. in 1962. He worked as a Research Associate at the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University from 1954 to 1962, and as a Research Chemist for the Miami Valley Laboratory of Procter and Gamble in 1962 through 1963. He then assumed a position with Conoco, Inc., where he worked in a variety of capacities from 1963 until his early retirement in 1993. Dr. Evens is the co-inventor of CONOSTAN. He is the co-author of five U.S. Patents, numerous publications, and a variety of technical presentations.

Alice R. Frowitter Evens was born in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Beaumont High School. She attended Southeast Missouri State University for two years. She is the parent of five daughters. Alice has been a full time homemaker except for some brief times of employment outside the home. She has occupied many leadership positions in the Girl Scouts of U.S.A. organization, including member of the Board of Directors and Program Chair for the Cherokee Strip Council. Her efforts were recognized when she received the prestigious "Thanks Badge" and later the President's Award.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a U. S. Citizen and a permanent resident of the state of Missouri. Also, the recipient must be a junior or senior in the graphic or commercial arts department, or in art education.

Deimund, Keith and Margie Merit Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Mathematics with financial need. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Deimund, Dr. Keith Pre-Dental Scholarship

Dr. G. Keith Deimund is a 1962 graduate of Southeast with a Bachelor of Science degree.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursing either a BS in Biomedical Sciences or enrolled as a Pre-Dental major, who plans to pursue a career in dentistry. Financial need is a first preference. If no applicants meet the financial need criteria, scholarship may be awarded to a student without financial need.

Delta Chi Galbreth Leadership Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and an associate or initiated brother of the Delta Chi Fraternity. He must be actively involved in at least one other campus organization other than Delta Chi and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.65 or greater. The recipient must be a full-time student (as defined by the University) who is an active dues-paying member of the chapter, who has all fraternal debts paid in full, and who is in good standing with the chapter. Preference shall be given to brothers who are currently serving, or who recently served, as the Associate Member Counselor or Rush/Recruitment Chair and have completed at least one recruitment/rush period or led at least one Associate Member class through the new member educational process. Preference for these positions does not exclude others, however, it is meant to highlight the critical nature of prospective and Associate Members and their value to Delta Chi. All eligible recipients must be in good standing with the University and must have a current FAFSA on file with the University that reflects their complete financial need. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Dempster, Beatrice School of Business Scholarship

Mr. Robert A. Dempster of Sikeston, Missouri, created his award in memory of his wife, Beatrice Dempster. Mr. Dempster is the chairman emeritus of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation and the 1984 recipient of the "Friend of the University" award.

The Beatrice Dempster Scholarship is given annually to students majoring in business. Students applying for this award are required to have completed 45 hours with a minimum GPA 3.0. Financial need is also a consideration.

Dempster, Emma A. Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Robert Dempster created this scholarship in memory of his mother, Mrs. Emma E. Dempster. Mrs. Dempster provided all who knew her with an admirable example to follow. She was vitally concerned with the health of all the families in her community and worked tirelessly to help any who might be in need of her assistance.

Selection is based on scholarship, promise of success in the field of nursing, and financial need. Applicants should have completed a minimum of 30 hours at the time of application.

Dempster, George A. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Robert A. Dempster in memory of his father, George A. Dempster. Mr. George A. Dempster was a Southeast Missouri businessman who valued the ideals of education. He encouraged not only his family, but all the young people he met to seek and achieve the educational opportunities provided by our country.

Applicants for this award must be majoring in one of the business fields and have completed a minimum of 45 hours at the time of application. Selection is based on scholarship, promise of success in their chosen field of study, and financial need.

Dennis, Senator John/Scott County Scholarship

Senator John Dennis was born in Patton, Missouri. He served as Scott County Sheriff for 24 years before he was elected to the Missouri Senate in 1976. During the eight years he was a senator, he served on various committees including Local Government and Economic Development, Transportation, Agriculture, Conservation, and Parks.

DeSpain, Clarence and Virginia Endowed Scholarship

Clarence M. DeSpain and Virginia Whitener DeSpain were born in Wayne and Madison Counties respectively, and attended the rural one room elementary schools of the two counties. Clarence attended the Clubb, Missouri school before attending the two year high school at Hiram. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1935 where he completed the teaching preparation program. Clarence taught school near Silva, Missouri, in Wayne County, before entering the ministry and moving to Madison County to teach and pastor rural churches. There, he met Virginia Mae Whitener.

Mr. DeSpain attended Southeast Missouri State University for a short time in 1939, but did not complete college until after the war during which time he worked in the lead mines near Fredericktown. He returned to college in 1951 at Southern Baptist College and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Arkansas State in 1954. He returned to Wayne County to teach at Piedmont where both of his children would graduate from high school. He later earned a Master's degree from Arkansas State and moved to the Riverview Gardens School District in St. Louis where he taught until retirement. Virginia was a long time employee of the Brown Shoe Company before joining J.C. Penney Company as a shoe salesperson.

This scholarship was established by Dr. Ben DeSpain and Veda Ann Flanigan to honor their parents. Dr. DeSpain joined the faculty at Southeast Missouri State University in 1997 as Chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Counseling. Veda was an employee of Laclede Gas of St. Louis.

This scholarship is to be awarded to freshmen students from Madison and Wayne counties in Missouri. If possible, the scholarship should be alternated year-by-year between the two counties. Recipients should have a strong interest in teacher education, have achieved a minimum 3.25 high school GPA, and otherwise meet the criteria for admissions into the University's teacher preparation programs.

Dickey, F. Gregory Endowed Scholarship

F. Gregory Dickey, Professor Emeritus of Educational Administration and Counseling, taught at Southeast Missouri State University from 1966 to 1988.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate student majoring in Counseling with an overall GPA of 3.5. This award is for a full-time academic year student. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Dickey, Jean Carolyn Garrett Memorial Scholarship

Jean C. Dickey taught in the Department of business education for twenty-two years.

First preference will be awarded to student(s) with a declared major in business education. Second preference will be given to business majors. Recipients must be full-time students attending classes on the Cape Girardeau campus, and have completed 30 semester hours with a GPA of 3.0. This award may be renewed if the student is making satisfactory progress toward a bachelor's degree.

Dobbins, Jeanine Larson Scholarship

Dr. Kenneth Dobbins has been Executive Vice-President of Southeast Missouri State University since 1991. Jeanine Larson Dobbins is coordinator of the Missouri Statewide Early Literacy Intervention Program at Southeast Missouri State University. Ken and Jeanine received Bachelors degrees from the University of Akron in Ohio and Master's Degrees from Old Dominion University in Virginia. Ken received his doctorate from Kent State University. Jeanine received training from the Ohio State University as a Reading Recovery teacher leader. They have one son, Paul Larson Dobbins, who attends Southeast Missouri State University.

The recipient may be a full-time undergraduate or part-time/full-time graduate, and may be an in-state or out-of-state student. The recipient, if an undergraduate, must have completed 60 or more hours with a declared major in education. If the recipient is a graduate student they must have a 3.25 undergraduate GPA with a declared major in education. The scholarship is automatically renewable. Undergraduates must maintain a 3.25 GPA, and graduate students must maintain a 3.5 GPA. These funds may be used for incidental fees, general fees, room, board, books, classroom materials, parking permits, and/or additional living expenses.

Dobbins, Stacey Borage Gamma Phi Beta Endowed Scholarship

Stacey Borage Dobbins is a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. While at Southeast, Stacey was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Since graduation, Stacey has taught both Physical Education and Health at Northwest R-1 School District where she is very active in many leadership roles outside of the classroom. She coached girls’ basketball for several years at Affton and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in counseling to become a high school counselor. She also served as Alumnae Advisor for Gamma Phi Beta.

Stacey is married to Paul Larson Dobbins, a 2003 Southeast graduate, member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, and former Man on the Moon for Gamma Phi Beta (2002). Stacey and Paul have two sons, Lincoln Kenneth Dobbins and Brady Larson Dobbins.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a member of Gamma Phi Beta. Second preference goes to a student majoring in education. Financial need is required. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Domazlicky, Dr. Bruce Scholarship

Dr. Dean Cowan and his wife Linda Schnetzer established this scholarship in honor of Dr. Bruce Domazlicky, a professor of Economics at Southeast since 1986. Dr. Cowan, who majored in finance, is a 1992 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Dr. Domazlicky has an outstanding record in his field, having been published many times in national peer-reviewed journals. He is closely involved with ongoing research in the region as director of the Center for Economic and Business Research. Dr. Domazlicky serves the public by regularly completing special economic impact and benefit cost studies and publishing the quarterly Southeast Missouri Business Indicators. Dr. Domazlicky is also the faculty advisor of the Southeast chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society of economics.

Over many years, Professor Domazlicky has been regarded by Southeast students as one of the quality teachers on the economics faculty. He is committed to student success and as an advisor to new students as part of both the new student orientation program and general studies multi-disciplinary classes, he has assisted countless students outside the department, too.

His favorite pastime is collecting and restoring antique radios in addition to enjoying the great outdoors and Yellowstone National Park.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a declared major in economics or finance under the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art degree program and completion of at least 60 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.8 or greater. The recipient must also have completed the introductory sequence in economics (e.g., EC215 and EC225 or equivalent) and introductory statistics with no grade less than a “B.” In addition, any course work in economics beyond the introductory sequence will be considered, particularly introductory corporate finance. Contributions to the Southeast community outside the classroom are also considered in the selection process. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Dossett, Zora and Jerline Memorial Scholarship

Jerline Dossett, daughter of Frank and Zora Meadow Dossett, was born in Paducah, Kentucky. She received a B. S. Degree in Education in 1942 from Murray State University, a Master of Arts Degree from George Peabody College for Teachers (now affiliated with Vanderbilt University) in 1942, and a Doctorate in Philosophy from Michigan State University. Jerline Dossett taught elementary education in Paducah, Kentucky, and served as an elementary principal before joining the faculty of Southeast Missouri State University in 1957. She served as Professor of Education for twenty-seven years until her retirement in 1986. During her tenure, Ms. Dossett received the 1981 College of Education Award for distinguished service and accomplishment. She is a member of and served as former president of Delta Kappa Society and the National Organization for Childhood Education. She was also an active member of the First Baptist Church.

The recipient must be a senior majoring in elementary education with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Dougan, Alberta Macke Social Studies Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time undergraduate student attending Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Social Studies. The recipient must be entering their senior year and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students with financial need will be given first preference. However, if there is not a student with financial need who qualifies, it may be awarded to a student who meets all other requirements. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Department Office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the History Department by February 28.

Dougan, Alberta Macke Graduate Scholarship in History

Dr. Alberta L. Dougan is a 1967 Southeast Missouri State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education, High School, and majors in History and Social Science. She is a Professor Emerita of History, employed by Southeast from 1972-2006.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a graduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in History. This scholarship shall be given to a graduate student or graduate students completing an internship or advanced project in applied history, or engaging in or presenting original research or other scholarly or experiential activity. The recipient must have a GPA of at least 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Dougan, R. Neil Horticulture Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student attending Southeast Missouri State University majoring in horticulture. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students with financial need will be given first preference. However, if there is not a student with financial need who qualifies, it may be awarded to a student who meets all other requirements.

Downing, Gary and Jennifer Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student maintaining a 2.50 GPA enrolled in the Harrison College of Business. The recipient should have established a solid record of academic and extracurricular endeavors within the business field. This scholarship may be used to defray the cost of participation in international study abroad.

Draughon, Anna C. Political Science Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Anna C. Draughon, a long-time resident of Sikeston, Missouri. Mrs. Draughon was a founding member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Sikeston and was an active member of her community.

The recipient must have financial need with a 3.0 or better GPA and be a major in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, or Religion at Southeast Missouri State University.

First preference goes to a freshman student majoring in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, or Religion with a 3.0 or better GPA showing financial need.

Second preference goes to any level student who is majoring in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, or Religion with a 3.0 or higher GPA showing financial need.

Drickey, James M. Elementary Education Scholarship

Dr. James M. Drickey taught for 36 years at Southeast Missouri State University in the Education and Psychology Departments. He worked at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver prior to his employment at Southeast Missouri State University. He received his Doctorate at the University of Denver.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Education majoring in Elementary Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Drickey, Dr. James M. Psychology Scholarship

Dr. James M. Drickey taught for 36 years at Southeast Missouri State University in the Education/Psychology Department. He worked at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver prior to his employment at Southeast. He received his Doctorate at the University of Denver.

Award will be given to a student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts majoring in Psychology, with a minimum GPS of 3.0.

Drury, Becky Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Becky Drury's parents in her memory. They understand the costs of educational opportunities and remember Becky by helping others attain their own educational goals.

The Becky Drury Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a freshman graduate of Cape Central High School. Recipients must have graduated with at least a 2.0 GPA from high school. Financial need is the most important factor to be considered. The applicant must also submit a teacher recommendation letter along with the application.

DuBray, Dr. Bernard S. Scholarship

Dr. Bernard DuBray is a 1969 Southeast Missouri State University graduate and superintendent of Fort Zumwalt School District in O’Fallon, Missouri. Dr. DuBray holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a double major in Social Science and History and a minor in Biology from Southeast. Subsequently, he received two Master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1974 and 1977. He received a Doctor of Education in 1984 from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

During his career, he has served as a teacher, coach, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. He has served 29 years as superintendent in the Fort Zumwalt School District and is currently the longest serving superintendent in the same K-12 school district in the state of Missouri. At the district office level, he has experience in special education, personnel, finance, public relations, federal programs, and curriculum.

He has been married for 45 years to his wife, JoAnn, and has three children who are all graduates of the Fort Zumwalt District and currently in professional positions.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and a graduate of the Fort Zumwalt School District. Second preference shall go to a K-12 Elementary Education major. The minimum GPA qualification is 2.75. This scholarship is automatically renewable.

Duff, Emmett E. and Gladys A. Art Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student at the sophomore level or above, pursuing a BS in Education with an Art Major and maintaining at least a 3.0 overall academic standing.

Dumas, Doyle A. Choral Scholarship

Doyle A. Dumas started his career in music education as the choir director at Tilghman High School and Franklin Junior High School in Paducah, KY from 1952 until 1954. In 1954, he founded the 84th Army Band Chorus and was that group’s conductor through 1956. During the 1956-1957 school year, he returned to Tilghman High School. His tenure at Southeast Missouri State University began in 1957 in which he served as the Choral Director and a music professor until 1975. He then became the Department of Music’s Chairman while still conducting the University’s top choir. He held the Music Department Chairmanship until 1988, when he retired from the University.

Since his retirement, he has performed with the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, the Western Carolina Community Chorus, and the Johnson City Chorale. He currently sings with two choirs at the Central Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN, one being the J.O.Y. (Just Old Youth) Choir for which he is the tenor section leader and soloist. His is also the bass section leader and soloist for the Chancel Choir.

Dr. Dumas on the All Army Entertainment and Talent Contest in 1956, the Luther T. Spayde Award-Choral Director of the Year from the Missouri American Choral Directors Association in 1976, and was the Missouri Music Educators Hall of Fame Recipient in 2008.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University selected for the University Choir, or a transfer from a select choral group from another post-secondary institute with at least 60 hours (junior status). If the applicant is selected as a junior to receive the scholarship, they may audition again the next year.

Dunavan, Daniel O. Percussion Scholarship

The scholarship should go to an outstanding percussion student. The Music Department scholarship rules should apply. The recipient shall be selected by audition by the Music Department Scholarship Committee.

Duncan, Charles L. and Anna Mary/Dwayne Co. Scholarship

Charles and Anna Mary Duncan were Southeast Missouri State University graduates and long-time residents of Wayne County. They were active in the community and church as well as the business community.

First preference in awarding this scholarship will be given to a resident of Wayne County, Missouri. Second preference will be given to a resident of Butler County, Missouri. The recipient of this scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and financial need as verified by the FAFSA. This scholarship is renewable, but requires students to reapply yearly.

Dunham, Redman & Ruth Memorial Restricted Scholarship

The Redman & Ruth Dunham Memorial Scholarship was established by Earl Morris, a 1949 graduate of Caruthersville High School and a 1954 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Mr. Redman Dunham was a longtime and admired business education teacher at Caruthersville High School where he also served as principal from 1945 until 1950. He retired in 1966 after 38 years of service and passed away on October 16, 1993.

Mrs. Ruth Virginia Dunham was a graduate of Kansas State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. She then served for 30 years as a music instructor at the elementary and junior high levels in Caruthersville, Missouri, until her retirement in 1965. Mrs. Dunham passed away on November 10, 1998.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate of Caruthersville High School with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient may attend Southeast at the main campus or a regional campus and must enroll for Fall semester immediately following graduation from high school.

This scholarship shall be a minimum of $2,000 per semester and can be renewed for a maximum of eight (8) consecutive Fall and Spring semesters, provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 with a minimum of 15 credit hours taken per semester. Any semester in which a GPA of 3.0 is not maintained, or a grade below a “C” is received, the scholarship will be terminated. This scholarship is automatically renewable, so long as the criterion is met each semester.

Dunklin, Maurice T. and Betty O. Scholarship

Both Mr. and Mrs. Dunklin were graduates of Cape Central High School (1935 and 1927 respectively) and continued their education at Southeast Missouri State University.

The Dunklin Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Cape Central High School who ranks in the upper one-third of his or her class. If the prospective recipient demonstrates financial need on the ACT Family Financial Statement then he or she will be eligible for an award toward incidental fees for one academic year. This scholarship shall be awarded to a new recipient each year.

Dunlap, Richard Mark Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Richard Mark Dunlap. Mr. Dunlap died of a heart ailment during his freshman year, but through this award, others may go forward to reach their goals.

The Dunlap Scholarship helps defray the cost of incidental fees. To be eligible, a student must have completed 30 credit hours with a 2.5 or better GPA, have a declared major in pre-engineering, and have financial need.

Dunn Ambassador Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Miss Zelma Dunn, a 1924 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is now deceased.

The Dunn Scholarship is used as a recruiting device for exceptional students who may not be eligible for other scholarship programs with strict conditions.

Dunning, Darlene and Eric International Scholarship

The purpose of this one-time award is to provide international opportunities for full-time students at Southeast Missouri State University. It is open to students who are United States citizens, have earned 30 hours with declared major in the College of Business, and whose home address is in the primary Southeast Missouri State University service area, southern Illinois or southern Indiana. The recipient shall have a GPA of 2.75 or greater. This award may be used toward any of the international programs sponsored by the University provided it results in college credit. Such programs may be short or long term. It may be given for any purpose including travel and living expenses. Financial need will be considered but not required.

Dunning, Thomas H. and Beatrice Colvin

This scholarship shall be awarded to a United States citizen with at least 60 hours of credit and a GPA of 2.75. The recipient must be attending the School of Polytechnic Studies majoring in one of the following: Industrial & Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, or Industrial Technology. The award is renewable one time and preference will be given to students who are graduates and/or descendents of graduates of Francisco High School in Francisco, Indiana. Preference with also be given to students whose home is in one of the following: primary Southeast Missouri State University Service Area, Southern Illinois, or Southern Indiana. Financial need as verified on the FAFSA will be considered, but not required.

Downing, Josh Memorial Scholarship for Hospitality Management

Amity Downing Shedd wrote that her brother was brave, and met adversity with strength, humor, and resilience. He was not afraid of much – in the kitchen or in life. It is important to know what Josh went through to get a degree. He did not let his sickness define him. While constantly fighting illness, he was a full-time student at Southeast Missouri State University and also worked part-time in the kitchen of Saint Francis Medical Center, and later, as a chef at Ruby Tuesday restaurant. What initially was to be a degree in music education quickly became one in hospitality management. Josh was one of the first to graduate from this program. His years spent at Southeast were the best of his life. Josh’s creativity in the kitchen extended into what he hoped would become real-life endeavors, ranging from opening his own, unique restaurant, to being a Top Chef, to running a food truck. He inspired others to think the same – without limits. One concern of many students is money, and Josh would agree that is one thing you should not have to worry about when taking classes, working, and beginning your career as a hospitality professional. The Downing family hopes the Josh Downing Memorial Scholarship and Endowment Fund will help ease the financial burden on students as they discover their own talent and interests in the hospitality field.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Hospitality Management who has completed a minimum of 75 hours. First preference shall go to students who are gainfully employed in the hospitality management field at the time of application. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Dozier, Don & Lynne Endowed Scholarship

Lynne (Drew ’64) and Don Dozier (’65) graduated from Southeast Missouri State and live in Houston, Texas where they have experienced successful careers in education and business. They have four children and eight grandchildren.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a Marketing major with a 2.3 minimum GPA, works on-campus, and shows a commitment to an extracurricular activity (e.g., Greek organization, residence hall leadership, campus government, intramural sports). This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Erlbacher, Martha Endowed Art Scholarship

Martha (Baker) Erlbacher was born and raised in Sikeston, Missouri. She graduated from Sikeston High School in 1954. She married Jerry Erlbacher in 1956, and they have two sons, Edwin and Joseph. After raising their children, Martha returned to Southeast Missouri State University, and received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a major in Art in 1973, and a Master of Art in Teaching with an Art specialization in 1982. Martha taught Art in the Cape Girardeau School District for 24 years.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who majors in Art Education and is from Cape Girardeau County or Scott County. Applicants must submit 10 images of artwork and must have completed a minimum 30 hours overall credit with a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Eddleman, Bill & Hope Scouting Scholarship

Dr. Bill Eddleman grew up in Cape Girardeau, MO, and Hope Eddleman grew up in St. Louis, MO. Both received their degrees from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Eddleman is currently Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeast Missouri State University and received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. They have one son, Chris, who achieved his Eagle Scout.

The recipient of this scholarship must be an incoming freshman, who has received either an Eagle Scout or the Gold Award. A minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or equivalent is required.

Edwards, The Bruce K. Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who participates in a sport while majoring in the business field.

Eichhorst, Richard A. Athletic Scholarship

Dr. Richard Eichhorst is a 1956 graduate of Southeast who lettered all four years in basketball and upon graduation held all of the scoring records. Dr. Eichhorst served 31 years at Hancock School District where he was basketball, baseball, and track coach, Athletic Director, High School Assistant Principal, High School Principal, and Assistant Superintendent. He now serves as Executive Director of the South County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student athlete from the St. Louis area with financial need. If no eligible student from the St. Louis area qualifies, the scholarship may be awarded to any student athlete with financial need.

Eicholtz, Hattie Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Ms. Hattie L. Eicholtz, a 1926 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University who was the Alumni Director from 1927 to 1974. Ms. Eicholtz took an active interest in student affairs while she was on campus, participating in the initiation of many programs such as the present student government.

The Eicholtz Scholarship is given to a deserving freshman who has exhibited average or above-average academic achievement in high school, and who is a direct descendent of a former student at Southeast Missouri State University. This award covers incidental fees.

Emanual UCC Margaret Puchbauer Scholarship

Emanuel United Church of Christ was organized in 1867 as the Jackson Evangelical Church. Over time the small congregation grew, and in 1957 became a part of the United Church of Christ, a denomination of more than 5,100 churches across the U.S. that believe “God is still speaking.” No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Education is an important mission of the Church. Funds set aside over the years were used by the Christian Board of Education to assist young people in furthering their education, particularly those interested in the ministry. However, those funds reached only a small number of people. The Board determined that many more students could benefit in a meaningful way by partnering with the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation to endow a scholarship in honor of its beloved church secretary, Margaret Puchbauer. Margaret retired from her position in March 2014 after 43 years of service. During that time her love and positive, uplifting spirit touched the lives of hundreds of church members and children. The Christian Board of Education, along with the Church Council and members, felt it a fitting tribute to Margaret’s years of faithful service and love of learning that this scholarship bear her name. It is their intent that recipients of this scholarship should have demonstrated good moral character, school and/or community involvement, potential to succeed, and the desire to become a productive citizen.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled full-time at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a student from Emanuel UCC. Second preference goes to a student from any UCC church in Cape Girardeau County. Third preference shall go to any student who is a Jackson, Missouri resident. The required GPA is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

EMCON Technologies

The recipient of this scholarship must be a child of an EMCON employee in Dexter, Missouri, attending Southeast Missouri State University. First preference will be given to an incoming freshman. GPA will be the first consideration and ACT score will be the second. This scholarship is automatically renewable if no new freshman applicants apply.

Emerson, Bill Congressional Scholarship

Bill Emerson was in his fifth term as congressman of the Eighth United State Congressional District. Using the congressional pay raise of 1988, Congressman Emerson endowed this fund through monthly contributions of the coverage and portions of the honoraria he received for speeches.

The Emerson Scholarship is for students who reside in the Eighth Congressional District, who are full-time undergraduates, have completed at least one semester of college level work with a GPA of 2.5, and exhibit financial need in excess of Pell Grant assistance.

Emmons, David Memorial Scholarship

David Emmons was a Utilities Maintenance Journeyman at the Southeast Missouri State University Power Plant from 1973 until his death in 2005. The employees of Facilities Management raised funds to establish a scholarship in his memory.

This scholarship is open to students with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Ervin, R. Ferrell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to upcoming junior or senior student(s) with a current GPA of 3.5. The recipient must be pursuing a degree within the Department of Mass Media.

Evening Optimist Club Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Evening Optimist Club of Cape Girardeau whose mission is to support youth in many local activities and projects. Optimist International is a leading advocate for young people.

The Optimist Club Scholarship is awarded to a student with 75 credit hours who is majoring in Communication Disorders with youth. Student applications should show financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Evens, M. and A. Chemistry Scholarship

Dr. F. Monte Evens was born in Herculaneum, Missouri and graduated from Herculaneum High School. Dr. Evens received a B.S. in chemistry and mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1955. He then attended Iowa State University, where he received his M.S. in 1959 and a Ph.D. in 1962. He worked as a Research Associate at the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University from 1954 to 1962, and as a Research Chemist for the Miami Valley Laboratory of Procter and Gamble in 1962 through 1963. He then assumed a position with Conoco, Inc., where he worked in a variety of capacities from 1963 until his early retirement in 1993. Dr. Evens is the co-inventor of CONOSTAN. He is the co-author of five U.S. Patents, numerous publications, and a variety of technical presentations.

Alice R. Frowitter Evens was born in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Beaumont High School. She attended Southeast Missouri State University for two years. She is the parent of five daughters. Alice has been a full time homemaker except for some brief times of employment outside the home. She has occupied many leadership positions in the Girl Scouts of U.S.A. organization, including member of the Board of Directors and Program Chair for the Cherokee Strip Council. Her efforts were recognized when she received the prestigious "Thanks Badge" and later the President's award.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a U. S. Citizen, a permanent resident of the state of Missouri, and member of either the junior or senior class.

Ewing, Bill Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Bill Ewing was born July 11, 1926, in West Frankfort, Illinois.  He started school in Chicago, Illinois, and shortly thereafter, moved back to West Frankfort.  After another short period, Bill moved to Mounds, Illinois, where he completed his elementary and high school years. 

Bill’s early musical training began with his family who had a country music band.  At age 7, Bill started on mandolin, banjo, guitar and fiddle and soon joined the family band.  Since this was during The Great Depression, the band had a difficult time making ends meet, sometimes playing for nothing or only a meal. 

Mr. Ewing’s formal training began at age 12 in Mounds under the guidance of Ethel Miller.  He started playing woodwind instruments.  Because of his early experience with country music, Bill developed a good listening ability and musical ear.  After taking up woodwinds, he transferred this listening ability to the Jazz idiom.  Bill “learned the trade” listening to old recordings and copying solos.  One of Bill’s classic statements is “I never read well enough to hurt my playing.” 

After high school, Mr. Ewing entered service and served first in the infantry.  After trying several times, he was finally transferred to the 90th Guard Force Band stationed at Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Later he was transferred to the 256th Guard Force Band stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  He was discharged as 1st Sargent of the 256th Band in 1946.  A highlight of Mr. Ewing’s service career in music was playing with Billy Butterfield of Artie Shaw-Paul Whiteman fame. 

After serving his country, Bill returned to Cape Girardeau and attended Southeast Missouri State University, from which he received his Bachelor of Science in Education in 1950, and started his teaching career.  Mr. Ewing taught one year at Hayti and one year at Ste. Genevieve before accepting a position in 1952 at Cape Girardeau.  Bill taught elementary band from 1952 until 1954, Junior High band from 1954 until 1964,  and was the Central High School band director form 1964 until 1978.  He also was director at L.J. Schultz Middle School where he helped institute a new and effective beginning program. 

During Mr. Ewing’s career he enjoyed many “1” ratings with the high school Concert Band and developed a Jazz program which was highlighted by the 1971 Jazz Ban European Tour.  Bill was instrumental in the building of the new music department and participated over the years in curriculum development. 

Mr. Ewing served as an adjudicator for contests in Missouri and surrounding states for many years.  He served on the National Advisory Board for the Leblanc Instrument Company.  Locally, he spent many years on the Cerebral Palsy Board and was their musical director for the telethon.  Bill was a member of the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band, directed the choir at Centenary Methodist Church, and participated as a musician at Cape Riverfest.  He also helped establish the Phil Cloud-Rick Samuelson Memorial Scholarship Award. 

Bill married Billie in December 1946, and they have one daughter, Amy, and three grandchildren: Emily, Kara, and Nora. 

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and is a Music Education or Performance major.  This scholarship is not renewable.

Facilities Management Endowed Scholarship

Employees of the Facilities Management Department established an endowed scholarship fund to honor and recognize former employees which will provide endowed scholarships to descendants and children of employees. The first sponsored event was the Kim King Memorial Golf Tournament in Summer 2013. Additional special events planned for former employees will be added to the fund to continue to provide educational opportunities for students at Southeast Missouri State University.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast with a minimum GPA of 2.5. First preference shall be given to descendants of former employees named below for whom special fundraising memorial events were sponsored by the Facilities Management Department. Second preference shall be given to children of employees in the Facilities Management Department. Third preference shall be given to employees and retirees of the Facilities Management Department. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Faries, James & Wilma Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a traditional student from Williamsville, Missouri. They must have junior status with preference to those applicants with financial need.

Farris, Jeanne Myers- Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by John C. Farris to honor his wife, Jeanne Myers-Farris. Jeanne is a 1967 graduate of Southeast and received a BS in elementary education. She retired in 1997 after over 25 years of teaching in elementary education.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate of Fredericktown R1 High School. The award shall be made on the basis of academic ability and character. Financial need is of minor importance. The student receiving this scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, or have equivalent scores on a testing program approved by Southeast Missouri State University for student admission. The recipient may continue to receive this scholarship for additional semesters as long as GPA remains at 3.0 or higher as a full time student. Recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Office.

Farris, Judith Musical Theatre Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a Theatre and Dance major who has a minimum GPA of 2.0. This scholarship is talent-based. Application forms are available in the Theatre and Dance department. Applicants must schedule an appointment with the department for an audition or portfolio presentation. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Fastenal Endowed Scholarship in Business

Founded in 1967 by Bob Kierlin and four friends, Fastenal is a world-wide leader in the distribution of industrial, safety and construction supplies. What began with an initial investment of $30,000 and a 1,000 sq. ft. store in Winona, Minnesota, Fastenal has grown to over 2,600 locations in all 50 U.S. States, Canada and Mexico, with additional locations in Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Today the company employs over 16,000 individuals and had 2013 annual revenue exceeding $3 billion.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time student enrolled in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business pursuing a degree in Business, in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 2.25, and with verified financial need. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Feldhoff, Albert Memorial Scholarship

Albert Feldhoff devoted 44 years of his life to the education of young people. He taught business education courses in a number of schools. He also successfully coached many school business teams in district and state competitions. Even after his death in 1971, his teaching efforts still have an influence on those lives he touched.

This scholarship is available to qualified students from Southeast Missouri with first preference being given to employees and/or the children of employees in any of the donor's business ventures. The student must have a B high school GPA (unless otherwise approved by the donor), and financial need may be a consideration.

Ferrell, Bill Endowed Scholarship

Bill Ferrell was the Scott County Sheriff for 28 years, from 1977-2004. He is married to Sharon Watson Ferrell and they reside in Sikeston, Missouri. They have four children, William F. Ferrell II of Sikeston, Missouri, John Ferrell of Lexington, Kentucky, Lee Ferrell of Boca Raton, Florida, and Nikki Ferrell of Sikeston, Mo. John, Lee and Nikki are also graduates of Southeast Missouri State University.

After his retirement, he joined his father and brother in the family business, Ferrell Enterprises, in Sikeston. Throughout his career, Mr. Ferrell supported school children and contributed generously to school organizations and programs to educate and serve students, teachers and administrators throughout Scott County.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a Scott County, Missouri resident with a 3.0 GPA and a Criminal Justice or Pre-Law major. This scholarship is not renewable.

First Missouri State Bank Endowed Scholarship

First Missouri State Bank was the brain child of Steve Taylor and Jay Knudtson.  Steve, a native of Cape Girardeau and a graduate of Cape Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University, began his banking career in Dallas, Texas in 1982.  There, he worked for the predecessors of JP Morgan Chase.  Taylor served in various positions in credit, commercial lending, branch management and mortgage banking.  Steve returned to Cape Girardeau in 1998 to serve as the Market President for Bank of America.   

Jay Knudtson, a native of Minnesota, attended and played baseball for the University of Minnesota.  He also graduated from the Colorado Graduate School of Banking.  He began his banking career in 1989 with Fleet Mortgage Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Shortly after this, Jay relocated to Cape Girardeau to open a branch for Fleet.  In 1991, he joined Boatmen’s Bank where he served in various lending and management positions, rising to the rank of Senior Vice President.  

It was after the Boatmen’s / Bank of America merger that Taylor and Knudtson forged their professional relationship.  In 2002, with the desire to return to community banking, they began working with Gaylon Lawrence, Sr. and Gaylon Lawrence, Jr. to establish a new bank based in Cape Girardeau with a focus of serving Cape Girardeau County.  The Lawrence family, who has other banking interests in Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee, provided the capital and on November 12, 2002, First Missouri State Bank opened.  

Both Steve and Jay believe that commitment to their community is an essential key to the success of any organization.  They have both taken this belief to heart as Jay served as Mayor of Cape Girardeau from 2002-2010 and currently serves as a Southeast Health Board of Trustee and the Southeast Missouri University Board of Regents.  Steve previously served as the Chairman of the Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation and currently serves as a Southeast Missouri State University Foundation Board Member and was recently appointed to the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. 

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University.  First preference shall go to students graduating from a high school in Cape Girardeau County and who are majoring in Accounting or Finance.  Second preference shall go to students graduating from a high school in Cape Girardeau County who are majoring in the College of Business.  If no students are identified from Cape Girardeau County, then students from the service region majoring in the College of Business will be considered.  This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

First State Bank & Trust Co.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student with a minimum of 3 hours who is a resident of Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, or New Madrid County and enrolled in the Southeast Missouri State University – Sikeston campus.

Flentge, Richard W. Memorial Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Richard W. Flentge family. Richard was a Cape Central High School graduate, and received his B.S. in Mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1954. He played football for the University all four years and was named All MIAA. He was assistant football coach in 1953. He was a member of the Southeast Missouri State University Booster Club since its inception and served as president. He was the owner of the Flentge's Home Appliances Sale and Service in Cape Girardeau.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a football player and a Missouri resident. The scholarship will be selected by the Athletic Director, Athletic Department, and the Head Football Coach.

Ford, Donald K. Memorial Percussion Endowed Scholarship

Donald K. Ford, former director of development at Southeast Missouri State University, was a jazz drummer from the late 1950's until his death. His love of jazz and performing were the catalysts for establishing this endowed scholarship for percussion majors in the Department of Music. Mr. Ford served as percussion head of the Golden Eagles in 1963 and 1964 while majoring in mathematics and English as an undergraduate. During his college days and after his graduation from the University in 1966, Mr. Ford appeared with many celebrities and big bands. Some of those famous performers he worked with included the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Martin Denny of "Quiet Village" fame, the Bob Sisco Orchestra, Earl Gran, Dennis Day, The Shirrells, The Drifters, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and the Golddiggers. During the Vietnam War, he served in the 399th Army Band. For over 40 years Mr. Ford performed locally with the community band, the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band, performed in local clubs with his brother's big band, The Jerry Ford Orchestra, and with a Dixieland band that Mr. Ford started in the 1970's, the Dixieland Swinging Six.

The recipient of this award must exhibit financial need and maintain at least an overall "B" average. The awarding process must include an audition on any percussion instrument determined by the scholarship selection committee. Also, preference will be given to a percussion major who is vitally interested in jazz and who exhibits aptitude, interest, and ability to perform as a jazz drummer. The recipient must be a percussion major.

Ford, Walter H. "Doc" Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Walter H. "Doc" Ford was a longtime Mayor of Cape Girardeau during the late 1940's through the early 1960's (12 years serving as mayor). He then served as 2nd District Judge of the Cape Girardeau County Court during the 1960's prior to his death in 1968. In addition to being a fixture in Cape Girardeau County politics for the better part of three decades, Mr. Ford was a successful businessman as founder and owner of Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Mr. Ford graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1932 with an education degree majoring in economics and political science. In addition, as an undergraduate he excelled in intercollegiate athletics, earning letters all four years in three sports (basketball, baseball, and football) for a total of 12 varsity letters (one of only a few to earn that many letters at Southeast Missouri State University). Mr. Ford then attended graduate school at the University of Colorado, taking coursework for a Master's Degree in political science and economics. He returned to Cape Girardeau to accept his first political post before completing his master's degree.

The recipient of this award should be a student majoring in economics, political science or education. The student must have at least a "B" average. This award will be renewable for a maximum of two academic years. If an applicant meets the above criteria and is also a basketball player, preference will be given to a basketball player. Also, applicants must show evidence of financial need.

Forsee Family Scholarship

Sherry Forsee, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from Southeast in 1972 with a B.S. in secondary education. While at Southeast Missouri State University, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, Terpsichore, and the Student Activities Council. Sherry has been employed by the North Kansas City, Charleston, East Prairie, and Hannibal school districts. She has been an active member in the Leukemia Society of Kansas City, Missouri Ballet Guild, Kansas City Young Matrons, Alpha Chi Omega, Pets for Life, and the Blue Valley Schools.

Gary Forsee was a 1968 graduate of Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and graduated in 1972 from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He has held many positions with Southwestern Bell and AT&T. In 1990, he joined Sprint and was transferred to Kansas City from the Washington, D.C. area. His most recent position with Sprint was as CEO of a joint venture called GlobalOne in Brussels, Belgium. In 1999, he joined BellSouth in Atlanta as Executive Vice President and Chief Staff Officer. Gary is a member of the National Board of Directors for the March of Dimes. In Kansas City, he served on the Board of the Kansas City Public Television Station, the Nelson Gallery Foundation's Business Council, and the University of Missouri Board of Curators Telecommunications Advisory Council.

Sherry and Gary have two daughters, Melanie and Kara, who graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The recipient of this scholarship must maintain a 3.0 GPA and must have financial need verified by the FAFSA.

Foster, Elgie Woods DAR Scholarship

This scholarship was established to memorialize Elgie Woods Foster and her genealogical contribution to the Kingshighway Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Foster DAR Scholarship assists students majoring in history or historic preservation with an emphasis in local/regional history. Applicants must be undergraduates and have completed at least 15 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Applicants must have an ACT Family Financial Statement on file in the Financial Aid Office indicating their financial need. This award is not renewable. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Department Office in Carnahan, Room 311, and returned to the History Department by February 28.

Foster, Robert W. and Wilma C. Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Robert and Wilma Foster. Dr. Foster served as the thirteenth president of Southeast Missouri State University from 1967-1991. The Foster Scholarship is open to students who intend to become teachers. First priority is given to a minority candidate. If no minority candidate applies or is qualified, the scholarship will be awarded based on demonstrated need and the potential to be a successful teacher. The award is subject to renewal provided satisfactory progress is made toward admission to or, if admitted, upon retention in the teacher education program. The recipients will be chosen by the Dean of the College of Education and/or designee.

Fox, Burwell Memorial Education Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student seeking a degree in Education, preferably Middle School Education, who has a GPA of 3.0. This scholarship shall be awarded by the College of Education. It is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Fox, Dr. Pauline M. Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to junior or senior students who are majoring in economics. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA and financial need is required.

Francis, Glen W. Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Francis was a member of the Scopus Church of Christ and a school teacher from 1948 to 1978. He began teaching in one room school houses, and then taught for twenty eight years in the Zalma School District. He taught in the Industrial Arts Department for twenty-five of those years. He was also a member of the Certified Teachers Association and the Missouri Teachers Association.

Mr. Francis served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps as a Sergeant, where he was awarded six Bronze stars for the campaigns of Air Offensive in Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Center Europe.

This award is to be given to an education major from Bollinger County with a minimum 2.75 GPA and financial need. First preference will be given to a student preparing for a BS in Education in Industrial Technology, with a second preference to a student preparing for a BS in Special Education.

Freeze, Dr. John and Martha Endowed Scholarship

John and Martha Freeze are both 1975 graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Martha graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education. John then attended UMKC School of Dentistry and graduated with a DDS degree. He opened a dental practice in 1980 in Cape Girardeau. John and Martha have two daughters. Their oldest daughter is a Southeast Missouri State University graduate, and their youngest daughter attended Southeast before being accepted into the Pharmacy program at UMKC. The Freezes are longtime members of the Redhawk (Booster) Club and attend most football, basketball, and other athletic events. They are also members of the Presidents Council and founding members of the Copper Dome Society.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student at Southeast Missouri State University who has enrolled or expressed a sincere interest in dental school (Pre-Dental). Second preference shall go to a student who has enrolled or expressed a sincere interest in pharmacy school (Pre-Pharmacy). Third preference shall go to a student who has enrolled or expressed a sincere interest in medical school (Pre-Medical). A GPA of at least 3.25 is required for this scholarship. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Friant Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Bertha Friant and her family established this scholarship in 1983. Mrs. Friant graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1910 and was a member of the college faculty, serving as primary supervisor at the training school. Julien N. Friant, her husband, was a 1907 Southeast graduate. He served as a member and chairman of the Teacher's College Board of Regents from 1931 to 1935.

This scholarship is for entering freshmen whose parents or guardians are residents of, and registered voters, in Perry, Madison, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Stoddard, New Madrid, Pemiscot, or Dunklin counties. The recipient of this scholarship must declare a major in agriculture or agri-business. The scholarship is renewable for agriculture students who maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Froemsdorf, Dr. Donald College of Science & Technology Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the friends of former Dean Don Froemsdorf. Dean Froemsdorf was the first dean of the College of Science and Technology, bringing it from its inception to the acclaim it now receives. A 1955 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Dean Froemsdorf began teaching in 1960 at his alma mater and remained until his retirement in 1990. His 30 years of service now stretches into the future with this perpetual endowment.

The Froemsdorf Scholarship will be available to students majoring in any one of the disciplines within the College of Science and Technology. Academic merit will be the prime consideration.

Fulton, Deborah Simmons Endowed Scholarship

Deborah Simmons Fulton retired as Executive Associate to the President and Secretary to the Board of Regents Emerita on July 1, 2013, after 37 years of service to Southeast Missouri State University. As Executive Associate to the President and Secretary to the Board of Regents for 21 years, Debbie witnessed first-hand the care with which decisions were reached to benefit the students of Southeast Missouri State University.

Debbie served as a mentor to many students over the years. She celebrated their successes and counseled them with their challenges. It was obvious to her that many students juggled studies and work in order to address their financial need.

Debbie was raised on a farm in Alexander County, the daughter of Roy C. and Mildred Prater Simmons. From an early age, her parents stressed education, hard work, and responsibility. Debbie was an honor student and loved to learn, and she was a first generation college student. The University wasn’t just a job to her; the University provided a daily learning opportunity and an environment of learning that she considers a blessing in her life.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Fulton, Tom and Betty Scholarship Fund

This award may be given to one student or divided among more than one person at the discretion of the Chairperson.

This scholarship will provide international opportunities for students at Southeast Missouri State University interested in international study. The scholarship may be used toward any of the international programs sponsored by the University. Such programs may be short term (a few weeks) or longer. The scholarship may be given for any purpose including travel and living expenses. To be eligible, recipients must be U. S. citizens who have had limited international experience.

Funk, Ernest and Flo Dickey Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1980 by Ernest M. Funk in memory of his wife, Flo Dickey Funk. Dr. Funk, professor emeritus of poultry husbandry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is a member of the Poultry Hall of Fame and has long been recognized as one of the leaders in the poultry industry in the United States. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1926 and was the Alumni Merit Award Winner in 1970.

This scholarship is reserved for students who graduated in the upper 25% of their high school class and exhibit financial need. First preference will be given to Iron County residents. This scholarship is not renewable.

Galemore, Gordon Endowed Scholarship

This award was established by the friends of Gordon Galemore, who served as a Mississippi County Juvenile Officer until his death. Mr. Galemore was a graduate of Charleston High School and dedicated his life to helping young people overcome adversity.

The Galemore Scholarships will be given to a graduate of Charleston High School and a graduate of East Prairie High School. Applicants must rank in the upper two-thirds of their graduating class, exhibit financial need, and plan to attend Southeast Missouri State University.

Gallagher, Dr. Judith Matthews Endowed Honors Scholarship

The Judith Matthews Gallagher Endowed Honors Scholarship was established by Bob & Alene Matthews in recognition of their daughter’s 2012 Alumni Merit Award from Southeast Missouri State University.

Dr. Gallagher received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and her Master of Arts degrees from Southeast. She received her Doctor of Education from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Dr. Gallagher currently serves as the Dean of Humanities at Tarrant County College-South Campus in Ft. Worth, Texas. She previously held the positions of Department Chair of English and Philosophy, Assistant Professor of English, as well as serving as the Department Chair of Liberal Arts. She has served as an instructor of English and Fine Arts at Tarrant County Junior College-Southeast in Arlington, Texas.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who participates in the Honors Program. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

The Gamewell Family Endowed Scholarship

William (Bill) T. Gamewell is a 1972 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Management. In 1979 he received a Masters’ in Business Administration from Saint Louis University.

Mr. Gamewell is currently Senior Vice President in charge of commercial real estate lending for Commerce Bank. Founded in Kansas City, Missouri in 1865, Commerce Bank provides a full range of financial products to consumer and commercial customers in 374 locations across the United States. Prior to joining Commerce Bank in 1979, Mr. Gamewell worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Mr. Gamewell is a recipient of the St. Louis Salutes Award presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association. He also serves as a member of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business St. Louis Corporate Advisory Board. Mr. Gamewell and his wife, Nancy, have one son and two grandchildren.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference goes to a full-time student in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business from the greater St. Louis area*, or an international business student who is at the end of their junior year (enrolled in their 90th to 100th credit hour in the spring term), in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 who has demonstrated leadership ability within the Harrison College of Business.

In the event that there is not a student who qualifies within the criteria specified above for first preference, second preference for this scholarship goes to for any full-time student enrolled in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business from the greater St. Louis area*, or an international business student. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

*The greater St. Louis area is defined by St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Madison County, St. Claire County, Monroe County, Jefferson County and Franklin County.

The Gamewell Family Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded by the Dean of the Harrison College of Business to full time business majors from the greater St. Louis area (defined as St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Madison County, St. Claire County, Monroe County, Jefferson County and Franklin County) or international business students who are at the end of their junior year (enrolled in their 90th to 100th credit hour in the spring term). Recipients must be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and judged by the department of their major to be academically strong and actively connected to their department and the Harrison College of Business. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Gannon Endowed Scholarship

Cindy Gannon received a Bachelor of Science in High School Education, with an emphasis in Physical Education, in 1985. She received a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education, with an emphasis in Physical Education, in 1987.

Gannon has been employed at Southeast Missouri State University since 1987. She served as the Head Coach of Women’s Volleyball until 2006 and currently serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director at Southeast.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be given to a member of the Volleyball team. Second preference shall be given to an Education major, and third preference shall be given to a Missouri resident. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Gardner, Alma Crites Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Alma Crites Gardner, a 1926 alumna of the University. She is a lifelong resident of Parma who has spent her entire career in the teaching field. Mrs. Gardner believes in the power of education and hopes to benefit many generations of teacher education students.

The Gardner Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program at Southeast Missouri State University. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and preference will be given to students who show need on the ACT Family Financial Statement. The award is subject to renewal provided that a 3.0 GPA is maintained.

Garner, Winfred and Emilye Memorial Health Care Scholarship

Winfred Garner and his wife, Emilye, a Canadian, met in the service. Mr. Garner, a native of Dexter, operated movie theatres until selling them years later. Winfred received great enjoyment watching his son help others as a doctor and told Emilye that he, too, wanted to help others in need of medical care. After Winfred's death in 2000, Mrs. Garner established the Winfred and Emilye Garner Memorial Healthcare Scholarship Fund to implement her late husband's dream.

First preference in awarding this scholarship will be given to a student from Dexter majoring in pre-medical studies. Second preference will be given to a student from Dexter majoring in nursing. Third preference will be given to a student from Dexter majoring in pre-dental studies. This scholarship is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Gateley, R. Melvin Scholarship

R. Melvin Gateley was born in Oran, Missouri, and graduated from Oran High School in 1944. He attended Southeast Missouri State College and receiving his B. S. degree in 1950. He received his M.A. in School Administration from George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee in 1956. In 1977, he received a Specialist in Education Degree from Southeast Missouri State University. Melvin's career in education began in 1948 as a teacher in Oran, Missouri and continued for 38 years. He retired in 1986 as the principal of L. J. Schultz Middle School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He is very active in civic groups, local government, and the economic development of this community and his church.

The recipient of this scholarship must have a GPA of 2.5 and must be an education major from Cape Girardeau County.

Gehrs, Lilly Brucher Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Lilly Brucher Gehrs and her family and friends. Mrs. Gehrs was a 1914 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.

The Gehrs Scholarship is available to any member of Kappa Omicron Phi who has completed the second semester of their junior year as a home economics major. The recipient must enroll for their senior year at the University. The recipient will be a student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership in home economics study. Recipients will be screened by a selection committee. This award will pay incidental fees for the fall semester.

Gerecke, Mildred Scholarship

Henry Gerecke established this scholarship to thank his wife for her service to the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Mrs. Gerecke volunteered as a rape investigator and counselor. She was invaluable to the force because of her experience and expertise. In World War II, Mrs. Gerecke was an Army nurse, and she worked as a registered nurse after the war. She also served on the Governor's Task Force for rape.

The Gerecke Scholarship is available to students who are criminal justice majors and have maintained a 2.5 GPA. The selection for this award will be made by the Department of Criminal Justice.

Gersbacher Zoology Achievement Award

The Gersbacher Zoology Achievement Award for excellence in scholastic achievement shall be awarded to a junior or senior majoring in biology with a concentration in zoology. Eligible candidates will have at least 60 semester hours of credit as a declared biology major with a concentration in zoology. At least 12 hours must be creditable to a biology major with concentration in zoology, and the recipient must have an overall grade point average of 3.5. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.5 or more in all required zoology concentration courses attempted. The committee determines which, if any, candidate qualifies for the award as it is a merit scholarship.

German Language Endowed Scholarship

The German Language Endowed Scholarship Fund invites full-time German Language majors to submit applications for a scholarship award. The scholarship's intent is to encourage German majors to study a German speaking country. The scholarship must be used primarily for overseas study purposes and will be competitive.

Gettinger, Dick & Mary Scholarship

Dick Gettinger attended Southeast Missouri State University from 1958 until 1962. He graduated in 1963. His initial job was with Monsanto in St. Louis. After five years at Monsanto, he received a job offer to join Ralston Purina as Manager of the Corporate Accounting staff. Gettinger spent 18 years with Ralston Purina, and his last position was as Controller of the Produce Products Division. In April of 1983, he was recruited to join Sunmark, Inc., a privately owned company, as Senior Vice President and Controller. Sunmark was based in St. Louis and was famous for its sweet-tart candy. After three years with the company, the ownership elected to sell the business to Nestle. After the sale to Nestle, Gettinger took a position with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as Vice President of International Finance and Administration for the Medical Products Division. He retired from this position in 1998 and has been on the Board of two homeowners’ associations. He and wife Mary enjoy playing golf and bridge, boating, and traveling. The Gettingers have been married since May of 1963 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three children and nine grandchildren.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The first preference will be a student from Ste. Genevieve County who has a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Gifford, Ann Porter Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students seeking a degree in Elementary Education within the College of Education at Southeast University. Recipients of this award must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Gifford, Robert Low Brass Endowed Scholarship

Professor Emeritus of Music, Dr. Robert M. Gifford, served the University from 1981-2004 in various positions, including Instructor of Low Brass, Director of Bands, Coordinator of Winds and Percussion, and Conductor or the Southeast Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

This scholarship shall be open to freshmen music majors whose major instrument is trombone, euphonium, or tuba. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

Gilbert, Homer Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in music. The recipient of this award must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all areas of study.

Gilbert, Lolla Endowed Scholarship

Lolla B. Gilbert was born October 1919 and died in January 2006. She was raised by Judge Charles Gilbert and Boka Hema Gilbert. She worked for the federal government in Washington, D.C., was a teacher, and worked in the U. S. Draft Office. After retirement, she worked as a typist for lawyers. Lolla was a very giving and loving person.
This scholarship is available to students with a minimum GPA of 2.0. It is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Glass, John Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dale Russell in memory of John Glass, a student at Southeast Missouri State University who was tragically killed in an Ozark plane crash.

The Glass Scholarship is available to students majoring in business. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and must have completed 35 credit hours at the University. Preference will be given to students who have completed 45 credit hours.

Glenn, Betty Berry Science Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student majoring in any field of science and graduating from a high school in the following counties: Stoddard, Wayne, Bollinger, Carter, Butler, Ripley, Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Mississippi, Scott, Cape Girardeau, Perry, Madison, Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois. Recipients of this scholarship must be traditional students.

Glenn, Charles and Minnie Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from Puxico High School with financial need as verified by the FAFSA. The recipient must be traditional students.

Glenn, John Business Administration Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in business with preference given to students graduating from Puxico, Zalma, Ellsinore or Greenville High Schools. The recipient must be a traditional student with financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

John Glenn is widely known as a transit specialist and an articulate spokesman for insurance adjusters. He is the founder and president of John Glenn Adjusters. The business deals mostly with transportation companies in California and Oregon. Other business interests include the Royal NuFoam Corporation in Oakland, a California almond orchard, the Glenn Cove Marina, and an apartment complex and industrial park in Richland, Washington. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1952, received the Alumni Merit Award in 1986, and was named Friend of the University in 1995.

Glenn, John & Betty CSIS Scholarship

A native of Puxico, Missouri, Mr. Glenn attended Southeast Missouri State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. His business, the John Glenn Adjustors and Administrators Corporation, handled claims work for many major transportation companies throughout California as well as for the Golden Gate Bridge. In addition, he was named Friend of the University in 1995 for his generous financial contributions to University projects such as endowed scholarships and support for the John and Betty Glenn Auditorium located in Robert A. Dempster Hall. He was a 1986 recipient of the Alumni Merit Award and, along with his wife, was named to the President’s Council in 1989. Mr. Glenn served as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors from 2002 to 2005 and was an emeritus member from 2005 until his death in 2008.

Mrs. Betty Berry Glenn attended Southeast, where she met John, and they were married in 1951. Mrs. Glenn previously served as the vice president of John Glenn Adjustors and Administrators. Mrs. Glenn currently resides in California and has three children who have been active in the work of Glenn Corporation: John, Sharon (Glenn) Hayward and Karen Ann Glenn-Mills.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference goes to students participating in the annual Center for Strategic and International Studies Seminar in Washington, DC. Second preference goes to a student participating in a similar activity sponsored by the University if the annual CSIS seminar is not offered. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Glenn, Sarah Endowed Scholarship

Sarah Glenn is the oldest grandchild to follow in her grandfather's footsteps by attending and graduating from Southeast Missouri State University.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in theatre with financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 24 are requirements to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is based on financial need as verified by the FAFSA. This scholarship is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Glenn, Wanda and Robert Chamberlain Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student who graduated from Puxico High School who has financial need as verified by the FAFSA. Non-traditional students do not qualify for the award. If there are no applicants from the aforementioned high school, the scholarship may be awarded to students graduating from a high school located in Washington/St. Francois County south through the Bootheel to the Missouri/Arkansas state line who have financial need as verified by the FAFSA. Students who receive this award shall have at least a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Glenn, Wilma Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student majoring in business with preference given to students graduating from Puxico, Zalma, Ellsinore or Greenville High Schools. The recipient must be a traditional student with financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

Glore, Dan & Marilyn Endowed Scholarship

Dan Glore graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with three degrees. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education (high school education) with a major in social studies in 1970, a Master of Arts in Education in 1975 and a Specialist’s degree in Education in 1988. He is a retired Fox High School principal.

Marilyn (Hill) Glore received two degrees from Southeast. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education (high school education) with majors in mathematics and English in 1968 and a Master of Arts in Education (counseling) in 1972. She retired as the head of the Guidance Department for Fox Senior High School in 2007.

Both Dan and Marilyn have been educators in the Fox C-6 School District in Arnold, Missouri and other school districts for many years. They live in Barnhart, Missouri, and are members of the Southeast Copper Dome Society. The Glores’ charitable foundation has funded numerous cultural activities in the St. Louis area. The Glores have also provided numerous scholarships for local students.

Dan and Marilyn are recipients of the 2013 Southeast Salutes award from the Alumni Association which honors outstanding alumni from the St. Louis area who have brought distinction to themselves and to the University through career and community achievements.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. Preference goes to a student from Jefferson County. Second preference goes to a student from St. Francois or Butler Counties. The minimum GPA requirement for this scholarship is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Gohn, Joan Amlingmeyer Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student majoring in Speech Pathology.

Goodwin, Dr. Fred B. Scholarship

Dr. Goodwin was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in 1951 and was a faculty member for over 30 years. He served as Dean of the College of Humanities from 1976 until his retirement in 1988. He also served on the Southeast Missouri Foundation Board of Directors participating in, among many other things, the formation of the department of Mass Communications.

The Goodwin Scholarship is intended for students with high promise in debate. This is a full-tuition award available to any class level and may be renewed for the extent of his or her college career.

Gramling, Earl G. Scholarship

Mr. Earl G. Gramling was a prominent Cape Girardeau businessman who never obtained more than a common-school education, but made himself familiar with the constitutional systems of England and the United States. He wanted to provide others in similar situations with the opportunity to receive a formal education.

The Gramling Scholarship was established to assist needy students of good character interested in the study of history, government, or political science. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria: entering freshmen must rank above the 75th percentile on a university admissions test and be in the upper 25% of their graduating class, university students currently enrolled must have at least a 2.5 GPA in work attempted, transfer students must also come with a 2.5 GPA from the institutions in which they were enrolled, and graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA for their undergraduate work or 3.5 GPA for a minimum of eight graduate hours.

Grant, Alice L. Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is to be awarded to student(s) majoring in an English Education curriculum.

Grauel, H. O. Endowed Scholarship

Dr. John C. Bierk, retired professor of English, sponsored this scholarship in honor of Dr. H. O. Grauel, Emeritus Professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Grauel began teaching at the University in 1928 and was an exemplary faculty member throughout his tenure. He retired in 1971.

The H. O. Grauel Scholarship is a one-year tuition scholarship awarded to a member of Sigma Tau Delta, a national English society. The recipient must be in their senior year of study, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and a 3.0 GPA or better within their English major.

Greable, E. Gene Accounting Scholarship

Mr. Gene Greable, Southeast Missouri State University Foundation Chairman Emeritus, is a 1962 alumnus of the University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting. Mr. Greable went on to earn his Master's degree from the University of Missouri in 1963. He is currently a Certified Public Accountant and audit partner for Arthur Andersen and Co., an international public accounting firm. Mr. Greable served as the second Southeast Missouri State University Foundation Chairman for three years during 1985-1988. He received the Alumni Merit Award in 1990.

The Greable Scholarship encourages academic excellence by providing scholarships to junior and senior accounting majors. Selection is based on scholarship, financial need, and the promise of success in the accounting field.

Green, David Clarinet Scholarship

After graduating from William Chrisman High School in Independence, MO, Dr. Green earned his undergraduate degree from Central Methodist College in 1962. He then served as director of instrumental music in the Ralls County R-II School District for two years. He continued his studies at Wichita State University earning his Masters of Music Education in 1966. He then began his career at Southeast as instructor of music and associate director of the Golden Eagles Marching Band. He then earned his Corcot of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1981. He had a tenure of thirty-three years at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. David Green served in both the Music Department and the School of University Studies. He worked with every instrumental ensemble in the department, including the Golden Eagles Marching Band, the University Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, University Concert Band and the University Wind Ensemble. He was also a private instructor in clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon. Dr. Green also taught Music History, Techniques and Music Appreciation. He was the Director of Planning and Assessment in the School of University Studies for six years. Dr. Green also served as principal clarinet with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for sixteen year.

The recipient of this scholarship must be working on a BME, BM, BA or BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in music. The clarinet must be his/her major performance area and must have demonstrated proficiency in clarinet. This scholarship recipient will be selected by a committee of the Music Department faculty, comprised of the department chair and two woodwind faculty members to include the clarinet instructor.

Greene, Heather Endowed Scholarship for Special Collections and Archives

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student with an interest in working with the historic collections in the Special Collections & Archives at Kent Library, as demonstrated in an essay submitted with the student’s application. Preference shall be given to a student pursuing either a major or minor in Historic Preservation. An archival project will be assigned to the award recipient by the Award Committee, and the spring semester award shall be contingent upon satisfactory progress toward completion of the project.

The recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 2.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Greene, Heather Endowed Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Musical Theatre in the Department of Theatre and Dance. The recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 2.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Green, Kenneth & Dorothy Endowed Scholarship

Kenneth and Dorothy Green were not able to attend college. Realizing the value of an education, they made many sacrifices to ensure their children’s completion of degrees at Southeast. Their continued support and encouragement served as a driving force for their son, Kenneth, Jr., and daughter, Patricia, to finish advanced degrees. Both Ken, Jr. and Pat consider education a continuing process and have passed along that value to their own children. This scholarship serves as a tribute to Kenneth and Dorothy Green.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and majoring in Math or Math Education. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Green, Rodney D. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Rodney D. Green. He was born on September 2, 1954, in Kennett, the son of Dale and Betty Jo Bowman of rural Campbell, Missouri. He died on June 11, 2011, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.

Rodney was a resident of Bernie, a member of the Sunnyvale Baptist Church in Malden, and a member of Dexter Kiwanis Club.

Rodney grew up on a farm three miles west of Malden. He was a 1972 graduate of Malden Senior High School. He obtained his college education at Southeast Missouri State University and Arkansas State University. He completed the Nebraska School of Banking program in 1978, and completed the Graduate School of Banking of the South in 1988.

He began his banking career as an officer with the State Bank of Bernie in 1976. In 1992, he was named the Bernie manager for the First Community Bank. In 2002, he was promoted to senior vice president and named the Malden Bank manager. In 2003, he was then promoted to president of the Malden branch of First Community Bank. At the time of his death, he was the president of the First State Bank and Trust in Dexter.

On June 17, 2005 he was united in marriage to Mary Hueckel Ward at Essex.

Rodney has two daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and husband Chad Crow of Sikeston and Jennifer and husband Daniel Neuhaus of Dexter; one step-son, Dustin Ward of Kennett; one sister and brother-in-law, Linnie Harris and husband Max of Jackson; and three grandchildren, Karsyn, Carter, and Chloe.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The recipient shall have a GPA of 3.50 or higher, be a graduate of Bernie, Dexter or Malden, Missouri High Schools, and be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, any major within that degree program, or pursuing a degree in Agribusiness. Second preference will go to a graduate of Bernie, Dexter, or Malden, Missouri high schools pursuing any degree. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Greene, The Janet Paar Endowed Scholarship

Janet Greene was a 1949 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University who received a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She was an English and art major.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a Liberal Arts student from the State of Missouri with first preference going to either an English Education or Art Education major.

Grisvard, Dr. Larry E. Performance Scholarship, Department of Theatre and Dance

The Dr. Larry E. Grisvard Performance Scholarship shall be awarded to incoming freshmen, transfer, and returning students, based on the decision of the Theatre and Dance faculty.

The recipient of this scholarship must pursue a B.F.A. in Performing Arts with a Theatre Performance or Dance Option and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0. The recipient must also enroll, and successfully complete, at least 12 hours of course credit each semester. Active participation in Theatre and Dance productions by audition and/or acceptance of technical crew assignments is a requirement. All applicants must submit a scholarship application (available through the Department of Theatre and Dance), two letters of recommendation (secondary teacher/advisor and non-family community member), and audition and/or show a sample of work (individual appointments and requirements can be arranged through the Department of Theatre and Dance).

Recipients are evaluated at the end of the fall semester to determine eligibility for the spring semester. Criteria for evaluation include academic and artistic progress, and such personal characteristics as cooperation, motivation and adaptability.

Grojean, Michael J. Endowed Scholarship

Michael (Mike) John Grojean is a 1968 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. He grew up in New Hamburg, Missouri in Scott County.

Mr. Grojean is currently Partner Emeritus and Firm Ambassador for Anders CPAs + Advisors. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Anders is a CPA and advisory firm serving privately held companies and high-net-worth individuals. Mr. Grojean joined Anders in 1976 and was elevated to partner in 1981. His specialties include audit and advisory, construction, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant in Missouri, Mr. Grojean is also certified in Illinois.

Mr. Grojean is a recipient of the St. Louis Salutes Award presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association. He also serves as a member of the Partners in Progress Accounting Advisory Board for the Donald L. Harrison College of Business, and is a member of the St. Louis Alumni Chapter Executive Committee. While a student at Southeast, he was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. Mr. Grojean and his wife, Beverly, have three adult children: Jeremy, Sarah, and Denise.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a student from Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, Missouri, or Oran High School in Oran, Missouri who is enrolled in the Harrison College of Business or the College of Education.

In the event that there is not a student who qualifies within the criteria specified above for first preference, second preference for this scholarship shall go to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is from Scott County, Missouri, and enrolled in the Harrison College of Business or the College of Education, with verified financial need. This scholarship is automatically renewable each year.

Gross, A.C.E. Louise Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Association for Childhood Education in memory of Louise M. Gross. Ms. Gross was a kindergarten teacher in the former Campus School located on the University campus.

The Gross Scholarship shall be used to pay one or two semesters' incidental fees. The recipient shall be a senior majoring in elementary education who has earned at least a 2.4 cumulative grade point average.

Gross, Cecil Elsie Education Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Cecil Elsie Gross.

This scholarship is intended to provide for students in the College of Education. The recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need verified by the FAFSA and academic performance. This scholarship is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Gum, Carl Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Carl. D. Gum, Judge of the Circuit Court, Division I, 17th Judicial Circuit. Judge Gum honors his mother and father, Carl D. Gum, Sr. and Maryana Burford Gum, who both attended Southeast Missouri State University. Mr. Gum, Sr. became the superintendent of schools at Clarkton, Mo., and Mrs. Gum was a teacher for many years in Burfordville, Missouri. The Gums were always supportive of students who were in need and often provided the means for them to take advantage of educational opportunities.

Hahs, Dwain & Susan Endowed Scholarship

Dwain Hahs is a 1974 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a major in Marketing. Dwain has served as Chairman of the Foundation Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Foundation’s Honoring Tradition – Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign, and is a former Alumni Merit Award recipient.

Dwain is an adjunct professor in the MBA Program at the Donald L. Harrison College of Business. He retired from Bausch & Lomb after 33 years in international business. He held positions in sales, marketing and global operations as President of International, President of Consumer Products, (including the Rayban sunglass business), and Corporate Senior Vice President and President of Europe and Asia.

Susan started her Nursing education at Southeast Missouri State University before graduating from Mt. Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.

Susan and Dwain have lived in Canada, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Dwain and Susan have two children and currently reside in Jackson, Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who majors in International Studies and is from Jackson or Oak Ridge, Missouri, School Districts. Second preference shall go to a student who majors in International Studies. To qualify, recipients must have financial need, as verified by the FAFSA. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipients must reapply each year.

Hahs Family Athletics Scholarship Endowment

Scholarship recipient must be a member of the Men's Basketball team with a preference for the scholarship to be applied toward Summer Term expenses.

Hahs, M. Luther and Catherine Speech Scholarship

This scholarship was established by M. Luther Hahs, a 1942 alumnus who, upon suffering a stroke in 1972, was paralyzed on the right side of his body and robbed of his ability to talk, read, write and reason. A grateful and determined man, Mr. Hahs showed high appreciation to Southeast Missouri State University for helping him regain his speech by helping others.

The Hahs Speech Scholarship is available to candidates who have completed at least 75 undergraduate hours with a major in speech pathology and have outstanding scholarship abilities with high promise as a professional speech pathologist.

Hahs, T. Ronald & Beverly K. Endowed Scholarship for Speech and Communication Studies

T. Ronald Hahs graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in speech and math. He was active in intercollegiate debate and oratory and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Mu Alpha and the Golden Eagles Marching Band. After spending a year as a teacher of math and speech and debate coach at Jackson High School, Ron began his career as a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual. He spent 34 years as a Managing Director. IN addition, he taught Principles of Insurance for 34 years in the Harrison College of Business at Southeast. Ron remains active as a Financial Representative in addition to Rotary, Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors, SoutheastHEALTH Board, and as a Sunday school teacher and choir member at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Beverly Hahs grew up in Jackson, Missouri, and attended Jackson Public Schools before graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. She majored in English and minored in Library Science. She was employed as a librarian at Scott City High School following graduation. Other career opportunities have included manager of The Galleria Antique Store and director of a 13-county educational program for special needs students and scouts through the Boy Scouts of America. Currently, Beverly is a freelance historical writer for the Cash Book Journal newspaper located in Jackson, Missouri. In additions, she has served as a board member of the Cape River Heritage Museum of Cape Girardeau since 1984. She was past president and member of the Rose Hills Garden Club, member, choir member, and Church Archival co-chair of Centenary United Methodist Church, member of PEO Chapter CI, and Ya-Ya Book Club.

The Hahs have four children: Brian (Julie) Hahs of Jackson, Missouri; Christy (Mike) Flannery of Raleigh, North Carolina; Lance (Nancy) Moll of Dallas, Texas; and, Bethany (Jason) Taylor of Overland Park, Kansas. They are the proud grandparents of 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring or minoring in Communication Studies. First preference goes to a student involved in debate or related public programming designed to facilitate campus and community dialogue. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Hale, Jordan H. Memorial Scholarship

The Jordan H. Hale Memorial Scholarship was established in loving memory of Jordan Hale, who departed this earth unexpectedly at 22 years of age on February 11, 2013. The Jordan H. Hale Memorial Scholarship is intended to ease the financial burden of eligible students and continue Jordan’s legacy of helping those in need.

Jordan graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2012, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Film and Television and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Jordan was an aspiring film producer who began his career at KFVS TV in Cape Girardeau as a member of the news production crew. He also co-produced a short film titled A Dame in the Life of Franklin Drake, earning an honorable mention at the 2010 Fault Line Film Festival.

If you met Jordan… you remembered him. He touched the lives and hearts of his family, friends, and co-workers alike. Jordan was a loyal and compassionate man who was loved and cherished by many.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a minority student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from St. Louis City or County. First preference shall go to a student with a declared major in Film and Television or Journalism. Second preference shall go to a minority student from St. Louis City or County. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Hall. The Halls graduated from the University in 1915. Mr. Hall played center for the football team from 1911 to 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Hall have fond memories of their time in Cape where they met and their romance blossomed. Now, they offer this award to others who may benefit from the financial help so that they, too, may grow.

The Hall Scholarship is available to average students pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education or aspiring to enter the teaching profession. Entering freshmen must rank above the 50th percentile on a University admissions test and in the upper one-half of their graduating class. University students must have a 2.0 GPA. One scholarship will go to a graduate of Lafayette or Eureka High Schools.

Halwachs, Michael A. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Michael A. Halwachs Memorial Endowed Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Michael Alan Halwachs, a Southeast Missouri State University alumnus, who died of cancer at the age of 31. Mike was born in Belleville, Ill. He was an electrical engineer with Bell Laboratories and later with McDonnell Douglas. He graduated with honors from the University in 1983 with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.

The College of Science and Technology will select the recipient of this award. Students who wish to apply must have and maintain a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

Hanebrink, Clyde and Pauline Hanebrink Endowed Scholarship

Pauline and Clyde Hanebrink are 1939 graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. Pauline went on to receive her Master's degree from the University of Wyoming, while Clyde received his from UNC in Greeley, Colorado. Pauline enjoyed a 40 year career as a 5th and 6th grade teacher and Clyde worked for 40 years as an elementary school principal in the St. Louis area.

This scholarship is to be awarded to student(s) majoring in elementary education.

Harris, Dr. Morton B. Scholarship

Dr. Morton B. Harris attended Southeast Missouri State University and was a member of the 1943 National Intercollegiate Basketball Championship team.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student athlete with financial need.

Harris, Michael K. Scholarship

Michael K. Harris, Sr. is a lifelong resident of Sikeston, Missouri, and a 1979 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. He attended Southeast Missouri State University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Social Work in 1984 and his Master of Science in Administration with a major in Human Services Administration in 2001. As an undergraduate, he served as the membership chair of Student Activities Council and was a 1981 pledge of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Upon graduation, Harris enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard in May 1984 and retired in January 2007, obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant. In 2005, he was called to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In Iraq, he served as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the Logistical Support Area Anaconda located near Balad, Iraq. Harris completed active duty in June 2006, earning a Bronze Star Medal, an Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal, and a Combat Action Badge. Harris is a Life Member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion.

Harris is an active participant in advocating for church and other community-based organizations to develop community gardens as a way of empowering people to supplement their incomes and provide their families affordable nutritious food sources.

Harris is a member of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors and has served as chairman of the Copper Dome Committee. In addition, he has served multiple terms on a variety of not-for-profit boards and committees aimed at improving the quality of life for Sikeston area residents. He has served three terms as councilman to the City of Sikeston, including as mayor pro tem in 2004.

Harris is married to the Honorable Councilwoman Dr. Maude Harris, who holds degrees from Southeast from 1985, 1995 and 2001. Family members are Najawa, Brenda, Sloane, and Michael “Keller.”

First preference in awarding this scholarship shall be given to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a degree in Social Work who is from Sikeston, Missouri. Second preference shall be given to a student majoring in Social Work who is from Scott County, Missouri. Recipients must also have demonstrated commitment to community service. The recipient shall also have financial need, as verified by the FAFSA. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Harris, Stephen L. Harris Athletic Scholarship

First preference will be given to a student athlete preparing to enter the teaching profession. Second preference will be given to a student athlete of any major.

Harnes, Veda Trust Fund

The Harnes Trust Fund was established in April, 1967 by the late Dr. Alvin R. Harnes in memory of his wife, Veda Ellis Harnes. Dr. and Mrs. Harnes were both natives of Cape Girardeau. Dr. Harnes received his degree from Southeast Missouri State University and later served as a faculty member. The Harnes family moved to New York City in 1927 where Dr. Harnes practiced for many years.

The Harnes Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student active in the fields of drama, entertainment, and the performing arts. It is to be used to help defray the cost of incidental fees.

Harrison, B. W. and Hazel River Campus Scholarship

In recognition of their generous support of the River Campus, the Board of Directors of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation approved the establishment of this scholarship to honor the Harrisons.

This scholarship shall be awarded to student(s) majoring in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.

Hartsfield, Clayton & Mamie Endowed Memorial Scholarship

George Hartsfield grew up on a farm near Malden, Missouri, the youngest of eight children. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 1965, and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in History and Political Science. During the 1963-64 academic year, he served as Student Body President. Upon graduation he was hired by Southwestern Bell in their management trainee program.

After spending four years with the Southwestern Bell System, Hartsfield relocated to Jefferson City where he held several management positions with the United Telephone Company. From 1991 until his retirement in 2009, he served as the President/CEO of the local YMCA. From 1979 until 1987, Hartsfield was the mayor of Jefferson City. He and his wife, Paula, have one daughter and two grandchildren. George and Paula both enjoy reading, volunteer work, and travel.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University at the main campus or at the Malden Regional Campus. The recipient must have achieved a 3.0 or better GPA in high school or at Southeast Missouri State if not an incoming freshman. Financial need must be verified by the FAFSA. He or she also must have demonstrated leadership potential through athletics or other extra-curricular activities in high school or at Southeast. First preference shall go to a student from Malden, Missouri. Second preference shall go to a student from Clarkton or Campbell, Missouri. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Hartsfield, Clayton & Mamie Memorial Scholarship

George Hartsfield grew up on a farm near Malden, Missouri, the youngest of eight children. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 1965, and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in History and Political Science. During the 1963-64 academic year, he served as Student Body President. Upon graduation he was hired by Southwestern Bell in their management trainee program.

After spending four years with the Southwestern Bell System, Hartsfield relocated to Jefferson City where he held several management positions with the United Telephone Company. From 1991 until his retirement in 2009, he served as the President/CEO of the local YMCA. From 1979 until 1987, Hartsfield was the mayor of Jefferson City. He and his wife, Paula, have one daughter and two grandchildren. George and Paula both enjoy reading, volunteer work, and travel.

Joann (Hartsfield) McCurter graduated from the Clarkton, Missouri High School. She and her husband, Bo, reside in Malden where they have operated several small businesses. She has been, and remains, active in city and county politics. She can be found working at the polls every election. From 1970 until 1975, she served as the Collector for the city of Malden. From 1989 until 1995, Mrs. McCurter held the position of Collector for Cotton Hill Township.

The McCurters have one daughter, a grandson, and a great-grandson. Mrs. McCurter enjoys taking care of great-grandson Keaton and managing their rental property.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University at the main campus or at the Malden Regional Campus. The recipient must have achieved a 3.0 or better GPA in high school or at Southeast Missouri State if not an incoming freshman. Financial need must be verified by the FAFSA. He or she also must have demonstrated leadership potential through athletics or other extra-curricular activities in high school or at Southeast. First preference shall go to a student from Malden, Missouri. Second preference shall go to a student from Clarkton or Campbell, Missouri. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Harty, John and Bess Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. John Harty, class of 1919, who was a professor of physics at the University from 1936 to 1946. Dr. Harty also taught at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He and his wife, the former Bess Cashion, were acclaimed 'Mr. and Mrs. Science Fair' of New Mexico when he retired in 1958 from teaching. Dr. Harty received the 1964 Alumni Merit Award at Southeast Missouri State University.

The Harty Scholarship is awarded through the College of Science and Technology to aid one student each year. The recipient must be a sophomore with an overall GPA of 3.5 who has best demonstrated interest and ability in science.

Haskell, Dr. Dale & Marsha Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Dale and Marsha Haskell are both English Education graduates from Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Haskell is a professor in the English department at the University. Marsha is an executive for AT&T.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an English major. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Hays, Adam & William Blakemore Memorial Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who majors in Accounting, Agri-Business, or Elementary Education. Recipients must be graduates from a high school in either Dunklin or Pemiscot Counties who have a minimum GPA of 3.2. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

HD Supply Endowed Scholarship

With more than 80 years of experience, HD Supply is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. HD Supply provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, infrastructure and power, and specialty construction sectors. HD Supply Holdings, Inc., the indirect parent of HD Supply, Inc., trades on the NASDQ Global Select Market under the symbol “HDS.”

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time student enrolled in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business interested in a career in the distribution industry and pursuing a degree in Sales, Management, Finance or obtaining a minor in Supply Chain Management, in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 2.50. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Hekmat, Firooz Marketing/International Business Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Firooz-Hekmat and friends in honor of Dr. Firooz Hekmat. Dr. Firooz Hekmat, born in Tehran, Iran, was a Professor of Marketing at Southeast Missouri State University from 1983 until 1995. Dr. Hekmat was a strong advocate of student learning and becoming the best possible at whatever was attempted.

First preference will be given to an international student who has completed a minimum of 60 hours with a declared major in Marketing or International Business with a minor in Marketing. Second preference will be given to an American student participating in one of the Harrison College of Business' approved international programs. Third preference will be given to a student participating in one of the approved International Business Study Tours. Financial need shall be a consideration.

This scholarship is awarded for University fees. Along with the required application, the scholarship selection committee will interview the top candidates before making the award. The Marketing Department Chairperson, Director of the International Business Programs, and one appointed faculty member of the Harrison College of Business will serve as the scholarship selection committee.

Hendricks, A. F. Scholarship in Physics

This scholarship was established by A. F. Hendricks of Wingate, N.C., in 1942. Mr. Hendricks was president of Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill, Missouri, before it was forced to close during WWII. It was transferred to Southeast Missouri State University in order to continue helping students from the surrounding areas.

The Hendricks Scholarship is awarded on the basis of general ability and promise of unusual success in the field of physics. It is awarded to a physics student with a GPA above 3.5 and 60 hours of credit.

Hensley, Jack Theatre & Dance Scholarship

Jack Hensley, a professor of speech and theatre arts for 36 years, retired from Southeast Missouri State University where he spent 27 years. He began his college teaching career in 1952 at Northeast Missouri State University. He left Northeast after seven years and taught two years at Stephen F. Austin State in Texas before coming to Southeast. Hensley helped plan the construction of the Forrest H. Rose Theatre on the Southeast Campus and directed 27 plays between 1963 and 1982. The plays he directed ranged from "Candida" and "Romeo and Juliet" in 1964 to "Carnival" in 1982. He taught theatre history and the freshman speech course at Southeast. A member of the State Council on the Arts theatre advisory panel for 12 years, Hensley served on numerous university committees including Academic Council, Alumni Council, Commencement Committee, Executive Committee of the 1973 centennial celebration, the Board of Publications and the Faculty Emeritus Committee. Hensley participated in the Missouri London Program in the first year of operation in 1984, teaching courses in England for one semester. His interest in archaeology and theatre history took him on study trips in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Italy and England. Born in Cape Girardeau, Hensley received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast. He earned a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and did additional study at the Yale School of Drama.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. Scholarship is talent-based, to be awarded to recipient majoring in Theatre and Dance. Application forms are available in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Herculaneum High School/Jefferson County Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Herculaneum, Desoto or St. Paul X High School who will attend Southeast Missouri State University. First preference goes to a science major. The scholarship is automatically renewed for four years if the recipient maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Herndon, Meghan Memorial Scholarship

Meghan Herndon began her senior season as a starting defender on the Southeast Missouri State University soccer team in 2012. Tragedy struck on September 9, 2012, when Meghan was involved in an accident that eventually took her life. On September 20, 2012, Meghan gave the ultimate gift of life by becoming an organ and tissue donor, continuing to make an impact on other lives.

“Impossible is nothing” was the mantra by which Megan lived her life, one that she put into practice at Southeast. She balanced her demanding soccer schedule with a rigorous academic curriculum. After beginning her career as a walk-on, Meghan’s will and determination made her a mainstay on the Southeast defense, ultimately earning her a scholarship. She stepped onto the field in 55 matches during her career, starting 39 of those contests. Off the field, Meghan was a nursing major who was placed on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll three times. She was also a three-time Southeast Scholar-Athlete. She strived for nothing but the best, and her impact on others was evident by her involvement outside the classroom and off the soccer field with anyone in which she came in contact.

The Redhawks honored Meghan by retiring her No. 2 jersey during their alumnae match on September 20, 2013. Meghan’s family is hoping her legacy will live on through her scholarship and that the recipient will demonstrate similar traits, characteristics and qualities that Meghan stood for in her short but very vibrant life.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a member of the University’s Women’s Soccer team. First preference will go to a student with a 3.5 GPA, with a commitment to earn a Nursing or Health Sciences degree and demonstrated community service. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Hetzel, Chief of Police Rick Law Enforcement Scholarship

Following a distinguished twenty year military career as a Special Agent of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, Richard "Rick" Hetzel served as the Chief of Police in Norcross, Georgia and in Cape Girardeau, Missouri until his retirement from law enforcement in 2001. Mr. Hetzel attended the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and the Metropolitan Police Academy, London, England. Because of his extensive background in violent crime investigations, he was frequently requested to address audiences in topics related to international terrorism, violent crime, crime and delinquency, and community-oriented policing.

As Chief of Police, Mr. Hetzel was considered a trend setter with a contemporary "hands-on" approach to community-oriented policing. Mr. Hetzel's efforts culminated in the development
of several cooperative initiatives within the communities he served, including two of the first School Resource Officer and Student Leadership Programs in the States of Georgia and Missouri.

In 1996, The United States Attorney, 11th Judicial District, selected Mr. Hetzel as the recipient of the Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community-Oriented Policing. Mr. Hetzel was also the recipient of numerous military awards including the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for his service in Vietnam.

Since his retirement from law enforcement in 2001, Mr. Hetzel has undertaken a variety of entrepreneurial interests including the development of businesses in real estate investment, international golf travel, and the digital publishing industry.

Mr. Hetzel graduated in 1980 from Webster University with a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI Academy.

Mr. Hetzel currently resides with his wife, Cheryl Mothes, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The recipient of this award shall be either an undergraduate student majoring in Criminal Justice or a student in the Law Enforcement Academy at Southeast Missouri State University. Preference is given to a student who has financial need, but it is not a requirement.

Heyde, William and Bernice Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor William and Bernice Heyde, the parents of Dr. Adelaide Parsons. Dr. Parsons was a faculty member in the English department and Director of International Programs. Dr. Parsons holds faculty and director emeritus status at Southeast Missouri State University.

This scholarship shall be divided equally each year into two separate awards. One scholarship shall be awarded to a study-abroad applicant. The other scholarship shall be awarded to an international student studying at Southeast Missouri State University.

The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA with 30 hours of coursework completed prior to applying for this scholarship.

Hilgendorf, Merle & Helen Endowed Education Scholarship

Merle and Helen Hilgendorf were educators. During Merle's career, he was a band teacher, a guidance counselor, and an administrator. Helen first taught elementary students and later became a reading specialist in high school. This endowment is an opportunity to continue their legacy of helping young people in their pursuit of knowledge.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time education major attending Southeast Missouri State University. First preference will be given to a student from the Southeast Missouri State University service area in the State of Missouri or a student from the State of Illinois. Financial need as verified by the FAFSA is a requirement. This scholarship is renewable, but the applicant must reapply each year.

Hill, Robert R. and Elzora Kinsolving Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hill. Dr. Hill, a 1922 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, was the chairman of the education department at the University from 1956 until 1965. He also taught at the University from 1928 until his retirement in 1965.

The Hill Memorial Scholarship is available to education majors and those interested in pursuing a teaching career. It may be renewable for successive years if grades and performance warrant, and if the applicant reapplies.

Hill, W. Victor and Cape West Rotary Scholarship for Non- Traditional Students

This scholarship was created by Cape West Rotary in memory of Vic Hill, Assistant Director of Admissions at Southeast Missouri State University. He retired in 1981 after 15 years of service to the University. Mr. Hill was a 1939 graduate of Southeast and spent 44 years in education.

The Hill Scholarship was created to aid non-traditional students at Southeast Missouri State University. Non-traditional students are defined as those over 35, under 25 and married, widowed or divorced, those with a general-education diploma, veterans, or those who have been away from college for a year or longer.

Hinchey, William J. Endowed Lecture Fund

The recipient of this scholarship must be a Missouri resident with a 3.0 GPA and have declared financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

Hinni, Dr. John Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to grandchildren of Dr. John Hinni, if and when they should make the request. Second preference goes to single parents with the greatest need. The Dr. John Hinni Scholarship Fund has been created to honor Dr. Hinni's contribution to the University by former students, friends and colleagues. Dr. Hinni has been a part of Southeast Missouri State University for 34 years.

History Graduate Student Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a graduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in History. This scholarship shall be given to a graduate student completing an internship or advanced project in applied history, or engaging in or presenting original research or other scholarly or experiential activity. The minimum GPA is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Hoche, David E. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Hoche by his family to honor him as a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau. In 1935, David Hoche established his accounting firm and over the years became a fixture in the community.

The Hoche Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed his or her freshman year of college, and majors in accounting. The applicant must be a graduate of Cape Central High School. Financial need is also a consideration. This award is renewable for an additional three years if the student maintains a cumulative 3.5 GPA.

Hoeman, Georgia Roever Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must have a declared major in business, show financial need, and a cumulative GPA of no more than 3.0.

Holcomb Baseball Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a Baseball student athlete enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be given to a student athlete who is a pitcher. Second preference shall be given to a Baseball student athlete who plays any position. The minimum GPA is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Holcomb, John & Judith Pre-Med Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is pursuing a degree related to pre-med. The recipient must have completed 45 hours prior to application. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Holcomb, Mildred and Nell Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Mildred Holcomb and Nell Holcomb by Dr. John Holcomb, a 1956 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. The Holcombs were both teachers in this area for many years and their efforts are remembered through their assistance to others.

The Holcomb Scholarship is for students who have been admitted to the elementary education program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. First preference will go to students who attended Nell Holcomb Elementary School. This award is based on academic merit and is renewable for those students making satisfactory progress towards their degree.

Holland, Angela & Bill Endowed Scholarship

William P. Holland is the Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, beginning in 2008. Bill began his service to the University in August 2005 as the Director of Corporate Relations in the St. Louis office. He is a 1975 graduate of Missouri State University.

Angela Holland is a registered nurse specializing in ophthalmology. She is a 1976 graduate of St. Louis University with a BSN.

Bill and Angela are the parents of three children.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship shall be awarded to students majoring in business with an emphasis in entrepreneurial studies who have a minimum GPA of 2.75. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Holland, Earl and Margie Scholarship Fund

Mr. Earl Holland was born and raised in Caruthersville, Missouri. He graduated from Caruthersville High School in 1963, and received a BS degree in Business Administration in 1968 from Southeast Missouri State University. He is now the Vice Chairman of Health Management Associates, Inc., in Naples, Florida. He was also a 1997 nominee for the Southeast Missouri State University's Alumni Merit Award.

First preference will be given to grandchildren of Earl and Margie Holland. Second and third preferences, respectively, will be to a Caruthersville High School graduate and a Hayti School graduate with a 3.0 GPA, financial need, and willingness to attend Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship award is to be used for fees and is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Holland, Earl and Margie School of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Music, Art, Theatre, or Dance.

Hooper, Dominic Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Dominic Hooper, a senior at Scott City High School. Dominic was a member of the National Honor Society, Pep Club, Theater Club, GAS Club, A+ program, was a four-year honor roll student, and was in the top 10% of his class. He was very active in sports and enjoyed playing football, basketball, baseball and weightlifting. Dominic loved life and lived each day to the fullest. He never met a stranger and always went out of his way to make sure everyone he saw was happy and smiling. He had such an infectious personality and had a very special ability to make friends with everyone he met. He loved spending time with his friends, whether it was playing on one of many different team sports, dunk ball, Frisbee golf, video games, listening to music, dancing or just hanging out.

Dominic was a wonderful, caring young man, a very driven person with a great sense of humor. His compassion for others and trust and faith in God was astonishing. His kind and generous heart was unending. He has touched the lives of so many people from many different places and has continued to do so even after his untimely death. Through the gift of organ donation, Dominic’s legacy lives on in the lives of five individuals. He was accepted and registered to attend Southeast Missouri State University after graduation.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a Freshman enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate of Scott City High School and a participant in high school athletics. Financial need will be considered but is not required for the award. This scholarship is not renewable.

Hoover, Grace V. International Student Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Professor Grace V. Hoover who has had a distinguished 30 year career at Southeast Missouri State University. She was chairperson of the Department of Home Economics for 25 years. She was also instrumental in establishing the University's Child Study Center, the Elderhostel Program, the Work and Family Institute, and many other programs. Professor Hoover received many honors and awards for her work including the College of Social Science Outstanding Service Award and the Faculty Merit Award.

The Hoover Scholarship is awarded to an international student majoring in the human environmental studies program at the undergraduate or graduate level. The recipient must have completed 30 hours with a GPA of 2.5. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA.

Hoover, M. Wayne Endowed Scholarship in Psychology

A recipient's GPA will not be an exclusive criterion to the scholarship, but a minimum GPA of 3.0 will be required. Other criteria needed to receive this award includes, but is not restricted to the following: involvement in student activities such as Psi Chi and Psychology Club, collaboration with faculty conducting research, independent research, attendance at psychology conferences and meetings, presentation of papers at meetings, published papers, involvement in internship training. In addition to the above, the successful recipient must manifest positive interest in classroom learning, prepare to graduate with distinction, mentor, demonstrate high quality in written and verbal work, be a good colleague with other students in and out of class, and rate well on the "I'm gonna miss you when you are gone" factor. The student must be a current student majoring in psychology at Southeast Missouri State University. The criteria will not include financial need.

Interested students may apply by submitting a letter to the Department Chair. The letter should address criteria, except the "miss you" criterion, by providing adequate information on any relevant criteria. Members of the Psychology faculty may choose to write a letter supporting a student whom they know is applying, but letters from faculty will not be a requirement of the applicant.

Hudson, Mark MA-250 Scholarship

Mike and Linda Hudson are both graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is being established in the memory of their son, Mark, who was an active member of Sigma Nu fraternity at Baylor University. They wished to honor their son by helping a fellow Sigma Nu in the pursuit of his academic degree.

The intent of the Mark Hudson MA-250 Memorial Scholarship is primarily and foremost to reward a Sigma Nu member who has displayed extraordinary service in helping the chapter, his fellow brothers, or an individual brother in need. This scholarship may be awarded to an active member of the Sigma Nu fraternity at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship will be awarded annually to any active member in freshman through senior classes.

The scholarship recipient should have an interest in pursuing a degree in business. The faculty and/or alumni advisor may recommend a worthy Sigma Nu for this scholarship.

In the event that the scholarship is not used during an academic year, the Dean of the Harrison College of Business may use the scholarship equivalent to help defray the cost of an international study program for a student who also has evidenced the character traits set forth by the intent of the scholarship.

Hudson, Mark Memorial Leadership Award

Michael and Linda Hudson have dedicated this scholarship in the memory of their son Mark Hudson, in recognition of his commitment to Sigma Nu. Mike and Linda are both graduates of Southeast Missouri State University and were active in the Greek Community from 1974 until 1978. Mike Hudson received his MBA in 1978 from the University. Linda received her BS in 1978 from the University, and her MHA in 1981 from St. Louis University. Mike and Linda reside in Keller, Texas.

The Mark Hudson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity who has demonstrated leadership and dedication to community relations, chapter growth, and philanthropy. The advisor for Sigma Nu Fraternity, in conjunction with the Director of the Campus Life and Event Services, will make the award based on recommendations from the Fraternity.

Huebel, Harry Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Mr. Harry Huebel. Mr. Huebel contributed over thirty years of dedicated service to the youth of Cape Girardeau.

The Huebel Scholarship is awarded to a student who has a minimum of 60 hours with a declared major in history, art, literature, or foreign language. It is based on academic merit and good character. Financial need may also be a consideration in cases involving several highly qualified applications.

Hunt, Charles and Mary Hunt Scholarship

This scholarship is open to full-time students who maintain a 3.5 GPA, major in business, demonstrate financial need, and are from Perry or Jefferson County. Students must be of high integrity, strong moral character, and have leadership potential, as demonstrated from high school records.

Hutson, Glenn and Helen F. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Hutson Family in memory of Glenn Hutson, a Cape Girardeau businessman for over sixty years.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of Cape Girardeau County and must be a business major.

Huttegger, Patricia A. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Lisa (Huttegger) Newcomer and Mr. Mark Masters in memory of their mother. Mrs. Pat Huttegger was a former nursing instructor at Southeast Missouri State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1976. She enjoyed 48 years in the nursing profession and continued to add to a vast knowledge of all nursing procedures throughout her career. Her passions included her children, grandchildren and family, as well as nursing, education and leadership. Her hope was to encourage others to find nursing as gratifying as she did.

The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled Southeast Missouri State University’s Nursing program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. First preference will be given to a single parent. Second preference will be given to a non-traditional student. Third preference will be given to any student majoring in Nursing.

IET FIRST Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and have participated in a FIRST competition (e.g., FIRST Technology Challenge, FIRST Robotics Competition, etc.). The recipient must be majoring in a program within the Department of Industrial & Engineering Technology with first preference for Engineering Technology majors.

In addition, applicants must submit the following information to the Department of Industrial & Engineering Technology: a statement on how participation in FIRST programs has increased your interest and/or preparation for STEM fields. Please send statements to:

IET FIRST Scholarship, MS6825
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Jackson High School Class of 1968 Scholarship

This scholarship goes to, as first preference, a descendant of the Jackson High School Class of 1968 alumni. If no descendant applies, second preference goes to a graduate of Jackson High School with at least a "C" average. The candidate must provide a letter of character reference with the application.

Jackson, Linda K. (Clarke) Hometown Pride Scholarship

Linda Jackson was born on Mar. 28, 1961, in Cairo, Illinois, to Peter J. and Sarah Jane Clarke and graduated from Cairo High School in Cairo, Illinois. She met her husband, Willis Jackson, while working at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cairo, Illinois. They married in July 1984. Though she never graduated from a four-year institution of higher learning, she pressed the importance of a college education on her two sons, Alex and Jacob.

Mrs. Jackson grew up in a family that had a strong tradition of community involvement. She was involved in planning and coordinating Cairo Riverboat Days for over 15 years and was a past president of Beta Sigma Phi. In 2010, Governor Pat Quinn appointed her to serve on the Alexander-Cairo Port District board which she served on for over three years. She served over 14 years on the Cairo City Council, beginning as a Councilwoman for the 4th ward, and later becoming Councilwoman-At-Large. She was also the first woman to preside over the Cairo City Council as Mayor Pro Tem.

She was extremely devoted to her community and had a profound impact upon the City of Cairo. The family has established this scholarship to carry on her legacy of hometown pride and to help inspire future leaders to invest in their hometown communities.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a Cairo High School, Cairo, Illinois graduate. Second preference shall go to a resident of Cairo, Illinois. Third preference shall go to a resident of Alexander County. Fourth preference shall go to a resident of Pulaski County. If no students fit the previously stated criteria, this scholarship shall be open to any student. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

James, Ruth VanAmburg Scholarship

This scholarship was established by John H. Wiseman, former Financial Aids Coordinator and 1943 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, in memory of his aunt. Mrs. James taught English in the Cape Girardeau area for 38 years. During many of these years, she attended the University in the summer until receiving her degree in 1934. She obtained her Master's Degree at Peabody University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1942.

The James Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore English major who graduated from a high school in Cape Girardeau County. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 2.5 and a 3.0 in English classes. Financial need will also be considered.

Jarvis, Mozelle Cloud Scholarship

Students who apply for this scholarship must be graduates of Sikeston High School and enrolled in either the Sikeston Regional Campus or the main campus. First preference goes to a student interested in the performing arts.

Jedan, Dr. Dieter and Nancy Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Dieter Jedan served as chairperson of Global Cultures & Languages for 20 years, and his wife, Nancy, taught for several years in Marketing & Management. While department chairperson, Dr. Jedan initiated bilateral exchange agreements with universities in Germany, France, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Ecuador. The Jedans stressed the importance of international study.

The goal of this endowed scholarship is to: (1) Assist and encourage international students from the department’s bilateral exchange partner universities to study at Southeast Missouri State University; and (2) Provide Southeast students the opportunity to meet with, learn from, and start friendships with these incoming students and thereby be encouraged to study abroad.

Recipients of this scholarship shall be non-degree seeking international exchange students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from the following universities with which the Department of Global Cultures and Languages currently has exchange agreements*:
Université d’Angers - Angers France
Universidad de Costa Rica, Turrialba Campus - Turrialba, Costa Rica
Universidad de Las Americas, Quito Campus - Quito, Ecuador
Technische Universität Dortmund - Dortmund, Germany
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena - Jena, Germany
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro - Querétaro, Mexico
Universidad de León - León, Spain
Universidad Antonio de Nebrija - Madrid, Spain
*In consultation with Dr. Jedan or his designated heir (as long as she desires), as additional exchange agreements are executed by the Department of Global Cultures and Languages, those institutions may be added.

Application Process: Applications for the scholarship are available in the Department of Global Cultures and Languages. Students apply by submitting an essay describing (1) their reason for wanting to study at Southeast Missouri State University; (2) their previous international experiences; (3) how their study at Southeast will assist them in their major; and (4) how their study at Southeast will influence their profession. Applicants must address all points.

Letters of Recommendation: Two (2) letters of recommendation are required from the student’s home university; one from the applicant’s international program advisor and the other from a professor in his/her major.

Required Presentations: Recipients agree to present a minimum of two presentations (PowerPoint, etc.) while at Southeast. These presentations are open to all Southeast students. The first presentation shall focus on the student’s home university and will take place before Mid-Term. The second presentation shall compare and contrast living and studying in his/her home country and the United States. This presentation will take place between Mid-Term and Finals.

Application deadlines are also extended to June 1 for Fall semester study and October 1 for Spring semester study, to coincide with international application timelines. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is not renewable.

Jenkins, William T. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of William T. Jenkins who joined the faculty in 1966 after obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. After his death in 1974, Mr. Jenkins' family and friends established this award in honor of his personal dedication to academic excellence and high moral standards.

The Jenkins Scholarship is awarded for incidental fees for one semester. Candidates for this awards must be currently enrolled and have junior status, be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Bachelor of Science in education with an emphasis in Social Science, or a Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation. The applicant must also have an overall GPA of a minimum of 3.0 with no grade being lower than a "B". Each application should be accompanied by a current transcript and three letters of recommendation focusing on the applicant's potential for academic excellence. Selection is made solely on the basis of merit. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Department Office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the History Department by February 28.

Jennings Brothers Endowed Agriculture Scholarship

Jennings Brothers, Inc. is a farming corporation owned by Charles Dan Jennings, Jr. and Thomas L. Jennings. The borthers currently farm approximately 5,000 acres with crops consisting of corn, wheat, soy beans, and rice. The brothers, Dan and Tom, as they are known by their friends, own approximately 1,500 more acres and rent the balance of the land they farm. Both Dan and Tom attended Southeast Missouri State University. Dan attended for two years from 1968 until 1970,and Tom attended for three years from 1971 until 1974. Tom graduated in 1974 with honors.

The recipient of this scholarship must be an Agriculture major attending Southeast Missouri State University locations in Sikeston or Malden, who has a GPA of 2.0. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Johnson, B. F. and Carrie Woodburn Memorial Mathematics Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the daughters of Professor B. F. Johnson, former mathematics faculty member from 1898 to 1941, and his wife, Carrie Woodburn Johnson. Students and friends of Professor Johnson have made this award possible.

The Johnson Scholarship is available to mathematics majors and elementary education majors specializing in mathematics. The recipients of this award must complete at least three courses above MA 135 and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Financial need will also be a consideration.

Johnson, Beatrice and Russell Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Russell Johnson, Professor Emeritus, established this scholarship to honor his mother.

The Beatrice and Russell Scholarship is available to graduate students in the College of Education who are pursuing a Masters in Exceptional Child. Both academic performance and financial need will be considered.

Johnson, Gary G. Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

Gary G. Johnson, Ph.D., has been a faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University since 1982.  He has served as associate dean of the Harrison College of Business since 2006. He holds the rank of professor in accounting.  His principal areas of teaching and research are forensic accounting, auditing, information systems and international accounting.  He has been recognized three times for the college’s most prestigious award:  twice as faculty fellow in teaching and once as faculty fellow in research.  In 1998, Dr. Johnson was recognized by the Missouri Society of CPAs as “Accounting Educator of the Year.” During his tenure at Southeast, Dr. Johnson has served his department, college, and university on numerous committees and task forces.  He has over 40 journal publications and is co-author of an accounting textbook.  In addition to his accomplishments as an educator, administrator, and researcher, Dr. Johnson holds the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (1984), Certified Management Accountant (1985), and Certified Government Financial Manager (1997).  Dr. Johnson served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Missouri Society of CPAs in 2004, becoming only the second educator selected to that position in the 98 year history of the Society.  The MSCPA is the principal professional organization for CPAs in Missouri with over 8,000 members.  Dr. Johnson has represented the college in overseas assignments to The Netherlands, Denmark, China, and Uruguay.  He is also past president of two academic accounting organizations:  the North American Accounting Society (2003-2004) and the Missouri Association of Accounting Educators (1995-96).  Dr. Johnson is married to Mary Moore Johnson, JD, MBA, professor of business law. 

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and a U.S. citizen with a declared major in accounting and at least 12 credit hours in accounting completed.  The GPA in accounting courses must be 3.75 or higher with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.  The student must also be an active member of Beta Alpha Psi and planning a career as a certified public accountant. 

First preference shall go to students meeting the above criteria and a student with a leadership position in Beta Alpha Psi, who is a native of Missouri, and plans to work in auditing and certified in Microsoft EXCEL.  This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Johnston, Kenneth and Joy Endowed Scholarship

After serving as District Superintendent of the Cape Girardeau-Farmington district of the United Methodist Church since 1984, Dr. Kenneth Johnston retired from the ministry. The commitment of Joy and Dr. Johnston to education has been a lifetime's accomplishment. As thanks for their excellent service to the area, an endowed scholarship fund has been established in their names.

The Johnston Scholarship is awarded to students with both potential and need. A preference will be given to United Methodists and students preparing for careers in full-time Christian service.

Johnson, Mary V. Moore Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mary V. Moore Johnson’s mother, Leona O. Moore, and her husband, Dr. Gary G. Johnson, Associate Dean of the Harrison College of Business.  

Mary V. Moore Johnson was Professor of Business Law at Southeast Missouri State University. In 2009, she achieved Post-Professorial Merit, the highest rank granted by the University.  Graduating in the top ten percent of her class, Professor Moore Johnson received her Juris Doctor degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, where she served as technical editor of the Washburn Law Journal and student staff editor for the ABA Family Law Journal.  She is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri and is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States Bar and the Missouri Bar.  Professor Moore Johnson holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from Missouri State University.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University-San Diego.  In 2007, Professor Moore Johnson was named the Educator of the Year by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce.  She received a governor’s appointment to the Missouri Training and Employment Council (MTEC) in 2004, and served a four-year term.  She chaired MTEC’s Strategic Planning Committee and served as a member of the Executive Council and a member of the Education Committee.  Professor Moore Johnson has been a visiting Professor of Law in China and Denmark, and most recently at the University of Montevideo School of Law in Uruguay.  She has published numerous articles in the areas of law and business in a variety of national and international journals.  She is the author of a book entitled Limited Liability Companies:  Legal Research Guide.  Professor Moore Johnson was appointed the first Fellow for the Supreme Court of Missouri in August 2010 and is currently serving a four-year term on the Supreme Court of Missouri Civic Education Committee.  Professor Moore Johnson retired from Southeast on February 1, 2014. 

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who has declared a minor in Business Law with the required core of nine hours completed.  The recipient must have completed at least 45 hours and be a U.S. citizen whose GPA is at least 3.0.  This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Jones, Robert Craig Memorial Scholarship

Craig’s career took several turns before he entered Southeast Missouri State University as a non-traditional student.  His mother always said he cut his teeth on a gun butt, as his father was at one time a police chief and also a volunteer deputy sheriff.  In Craig’s early career he also served as a police chief and deputy sheriff.  In his thirties, he decided to finish his degree at Southeast Missouri State University.  He majored in Criminal Justice and graduated in 1989.  He was hired by the Department of Corrections of Illinois as a Correctional Officer and later as a Counselor.  He retired from the Vienna Correctional Institution in 2012. 

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Criminal Justice with a 3.0 GPA.  This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Jurgens, Eva Margaret & Ivilla M. Weiss Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University.  Scholarship recipients must be studying within the College of Health and Human Services, preference going to Social Work, Human Environmental Studies: Dietetics and Family Studies options and Family and Consumer Sciences Education majors.  Both part-time and full-time students are eligible, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.  The minimum GPA eligible for this scholarship is 2.5.  This scholarship is renewable automatically.

Kasey, The Rev. P. A. and Ella May Scholarship

Establishing a scholarship in memory of her husband, the Reverend P. A. Kasey, was the goal of his wife, May Johnston Kasey, their daughter, Martha Kasey Siurua, and her husband, Samuel W. Siurua, of Indianapolis.

The Reverend Mr. Kasey's ministry in Southeast Missouri began in 1918 at the Malden Methodist Church and continued until his death which occurred early in 1950 during his pastorate at Grace Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.

The Kasey Scholarship will be awarded to a student in proven financial need who is a resident of Southeast Missouri and has completed 30 or more hours of undergraduate study with a 2.75 GPA. The scholarship may be renewed if the recipient maintains a 2.75 GPA.

Keathley, Bob Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a faculty member of the Bernie School System who is working toward his/her Master's or Specialist degree in the College of Education.

Keathley, Yvonne Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Yvonne Keathley's children in honor of their mother. Yvonne Keathley graduated from Dexter High School in 1956. She then married and began raising her four children. From 1971 until 1973, she attended Three Rivers Community College. In 1974, she enrolled at Southeast and received her BSE in education in 1976. She taught in the Bernie School district for 20 years. Active in community service, she served on the Bernie City Library Board for several years and as the Director of Channel 2 Cable System for the City.

The Yvonne Keathley Scholarship shall be an annual scholarship presented to a graduate of Bernie R-XIII School District or its successor institution. If the graduate is from a successor institution, he/she shall be a resident of that part of the district which formerly made up the Bernie R-XIII School District in 1998. The recipient shall be selected based on scholarship, character, leadership, and need. Need shall be used as a secondary consideration when two or more students seem equally qualified. This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, housing, or any other expenses required by the institute. There will be no discrimination in selecting the recipient of this scholarship.

Keeney, Neil Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Ronald E. and Mary Ann (Valle) Keeney are the brother and sister-in-law of this scholarship honoree, Neil Keeney. All three were small-town Missouri natives. Ron is a 1964 alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University, and Mary Ann attended the University before her marriage to Ron, at which time she went to work to help finance and further his education. Together, they launched a career in pharmaceutical medicine with Ron as the out-of-home partner and Mary Ann as his in-home partner. Mary kept the home base stable during his many travels. Through the application of his Southeast Missouri State University education Ron was lead to higher learning opportunities through medical school, pediatric infectious diseases training, and into clinical research activities that gave the world its first safe and effective drugs for treating viral infections caused by herpes simplex, varicella zoster, HIV, influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus. Scholarship Honoree, Neil Keeney, was Ron's older brother. As one of Ron and Mary Ann's strongest supporters, Neil championed their endeavors to obtain the best education possible. Neil was a 1963 Southeast Missouri State University graduate who majored in biology and lettered in track. He translated his Southeast Missouri State University education into a career in chemistry research that lead to innovations in fire retardants in automobile upholstery fabrics. Neil succumbed to cancer at age 57 on July 2, 1998. Ron and Mary Ann named this scholarship to honor Neil and to perpetuate the principles of hard work, education and a positive lifestyle they all shared. By offering this scholarship, Ron and Mary Ann hope to extend these life values through scholarship recipients who also embrace and practice similar values. Having been recipients of similar scholarships during their years at Southeast Missouri State University, Ron and Mary Ann hope that recipients of this award will reciprocate by offering such opportunities to other deserving students in the future.

Candidates should be United States citizens working toward degrees granted by the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Health Services, or the Harrison College of Business. Selection of the scholarship recipient should be prioritized in the following order: African-American biracial, Hispanic-American, Native American, and non-minorities in that order. Single parents should be given priority if present in the eligible pool. Preference should be given to Crawford, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and Washington county candidates in that order. If there are no qualified candidates from these counties, the award may be made to a qualifying candidate from another rural Southeast Missouri county.

Keller, Adene C. Scholarship in Vocal Training

This scholarship has been established by Laura Keller in memory of her mother, Adene C. Keller.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a promising vocal music student on the advice of the University's music department. As long as all requirements are maintained, this scholarship may be automatically renewed each year.

Kersting, Joseph Student Athlete Scholarship

This award was established by Carol and Joe Kersting. Dr. Kersting, recipient of the 1995 Southeast Missouri State University College of education Alumni Merit Award, was a student athlete who graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1958 and subsequently obtained a Master's degree and Ph.D. His professional career included being a high school athletic coach and teacher, a university professor, and an administrator. He is recognized for his contributions to the teacher preparation, correctional education, bilingual education, and alternative schools.

The Kersting scholarship is intended for a student athlete, who is a member of the Southeast Missouri Men's Basketball or Track team, maintains good academic standing and, has financial need. The recipient should demonstrate promise of pronounced success in athletics or academics and who also makes a positive contribution to others. The candidate should apply in writing, including appropriate supporting materials, to the selection committee of one basketball coach, one tract coach, and one faculty member.

Kidd Family Scholarship Fund

Forrest Kidd is a 1961 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and Ernestine Kidd is a 1962 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in High School Education, emphasis in Biology.

The Kidds are the owners of Kidd’s Inc., and have been long-time supporters of the University, the athletic program and the annual golf tournament sponsored by Cape West Rotary which benefits student scholarships at Southeast.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who majors in one of the majors offered in the College of Science, Technology & Agriculture. Financial need is a preference for the scholarship, but it is not a requirement. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Kies, Ermine Nursing Scholarship

Mrs. Ermine Kies, a 1937 alumna, established this scholarship to benefit the University's nursing program on a perpetual basis.

The Kies scholarship is for students who have been accepted into the BSN progran. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. First preference goes to a non-traditional student.

Kies, Eddie – Bill Shivelbine Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student majoring in music, or participating in any Southeast Missouri State University musical group, with financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

Kinder, Dr. Jerry L. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. David Kinder in honor of David’s father, Dr. Jerry L. Kinder. David was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, attended Central High School and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1996. Dr. Kinder was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, is a 1957 alum of Southeast Missouri State University, and attended medical school at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Kinder practiced as a general surgeon in Cape Girardeau until his retirement. He dedicated his life to serving the needs of patients throughout Southeast Missouri. Dr. Kinder has received the Alumni Merit Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the University Alumni Association. In addition, he also serves on the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Science with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need. First preference will be given to students who reside in Southeast Missouri within a 25-mile radius of Cape Girardeau. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Kinder, Luke F. and Edna C. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jerry and Rich Kinder in honor of their parents Luke F. and Edna C. Kinder. Luke and Edna Kinder instilled in their sons the importance of education and hard work.

Kinder, Paul and Irene Scholarship

This fund was established by Paul and Irene Miller Kinder, both graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. Mrs. Kinder majored in music, taught high school music and English, and later devoted her time to volunteer work. Mr. Kinder was involved in vocational rehabilitation work in the State Department of Education in Jefferson City, and later became supervisor of the St. Louis Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The Kinder Scholarship is provided for graduates of Jackson High School. Financial need is the main consideration in selecting recipients, with music majors receiving preference. Entering freshmen submitting an application must rank in at least the 50th percentile of a recognized college entrance examination and in the upper one-third of their graduating class. Students with college credit may apply for renewal of this award.

King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship, established in the name of the prominent civil rights leader of the 1960's, was established by generous members of this community who not only encourage academic excellence and achievement, but also help to make higher education financially accessible to all qualified students.

The Dr. King Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student at Southeast Missouri State University who is enrolled full-time and has not received a University Merit Scholarship. Financial need and academic achievement play an important role in the selection process. Three letters of recommendation must accompany the application. A student initially receives this award for one semester. The recipient must complete the fall semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 2.7 GPA in order to renew for the spring semester.

King, Luther A. Endowed Scholarship

Luther A. King was born December 1, 1908 in Madison County, Missouri. He was the twelfth of thirteen children. He graduated from Fredericktown, Missouri High School in 1930. He then began his teaching career which spanned from 1930 until 1972. During those years he was a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent of schools. He began his career as a teacher in a one room rural grade school in Madison County, Missouri. Later, he was Superintendent of Schools of Madison County, Missouri. He also taught at Williamsville, Missouri High School, Piedmont, Missouri Grade School, Anniston, Missouri Grade School, Fox High School of Arnold, Missouri, and ended his career at Lindbergh Jr. High School in St. Louis County, Missouri.

After attending summer school for many years, he graduated from Southeast Missouri State College with a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in August 1957 at the age of 48. He was the first person from his family to attend college. He later graduated with a Masters in Education Degree from the University of Missouri in August 1965.

He married Dana Seal on August 16, 1935. They had two children, Robert (Bob) and Gloria. They both attended Southeast Missouri State University. Bob graduated in 1958.

Throughout his professional life, he was dedicated to teaching. His classrooms ranged from rural one room school houses to classrooms in a multi building campus. His goal was always the same – he wanted his students to get the best possible education regardless of the setting.

He always had a love for Southeast Missouri State University which he always referred to as "The Cape." As a teacher, he had to work toward his degree for many years, going to summer sessions due to financial restraints. He always wanted to help other students achieve their goal of a college education. This scholarship is dedicated to his love for teaching and his love for "The Cape."

The recipient of this scholarship must be an undergraduate education major, a Missouri resident, and have a 3.0 GPA. Financial need shall be considered but is not a requirement.

King, Dr. Paula R. Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Paula R. King, Chairperson of the Department of Human Environmental Studies. Dr. King passed away on March 28, 2011. She was born Paula Raye Smith in Neosho, Missouri. Throughout her life she had a passion for education and the arts, combined with a love of people and animals.

She earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree in home economics from Southern Illinois University in 1968. She taught at Missouri State University for a number of years. On November 28, 1980, she married Harry J. King in Jackson, Wyoming, living in numerous states for the next decade.

In 1992, she earned her Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. She continued her career in higher education, teaching at Southeast Missouri State University. Within two years she became the chairperson of the Health and Human Services Department, a position she held until the end of her career at the University.

Throughout her life, Dr. King was awarded numerous honors for her work in home economics. She was a master seamstress, excelled in the culinary arts, and participated in the University choir. She enjoyed reading, shopping, traveling, visiting with friends and family, spending time with her beloved pets, and working with her students.

She will be remembered for her passion for education, her dedication to her students and family, and the love she had for her parents, her husband, her sisters and their families.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a fashion merchandising major.

Klocke Family Scholarship

Jim Klocke is a 1980 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting and Management. He is a tax manager with Western Construction Group.

Tina Klocke is a 1982 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. She is Chief Financial Officer for Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Their son, Jim Klocke, is a 2010 graduate of Southeast with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. He was a member of the baseball team and drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Klocke is now a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and a member of the Southeast baseball team. The recipient of this scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Koch, Ed & Norine Scholarship

Ed & Norine Koch are the parents of 14 children, 33 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren to date. They met when Ed was in fifth grade and Norine was in fourth grade. They went on to eventually marry and remained together until Ed’s passing in 2009.

Through all of the trials, tribulations and financial woes that came with raising a family of this size, Ed and Norine still managed to instill in their children a sense of thankfulness for their many blessings. Leading by example, they taught their children to be aware of those who were less fortunate and to help whenever possible.

It is in that spirit, and to honor their legacy, that the Ed & Norine Koch endowed scholarship has been established by their children and grandchildren.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who meets the following criteria, in order of priority: 1.) Angels’ Arms foster children; 2.) Foster children from the Southeast Missouri State University service area; and 3.) Student enrolled from Southeast Missouri State University service area. The recipient of this scholarship must have a GPA of 2.5. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Kohl, Mel, Jr. Science Scholarship

Mel H. Kohl, Jr. graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. He was founder and president of Consultant Lubricant, Inc. (CLI), a St. Louis-based company that has formulated, compounded, and supplied the complete spectrum of metal processing compounds and specialty chemicals since 1976. CLI is currently licensed in Canada, Mexico, and Germany. Mr. Kohl created a division of CLI, Chemical Solutions Co., Inc. (CSC), in 1990 which provides waste management and disposal of contaminated coolants, chemicals and sludges, etc. CSC is a licensed transporter collection site and a Resource Recovery Facility for the State of Missouri.

This scholarship is open to a student enrolled in a course of study resulting in a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the disciplines in the College of Science and Technology at Southeast Missouri State University. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 credit hours and a 2.0 GPA. This scholarship is given yearly each spring for the following year to a U. S. citizen. Financial need is a consideration.

Kohlfeld, Blanche T. Education Scholarship

The Kohlfeld Family has long had an affinity for Southeast Missouri State University. The family of Leo Kohlfeld who pioneered the Kohlfeld distributorship, and his sons, Mike, president of Kohlfeld Distributing, and Mark, vice president of sales for the company, are members of the President’s Council, the Redhawks Club and have sponsored many athletic fundraisers throughout the years.

Mike graduated from Southeast in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Marketing major. His wife, Dr. Barbara Kohlfeld, graduated in 1975 with a Master of Arts degree in Education. She is principal at Blanchard Elementary in Cape Girardeau and they have three children.

Gail Kohlfeld Jones graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Associate of Arts degree in Child Care and Guidance. She began her teaching career at Kelso C7 Public School District. Since 1982, Jones has worked as an early childhood educator at Christian School for the Young Years in Cape Girardeau. Gail has taught English as a second language in Africa and served as a presenter at early childhood conferences in Europe and the United States. Frank Jones is President and co-founder of CPU, Inc., a local information technology and payroll services company. CPU has served the local community since 1977 and was awarded Small Business of the Year by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. He has led the company with emerging technology services that help businesses stay competitive and efficient. Their payroll services division covers 20 states. He is a 1973 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Gail and Frank have four children and seven grandchildren.

Jan Kohlfeld Velander is a 1978 graduate of Southeast with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She received her Masters’ in Education from Southwest Baptist University. She is currently teaching in the Blue Springs, R-IV School District.

The Kohlfeld Family was named Friend of the University in 2006, the highest honor bestowed by the Foundation in recognition of their generous support of students, academic programs and athletics.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in the College of Education with a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must be a graduate of a high school located in the Washington/St. Francois County area through the Bootheel to the Missouri/Arkansas state line. Second preference shall be given to a student located in the area specified above. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Kohlfeld, Leo A. Scholarship

The Kohlfeld Family has long had an affinity for Southeast Missouri State University. The family of Leo Kohlfeld who pioneered the Kohlfeld distributorship, and his sons, Mike, president of Kohlfeld Distributing, and Mark, vice president of sales for the company, are members of the President’s Council, the Redhawks Club and have sponsored many athletic fundraisers throughout the years.

Mike graduated from Southeast in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Marketing major. His wife, Dr. Barbara Kohlfeld, graduated in 1975 with a Master of Arts degree in Education. She is principal at Blanchard Elementary in Cape Girardeau and they have three children.

Gail Kohlfeld Jones graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Associate of Arts degree in Child Care and Guidance. She began her teaching career at Kelso C7 Public School District. Since 1982, Jones has worked as an early childhood educator at Christian School for the Young Years in Cape Girardeau. Gail has taught English as a second language in Africa and served as a presenter at early childhood conferences in Europe and the United States. Frank Jones is President and co-founder of CPU, Inc., a local information technology and payroll services company. CPU has served the local community since 1977 and was awarded Small Business of the Year by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. He has led the company with emerging technology services that help businesses stay competitive and efficient. Their payroll services division covers 20 states. He is a 1973 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Gail and Frank have four children and seven grandchildren.

Jan Kohlfeld Velander is a 1978 graduate of Southeast with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She received her Masters’ in Education from Southwest Baptist University. She is currently teaching in the Blue Springs, R-IV School District.

The Kohlfeld Family was named Friend of the University in 2006, the highest honor bestowed by the Foundation in recognition of their generous support of students, academic programs and athletics.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in the Harrison College of Business with a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must be a graduate of a high school located in the Washington/St. Francois County area through the Bootheel to the Missouri/Arkansas state line. Second preference shall be given to a student located in the area specified above. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Kondrad, Jeff Memorial Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a senior at Scott City High School ranked in the top one-third of his or her class. He or she must be enrolled as a full-time student at Southeast Missouri State University. Other consideration will be given to the candidates' involvement and leadership in organizations sponsored by Scott City High School, the candidates' involvement in voluntary civic organizations that aim to better the southeast Missouri region, and financial need verified by completion of the FAFSA.

Korbelik, James & Wylaine Endowed Scholarship

James and Wylaine (Vornbrock) Korbelik both graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education degree. Each earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. James retired after teaching Industrial Technology for 30 years. Wylaine retired after teaching math for 11 years and working for AT&T for 22 years.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who majors in education. Any student will be considered including those participating in experiential learning opportunities such as, but not limited to, international study, assistantships, and student participation in scholarly organization meetings. The minimum GPA required for this scholarship is 2.75. This scholarship is automatically renewable.

Korns, Charles and Marion Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the 26 years of outstanding service provided by Dr. Charles Korns and his wife, Mrs. Marion Korns, to the Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University and the local community.

This scholarship shall be awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in agriculture with preference to a student declaring an option in horticulture. Recipient(s) will be selected based on high school GPA. Preference will be given to students who do not have another scholarship from Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is not renewable.

Kraft, Donald B. & Rubye E. Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled in Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum GPA of 2.0. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

LaFerla, Donald G. Endowed Scholarship for Health Sciences

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a pre-professional degree in the health sciences and a GPA of 3.5. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

LaFerla, Gloria King Endowed Scholarship for Technology

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a degree in a technology-related field and a GPA of 3.5. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Lage, Wally Memorial Scholarship

Wally and Dori Lage married in 1967 and have four children and eight grandchildren. Mr. Lage was a native of Jefferson City, Missouri, and his early school years included six years in Catholic seminary. He graduated from the U. S. Army Officers' Candidate School in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. After nearly three years of military service, he matriculated to the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri, and earned a master's degree.

During his career, he worked with three family-owned newspaper companies as publisher and part owner. From 1993 until his death in 2010, Mr. Lage was the Chief Operating Officer of Rust Communication, and vice-president of the Southeast Missourian overseeing 19 daily newspapers and the acquisition or startup of about 50 publications in eight states. Mr. Lage was chairman and past president of PAGE, a Philadelphia-based $300 million not-for-profit newspaper supply buying group with which he was active for decades. In 2008, he was named to the Missouri Press Hall of Fame. Mr. Lage served on the board of directors of Catholic hospitals in Paducah and Cape Girardeau for over 20 years.

The scholarship selection shall be done by the principal and scholarship committee at Notre Dame Regional High School. The recipient must be a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School and an entering freshman. This scholarship is not renewable.

The recipient shall be a student who might not otherwise be able to go to college. The recipient must also be responsible, and not necessarily the best student, but someone whom, if given the chance, could go far. This scholarship is based more on character than grades.

In the event Notre Dame Regional High School ceases to exist, a graduate of any other Christian high school located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri may be considered who meets the other previously stated criteria.

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Excellence in Leadership Scholarship of the

The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity colonized on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in September of 1989, and was chartered as "Delta-Phi Zeta" in 1991. At the time of the chapter's 10th anniversary in 1999, it had initiated more than 230 members since its founding. The Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity is one of the largest general fraternities with more than 200 chapters and colonies on college and university campuses throughout the United States and Canada and more than 230,000 initiated members since its founding at Boston University in 1909.

The recipient of this scholarship must be an incoming freshman with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and an ACT score of 21 or higher. He or she must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills through extracurricular and/or community involvement.

Lambda Chi Alpha's Excellence in Brotherhood

The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity colonized on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in September of 1989, and was chartered as "Delta-Phi Zeta" in 1991. At the time of the chapter's 10th anniversary in 1999, it had initiated more than 230 members since its founding. The Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity is one of the largest general fraternities with more than 200 chapters and colonies on college and university campuses throughout the United States and Canada and more than 230,000 initiated members since its founding at Boston University in 1909.

The recipient of this scholarship must be an associate or initiated member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He or she must be actively involved in two campus organizations other than Lambda Chi Alpha and its associated activities, which includes the interfraternity council. The recipient's involvement within the fraternity must be 80 percent or higher as documented and reported by the chapter's vice president. The recipient must be a full-time student who is an active dues paying member of the chapter, must have all fraternal debts paid in full, and be in good financial standing with the chapter. Awards will not be automatically renewed, but recipients may reapply and receive the award more than once while they are undergraduate members of the chapter who still meet the criteria. Members applying for the award who will not be returning as an active member of the chapter the following semester may receive recognition but will not receive any financial award.

Lawrence, Georgia Lee Graduate Biological Research

This fund was established in honor and memory of Georgia Lee Lawrence (neé Miller) by her sons, Addison Lee Lawrence (B.S. 1956) and John Miller Lawrence (B.S. 1958).

This scholarship was established to provide scholarships to graduate students in the Department of Biology who are doing thesis research at the Miller Reserve. Recipients are selected by the faculty of the Department of Biology. A student can receive the scholarship for no more than three years.

Lawrence, The John T. and Georgia Lee Fund

The John T. Lawrence Fund was established in 1974 by Mrs. Georgia lee Lawrence in memory of her husband. Mr. Lawrence was a native of Southeast Missouri from 1911 until 1974. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast Missouri State University and His Master of Science in Education from the University of Missouri. He began teaching at the age of 19 and was a lifelong educator. He served as a teacher and high school administrator in Southeast Missouri, as well as the Missouri Department of Education. This endowment was renamed the John T. and Georgia Lee Lawrence Fund in 2003 in honor of Mrs. Lawrence’s 90th birthday, at which time additional gifts were made to the fund by their sons Professor John M. Lawrence (Southeast, BS 1958) and Professor Addison Lee Lawrence (Southeast, BS 1956).

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The Lawrence award is made annually to a graduate student in Education. The student must have had an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 and be recommended by a member of the faculty of Education. The award will be available to either a full-time student or to a student enrolled for a minimum of six hours. This scholarship is renewable but recipients must reapply each year.

Leach, The Loyd Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student who graduated from a school in Elsinore, Missouri, with financial need as verified by the FAFSA. Non-traditional students do not qualify for the award. If there are no applicants from the aforementioned high school, the scholarship may be awarded to students graduating from a high school located in Washington/St. Francois County south through the Bootheel to the Missouri/Arkansas state line who have financial need as verified by the FAFSA. Students who receive this award shall have at least a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Leaton, Lester L. Endowed Scholarship

Lester L. Leaton attended Central Missouri State University and then taught high school at New Haven, De Soto and Rolla, Missouri. He received a master's degree in education and nuclear chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. He was a professor of chemistry at Southeast Missouri State University from 1964 until he retired in 1990. He belonged to the Missouri State Teachers Association, the American Chemical Society, the Hopeful Investment Club, and the Optimists. After retiring, he moved to Sedalia, Missouri.

This scholarship shall be awarded to students in the College of Science who are pursuing a course of study to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

Lee, James L. and Esther Ray Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship

James L. Lee and Esther Ray Lee, parents of Dr. A. Louise Hart, were both born in Mississippi County and are buried in the Charleston 100F Cemetery. They were both strong believers in a college education. Mrs. Lee received her associate's degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University and went on to receive a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Although Mr. Lee did not complete his degree, he helped his entire family attend institutions of higher education. As a result, six of their children have bachelor's degrees, three have master's degrees, one has an educational specialist degree, and three have doctorates.

This scholarship is to be awarded to students residing in Mississippi County, Missouri, who have been accepted into the Department of Nursing.

Leiner, Randy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a resident of Cape Girardeau County or Scott County who is an art or music major.

LeMone, Margaret M. Nursing Scholarship

The funds for this scholarship were donated by the children of Margaret LeMone. Mrs. LeMone was a registered nurse who, after the death of her husband, a medical doctor, returned to school and became a certified nurse anesthetist.

The LeMone Scholarship is available to nursing students working toward a Bachelor of Science degree at Southeast Missouri State University. The recipient will receive tuition for their final semester of the nursing program. This scholarship will be awarded to those of good, but not necessarily outstanding, academic quality.

Lerew, Loida Farrow Memorial Scholarship Fund

As a youth, the donor of this award suffered with a speech impediment that made communication difficult for him. After beginning college at Abilene Christian University, he transferred to Southeast Missouri State University. He received exceptional help from an instructor in the Communication Disorders Department. He left the University, after earning a total of 92 hours, when the military called him to Korea. After the war, he moved to St. Louis, and began working at McDonnell Douglas, where he retired as an inspector after 38 years of employment.

He warmly remembers the instructor who gave of her time and talents to help him overcome his obstacle and change his life. It was with a thankful heart that the donor established this scholarship in honor and memory of Loida Farrow Lerew, the University instructor who helped him to communicate more fluently.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a citizen of the United States majoring in Communication Disorders who intends to pursue a vocation in that field. First preference will be given to a student of European descent.

Lewis, Arpa Hill Endowed Scholarship

Arpa Hill Lewis was a 1943 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and received a B.S. in elementary education. Mrs. Lewis was a lifelong supporter of the University. She was a member of the President's Council and also a founding member of the Copper Dome Society.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student from Mississippi County, with first preference to East Prairie High School graduates. This award is based primarily on financial need for incoming freshmen who were in the upper ten percent of their high school class. If no incoming freshman is available, the award may be given to a Mississippi County student, with first preference given to East Prairie High School graduates who are at the sophomore to senior level at Southeast Missouri State University.

Lewis Family/Bock Family Horticulture Scholarship

The Lewis and Bock families have long been supporters and graduates of Southeast Missouri State University, dating back to Thomas H. Lewis, who graduated in 1888 when the University was named Normal School. Catherine Lewis Bock graduated in 1933 from the University under the name Teachers' College, Lewis E. Bock graduated in 1963 from the University under the name State College, and Richard Lewis Bock, the most recent graduate, graduated in 2009.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student majoring in Horticulture who maintains a GPA of at least 2.5. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

License to Learn Endowed Scholarship

The License to Learn Scholarship is for students who have the desire and abilities to achieve success and are in need of financial assistance. The student must have a 3.0 GPA and have completed a full year at Southeast Missouri State University.

This scholarship was made possible by the State of Missouri when legislation was passed allowing personalized license plates with the names and colors of participating universities within Missouri to be made. As a part of the Bill, the State requires that anyone requesting a collegiate license plate must make a contribution of $25 or more to that university. With every license plate obtained, this scholarship fund grows in order to help those in need.

Lichtenegger, Harold Music Education Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must have completed Block I of the music education major curriculum. He or she may be a vocal or instrumental major. The recipient's overall GPA must be a 3.0, and financial need will be a consideration. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Liley, Floyd W. Endowed Scholarship in Education

Mr. Liley graduated in 1942 from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Higher Education, specializing in Science and Social Science.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast. This scholarship shall be awarded to student who have graduated from any high school located in New Madrid County, Missouri; Advance, Missouri high school; or Kennett, Missouri high school who is pursuing a degree in the College of Education. A GPA of 2.0 is required. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Liley, Ruth S. Endowed Scholarship in Education

Mrs. Liley graduated in 1942 from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She was an elementary school teacher at schools in Lilbourn, Portageville, Kennett and Advance, Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast. This scholarship shall be awarded to student who have graduated from any high school located in New Madrid County, Missouri; Advance, Missouri high school; or Kennett, Missouri high school who is pursuing a degree in the College of Education. A GPA of 2.0 is required. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Limbaugh, Bee S. Memorial Scholarship

Rush Limbaugh established this scholarship in honor of his wife, Bee. Mr. and Mrs. Limbaugh both came from the farm to the Normal School as teenagers in 1909. For Mrs. Limbaugh, participating in the Department of Music became an activity from which she received inspiration and aspiration her entire life.

The Limbaugh Scholarship is for students who have musical ability, good moral character, and demonstrated financial need.

Limbaugh Speech Scholarship (The)

The Limbaugh Speech Scholarship is designed for a worthy student of good moral character who is interested in and preparing for a career in which the power of speech and communication are vital factors. Financial need may be a consideration, but does not need to be verified by a FAFSA form. The recipient must have an innate gift for public speaking and oratory with a desire to improve themselves in the development of their gifts.

This scholarship was also established by Rush Limbaugh, Sr., in memory of his parents, brothers, and sisters. Mr. Limbaugh is an alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University, a 1961 Alumni Merit Award winner, and the recipient of the prestigious Friend of the University Award. With this scholarship, Mr. Limbaugh honors those who encouraged and assisted him in obtaining his education.

Lind, Elmer P. and Norma Vogel Business Student Scholarship Program

This scholarship shall be awarded based on academic performance. As long as the student maintains the requirements, this scholarship is automatically renewable.

Lind, Elmer P. National Merit Scholarship in Business

This scholarship shall be awarded based on academic performance. As long as the student maintains the requirements, this scholarship is automatically renewable.

Lind, Norma Vogel National Merit Scholarship in Business

This scholarship shall be awarded based on academic performance. As long as the student maintains the requirements, this scholarship is automatically renewable.

Linn, Dr. Frank J. Education Scholarship

Dr. Frank Linn began his teaching career in a small rural school district near Springfield, Missouri in 1955.  He spent the next three years primarily as an elementary principal followed by seven years as a secondary principal.  During those years he also taught a variety of classes at the elementary, junior high and senior high school levels. 

In 1952, Dr. Linn received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Drury College (now Drury University) in Springfield, Missouri.  He spent the next two years in the United States Army during the Korean War. 

Dr. Linn received the Master of Arts degree, with emphasis in Public School Administration, from Drury University in 1962.  He then earned the Doctor of Education degree from the University of Arkansas in 1967, majoring in Elementary School Administration and Supervision. 

Upon completing his studies at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Linn joined the Education Department faculty here at Southeast Missouri State University where he taught a wide variety of graduate courses in what is now the Department of Educational Leadership. 

Dr. Linn retired from Southeast Missouri as Professor Emeritus in August 1995. 

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Elementary or Early Childhood Education with a 3.0 GPA.  This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Lloyd, Paul J. Endowed Psychology Scholarship

Paul J. Lloyd is a consulting psychologist who specialized in organization development and change, executive coaching, and lifestyle enhancement (Positive Psychology). Clients include businesses, medical centers, governmental agencies, mental health centers, and universities.

Dr. Lloyd is a 1978 graduate of Saint Louis University with a Ph.D in psychology and the 2002 recipient of the outstanding alumni award as a graduate of its organizational psychology program.

He is a professor of psychology at Southeast Missouri State University and teaches courses in organizations such as open systems, lifestyle enhancement, and cross-cultural psychology. He is also director of the psychology internship program. In 2010, he received the PRIDE Award from the College of Liberal Arts for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service to the University.

Dr. Lloyd is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). He is licensed as a psychologist and is a graduate of the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program.

Dr. Lloyd is the former president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Consulting Psychology, the Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM), Psi Chi, and The International Honor Society in Psychology for 3 terms. He served six years on the APA Council of Representatives and has served on the APA Fellows Committee, Board of Educational Affairs, Membership Board, and Committee on Undergraduate Education.

At Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Lloyd holds appointments to the undergraduate, graduate and honors faculties. He has extensive administrative and managerial experience, having served as director of the Center for Health Professions, as chairman of the Department of Psychology, director of the Missouri London Program at the University of London's Imperial College, president of the Faculty Senate, and as a campus liaison for the Carnegie Academy on the Scholarship for Teaching and Learning.

He has dozens of articles, chapters, conference presentations and seminars to his credit. Dr. Lloyd also has lengthy service on the editorial boards of two psychology journals: The Psychologist-Manager Journal and the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research.

Over the years, Dr. Lloyd has been actively involved in community affairs. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Cape Area Habitat for Humanity, including two terms as president. During this time, over a dozen homes have been constructed with the help of partner families and volunteers – including the ongoing Southeast Build. He is past president of the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club, as well as having served as Assistant District Governor for Rotary International and member of the State-wide Planning Council for the Show Me Rotary Leadership Institute. He also serves as a Captain at the Jesuit White House Retreat in Saint Louis.

Dr. Lloyd is a charter member of the Board of Directors of the River Heritage Mural Association and has served as vice president and secretary. He is a Charter Board member of the Cultural Exchange Network, served on the advisory board of the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center, and is a past president of the Wally Byan Caravan Airstream RV Club Missouri Delta Unit. He has also served on the County Mental Health Association Board of Directors, as president of the men's association of St. Vincent's, and as an active member of the Cape Pilots Club, Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, and Cape Roadrunners. He was Governor for Toastmasters International District 8, which encompasses over sixty clubs in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.

Dr. Lloyd is a charter member of the SEMO Foundation Copper Dome Society. For several years, he chaired a community advisory board for the University's Center for Health Professions with representatives from medical centers, business, industry, and educational institutions.

Dr. Lloyd and his wife, Karen, reside in Cape Girardeau with their chocolate Labrador Rascal. They have two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren who are the light of their lives. Dr. Lloyd and Karen like to travel and meet new people, hike, work out, and do volunteer work. Camping in their Airstream travel trailer has been a mainstay of their leisure activities for many years.

Loesser, Frank Theatre Scholarship

The Loesser Scholarship is for junior or senior theatre majors who have displayed interest and ability in musical theatre. Applicants should have maintained at least a 2.8 GPA in their previous work at the University.

This scholarship honors the well-known Broadway composer, Frank Loesser. Some of Loesser's Broadway hits include Guys & Dolls, Where's Charley, and Hans Christian Andersen. Loesser's wife, Jo Sullivan Loesser, is a native of Cape Girardeau who gained fame as a Broadway singer. In 1982, Mrs. Loesser performed at Southeast Missouri State University's Rose Theatre.

Lueddecke, Herman and Eura Math Scholarship

The four daughters of Herman and Eura Lueddecke established this award in appreciation of the positive role the university played in the education of both of their parents. It is also established in admiration and support of the many employed teachers who are facing the necessity to return to school to earn a graduate degree, and who do so with limited financial resources. The Lueddecke daughters remember their father's own financial struggles as he sought and earned his graduate degree at this university.

First preference of the Lueddecke Math Scholarship shall be given to a person who is pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics. Applicants who are employed teachers working to complete their graduate degree (either full or part-time) will be given equal priority with those applicants who are full-time graduate students. In any year in which there is no qualifying graduate degree candidate, this scholarship award shall be granted to an upper-class undergraduate with a declared major in mathematics who meets the other criteria (financial need and a GPA at least 2.75).

Lorberg, M. G. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Mr. M. G. Lorberg. Mr. Lorberg was the chairman of the speech, communication, and theatre departments at Southeast Missouri State University from 1967 until the time of his death in 1983. He graduated in 1942 as the first student to major in speech.

The M. G. Lorberg Scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students who have a declared major in Communication Disorders. Preference will be given to upperclassmen. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA and be a Missouri resident.

Lucy, Alta Crites School of Education Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Alma Crites Gardner in honor of her sister, Alta Crites Lucy. Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Lucy were both primary school teachers at Parma Elementary School with their mother prior to graduating from the teacher's college in Cape Girardeau. Their dedication to the field of education in southeast Missouri has helped many young students, and with this award more young people will benefit.

The Lucy Scholarship is open to freshmen entering a teaching program. Applicants must rank at or above the 75th percentile on the University admissions test, and rank in the upper one-fourth of their high school class. Preference will be given to those who show financial need. This award is renewable for a student who maintains a 2.5 GPA.

Maddock, Nicholas K. LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Ally Scholarship

Nicholas K. Maddock graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in the spring of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Finance, and Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Management; Entrepreneuship. Nick served in several leadership roles during his tenure at Southeast including Student Government Treasurer, Interfraternity Council President, Finance and Economic Society President, Director of Greek Week 2013, a three-year Resident Assistant, and several leadership positions in his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha. Nick has been a long-time advocate for the LGBT community through Student Government, Greek Life, and other channels. In 2014, Nick was awarded the “Civic Engagement” award at the 2014 Student Life and Leadership Awards banquet in part due to his involvement with working to enhance the LGBT community at Southeast Missouri State University. Nick identifies as an LGBT individual and hopes that the endowment of this scholarship will motivate others to get involved in enhancing the LGBT community at Southeast and beyond through leadership, involvement, and political change.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is open to any major for students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Freshmen may also apply with a 3.0 high school GPA. Applicants must submit a short essay demonstrating how they have enhanced the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Community at Southeast Missouri State University (or, at their high school for incoming freshmen). The Campus Life Director will evaluate the essays and make the selection for the scholarship. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

McClune, Lila Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship

Pamela McClune is a 1972 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science major, and received her Juris Doctor in 1976 from the University of Denver.

Ms. McClune served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps and attained the rank of Captain. She is a graduate of the Naval War College. Currently, Ms. McClune is an Operations Analysts, Special Operations for the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority.

In 2011, she established the Lila Wilkinson McClune Memorial Scholarship, in honor of her late mother, to be awarded to an honorably discharged military veteran attending Southeast Missouri State. To continue providing opportunities for veterans and their families to achieve their dreams through higher education, Ms. McClune has established a new scholarship to aid spouses of current military members or veterans.

Two scholarships will be awarded each year. One scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a veteran that has been honorably discharged from one of the five (5) branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. Second preference shall be given to a spouse of an active duty military service member, guardsman or reserve member, or of an honorably discharged military veteran.

One scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is the spouse of an active duty military service member, guardsman or reserve member, or of an honorably discharged military veteran. Second preference shall be given to a veteran who has been honorably discharged from one of the five (5) branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. The recipient(s) of this scholarship shall be selected by the University’s Office of Military and Veterans Services. These scholarships are renewable, but the recipients must reapply each year.

McDowell, Eugene E. Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Rebecca McDowell Cook in memory of her father, Eugene McDowell. Mr. McDowell was a 1944 Southeast Missouri State University graduate who owned a construction firm and several other businesses in Jackson, Missouri.

The McDowell Scholarship is available to students attending Southeast Missouri State University. Preferred areas of study are political science, history, or government. Financial need is the primary consideration.

McDowell, Jerry, II, Memorial Scholarship

Jerry David McDowell II, was born to Jerry and Maxine McDowell on February 6, 1967, in Jackson, Missouri.

After graduating from Charleston R-1 Schools in 1985, he entered Harvard University as an English major.

Jerry was a well-known regional leader in the Missouri Bootheel. Some of the organizations he served are the Southeast Missouri Weed and Seed, the Missouri County Nutrition Center, Southeast Missouri Workforce Investment Board, and the Charleston Boys & Girls Club.

Other memberships included the Southeast Missouri State University Presidential Commission on Minority Affairs, Bootheel Healthy Start Fathers First Consortium, and Southeast Missouri Interagency Committee. In addition, he served as consultant to Mission Missouri, the Pemiscot Initiative Network, Caruthersville Boys & Girls Club, and Kids Beat.

One of Jerry's greatest joys was his employment with the Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center under the directorship of Dr. Martha Ellen Black where he served in the position of grant writer.

Jerry David McDowell II died on July 4, 2004.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who resides in Mississippi, New Madrid or Scott Counties in Missouri.

McNeely, Don Acting Scholarship

Don McNeely is a Cape Girardeau native who began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 as an announcer for KFVS Radio. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, training as a Japanese interpreter, and was an announcer with Armed Forces Radio Network in Japan. In 1948 Don earned a Bachelor's Degree in Speech and English from Southeast Missouri State University. He was active in college theatre and music, with lead roles in "Heaven Can Wait," "All My Sons" and "Dark Lady of the Sonnets." Don earned his Master's Degree in Broadcasting from Northwestern University in 1949. Following college, he pursued a career in radio, played with and led dance orchestra, learned to fly as a hobby and served as president of Cape Community Theatre. Don was news anchor, program director and weather anchor for KFVS-TV from 1954 to 1982 and an AMS certified Meteorologist from 1983 to 1993. He produced and emceed numerous telethons for MDA, UCP and the Salvation Army. He is past president of the Cape Public Library board, a past member of the Southeast Missouri Hospital board and an elder at First Presbyterian Church. In 1974 Don portrayed Ben Franklin in the University theatre production of "1776," a role for which he received the Black Mask award for best performance by an actor. At the age of 65, he went sky-diving. Don married Sue Harbison in 1953 and they have two daughters, Donna and Laura, and two grandchildren. Since his retirement in 1993, Don and Sue have enjoyed skiing and hosting travel groups on trips to many parts of the world.

Open to students enrolled in course of study leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (FBA) in Performing Arts degree with an Option in Acting/Directing or Musical Theatre. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above, enroll and successfully complete at least 12 hours of course credit each semester and actively participate in Theatre and Dance productions by auditioning and/or accepting technical crew assignment. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation (teacher/advisor and non-family community member), and must audition and/or show sample of work. Criteria for evaluation include academic and artistic progress, and such personal characteristics as cooperation, motivation and adaptability.

McNeely, Sue Harbison Dance Scholarship

Sue Harbison McNeely was born in Clayton, Missouri, and has resided in Cape Girardeau since 1953. She received a bachelor's degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University. While at the University, she was a charter member of the Terpsichore Dance Club, a member of the Student Council, and a member of the Kappa Pi art fraternity. Sue choreographed numerous dance programs and musicals and was Sagamore Queen in 1952. Following graduation, she taught art, dance, and physical education at the elementary and high school levels in Illinois and Missouri. She did graduate work at the University in the 1970's and had a one-woman art exhibit in Mayan pottery. In addition, she did movement to music work with patients at a mental health center. Sue is past president of Chapter FY, P.E.O. and a deacon at First Presbyterian Church. She and Don McNeely were married in 1953, and they have two daughters, Donna and Laura, and two grandchildren. Sue and Don enjoy alpine skiing and hosting travel groups on trips to many parts of the world.

This scholarship is open to students enrolled in a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Performing Arts degree with an option in dance. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above, enroll and successfully complete at least 12 hours of course credit each semester, and actively participant in Theatre and Dance productions by auditioning and/or accepting other assignments. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation (teacher/advisor and non-family community member), and must audition and/or show a sample of work. Individual appointments and requirements can be arranged through the Department of Theatre and Dance. Recipients are evaluated at the end of the fall semester to determine eligibility for the spring semester. Criterion for evaluation includes academic and artistic progress, and such personal characteristics as cooperation, motivation and adaptability.

Macke, The Albert H. and Dorothy E. Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is for the benefit of undergraduate students. The awards for teacher education majors will be for one semester only to students that meet all of the University's teacher education requirements.

MacLeay, The Dr. Daniel Endowed Foreign Language Research Award

The Dr. Daniel MacLeay Endowed Foreign Language & Anthropology Research Award was established in 2002 by Mrs. Brigitte Bollerslev; its goal is to support foreign language and anthropology majors and department faculty/staff in research or professional development activities. The award may be used by students and faculty/staff for summer research projects or for one (or more) course(s) released during the regular academic year to have additional time for scholarly research, e.g., to complete a manuscript or to prepare a conference paper. The award may also be used for travel relating to Department international programs.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Daniel MacLeay who retired from the faculty after 27 years of exemplary service to the Department of Foreign Languages and Anthropology as a professor of French language, culture and literature. The scholarship was donated by Mrs. Brigitte Bollerslev who was born in Munich, Germany, and knows from her own experience the importance of foreign language and culture studies and the value of research-related activities for faculty and students.

All applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae and a one-page outline of the research/professional development project they wish to pursue. Student applicants must submit transcripts and a letter of recommendation by a faculty member of the Department of Foreign Languages & Anthropology. Foreign language majors must have completed a minimum of 24 credits in a foreign language with a 3.00 GPA in that language.

In accordance with the department's award policy, faculty applicants must be tenure-track; staff applicants must be full-time and must promise to remain in the employment of Southeast Missouri State University for one additional year following the grant or repay the amount of the grant. Similarly, student recipients must promise to remain enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and take one additional course in their foreign language the semester following receipt of the grant or repay the amount of the grant.

MACO Construction, Inc. Scholarship

Lew Maddox is a former state representative from Clarkton, Missouri in Dunklin County. He served from 1972 to 1988. Rebecca Maddox is the former Rebecca James, daughter of the late Charles James who was also a former state representative from Dunklin County. Mr. and Mrs. Maddox are land owners and farmers. They are owners of the MACO Construction Company in Clarkton, Missouri and they are active in community, education and church activities in Clarkton.

This scholarship will be awarded based on academic performance and financial need as verified by the FAFSA. The recipient must be a resident of Dunklin County, Missouri, and first preference will be given to a graduate of Clarkton High School in Clarkton, Missouri.

Maddox, Lew and Becky Family Scholarship

Lew Maddox is a former state representative from Clarkton, Missouri in Dunklin County. He served from 1972 to 1988. Rebecca Maddox is the former Rebecca James, daughter of the late Charles James who was also a former state representative from Dunklin County. Mr. and Mrs. Maddox are land owners and farmers. They are owners of the MACO Construction Company in Clarkton, Missouri and they are active in community, education and church activities in Clarkton.

This scholarship will be awarded based on academic performance and financial need as verified by the FAFSA. The recipient must be a resident of Dunklin County, Missouri, and first preference will be given to a graduate of Clarkton High School in Clarkton, Missouri.

Madison County/Paul Vance Scholarship

A. Paul Vance, a businessman in Fredricktown and a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, established this scholarship for students from Madison County.

The recipient of this scholarship must be from Madison County, must have a 3.0 GPA, and must have financial need as verified by the FAFSA. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

Madison Medical Center/Madison County Scholarship

Madison Memorial Hospital opened its doors on March 1, 1961. It has grown over the years to consist of many services and departments including physical therapy, an ambulance service, inhalation therapy, X-Ray, nuclear medicine, ultra sound, mammography unit, CAT scan technology. Also, the Stockhoff Memorial Nursing Home and Home Health Services were added to the hospital for nursing care. Madison Memorial Hospital is a well-equipped hospital capable of meeting most health needs of the community.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of Madison County whose course of study is in healthcare of business. The recipient must have a GPA of 2.75 and must have financial need as verified by the FAFSA. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

Mackel, Drs. John & Laura Holmes Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Management and Marketing Scholarship, Department of

This scholarship was set up by the management department to give recognition to those management majors who achieve outstanding scholastic performance and are making significant contributions to the department, campus organizations, and the community. A student must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in management (management, personnel/human resources management, production/operations management). The student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.25 GPA in the management major. The student must also have completed a minimum of 85 credit hours.

Marler, Lawrence and Donna Endowed Scholarship

Larry Marler was born in Normandy, Missouri. He is a 1957 Southeast Missouri State University graduate who majored in earth science and marketing. He is president of L.A. Marler Business Systems in St. Louis County. Donna Marler was born in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, graduated from Fontbonne University, and spent 2 years at Southeast Missouri State University. She taught school for 24 years.

The recipient of this award must have a GPA of 2.5 and be a historic preservation major. This scholarship is to be given as first preference to a graduate of City of Ste. Genevieve High School. Second preference will be given to a graduate of one of the Ste. Genevieve County high schools. Third preference will be given to a graduate of one of the Wayne County high schools. Fourth preference will be given to a graduate of one of the Perry County high schools. Fifth preference will be given to a graduate of one of the St. Francois County high schools. Sixth preference will be given to a graduate of one of the Southeast Missouri high schools in the University's region. Last preference will be given to a graduate of a Missouri high school. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Dept. office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the History Department office by February 28.

Marler, Larry and Donna Tourism Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students admitted in the Tourism Studies Program. Students must have high academic achievement and show potential leadership in the profession. Students must have a GPA of 3.0. First preference will be given to a student who resides, or has resided, in Ste. Genevieve County. Second preference will be given to a student who resides in any of the Missouri counties in the primary University service region. Last preference will be given to a student who resides in Missouri outside of the primary University service region. Two letters of recommendation, one from an employer and one from a University faculty member or former high school teacher, are required to be submitted with the application.

Marshall, Ed. C., Sr. and Mary T. Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Ed. C. Marshall, Sr. and Mary T. Marshall of Charleston, Mo.

The recipient of this scholarship must rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class and must have financial need as verified by the FAFSA. First preference shall be given to a student from Mississippi County. This award is renewable if the recipient has a 3.0 GPA and is a full-time student at Southeast Missouri State University.

Mason, Leroy F. Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Leroy Mason, former faculty member of the music department. Mr. Mason began as a member of the Golden Eagle Band and later went on to build the marching band to one of national fame.

The Mason Scholarship is open to music students actively involved in the University music program. Auditions must be scheduled by contacting the Department of Music.

Matthews, Ann Draughon Philosophy and Religion Endowment

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a major in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy & Religion. This scholarship is renewable, but the applicant must reapply each year.

Matthews, Joe Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Mary W. Matthews in memory of her husband, Sergeant Joe Matthews, who for 15 years was a safety officer for Highway Patrol E in southeast Missouri. Mr. Matthews was the first person outside the teaching profession to receive the "Meritorious Education Service" award by the Missouri Teachers' Association in 1975. Matthews served as a role model for young people through his involvement in the Boy Scouts, drug abuse prevention programs, and church work.

The Matthews Scholarship is available to seniors from any high school who are currently enrolled as undergraduates in good standing at the University. There is no restriction as to academic major. Preference will be given to an academically talented student who demonstrates financial need by submitting an ACT needs analysis. The award is used to pay all or part of the successful applicant's incidental fees for one semester and it is also renewable.

McDougall, Gerald & Karen Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Gerald McDougall has served as Dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University since 1993. Currently, Dr. McDougall is serving as Dean of the Harrison College of Business and Associate Provost for Online and Extended Learning. While at Southeast, he has also served as Interim Provost and Interim Vice President for University Advancement.

Gerald McDougall is a graduate of California State University-Chico and Claremont Graduate University.  Gerald started his professional career at Wichita State University as an Assistant Professor of Economics, advancing to the rank of Professor.  He served as Chairperson of the Department of Economics and as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, before coming To Southeast.

Karen McDougall is a graduate of California State University-Chico, earning a degree and teaching certification in home economics.  Karen taught at the junior high and high school levels.  She is involved with numerous community based organizations in Cape Girardeau.

The McDougalls are parents of Bryn and Kristin, with grandchildren Elizabeth, Harriett, George and Elliott.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University.  The scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the Dean of the Harrison College of Business to a business major in good standing and can be used for tuition or program fees, with preference given to a business major participating in a study abroad program sponsored by the Harrison College of Business.  This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Mehrle, Brandon and Miriam Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students majoring in music or participating in any Southeast Missouri State University musical ensemble. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need as verified by the FAFSA form.

Merit Award Endowed Scholarship

The Merit Award Endowed Scholarship was established by recipients of the Alumni, Young Alumni, and Faculty Merit Awards. Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis on the recommendation of the Development Office Scholarship Committee.

The recipients are chosen on the basis of distinction they have brought to themselves, their profession, and Southeast Missouri State University.

Merwin, Blanche Cline Scholarship Fund

Dr. Bruce Merwin established this scholarship in memory of Blanche Cline Merwin. Mrs. Merwin was a native of Missouri who completed her high school and college work at Southeast Missouri State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in 1928.

The Merwin Scholarship is designed to aid women who need financial assistance, who plan to teach, and are pursuing their senior level of college. Graduate students in the field of education are also eligible for this scholarship.

Mueller, Karl and Jeanne Scholarship

Karl W. Mueller is a 1981 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. Jeanne M. Mueller is a 1982 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in Exceptional Child Education.

Mr. Mueller is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Old Republic International Corporation. Founded in 1887, Old Republic is one of the nation’s largest publicly owned insurance organizations. Prior to joining Old Republic in 2004, Mr. Mueller was a Partner in the Chicago Office of KPMG LLP, an international accounting firm.

Mrs. Mueller is a Teacher in the Special Education Department at Peterson Elementary School in the Indian Prairie School District 204, the third largest school district in Illinois, which includes portions of suburban Chicago

While a student at Southeast Missouri State University, Mrs. Mueller was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. Mr. Mueller was a member of the Accounting and Finance Club and the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. Mr. Mueller is a 1993 recipient of the University’s Young Alumni Merit Award presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association.

Mr. and Mrs. Mueller reside Naperville, IL and have four children: Joshua, Joseph, Christen, and the late Andrew Mueller.

First preference for this scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is enrolled in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business, or the College of Education, with a 2.5 GPA who has demonstrated community service with an emphasis on helping people with special needs. Second preference for this scholarship shall be given to a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business, or the College of Education, with a 2.5 GPA who has verified financial need. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Meyer, Dr. A. R. Meyer Scholarship

A. R. Meyer was an administrator at Southeast Missouri State University from 1960 to 1986. He loved his work and the University. His involvement at the University made for a wonderful life for his family.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University.  A 3.0 GPA is a requirement as well as financial need verified by the FAFSA.  This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Meyer, William E. and Joan Scholarship

Dr. Bill Meyer was born in north St. Francois County in Missouri. After high school graduation, he spent two years in the U. S. Army. After returning from the armed services, he attended Flat River Junior College from 1957 to 1958 where he received a B. S. in animal husbandry. He received a M. S. in meat technology in 1960 and his Ph.D. in 1965 from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He started his teaching career at Southeast Missouri State University in 1965 and continued until his retirement in 1999. He served as chairperson of the Agriculture Department from 1970 to 1990, and interim chairperson in 1995.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a major in any of the disciplines within the Department of Agriculture. Recipients must also be Missouri residents and demonstrate financial need. Freshmen or transfer students from a community college are eligible. The recipient must not be a recipient of another major scholarship.

Michel, Russell and Elnora Mathematics Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Professor Michel, a longtime professor and head of the Department of Mathematics. The family hopes to secure better opportunities for students interested in math through the memory of Dr. Michel.

The Michel Scholarship is presented to an outstanding mathematics student. It is awarded by the Science Scholarship Committee on the recommendation of the faculty of the Mathematics Department.

Miles, Dorothy Laws Scholarship

Dorothy Laws Miles was born in Farmington, Missouri. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1940, and taught English and Mathematics in Desloge, Missouri. She was married to the late Paul Miles and has lived in Cape Girardeau for over sixty years. Prior to his death, Mr. and Mrs. Miles traveled extensively all over the world.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a mathematics major with a 3.0 GPA. Financial need is not a requirement.

Miller, Gary L. Musical Theatre Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Gary Miller who has degrees from the University of Northern Iowa (B. Mus.) and the University of Michigan (M.M. and D.M.A.). He also holds the Artist's Diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule duer Musik in Cologne, Germany, where he studied organ, harpsichord, and organ history under the auspices of the German government. He was trained under the instruction of Philip Hahn, Robert Clark, Robert Noehren, Hugo Ruf and Michael Schneider. As a solo organist and harpsichordist, he performed in Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and extensively in the United States. He is a founding member of the Southeast Baroque Ensemble, a faculty group devoted to the performance of early music on historical instruments. He taught at Southeast Missouri State University for numerous years.

This scholarship is talent-based. The award will go to an outstanding new or returning student attending Southeast Missouri State University who participates in the department's annual scholarship auditions. The recipient must have a declared major in the department of Theatre and Dance with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Recipients must reapply and participate in the annual scholarship auditions for renewal consideration. Renewal is not guaranteed.

Miller, J. C. and Dorothy S. Scholarship

This award was made possible by Dr. and Mrs. J. C. "Jack" Miller. Dr. Miller attended the old Normal School and Teachers' College in Cape Girardeau, Missouri from 1918 until 1922. He then went on to teach and became principal at Gideon High School until 1926. Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. in Agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1937. He has been widely recognized for his achievements in animal production improvements, and his effectiveness has been demonstrated from the classroom to research to direct contact with producer groups.

The Miller Scholarship is available to upper-class students who are majoring in the biological sciences, including Agriculture. The selection will be based on scholarship, leadership, and need.

Miller Reserve, The

The Miller Reserve was established by Georgia Lee Lawrence in memory of her parents, Henry David Miller and Laura Anna Miller (formerly Knoch). The Miller farmland was donated by her children, Addison Lee Lawrence and John Miller Lawrence, and her grandchildren, Addison Vorhees Lawrence, Duane Miller Lawrence, Mark Lee Lawrence, Glenn Lee Lawrence, Deborah Ann Gadin (formerly Lawrence), David Ian Lawrence, and Paul Stephen Lawrence.

The sole use of the property is as an ecological preserve for teaching and research. The ongoing management of the property will be under the auspices of the Biology Department in the College of Science and Mathematics.

Milsap, Sharon K. Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to deserving students who are citizens of the United States, have achieved a minimum ACT score of 32, and who maintain a 3.0 GPA. First preference is for students who are graduates of South High, Fort Zumwault School District, in St. Peters, Missouri.

Mohorc, The Daniel C. Family Fund

Daniel C. Mohorc is President and Chief Executive Officer of Galactic Ltd. Mr. Mohorc's career flourished when he started with the McLane Company based in Temple, Texas, and gained an expansive knowledge of food and production distribution channels. Later in his career, he earned the position of Corporate Vice President of Sales for Core*Mark International, one of the largest candy and tobacco suppliers in the world. In 1992, he and his friend and mentor, Dr. William Vastine formed Galactic Ltd., a performance improvement solutions company serving Fortune 500 companies. Under Mr. Mohorc's leadership, Galactic has established a reputation for innovation and earned the Dallas Top 100 Award for Growth and Achievement for four consecutive years. In 2005, Galactic was recognized as the city of Arlington's Employer of the Year.

This endowed scholarship is awarded to a deserving junior or senior business major. The endowment was established by Mr. Daniel C. Mohorc, President of Galactic, Ltd., and recognizes the Mohorc family and its historic links to southeast Missouri.

Monroe County, Illinois Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of a high school located in Monroe County, Illinois. A minimum GPA is not a requirement will be considered when making the award. Applicants should contact their high school guidance counselor for an application. This scholarship is not renewable.

Montgomery, J. C. Masonic Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by masons throughout the state of Missouri in honor of Reverend J. C. Montgomery, Jr. Reverend Montgomery is a 1939 Southeast Missouri State University alumnus. He also served as the Grand Master of the Missouri Masons in 1978 through 1979.

This scholarship is open to students with a 2.5 GPA. First preference will be given to child of a Mason. Second preference will be given to a Mason. Last preference will be given to others in need.

Moore, Charles L. & Nancy J. Scholarship for Science & Engineering

Charles and Nancy Moore grew up in Southeast Missouri. They believe the investment in the education of our young people is an investment in the future of our country.

Nancy graduated from Southeast in 1959 with a degree in Elementary Education and, as Charles was attending engineering school, she taught elementary school in Rolla, Missouri. After their son and daughter were in college, Nancy did graduate work at Eastern Michigan University and worked as a counselor at an Alternative High School in Brighton, MI, retiring in 1996.

Charles attended Southeast for two years before transferring to the University of Missouri at Rolla, Missouri. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1962. Charles worked for Ingersall Rand Company in sales where he held the position of Accounts Manager. He retired in 1995.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in the field of Engineering. First preference shall go to a Lutheran-affiliated student majoring in Engineering-Physics or Engineering-Technology. Second preference shall go to a student in the University's service area majoring in Engineering-Physics or Engineering-Technology. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Mothershead, Betty Z. Memorial Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an agri-business major qualifying to participate in, or participated in, a national or international educational opportunity. Second preference shall go to a student that is an agri-business major. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Mothershead, Hoyt A. Memorial Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an agri-business major qualifying to participate in, or participated in, a national or international educational opportunity. Second preference shall go to a student that is an agri-business major. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Mothershead, Robert Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded, as first preference, to Accounting majors who have graduated from Kelly High School. Second preference will be given to Accounting majors from Scott or Cape Girardeau counties. Third preference will be given to Agribusiness majors. This scholarship is renewable when the recipient has achieved a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their major courses and an overall GPA of 2.75.

Mouser, Alice Kay Memorial Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall attend Southeast Missouri State University, carry a GPA of 3.0, and major in elementary education. Financial need will be considered but not required. First preference will be given to those elementary education majors with an emphasis in reading.

Mulkey-White Preservation Scholarship

Patty Mulkey is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and taught for thirty years in various schools in southeast Missouri. She has been involved in numerous historic preservation activities, serving as President of Cape River Heritage Museum and Director of Tours and Volunteers of the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau.

Bob White was a member of the History Department of Southeast Missouri State University for over 25 years. He has served as Director of the Center for Regional History and Cultural Heritage at the University for eight years, as well as the Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission.

The Mulkey-White Scholarship is open to second year Historic Preservation majors who maintain a 3.0 GPA. This is an annual award whose recipient is selected by a committee of preservation and history professors. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Department office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the History Department office by February 28.

Munger, Ruth Humphreys Scholarship

The daughter of Reverend William A. Humphreys was born in 1900 in Arcadia, Missouri. She married Eugene M. Munger in 1920. Two children, Martel Munger and Eugene M. Munger, Jr., were born of the marriage. She received a teaching certificate from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1926 where she subsequently taught in elementary schools in Bloomfield, Missouri, and surrounding rural schools. In her later life, she became an executive secretary and librarian. A voracious reader, she was a strong advocate of education, the arts, and the humanities. In her loving memory, this scholarship is endowed by her two children, Eugene, Jr. and Martel.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a journalism or communications major in good standing with Southeast Missouri State University.

Munsell, Mark Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a football player. It is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Needy, Joseph and Viola Memorial Scholarship

J. Wayne Needy established this scholarship in honor of his father, Joseph William Needy, who never had the opportunity to attend high school or college, but always believed strongly in the value of an education. J. Wayne was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, and received his Master of Science degree in 1964 from SIU. He taught physics for 31 years at the Minnesota State Community College System in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and retired in 1995. He spends most of his time backpacking in Minnesota and Wyoming.

This scholarship is available to students who have declared majors in mathematics, physics or chemistry, and who have completed at least one major's level course in their chosen field. Recipients shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Selection shall be made by the College of Science Scholarship Committee, recommendation by faculty teaching in the candidate's declared major field and with whom the candidate has studied, shall be a major factor in selection. This scholarship is automatically renewable for full time students who maintain a 3.0 GPA, and who continue to major in the field for which the scholarship was initially awarded.

Newman, Elzie F. and A. Ruth Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student attending Southeast Missouri State University with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient must be from the St. Louis Metropolitan Area with first preference going to a student from the North County area, defined as a resident of Ritenour, Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood, Normandy, Riverview Gardens, Jennings, or Pattonville school districts, including public, private and parochial school graduates.

Nickell, Gynel Snyder Scholarship for Women in Public Service

The Gynel Snyder Nickell Scholarship for Women in Public Service seeks to identify students who excel academically, demonstrate exceptional leadership otential, have a record of public service experience, and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to a life of public service, broadly defined, but with emphasis upon the care of children, the elderly, and/or animal welfare.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, and must have completed, at the time of application, a minimum of 45 hours of college credit with a GPA of at least 3.0. Candidates for this scholarship must complete a written statement of approximately 500 words stating how they will use this scholarship to become an agent of change who will make significant contributions to the improvement of American society. Preference will be given to female, non-traditional students. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Nickell Regional History Scholarship

The Nickell Regional History was established in honor of Dr. Frank Nickell who served as a professor of history and Director of the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University since 1990. Dr. Nickell received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. In his time at the University, he served as Bursar of the University, Chairman of the Department of History, and Director of the Center for Regional History. He was the recipient of a number of awards at the University, including the Faculty Merit Award, the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Missouri Humanities Council Distinguished Service Award.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student with a 3.0 GPA who has demonstrated financial need. The recipient must be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, and must have successfully completed twelve hours of history with no grade lower than B at the University prior to applying for the scholarship. Selection is also based on demonstrated interest and experience in the history of southeast Missouri. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Department office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the History Department office by February 28.

Nienhaus, Wayne Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Wayne Nienhaus was born on October 17, 1938, in East St. Louis, Illinois. He graduated from high school in Pacific, MO. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1961 with a teaching degree in Chemistry and Mathematics and went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education from Washington University in 1965. He met fellow Southeast alum Joan Friemel while they were attending Washington University on National Science Foundation Fellowships, and they married in August 1966. Wayne and Joan Nienhaus have two sons, Matthew and Eric.

Wayne Nienhaus enjoyed a 39-year career in education as a teacher and an administrator in the Ladue School District. He was extraordinarily devoted to making each one of his classes the best they could be. His work ethic and the countless testimonials of students who had him as a teacher prove that he loved his job and was always striving to make a positive impact on the thousands of students that he taught and mentored. The family has established this scholarship to carry on his legacy as an educator and to help inspire young teachers seeking to follow in his footsteps.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a Math Education or Science Education major who has completed 30 hours with a 3.25 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Nilsen, Dorothy Lee Scholarship

Dorothy Lee Nilsen taught fourth grade in elementary schools for 35 years in Mounds and Elmhurst, Illinois. She developed teacher's manuals through Follett Publishing that were used throughout the United States. She and Wedel Nilsen were married for 50 years.

First preference will be given to students in good standing in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program. Second preference will be given to students studying health sciences with an emphasis in gerontology.

Noranda Aluminum, Inc. Scholarship

These scholarships are established by Noranda Aluminum, Inc. which has an aluminum reduction plant located five miles south of New Madrid. Noranda recognizes the commitment of Southeast Missouri State University to educate the young people of the community and with this generous endowment, Noranda Aluminum, one of the region's major employers, wishes to help those in need make substantial contributions to this area.

The Noranda Scholarships are open to graduating seniors. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is a dependent of a full-time regular employee of Noranda Aluminum, Inc. at its New Madrid plant. Another scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of any high school within the counties of Mississippi, New Madrid or Pemiscot. The third scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of any high school within the counties of Scott, Stoddard, Dunklin or Butler. Applicants must be in the upper 25% of their high school class.

Nunley, S. David Endowed Scholarship

Mrs. Evalyn Nunley established this scholarship in honor of her late husband, S. David Nunley. Mr. Nunley was a graduate of Kansas Pharmacy School. He then came back to Cape Girardeau and operated the Nunley Drug School until his death in 1989. He is fondly remembered in the community as a pharmacist and friend.

The Nunley Scholarship is awarded to pre-pharmacy or chemistry students who have shown interest in attending pharmacy school. Preference will be given to pre-pharmacy majors. The applicants must have a B average and financial need will be a consideration.

Nyberg, William K. Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship

William Kel “Bill” Nyberg was born in Vicenza, Italy, and spent the first 12 years of his life in a variety of places in and outside of the United States as his father CMSgt. (Ret.) William A. Nyberg was transferred by the United States Air Force. Bill graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1980. He enlisted in the Air Force and served as a Security Forces member at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, and at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. He left the active duty Air Force to attend Southeast Missouri State University in 1984 but remained in the Air Force Reserve. Shortly after graduating from Southeast, Bill was called to active duty during Desert Storm and served in Saudi Arabia. Bill moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1992 to pursue a career as a U.S. Treasury police officer at the Denver Mint. He served with distinction until his passing in 2011.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Criminal Justice. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Oelsen, Naomi Sago Interior Design Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mary Ann Oelsen Kellerman and her husband, Bert Kellerman. Dr. Mary Ann Kellerman started teaching Interior Design at Southeast Missouri State University in 1976. This scholarship honors Dr. Kellerman's mother, Naomi Sago Oelsen, who was born in Desloge, Missouri. Mrs. Oelesen worked for many years as a caseworker for the State of Missouri. She also served as an E. S. Technician for the State of Missouri Employment Service.

The Naomi Sago Oelsen Scholarship is offered to Interior Design students. Recipients must merit this award through their academic performance, having at least a 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered by the Interior Design faculty who make the determination.

Old Town Cape Scholarship

Old Town Cape is a nationally accredited Main Street Program that works to build a downtown community that cherishes its past and is an economically viable district in which the citizens of Cape Girardeau can live, work, and play.

The Old Town Cape Scholarship was established by the Old Town Cape Scholarship garden managed and cared for by volunteers.

First preference will be given to a full or part-time student who has a direct working association with Old Town Cape or downtown in general (for example, they own or work for a downtown business or organization). Second preference will be given to a full or part-time student who has an indirect association with Old Town Cape or downtown in general (for example, is an immediate family relative of someone who owns or works in a downtown business or organization). Third preference will be given to a Historic Preservation Student.

Old Town Cape/Dr. Steven J. Hoffman Historic Preservation Scholarship

Old Town Cape is a community-driven, nonprofit organization that utilizes the Four-Point Main Street Approach™ to preserve, promote, revitalize, and enrich the historic, cultural, and economic landscapes of downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference is for a student with a major or minor in historic preservation with a demonstrated interest and passion for historic preservation based on economic revitalization. Second preference is for a student with a major or minor in historic preservation, and third preference for a student with a major in the Department of History. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Oliver Oratory Prize

This prize was established in 1934 by the late R. B. Oliver. Mr. Oliver served as a member of the State Senate from 1882 until 1886 and made a statewide reputation for ability and integrity. In 1889, Governor Francis appointed Senator Oliver a member of the Board of Curators for Southeast Missouri State University. He was one of the pioneers in promoting higher education in Missouri, particularly in southeast Missouri. With this award, the rich history of the University lives on through the promotion of communicative excellence.

The Oliver Prize is a partial fee scholarship for upperclassmen who have demonstrated superior academic and communicative skills. A selection committee from the Department of Speech, Communication and Theatre will choose the recipient.

Olson, Lily V. Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Gene L. Olson, a 1950 Southeast Missouri State University graduate and his wife, Rebecca, in memory of Gene's mother, Lily V. Olson. Mrs. Olson resided in Illmo and Fornfelt, Missouri from 1942 until her death in 1950. Mrs. Olson was born in Iowa and taught school in rural Iowa for several years. Gene was active in the development and management of commercial and industrial real estate for many years.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a Scott County High School graduate with financial need verified by the FAFSA.

Ortiz, Carmen Chang Memorial Scholarship

Carmen Chang Ortiz was the fourth of eight children born to Carlos Chang and Francisca Ortiz in Santiago, Province of Veraguas, in the Republic of Panama. She started teaching at the early age of 14 after receiving her elementary teacher credential from the Normal de Institutores in the capital city. A gifted teacher and a very entrepreneurial person, she started the first secretarial school in Santiago in the mid-1930s. When the Normal School was founded in Santiago in 1936, she was invited to become the first secretarial sciences teacher. Not wanting to work in a secondary school without the proper credentials, she decided to pursue college level studies in the United States. After World War II ended, this became possible and Carmen and her younger sister enrolled in Southeast Missouri Teachers College despite their non-existent knowledge of the English language.

When interviewed by President Parker for admission, she insisted that her field of study would be mathematics and that her determination would enable her to learn sufficient English in record time. Upon graduation, she became a math teacher at Panama's prestigious Instituto Nacional. In 1960, she retired as a public servant and founded the country's leading vocational trade middle school, the Instituto Tecnol?gico Rodolfo Diesel. This school, with a 2,000+ enrollment, pioneered vocational education in Panamá and provided her with much satisfaction for having opened then non-traditional careers to many students.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a recipient majoring in math with financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

O'Bannon, Welton N. and Louise M. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will pay fees for up to 15 hours per semester for each recipient. The scholarships are renewable upon maintaining a 3.0 GPA and successfully completing at least 24 semester hours per academic year. Graduates of New Madrid County R-1 Central High School and Portageville High School must be in the top 10% and 15% of their class respectively to receive this award. Financial need and high school performance will be the deciding factors.

O'Neal, Billie Scholarship

This scholarship was established in recognition of Billie O'Neal's countless hours of service and dedication to Southeast Missouri State University.

The O'Neal Scholarship was established by Billie O'Neal to help a deserving physical education major with 60 completed hours. To be eligible, the recipient must have a minimum of 20 on the ACT composite index. The recipient is also required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a 3.0 GPA in courses pertaining to their major. Financial need will be considered, and the applicant must also present a letter of recommendation from a Southeast Missouri State University faculty member.

Otto, Drs. Pamela M. & Randal A. Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with either a pre-med major with expressed intent to continue into medical school, or a nursing major. First preference shall go to a deserving “underdog” pre-med or nursing student with a Christian affiliation. Second preference shall go to a deserving pre-med or nursing student from the region served by Southeast Missouri State University. The required GPA for first year recipients is 3.0. The required GPA for renewed recipients is 3.5. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Overby, James M. & Joyce Petty Family Scholarship

Diane O. Sides of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, James M. and Joyce Petty Overby of Bernie, Missouri, and Terry and Lisa O. Langley of Springfield, Missouri, endowed this scholarship through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation to honor the legacy of the Overby Family in the Bernie, Missouri area.

As the son of a Methodist minister, Mr. Overby grew up living in a number of communities in Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri. He is a graduate of Cabool High School in Missouri and attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College. He met his wife, Joyce Petty, in Dr. A.C. Magill’s chemistry class where students were seated alphabetically (Overby-Petty). He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950 during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged in 1954.

Overby worked in sales and finance management in the automobile and insurance industry prior to his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion and has actively supported the Bernie High School Mules athletic programs, including serving for 25 years as the official time keeper for Bernie basketball.

Joyce Petty Overby was born and raised on or near the Mills and Petty family homesteads five miles west of Bernie atop Crowley’s Ridge. The 100-acre Petty Family farm, which was purchased in 1909 by Joyce’s grandfather, George Petty, was inducted into the Missouri Century Farm program in 2010.

She is a graduate of Bernie High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Arkansas State University, and Masters’ and Specialists’ degrees in Education from Southeast Missouri State University. She began her teaching career in a one-room rural school at the age of 17 in 1949, and she taught school or served as an administrator, including more than 30 years in the Bernie School District, until her retirement in 2007. During her career in education, she taught every age level from kindergarten to eighth grade, and also spent several years teaching special education and remedial reading. She taught in several rural schools, and served from 2001 to 2007 as the Bernie elementary principal. She was named Bernie Teacher of the Year and was inducted into the Bernie Hall of Fame. She was elected to the Bernie School Board in 2009.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Overby have been active members of the Bernie United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, serving in a variety of leadership roles. Both have been active volunteers in the Bernie community for such organizations as Girl Scouts, UMYF, and many student and youth programs associated with the Bernie Public Schools. For many years, they both volunteered in Bernie with the Meals on Wheels program.

The Overbys are the parents of four daughters, nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

The renewable James M. and Joyce Petty Overby Scholarship will be awarded to a Southeast Missouri State University student with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Preference shall be given to a Bernie High School graduate. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Palmer, Leonard and Patsy Endowed Math Scholarship

Dr. Leonard Palmer graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in 1958 with a BA in Math, the University of Illinois in 1961 with a MS in Math, and received his EdD in Math in 1971 from Oklahoma State University.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The recipient must have a declared major in mathematics.

Pigg, Brenda & Bob Endowed Scholarship

This fund shall be awarded to a graduating senior from Herculaneum, Desoto, St. Pius X (in Festus, Missouri), Jefferson, St. Francois, or Ste. Genevieve High Schools who will attend Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a science major. The scholarship is renewed upon application for four years if the recipient maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA and reapplies each year.

Park, Lee Scholarship

Mr. Park, a health and physical education instructor, and a 1973 alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University, was a very unique faculty member for seventeen years who brought the culture of Korea to the University. Mr. Park had a national reputation for his martial arts instruction. He was the president of the American Martial Arts Sports and Education Association and was a board member of the International Council on Martial Arts Education. This scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of Mr. Park who died in 1988.

The Park Scholarship is awarded to a physical education major based on financial need who has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient must have completed 30 hours.

Parks, John and Opal Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be an incoming freshman from Pemiscot County in the top 15 percent of their graduating class with demonstrated financial need. The recipient will receive this full-tuition scholarship for four years if he or she maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0. If the student drops out or takes a semester off, he or she will not be eligible for this award again. The recipient must be enrolled full-time during the consecutive four years.

Parsons, Robert & Adelaide KRCU Intern Scholar Endowment

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. Applicants must complete the application by May 30. Applications will be available at the KRCU office. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable each year.

Paullus, James Harold Agriculture Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is to be awarded to students with agriculture as their primary field of study. Recipients must show evidence of need, research ability, and a willingness to work in concert with a faculty member of the University who teaches or conducts research in the field of agriculture. First preference will be given to students from Wayne County or bordering counties in Missouri.

Paullus, James Harold Biological Sciences

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student whose primary field of study is in the biological sciences. The recipient must show evidence of merit, need, and research ability. Consideration will be given to a student planning to do graduate work majoring in entomology. First preference will be given to students from Wayne County or bordering counties in Missouri.

Paullus, Lenore Osborne Human Environmental Studies Scholarship Fund

This scholarship shall be awarded to a human environmental studies major who shows evidence of merit, need, and achievement in understanding literature, history, and human environmental studies. First preference will be given to students from Wayne County or bordering counties in Missouri.

Pensel, Ronald R. & Janet F. Military Family Scholarship

Ron Pensel is a Vietnam veteran who completed three tours in Vietnam. Ron was a Navy Air crewman and earned two different sets of Navy Air crew wings. Ron was honorably discharged December 1972. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Communications Technology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1975 and a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from City University – Seattle in 1981. Ron retired in 2014 as a Railroad Safety Inspector for the Department of Transportation – Federal Railroad Administration.

Jan Pensel received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1972 from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master’s in Education specializing in Elementary Counseling from Southeast in 1974. Jan received an Associate in Science in Data Processing in 1986 from Clark Community College, Vancouver, Washington. She retired as a computer programmer in 2000.

Ron and Jan met at Southeast Missouri State University in 1973 and married in 1974. They have lived in Washington State for more than 30 years.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is the spouse of an active duty military service member, guardsman or reserve member, or of an honorably discharged military veteran who maintains at least a 2.5 GPA, with a first preference for a student pursuing a degree in a STEM program with either an applied STEM or education degree in a STEM discipline. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Penzel, George A. Family Endowed Scholarship

Mr. George A. Penzel grew up in Jackson, Missouri, and attended Jackson public schools. As a freshman in college, he attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. When Westminster College terminated its intercollegiate football program at the end of Mr. Penzel's freshman year, he transferred to the University of Missouri-Rolla. While at Rolla, he played football for three years and received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1935. Mr. Penzel has been a lifelong civil engineer, as well as a professional land surveyor. He served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a combat engineer during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater and in the assault landings of Layti in the Philippines and Okinawa. He also helped build the Alaskan Highway during the earlier years of World War II. After World War II, Mr. Penzel continued to serve in the Army Reserves and the Missouri National Guard attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before his retirement.

The recipient of this scholarship must have a 2.5 GPA. This GPA requirement applies to coursework in mathematics, physics, industrial technology/pre-engineering, as well as an overall GPA of 2.5 or better. This scholarship is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Penzel, Dorothy Kies Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is for the benefit of students in the Department of Human Environmental Studies who are majors in Family and Consumer Science Education, Dietetics, or Foodservice and Hospitality Management. Mrs. Penzel was a medical technologist, but had an interest in those areas. The scholarship(s) may be awarded to full-time students, or non-traditional students who are enrolled part-time with a minimum of six credit hours per regular semester. Recipients who are entering freshmen must have achieved a 2.5 minimum high school GPA. Sophomores and upper-class recipients must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Pensel, Ronald R. & Janet F. Scholarship

Ron Pensel is a Vietnam veteran who completed three tours in Vietnam. Ron was a Navy Air crewman and earned two different sets of Navy Air crew wings. Ron was honorably discharged in December of 1972. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Communications Technology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1975 and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from City University-Seattle in 1981. Ron retired in 2014 as a Railroad Safety Inspector for the Department of Transportation-Federal Railroad Administration.

Jan Pensel received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1972 from Southeast Missouri State University, and a Master’s in Education specializing in Elementary Counseling from Southeast in 1974. Jan received an Associate’s Degree in Science in Data Processing in 1986 from Clark Community College, Vancouver, Washington. She retired as a computer programmer in 2000.

Ron and Jan met at Southeast Missouri State University in 1973 and married in 1974. They have lived in Washington State for more than 30 years.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is 24 years of age or older. A minimum GPA of 2.5 and financial need as verified by the FAFSA is required. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Pensel, Ronald R. & Janet F. Scholarship

Ron Pensel is a Vietnam veteran who completed three tours in Vietnam. Ron was a Navy Air crewman and earned two different sets of Navy Air crew wings. Ron was honorably discharged in December of 1972. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Communications Technology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1975 and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from City University-Seattle in 1981. Ron retired in 2014 as a Railroad Safety Inspector for the Department of Transportation-Federal Railroad Administration.

Jan Pensel received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1972 from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master’s in Education specializing in Elementary Counseling from Southeast in 1974. Jan received an Associate in Science in Data Processing in 1986 from Clark Community College, Vancouver, Washington. She retired as a computer programmer in 2000.

Ron and Jan met at Southeast Missouri State University in 1973 and married in 1974. They have lived in Washington State for more than 30 years.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is the spouse of an active duty military service member, guardsman or reserve member, or of an honorably discharged military veteran who maintains at least a 2.5 GPA, with a first preference for a student pursuing a degree in a STEM program with either an applied STEM or education degree in a STEM discipline. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Perry County Business and Industry Scholarship Fund

This fund is established to provide scholarships to Perry County students who have met the GPA requirements and who have clearly demonstrated an unselfish willingness to support Perry County community projects. Business and industry in Perry County support this fund to provide encouragement to local students to apply themselves in school, to recognize the need of every citizen, and to take an active role in community development. The hope of the next generation relies on their ability to understand and use the information we provide during their development.

The recipient of this scholarship must be from Perry County and shall be decided by the Perry County Business & Industrial Scholarship Fund Committee. The recipient must also have demonstrated community involvement and a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

Perry County/Healthcare Scholarship

Perry County Memorial Hospital is dedicated to the prevention of disease and the preservation of good health in the Perry County community. The hospital is staffed by multi-specialty teams of skilled physicians, nurses and technicians representing a vast number of medical specialties.

First preference for this scholarship shall be a Perry County resident studying healthcare. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA and financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

Perry-Ste. Genevieve/Rosina Koetting Endowed Scholarship

A native of Ste. Genevieve, Ms. Koetting joined the faculty of Southeast Missouri State University in 1936 and served as head of the Department of Physical Education from 1946 until her retirement in 1974, at which time she was designated Professor Emeritus of Health, Physical Education and Education. Ms. Koetting was instrumental in achieving greater academic recognition in the role of women in physical education.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be from Ste. Genevieve County or Perry County, with first preference being Ste. Genevieve County and second preference being Perry County. The recipient must be a physical education major with first preference being a female.

Phi Delta Theta Southeast Missouri State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Phi Delta Theta Scholarship Fund, applicants must attend school full-time at Southeast Missouri State University for one year (two semesters), maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, and be an initiated member of the Phi Delta Fraternity.

Phillips, Emily Endowed Scholarship

Emily Phillips believed in education. Her motto was "If there is a will, there is a way." Family and friends of Emily Phillips established this scholarship to help people start, or continue, their education.

Physics Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to an entering freshman who is majoring in a program leading towards a B. S. degree from the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics. He or she must have an ACT score of 24. This scholarship is renewable for every year for the following three years if requirements of a 3.0 GPA and active participation in the Physics and Engineering club are met.

This scholarship has an application deadline of May 1 and is automatically renewable.

Piatchek, James and Sally Endowed Scholarship

James Piatchek is a 1963 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University who majored in marketing. He was named to Oxman of America in 1973 and Who's Who in Professional Executives. He is a past member of the National Alumni Board and the Copper Dome Society, and began alumni charters in Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee. He is a chartered financial consultant and a qualifier for the Million Dollar Round Table's Elite "Top of the Table." Mr. Piatchek serves on numerous boards and is the founder and past president of several industry, civic, and charitable organizations. Jim and his wife, Sally, are co-founders of the Semcor Advisory Group and the Legacy of Life. He is the author of two books, and he has spoken before more than 400 audiences. His books are available at the Campus bookstore and on his website: www.jpmemphis.com.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving student who majors in the College of Business This scholarship is for the purpose of attending classes on campus or participation in an international business experience.

Pracht, Richard and Mary Scholarship

Richard and Mary (Lee) Pracht graduated from Williamsville High School in Williamsville, Missouri in 1950. Mr. Pracht, son of the late Maz and Notburga Pracht of Williamsville, is a retired executive of the Extrusion/Tube Division of Alcoa. He attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and received a BS in Metallurgical Engineering in 1954. Mrs. Pracht, daughter of the late John and Ethel Lee of Williamsville, attended Southeast Missouri State University and St. Lukes School of Nursing in St. Louis. She received her RN license in 1954. The Prachts are the parents of three sons and reside in Lafayette, Indiana.

The first preference for this award will be given to a freshman student who is a graduate of, or anticipates graduating from, Greenville High School and has enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours at the University. Students who have attended Greenville High School and later obtained a GED are also considered first preference for the award. Students should demonstrate honesty, fortitude, and integrity, be motivated to serve and succeed, and be scholastically acceptable to pursue a degree.

Presidential Rotary Scholarship Fund

The Presidential Rotary Scholarship Fund was created as a joint sponsorship between Southeast Missouri State University and Cape West Rotary for an annual golf tournament that sponsors student scholarships at Southeast. Through 2013, over $850,000 has been raised to support scholarships through tournament fees and sponsorships.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a junior and majoring in cybersecurity from Cape Girardeau County. Second preference is for a junior majoring in cybersecurity from the University service area. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Prevallet-Porter Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Richard Prevallet and his mother, Nellie Porter. Mr. Prevallet is a 1956 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University who majored in accounting. He then went on to become an Internal Revenue Service Agent for over 32 years until his retirement in 1989.

The Prevallet-Porter Scholarship is for handicapped students at Southeast Missouri State University who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. This award is renewable if the recipient maintains at least a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to incoming freshman.

Pritchard, Professor George H. Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is to be awarded to student athletes who are recommended by the deans of the colleges of liberal arts and science and technology.

Procter & Gamble Scholars Program

The recipient of this scholarship must be a minority or female student enrolled in the Electrical & Control Engineering studies program at Southeast Missouri State University. The recipient must be a graduate from a southeast Missouri high school, or any other school mutually agreed upon by P & G and the University. The overall high school GPA of the recipient must be a 3.0 or better. The recipient must be completing or have completed a College Preparatory Curriculum, and must have a composite ACT score of 21 or better. Applicants must submit two strong written recommendations; one from their high school math or science teacher, and the other from their high school guidance counselor or Principal. A complete in-depth interview with the candidates will also be conducted on the University's campus by members of the Engineering Guidance Committee.

Randol, Narvol A. and Dorothy K. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Narvol Randol, who was a Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Merit Award recipient in 1987. This award recognizes his outstanding contributions over the years to the University and the Cape Girardeau community. Mr. and Mrs. Randol have been active in community affairs for many years and this award seeks to help students from Cape Girardeau further their educational opportunities.

The recipient must be a resident of Cape Girardeau and a graduate of Central High School or Notre Dame High School. Applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Rau, Paul W. and Jean Zimmerman Scholarship

The Raus were longtime Cape Girardeau County residents and prosperous business people. They operated the Rau Orchards in North Cape County for many years. With this award, the Raus are giving back to this area some of the benefits they received and richly deserved.

The Rau Scholarship is awarded to deserving students of the University who are training to become teachers.

Rediger, Frances K. Scholarship in Education

Frances K. Rediger is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and is a retired teacher from Cape Girardeau Public Schools. She currently serves as a member of Southeast Missouri State University’s Foundation Board of Directors. The Redigers are members of the Foundation’s President’s Council, and Harry is an Emeritus Member of the Foundation Board of Directors. He served as Chairman of the Board from 2006-2008. Harry retired as Manager of JC Penney and currently serves as Mayor of Cape Girardeau.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from Cape Girardeau County majoring in education. Second preference shall go to a Missouri resident majoring in education, and final preference shall go to a student majoring in education. Transfer students are eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Reeser-Michaels MK1 Endowed Scholarship

Jonathan Reeser-Michaels, originally from Dixon, Kentucky, graduated with a pre-law degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1996. He then graduated from UM-Kansas City Law School. While at the University, he was a Founding Father of the Mu Kappa Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Jonathan requested this scholarship be established in his name to assist future students at the University to achieve their educational goals.

This scholarship shall be awarded, with first priority, to the Mu Kappa Chapter commander. Second priority will be given to anyone from Webster County High School located in Dixon, Kentucky. Third priority will be given to any MK member in good standing with Sigma Nu National Headquarters, and fourth priority will be given to any non-traditional student. Incoming freshmen should have a minimum of a B average. Consideration will be given to applicants who participate in athletics and extracurricular activities.

Remley, Marlin and Ruth (Evens) and Louise Remley Endowed Education Scholarship

Ruth Evens Remley is a 1945 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She received a B. S. in Elementary Education. She dedicated herself to the education of youth and retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Dr. Marlin E. Remley was a 1941 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He received an A. B. degree with a major in physics and math. He also attended the University of Illinois and received a M. S. in 1948 and his Ph.D. in 1952. He retired in 1989 from Rockwell International as the Director of Nuclear Safety and Licensing Energy Systems. He was a published author of over forty papers and publications in the field of nuclear physics, reactor dynamics and safety, reactor safeguards analysis, and safety management and public understanding of nuclear energy. Marlin was also a 1973 Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Merit Award Winner.

Dr. Mary Louise Remley is a 1951 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and a 1992 Alumni Merit Award Winner from the University's College of Education. She also attended Ohio University and received a M. Ed. in physical education in 1961. In 1970, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Mary has published numerous books and articles in her field of expertise.

The recipient must be of sophomore standing at the time the scholarship is awarded, and enrolled full-time as an undergraduate majoring in education. The recipient must also maintain a GPA of 3.0 to renew this scholarship for a second semester.

Remley, Marlin and Ruth (Evens) and Louise Remley Endowed Science Scholarship

Ruth Evens Remley is a 1945 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She received a B. S. in Elementary Education. She dedicated herself to the education of youth and retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Dr. Marlin E. Remley was a 1941 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He received an A. B. degree with a major in physics and math. He also attended the University of Illinois and received a M. S. in 1948 and his Ph.D. in 1952. He retired in 1989 from Rockwell International as the Director of Nuclear Safety and Licensing Energy Systems. He was a published author of over forty papers and publications in the field of nuclear physics, reactor dynamics and safety, reactor safeguards analysis, and safety management and public understanding of nuclear energy. Marlin was also a 1973 Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Merit Award Winner.

Dr. Mary Louise Remley is a 1951 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and a 1992 Alumni Merit Award Winner from the University's College of Education. She also attended Ohio University and received a M. Ed. in physical education in 1961. In 1970, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Mary has published numerous books and articles in her field of expertise.

The recipient must be of sophomore standing at the time the scholarship is awarded, and enrolled full-time as an undergraduate majoring in one of the courses of study in the College of Science and Mathematics. The recipient must also maintain a GPA of 3.0 to renew this scholarship for a second semester.

Rhodes, F. Marion and Martha Scholarship Fund

F. Marion Rhodes was reared on a cotton farm in New Madrid County and graduated from Gideon High School. He was a 1932 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and received a law degree from George Washington University Law School. Mr. Rhodes joined the United States Department of Agriculture in 1934, and served as a Naval Officer in World War II. After the war he returned to the Agriculture Department and served in several positions before he was named president of the New York Agriculture Department. He served in several positions before he was named president of the New York Cotton Exchange in 1960. He retired as president emeritus of the Exchange. In 1973, Mr. Rhodes was the recipient of the Alumni Merit Award from Southeast Missouri State University. He also received the Superior Service Award from the United States Department of Agriculture, and was listed in Who's Who in America.

The recipient of this scholarship must be from Stoddard, Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin, or Pemiscot Counties. The recipient shall have financial need and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Rice, Floyd & Ruth Endowed Scholarship

Although Floyd Rice received his Bachelor's degree at Southeast Missouri State College in 1954, he actually began teaching before that time. He was principal, 6th grade teacher, and bus driver in Cooter, MO for the 1951-1952 school year and the 5th grade teacher in Sikeston from 1952-1954. After graduating from Southeast, Mr. Rice taught grade 6 from 1954-1959 and then was principal protem for the 1959-1960 school year in Brentwood, MO.

He received his Master's degree in Elementary Administration at Vanderbilt-Peabody in 1958. Additionally, Mr. Rice taught 6th grade for the San Diego City Schools, Math for Teachers at the San Diego Community College, American History in the San Diego Junior College, Junior High Math at Pacific Beach Junior High and Bell Junior High. He received is Doctoral Equivalency in 1972.

The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarship Committee.

Ritter, The Raymond A. Sr. Endowed Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is established by Dr. and Mrs. Hartmut Krafft in honor of Dr. Raymond A. Ritter, Sr., who opened his home to a number of German exchange students while studying at Southeast Missouri State University.

This scholarship is open to foreign language majors. First preference will be given to majors in German language at the undergraduate level who plan to study abroad in a German-speaking country. Second preference will be given to all other majors in the department in support of study abroad. This award is based on academic merit. Applicants must complete an application and essay through the Department of Foreign Languages.

River Bend Friends of Historic Preservation

This scholarship is open to students with a "B" average who are majoring in Historic Preservation and dedicated to that field. First preference will be given to a junior with second preference given to a senior. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Department office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the History Department office by February 28.

River City Players Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established and funded by the River City Players Community Theatre, a community organization comprised of Southeast Missouri State University graduates. The group strives to be part of the local community by doing outreach through productions and participation in local group organizations.

First preference in awarding this scholarship will be given to a student majoring in theatre. Second preference will be given to a student who plans to teach theatre and is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Education/Speech and Theatre Education degree. Applications will be submitted to the University, and selection will be made by the Board of the River City Players Community Theatre.

Finalists for the scholarship will be required to interview with the Board of the River City Players Community Theatre for final selection of the recipient.

Roennfeldt, Laura Sue Endowed Scholarship

Laura Sue Roennfeldt thought highly of Southeast Missouri State University. Upon her death, an endowed scholarship was established in her name.

The recipient of this scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA and financial need.

Rogers, William Kenneth and Edna Evans Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Edna E. Rogers. Mrs. Rogers graduated in 1937 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She enjoyed many years of teaching in places such as Tucson, St. Louis, Kirkwood, the state of Michigan, and finally, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The recipient shall have financial need as verified by FAFSA.

Roth, Lindsay Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Lindsay Roth graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2010 with her Bachelor of Science-Education in Early Childhood Education. Originally from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, she returned to her hometown to teach at Bloomsdale Elementary School. She was a very passionate kindergarten teacher who loved her kids and had a wonderful imagination and creativity. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and sports enthusiast who had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest each and every day. She was also an active and dedicated member of Delta Delta Delta sorority while at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship was established by many friends and Delta Delta Delta sorority sisters to continue her legacy.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an Education major and a member of Tri Delta Sorority. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Roth, Louise Bender Early Education Endowed Scholarship

Louise Bender Roth graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1937 with an education degree. She was an elementary school teacher at Washington School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri for 13 years.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an elementary education major with a GPA of at least 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Roth, Martin Bender Accounting Endowed Scholarship

Walter Roth and his son, Martin Bender Roth, are both graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. Walter graduated in 1934, and Martin graduated in 1973. Both of the Benders hope that this award will help students who plan to pursue a career in numbers.

This scholarship is available to students who are majoring in accounting at Southeast Missouri State University. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have completed at least 24 hours at the University with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must have declared a major in accounting. First preference will be given to an individual who has declared a major in accounting and a minor in mathematics who meets all other requirements.

Roth, Walter Mathematics Endowed Scholarship

Walter Roth and his son, Martin Bender Roth, are both graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. Walter graduated in 1934, and Martin graduated in 1973. Both of the Benders hope that this award will help students who plan to pursue a career in numbers.

This scholarship is available to students who are majoring in mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have completed at least 24 hours at the University with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must have declared a major in mathematics. First preference will be given to an individual who has declared a major in mathematics and a minor in accounting who meets all other requirements.

Rowe, Constance French Scholarship

This French scholarship has been dedicated to an eminent member of the Southeast Missouri State University faculty, Dr. Constance Rowe, by her students and her colleagues. Dr. Rowe was a teacher, lecturer, and author. She was born November 27, 1907, in New York City. After graduating from Wadleigh High School, where her father was principal, she attended Syracuse University and the Sorbonne in Paris, where she obtained a certificate in French Language and Literature. She received her Bachelor of Literature from Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York.

Her teaching positions included an instructorship at Brooklyn College, and an Associate Professorship of French at Lynchburg College, Virginia. She also taught at Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania and at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. In 1969, she became Associate Professor of French at what was then Southeast Missouri State College, where she taught with distinction until her retirement in 1975.

The recipient of this scholarship must have 45 credit hours and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours at the time of application. He or she must have declared French as their major, or be an education major with a French minor. He or she must have also declared an intent to graduate from Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is awarded for full-semester study in a French-speaking country for the summer after sophomore year, either semester of the junior year, or for the summer after junior year. Demonstration of need shall be a factor but not the primary factor. Students not currently awarded other scholarships, and students from countries, states or provinces where French is not the predominant language will receive preference.

Ruester, The B. Marie Endowed Scholarship

B. Marie Ruester was a graduate of Jackson High School. She was employed as a Maintenance Supervisor at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and retired Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1985 as a Maintenance Supervisor. She took all the available horticulture courses in the Agriculture Department and some sewing courses in the Home Economics Department at Southeast Missouri State University, and she also enjoyed gardening in her retirement.

John T. Ruester received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He was employed by Southeast Missouri State University from 1959 to 1970, attaining the position of Director of the Physical Plant. John then went to Layne Western Co. from 1970 until 1985, and then returned to the University as Maintenance Supervisor until his retirement. John enjoys woodworking in his retirement.

This scholarship is open to United States citizens with proven financial need. The recipient must have a 2.0 high school GPA or must have completed their GED with a combined standard score of 300 or above. This scholarship is renewable, provided a 2.0 GPA is maintained and no courses dropped. If the applicant is related, he or she must state the relationship on their application

Rushing, Evelyn L. Trust Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be given to an individual who has been in the foster care system in Cape Girardeau County that is an upper classman. Second preference shall be given to an individual who has been in the foster care system in Cape Girardeau County that is an incoming freshman. Third preference shall be given to an individual who has been in the foster care system in Missouri. Fourth preference shall be given to an individual with financial need. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Rushing Family Trust Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be given to an individual who has been in the foster care system in Cape Girardeau County who is an incoming freshman. Second preference shall go to an individual who has been in the foster care system in Cape Girardeau County who is an upperclassman. Third preference shall go to an individual who has been in the foster care system in Missouri. Fourth preference shall be given to an individual with financial need. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Russell Family Restricted Scholarship Fund

Steve and Paula Beussink of Germantown, Tennessee, are 1985 graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. Steve is currently employed at AutoZone, Inc., and Paula at St. Francis School. Steve was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and is originally from New Hamburg, Missouri. Paula was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and is originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be an entering freshman. First preference goes to a student graduating from Ellington/Southern Reynolds County High School majoring in Business or Education. Second preference goes to a student from Ellington/Southern Reynolds County High School. Third preference goes to a student majoring in Business or Education. The recipient shall have financial aid not met by other sources of financial aid and a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants with a GPA of at least a 3.0 must reapply each year.

Russell, Lucile Farrar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Lynton B. Russell as a memorial to his wife, Lucile Farrar Russell, a former Southeast Missouri State University student. Mrs. Russell was the granddaughter of Dr. G. W. Farrar, a member of the first Board of Regents.

The Russell Scholarship is for home economics majors at any grade level. Selection is based on financial need and academic performance. This award is renewable if the recipient remains in good standing.

Ruzicka, Ludeanne Fowler Scholarship

Ludeanne Fowler Ruzicka is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She and her family owned a portion of the land where the Holland School of Performing Arts now stands. Mrs. Ruzicka and her late husband were leading donors to the River Campus. This scholarship stands as a lasting commitment to commemorate her family's contribution to Southeast Missouri State University.

This scholarship recipient should have an interest in pursuing a degree in the field of Performing Arts or Music. The faculty and/or alumni advisor may recommend a worthy student for this scholarship, but it is not required.
S. A. T. C. Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Ernest M. Funk endowed this scholarship in memory of the 136 men who, in 1918, volunteered and served in the Student Army Training Corps at the Normal School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Dr. Funk was a member of the Corps and is proud now to sponsor others in honor of his fellow soldiers.

The S. A. T. C. Scholarship is given to needy students who have at least a 2.75 GPA. Preference is given to descendants of Student Army Training Corps members.

Saalfeld, Fred E. Family Scholarship for Physically Handicapped Students

Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with honors in chemistry in 1957 and received the Alumni Merit Award in 1988. Mary Elizabeth Renner Saalfeld grew up in Cape Girardeau and also attended Southeast Missouri State University.

Dr. Fred E. and Mary Elizabeth Renner Saalfeld established this scholarship in honor of their son, Fred E. Saalfeld, Jr. Even though Fred E., Jr. was confined to a wheelchair because of multiple sclerosis, his optimistic outlook and cheerfulness were an inspiration to all who knew him. This scholarship is to inspire physically handicapped individuals to go to college.

Saenger, Julie A. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the family and friends of Julie A. Sanger. Julie, a member of Delta Delta Delta, died from meningitis during her senior year at Southeast Missouri State University.

The Saenger Scholarship is for a member of Delta Delta Delta. The recipient must be in, or entering into, her senior year. She must also be a contributor to the sorority, the Greek system, and to campus life, and she must have improving academic status. Financial need may also be considered.

Schmitz, H. G. Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Leota Schmitz, John Tlapek, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Meyer in honor of H. G. Schmitz. Mr. Schmitz owned and operated the former L. A. Tucker Truck Lines for 33 years. He was one of the original board members of the Old St. Francis Hospital and also served on the board of St. Francis Medical Center.

The Schmitz Scholarship is awarded to a student who has declared a major in the College of Business and Public Administration and who demonstrates financial need.

Scheidt, George J. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor George J. Scheidt. Mr. Scheidt grew up a poor farm boy who wanted to go to college but was unable due to economic factors. He worked as a mail carrier in Michigan until his retirement when he moved to Sikeston. He wanted to make sure that a young person who wanted an education would not be held back by a deprived economic situation.

Schneider, Jacob S. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jacob Scott Schneider, 20, of Jackson was a junior at Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in mechanical and manufacturing systems, at the time of this death in August 2009. Jacob graduated from St. Paul Lutheran School in May 2003 and from Jackson High School on May 17, 2007. While in high school, he played trumpet in the high school's band. He also worked part time at Woodards and Jackson Save-A-Lot. During the summer of 2009, Jacob worked for Southeast Missouri State University on the residence hall painting crew.

This scholarship was established by Jacob's parents, Steve and Judy Schneider, Jacob's grandmother, Mrs. Arlene Wollenweber, and family and friends. Steve is a 1978 graduate of the University and serves on the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors.

First preference will be given to a student who graduated from St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson, Missouri, and attended the school for a minimum of 4 years, or for a student who attended St. Paul Lutheran for at least six years but did not graduate. Applicants must be members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Second preference will be given to a graduate of Jackson R-2 School with an interest in a degree in the School of Polytechnic Studies or pre-engineering.

Schneider Student Government Leadership Scholarship

Steve Schneider, Southeast Missouri State University 1978 graduate, was Student Government President from 1977 until 1978.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student serving as Student Government President. The recipient must also be a participant in two campus activities: one scholastic organization and one campus life organization.

Schriever, George A. and Placide D. Academic Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time students with high academic standing at Southeast Missouri State University.

Schuetts, Hayden Marketing Club Scholarship

Mr. Hayden Schuetts has been a longtime advisor to the Marketing Club. Funds are collected by selling different items throughout the years, thus raising money to help others increase their opportunities and experience.

The Schuetts Marketing Club Scholarship is awarded to a member of the Marketing Club who is marketing major and who has contributed to the club, department, college and the University. Prospective recipients must have at least a 2.5 GPA and must have completed 75 or more hours.

Scott County/Mary Lou Montgomery Memorial Scholarship

Mary Lou Montgomery graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in 1941. She was a resident of Sikeston since 1961. In 1983, she was awarded the honorary life-time membership in Women of the Church. Mary Lou was very active and supportive of her community. Her family has joined together to endow this scholarship in her name.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a Scott County resident. First preference shall be given to a resident of Sikeston. Second preference shall go to any Scott County resident. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA and financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

Scott, Lela Hill Scholarship Fund

Lela Hill Scott was a 1924 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She taught in a public school in Des Plaines, Illinois, and retired in 1964. Mrs. Scott was a long-time supporter of the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation and was a founding member of the Copper Dome Society.

The Lela Hill Scott Scholarship is for students from Mississippi County. First preference will be given to graduates of East Prairie High School. This award is based primarily on financial need and is awarded to students in the upper ten percent of their high school class.

Scott, William A. and Martina Endowed Scholarship

Mr. William A. Scott was born on June 19, 1902 in Puxico, Missouri. His parents were of German and Scottish origins. He attended the public school through the fifth grade. He then started to work in a local "handle" factory (a manufacturer of hammer, ax, and other tool handles). He worked in this business for the vast majority of his life until his death in September 1999. Martina Scott was born on April 25, 1908 in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Her maiden name was Sutter, and she was one of 10 children (seven girls and three boys). William and Martina met in Wisconsin, and they were married in 1935. They both worked in sales on the road for more than five years before returning to Puxico in the early 1940's to run the company and continue sales work on the road. Their manufacturing operations over the years included the assembly of tools (shovels, scoops, garden tools) as well as the manufacturing of bull rakes, hoes, axes, hammers, etc. They would buy the handles unfinished, as well as the metal components. When not fully engaged in the business, Mr. Scott enjoyed the outdoors, particularly wooded areas.

This scholarship was established to benefit needy students from the University's primary service area. First preference among qualified applicants shall be given to Puxico, Missouri, and Stoddard County residents. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

Scott City, Missouri, High School Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Illmo-Fornfelt-Ancell-Scott City High School Alumni.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate of Scott City High School. The recipient shall be entering their second year at Southeast with a declared major. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Scully, Mark F. Scholarship

This scholarship was established upon Dr. Scully's retirement as President of Southeast Missouri State University. Friends, both on and off campus, made contributions and this scholarship now help students enrich their educational opportunities. Dr. Scully served for 19 years as President of the University, during which time Southeast Missouri State University tripled in size and became much more than primarily a teachers' college.

The Scully Scholarship is given each year to a needy student interested in education. This award goes toward the recipient's incidental fees.

Seabaugh, Otto and Della Secondary Education Scholarship

Otto and Della Seabaugh created this scholarship to help young people who need financial help in getting an education. Otto Seabaugh was born in Cape Girardeau and attended Southeast Missouri State University. He received a BS in education in 1935. He then received a MS in education from Missouri University in 1936. His post graduate studies were completed at Missouri University, Ohio State University, and Washington University in St. Louis. His first five years of employment were as an instructor of secondary education, followed by employment with McDonnell-Douglas Corp., Ford Motor Corp., and Olin Corporation in St. Louis. In 1958, he was employed by Olin Corp. until his retirement in 1977, holding various administrative and supervisory positions of increasing responsibility. Retirement provided the opportunity and time to pursue a long and deep interest in genealogy of the Seabaugh lineage.

Della (Sievers) Seabaugh was born in Jackson and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1940. She received a BS in education. She received her MS from Iowa State University in 1942. Her post graduate studies were completed at the University of Wisconsin. Della is a life member of the Phi Lambda Theta national education society. She taught for 43 years in the public school systems of Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Connecticut until her retirement in 1977. She and her husband published a book "From Seebach to Seabaugh 1123-1988 to Your Care"

The Seabaugh Scholarship is for students who have a sincere desire to teach secondary education. Eligible students must have a 3.5 GPA coming out of high school, and if they are able to maintain this GPA in college, this award is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis. The scholarship will pay for on-campus room and board, incidental fees, books, and laboratory fees.

Seabaugh, Otto and Della Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship

The Seabaugh Scholarship is for junior and senior level students who have a sincere desire to start a career in the engineering technology field.

The recipients of this scholarship must be a graduate of Cape, Bollinger, Scott or Perry County schools and live in the county at the time the scholarship is granted. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA and continue to major in engineering technology and making satisfactory progress towards her/her degree. Satisfactory progress will be verified by the scholarship committee in consultation with the industrial technology chairperson.

Seabaugh, Otto and Della Primary and Secondary Education Scholarship

The Seabaugh Scholarship is for junior and senior level students and/or graduate students who have a sincere desire to teach elementary and secondary education. Otto and Della Seabaugh created this scholarship to help young people who need financial help in getting an education.
The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate of Cape Girardeau or Bollinger County and live in that county at the time the scholarship is granted. Eligible students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and make satisfactory progress towards her/her degree. Satisfactory progress will be verified by the scholarship committee in consultation with the relevant department chair. This scholarship will pay for on-campus room and board and incidental fees.

Seabaugh, Otto and Della Elementary Education Scholarship

Otto and Della Seabaugh created this scholarship to help young people who need financial help in getting an education. Otto Seabaugh was born in Cape Girardeau and attended Southeast Missouri State University. He received a BS in education in 1935. He then received a MS in education from Missouri University in 1936. His post graduate studies were completed at Missouri University, Ohio State University, and Washington University in St. Louis. His first five years of employment were as an instructor of secondary education, followed by employment with McDonnell-Douglas Corp., Ford Motor Corp., and Olin Corporation in St. Louis. In 1958, he was employed by Olin Corp. until his retirement in 1977, holding various administrative and supervisory positions of increasing responsibility. Retirement provided the opportunity and time to pursue a long and deep interest in genealogy of the Seabaugh lineage.

Della (Sievers) Seabaugh was born in Jackson and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1940. She received a BS in education. She received her MS from Iowa State University in 1942. Her post graduate studies were completed at the University of Wisconsin. Della is a life member of the Phi Lambda Theta national education society. She taught for 43 years in the public school systems of Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Connecticut until her retirement in 1977. She and her husband published a book "From Seebach to Seabaugh 1123-1988 to Your Care"

The Seabaugh Scholarship is for students who have a sincere desire to teach elementary education. Eligible students must have a 3.5 GPA coming out of high school, and if they are able to maintain this GPA in college, this award is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis.

Seay, Jr., John Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in honor of John G. Seay, Jr. by his family and friends. Seay was a 1965 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He was an independent geologist for more than 20 years in Texas.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student pursing a degree within the College of Science and Mathematics with one (1) of the following:
• Geoscience minor
• Environmental Soil Science minor
• Or a degree in the Environmental Sciences Program with a preference for a student electing the Geoprocessing and Soils emphasis

SEMO Coin Machine Association Athletic Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student athlete selected each year by the Athletic Director.

Senior Class Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Senior Class Scholarship is awarded each year to a full-time student with a minimum of 89 hours of credit toward his or her degree. Academic history and financial need will be considered.

Sessoms, Henry Endowed Scholarship

Henry Sessoms was born in Nashville, Tennessee on May 14, 1935. He was educated in the Nashville public schools and graduated from West End High School in 1953. He attended Vanderbilt University from 1953 until 1955, when he entered Naval Aviation training in 1955. Upon receiving a medical discharge the following year, he attended Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and graduated with a B.S. degree in Mathematics in 1958. After two years as an actuarial assistant with National Life and Accident Insurance Company in Nashville, he entered graduate school at George Peabody College for Teachers, earning a M.A. degree in English in 1961.

After earning his M.A., he joined the English Department of Southeast Missouri State College. He served at the University from 1961 until his retirement on May 21, 1999, with the exception of a leave taken from 1965 through 1967 to earn his Ph.D. degree in English from Vanderbilt University. This made him the senior faculty member in terms of service. He was promoted to Professor of English in 1970 and was Chairman of the Department from 1968-1993. He had been the director of the Missouri London Program since its inception in 1982 until retirement. At the time, he was the only director on any campus who had been with the program since its inception.

He is married to Tamara Baldwin, Professor of Mass Communication at Southeast, and has two children, Deidre Sessoms and Henry Sessoms, Jr. and three grandsons, Henry Sessoms, III (Trey), Alexander Sessoms DeNuzzo, and Jason Sessoms DeNuzzo.

The recipient of this scholarship must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Southeast Missouri State University who wishes to study internationally. First preference will be given to a student studying in the London area and whose career plans will benefit from international travel. Second preference will be given to a student studying in any international location.

Seyer, Dennis C. Theatre Design/Technical Theatre Scholarship

Dennis C. Seyer was a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance as well as scenic designer for Southeast Missouri State University theatre and dance productions. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Arts degree in theatre from St. Louis University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre design from the University of New Orleans. He joined the faculty of the Speech Communication and Theatre Department at Southeast Missouri State University in 1977 serving as a scenic and lighting designer/technical director for more than 100 productions for the University at Forrest H. Rose Theatre. Dr. Seyer also served as a free-lance designer and theatre consultant as well as a profession stagehand (I.A.T.S.E.), working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. He has served as guest scenic designer for the Huron (Ohio) Summer Playhouse, Jefferson College, Fontbonne College, and as scenic/lighting designer/stage manager for dance concerts at Keil Opera House, the Fox Theatre, and America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

This scholarship fund is intended for students interested in technical theatre production and/or theatre design.

This scholarship may be awarded on a biennial basis for a period of one academic year to a Southeast Missouri State University student of junior or senior standing who makes application and meets the criteria. The recipient must be a theatre major, must show aptitude in technical production and/or design for the theatre (i.e.: scenic, lighting, costume, lighting, costume and make up, audio, etc.), and must be preparing for a career in technical theatre and/or theatre design. The recipient must also continue to maintain a presence in the theatre during production periods and/or participate in a faculty/student mentoring program with a faculty designer or technical director throughout the duration of the award.

Seyer, Christopher A. Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Chris A. Wright, 1996 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, established the Christopher A. Seyer Memorial Scholarship. Chris Seyer was a member and president of the Notre Dame High School Class of 1983, and graduated from Southeast with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Chris was employed by Metro Business College and Computerland before his 22-year career at Southeast Missouri State University. In 2012, he chose to make a career change, which led him to Ford and Sons Funeral Home where he served with great compassion and skill as a funeral director and pre-need consultant. He was also owner of Seyer’s Kelso Kwik Stop.

Chris served as president of the school board at St. Augustine School, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Kelso Jaycees, and Business Networking International (BNI). He was involved with the Chambers of Commerce in Benton, Missouri, and Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he was recognized for joining the Chamber Ambassadors Committee.

Chris passed away in October 2013 survived by his wife, Joni, and children, Jacob, Taylor and Jordan.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. Thhis scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Seyer, Vincent and Alberta Scholarship

Vincent Seyer retired as Director of the Physical Plant at Southeast Missouri State University after serving 42.7 years. He and his wife, the former Alberta Proffer, had three children, all of whom graduated from the University.

First preference will be given to children and family of Facilities Management. Financial need will be a consideration in determining the recipient, but not required to receive the award.

Shamel, The Brian M. Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Brian M. Shamel Memorial Scholarship Fund is for students who are interested in pursuing the research and saving of the bottlenose dolphins. This scholarship fund based on financial need may be used by students to help fund their trip to the research lab that helps meet the requirements for the marine biology degree. This scholarship was set up by family and friends in memory of Brian M. Shamel. Brian, born in Mansfield, Ohio, was a student at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in marine biology. He was a friend to everyone, and his interests included free-style biking, karate, animals, and music. He also played the trumpet. As Brian grew older, he became interested in marine biology, particularly bottlenose dolphins. He raised all sorts of exotic fish. Brian was a Christian and loved the Lord. He was killed in an automobile accident on January 4, 1997. Brian will be missed by his family, friends and the many other lives that he touched over the years.

Sharp, Charles and Mary Ellen Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

Dr. Charles Sharp, a native of Arkansas, grew up in California. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Baylor University and his Doctorate from the University of Georgia. Currently a professor emeritus of Southeast Missouri State University, he taught on the Southeast campus for 35 years as a professor of History. Dr. Sharp was the Faculty Merit Award winner in 1984. The focus of his career has always been his interest in classroom teaching and student learning.

Mary Ellen Sharp received her Bachelor’s degree at Baylor University with majors in English and Speech. She continued her studies at Southeast where she earned her Master of Arts degree in English. She taught for 25 years in the Cape Girardeau Public School System and, after retirement, taught part-time at the University. Her teaching career spanned 28 years as she instructed English and Speech, directed a secondary gifted program, directed and coached plays and competitive speech events, and served as department chair.

Open to a Southeast Missouri State University non-traditional undergraduate student over the age of 20 who has maintained an overall GPA of 2.75 and achieved a 3.0 GPA for the semester prior to submitting the scholarship application. Financial need, verified by the FAFSA in Student Financial Services, will be considered. Preference shall be given to a self-supporting liberal arts major studying on campus who has at least one dependent; who demonstrates financial need and academic merit; and, who is majoring in History, English, or any area of Communication Arts. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Sharp, Dr. John R. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate biology major with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A one page essay, to be reviewed by the selection committee, is to be submitted with the scholarship application describing what the student hopes to do with a degree in biology.

Shackelford, Dr. Dwight Dean Endowed Scholarship

William and Mary Shackelford established this scholarship as a memorial to their son, Dr. Dwight Dean Shackelford, who was an instructor in the English Department at Southeast Missouri State University at the time of his death.

This scholarship shall be awarded to an undergraduate English major with financial need.

Shelby, Bill Family and Broadway Music Co., Inc. Scholarship

Bill Shelby, Sr., is a businessman from Caruthersville, Missouri. He believes in education and helping young people achieve a college degree and better themselves. He is a loyal contributor to community, charitable, and religious organizations. Bill hopes this scholarship will assist numerous young people from his hometown area.
This scholarship shall be awarded to students from Pemiscot County, Missouri with academic performance and financial need.

Shuck, Robert F. Shuck III Scholarship

Robert F. Shuck III is a 1959 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting. Mr. Shuck received the Friend of the University Award in 2008 and the Alumni Merit Award in 1994 in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the University. He has also served on the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors since 1995 where he was Chairman of the Board from 2004-2006. Shuck also is a member of the Foundation’s President’s Council and is a founding member of the Copper Dome Society. In addition, the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall was named in recognition of his parents for their contributions to the University.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who has been admitted as a business major. The student must have successfully completed at least 60 credit hours, successfully completed all lower division support and core courses for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts degree program, and is advised through the appropriate academic department.

If the recipient is a first semester junior making satisfactory progress toward completing the degree program and maintains an overall GPA of 3.0, the scholarship will be automatically renewed for their senior year.

Shelton, The John and Ann Music Education Scholarship

Dr. John Shelton is Professor of Music Education and Piano Education Emeritus of Southeast Missouri State University. He holds B.M.E. and B.M. degrees from Murray State University and a Master of Music from American Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. He received a doctorate from George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Shelton taught in the music education area as well as studio and class piano at the University for 36 years. He also started the Choral Union ensemble.

Mrs. Shelton was a public school teacher for five years in Kentucky and Tennessee. She taught private piano for many years at home and also for the Music Academy.

They have three children.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student with a declared Music Education major that has either been admitted to the teacher education program, or is in his or her second semester of their sophomore year.

Shillig, Dorothy and George Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. George and Dorothy Shillig. Mr. Shillig is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and was the first drum major of the University's marching band in 1932.

The Shillig Scholarship was started to aid a degree-seeking student who is an insulin-dependent diabetic. The award will be based on a combination of academic ability and financial need.

Sigma Nu of Southeast Missouri, Inc. Scholarship

Sigma Nu of Southeast Missouri, Inc. was established in 1998 as an alumni-run, non-profit corporation providing leadership and management in the area of housing, scholarship, advising, and alumni membership for the Mu Kappa Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a junior or senior enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an active member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and lives in Sigma Nu's official on-campus housing. First preference shall be given to a member of the fraternity's executive board. Second preference shall be given to a member with on-campus involvement and/or leadership. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. Applicants should also fill out the separate scholarship info form found at: http://alumni.semosigmanu.com/Scholarship.aspx

This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association Scholarship

This scholarship fund is endowed by donations from alumni members of the Missouri Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is meant to support an undergraduate chapter member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Southeast. It is hoped that the scholarship will provide financial support to an undergraduate recipient recognized for his academic achievements and dedication to the local chapter. He should be a brother who lives the Sigma Phi Epsilon ritual and represents the fraternity's cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a member of the Missouri Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. The student must have completed at least 30 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or above. The member must have held at least one chapter office, either elected or appointed. Second preference shall go to any currently enrolled male student at Southeast Missouri State University who is considered a Sigma Phi Epsilon legacy from the Missouri Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. To be considered a legacy, their Grandfather, Father, or Brother must have been a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon from Southeast Missouri State University. The student must possess a minimum GPA of 2.0. There are no limitations to the number of credits or semesters at Southeast Missouri State University. Third preference shall go to any Sigma Phi Epsilon member from other chapters/universities who is a currently enrolled student at Southeast Missouri State University. The student must carry at least a 2.5 GPA. There are no limitations to the number of credits or semesters at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Sigma Phi Epsilon/John Vincent Emerging Leader Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by John Vincent, the long-time Chapter Advisor for the Missouri Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship is meant to support an emerging chapter or campus leader who is a new member in the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Southeast. It is hoped that the scholarship will provide financial support to help the recipient recognize his full potential as a SigEp leader.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a new member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and has been in the chapter for more than two full semesters. The recipient must have completed at least nine credit hours, but not more than 36 hours at Southeast. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above at Southeast Missouri State University. They must have been in the chapter for two full semesters or less with the award presented in the second or third semester in Sigma Phi Epsilon. The new member must hold a chapter office either elected or appointed. The Executive Committee of the Chapter will nominate three candidates who they consider emerging leaders for chapter and campus leadership positions.

Second preference shall go to any currently enrolled male student who is considered a Sigma Phi Epsilon legacy from the Missouri Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. To be considered a legacy, their grandfather, father, or brother was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Southeast Missouri State University. The recipient must possess a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Third preference shall go to any Sigma Phi Epsilon member from another chapter/university who is currently enrolled students at Southeast Missouri State University. The recipient must carry at least a 2.5 GPA.

This scholarship is not renewable.

Sims, The Bill General Endowed Athletic Scholarship

Bill Sims was born in Festus, Missouri where he graduated from high school lettering in basketball and track. He attended Memphis State University from 1952 until 1954 on basketball and baseball scholarships. He transferred to Southeast Missouri State University in 1954 and participated on the basketball and track teams. He received a B.S. in education in 1956. He taught at Festus R-6 school system from 1956 until 1957, and then served in the U.S. Army from 1957 until 1959. After returning from the service, he taught history at House Springs, Missouri, and was the assistant basketball, baseball, track, and football coach. He then attended Truman University and received a master's degree in education in 1964 while serving as assistant intramural director. From 1964 until 1967, he taught in the Union school system and was the varsity basketball coach and athletic director. In 1967, he returned to Festus High School where he taught and was the varsity basketball coach. In 1987, he became the athletic director until his retirement in 1993. He was named the "Athletic Director of the Year" for the Southeast Missouri District in 1992.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a participant in an athletic program at Southeast Missouri State University and have a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is renewable if all criteria are met.

Smith, Myrtle Goodin Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This award is open to any student with a minimum 3.0 GPA in all university courses taken who has a demonstrated interest in, and is involved in, studying the history of Southeast Missouri. The recipient shall be either an undergraduate student entering his or her junior or senior year with a minimum of twelve hours of history credit at Southeast Missouri State University, or a graduate student pursing a Master of Arts degree in historical research.

The selected candidate will be required to submit historical research on an assigned topic in the history of Southeast Missouri selected by the Director of the Center for Regional History and agreed to by the Director and the recipient. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Department office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the History Department office by February 28.

Smith, Shelton & Glenda Smith Trust Education Scholarship

Shelton Smith is a 1967 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in High School Education, with an emphasis in English. He also received his Master of Arts in Education and a Specialist in Education from Southeast. Smith is a former teacher, high school principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent, associate dean of students, university professor, and dean.

Glenda Smith is a former teacher, counselor, special education director, executive director of student services, and university dissertation editor.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in their Junior or Senior year who is majoring in Education. The recipient shall have a 3.2 GPA in Education and be involved in campus activities. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Smith, The Douglas M. and Donna D. DeMayo Student Athlete Scholarship

Douglas M. Smith and Donna D. DeMayo were student athletes in high school and college who later played coed soccer together in an adult league in Maryland. They are also avid scuba divers. Doug is a 1970 Southeast graduate and Donna graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland. They are retired from U.S. Government and commercial corporate work, and travel as often as possible.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a member of the Women’s Soccer Team and maintains at least a 2.5 GPA. If the Women’s Soccer Team is disbanded, then the second preference shall be a female athlete with financial need playing on a University-sponsored team, maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is automatically renewable.

Southeast Missouri Symphony Society Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be given to music majors, and second preference shall be given to music minors. The recipient must be an outstanding student who is enrolled in the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra each semester. An audition is required, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 within music major and minor classes is required. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Southeast Missouri Symphony String Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall be given to music majors, and second preference shall be given to music minors. The recipient must be an outstanding violin, viola, cello, or string bass student who is enrolled with that instrument in the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra each semester. An audition is required, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 within music major and minor classes is required. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Spradling, Margaret "Peggy" Scholarship

This scholarship was created to benefit up to two students per year, undergraduate or graduate, who are accounting majors. The recipients must be U.S. citizens, and preference shall be given to highly motivated student who have average grade point averages as compared to high academic achievers.

St. Louis Cares Scholarship

The St. Louis area Southeast Missouri State University alumni population is diverse and lartge. Among a variety of activities designed to build and maintain relations between Southeast and its alumni, St. Louis Cares is a "grass-roots" effort that offers a unique opportunity for an alumnus to give back and help secure an education and productive future for our youth.

The mission of St. Louis Cares is to develop and sustain a student aid program for St. Louis area students who exhibit a well-defined financial need to attend Southeast. The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. Criteria for the scholarship (order of priority):
1. Angels' Arms foster children
2. Foster children from homes and programs other than Angels' Arms
3. Junior college students wishing to complete a four-year degree
4. High school students

St. Louis Chapter Alumni Scholarship

The St. Louis Alumni Chapter of Southeast Missouri State University established this scholarship for students from St. Louis, Missouri. The recipient(s) must be from St. Louis and first preference will be given to children of alumni of Southeast Missouri State University.

Sigma Tau Gamma Endowed Scholarship

The recipient(s) must be active member(s) of Sigma Tau Gamma on Southeast Missouri State University Campus. Members of the fraternity will nominate at least three members based on criteria established by chapter.

Stacy, Jane Cooper International Student Scholarship

Jane Cooper Stacy, former Director of Alumni Development, traveled to Malaysia in 1989 to constitute the first official international chapter. She later worked with Malaysian students in partially funding this scholarship.

The recipient of this scholarship must be an international student with a GPA of 3.0. First preference will be given to a student from Malaysia.

Stacy, Jane Cooper Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by friends and colleagues of Jane Stacy upon her retirement as Director of Alumni Services. Jane served as director for 35 years and was honored during Homecoming 2008 for her many years of service.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a non-traditional student. This award may go to students attending main campus, regional campuses, or one of the higher education centers.

Stange, Jeannie Scholarship

This award is open to students with at least 60 undergraduate hours. The recipient must major in Speech Pathology with a minimum 3.0 GPA in all studies, and a minimum 3.25 GPA in a major field. The recipient must show high promise as a professional speech pathologist. First preference shall be given to students from the city of Ste. Genevieve. Second preference shall be given to students from the southeast Missouri region. Third preference shall be given to student from the state of Missouri.

Stapleton, James L. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Doug and Heather Greene in honor of James L. Stapleton for his tireless efforts in the development and incubation of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs at Southeast Missouri State University. The recognition of these efforts shall be memorialized through this scholarship in his name.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time business major attending Southeast Missouri State University. First preference will be given to a College of Business major pursuing Entrepreneurial Studies. Only one recipient shall be selected each academic year.

State of Indiana Scholarship

Greg Davis graduated magna cum laude at Southeast Missouri State University in 1975 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. in 1980 from Purdue University. His research interests are bioanalytical in nature, focusing primarily on toxicological, environmental, and pharmacological problems. He has been the author of several publications in his fields of interest.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of Indiana with a 3.0 GPA. If the student is an incoming freshman, they must have scored a 24 or above on the ACT. This scholarship is automatically renewable if the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Nontraditional students and those enrolled part-time are also eligible.

State of Illinois Education Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to Illinois residents with a minimum GPA of 2.5, or a minimum ACT score of 20 as an incoming freshman. Financial need will be given primary consideration. First preference shall be given to students planning to enter the teaching profession, in either elementary or secondary education. This scholarship is renewable if the recipient remains in good standing.

Statler, Tony E. and Viola Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate of a high schools located in Scott, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger or Mississippi Counties in Missouri. The recipient must be enrolled full or part-time in undergraduate or post-graduate classes at Southeast Missouri State University.

Stehr, John and Patricia Krieger Scholarship Endowment

The John and Patricia Krieger Stehr Scholarship shall be awarded to graduate students in the Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education who are studying in the field of Literacy. The recipient must have had an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and be recommended by a member of the faculty of Education.

Financial need, verified by the FAFSA in Student Financial Services, will be considered but is not required. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Stevens, Zora O'Haire Scholarship

This scholarship was established by John E. Stevens, a 1947 alumnus, to show his appreciation to Southeast Missouri State University and to his mother, Zora O'Haire Stevens. Mrs. Stevens was a longtime English teacher at Poplar Bluff High School.

The Stevens Scholarship shall be available to students from Butler or Wayne Counties in Missouri. Applicants must have interest, skill, and respect for the English language. Financial need may also be a consideration.

Stifel Corporate Scholarship

Stifel is a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm, established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a child/grandchild of a Stifel home office employee. Second preference shall go to a child/grandchild of a Stifel branch office employee in the University service area. Third preference shall go to a student enrolled in the Harrison College of Business. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

Stoddard County/John (Jack) and Elsie Smarr Scholarship

Jack Smarr graduated in from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was a retired supervisor of Building and Grounds for the Dexter Public Schools and also served the community as an alderman. He also served on the Dexter City Council for 20 years. He remained active in the Chamber of Commerce and his love for music inspired this scholarship.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a Dexter High School graduate. This scholarship is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Stubbs, Charles L. and Tinnie I. Stubbs Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Charles A. Stubbs and his wife Ben Marie Stubbs in honor Mr. Stubbs' parents. The Stubbs sought to promote educational opportunities for those who make up the moral fiber of this community.

The Stubbs Scholarship is awarded to students who are residents of what used to be the the Old Blodgett School District, presently known as the Scott County Reorganized School District No. R-IV, or the Kelly School District. Applicants of this scholarship must be good school citizens as certified by the superintendent of the Scott County Reorganized School District No. R-IV. Recipients of this scholarship must also prove to be of good moral character as certified by one or more reputable residents of the school district, and must be certified as a law-abiding citizen by the sheriff of Scott County.

Stuber, Emmett R. "Abe" Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to an athlete at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Sturgeon, Thelma and Paul H. Scholarship

Mrs. Paulette Cotner of Cape Girardeau established this scholarship in memory of her parents, Thelma and Paul H. Sturgeon. The Sturgeons were graduates of Southeast Missouri State University, and both earned degrees in education. Mrs. Sturgeon taught at schools in southeast Missouri and St. Louis County for 24 years after her graduation in 1933. Mr. Sturgeon received his degree in 1932 and went on to become Director of Elementary Education for Cape Girardeau Public Schools and an elementary principal in St. Louis County.

The Sturgeon Scholarship is awarded to a teacher education student at the University who has earned 60 hours of credit, has at least a 2.5 GPA, demonstrates promise as a teacher, and exhibits a genuine concern for children. The applicant must have two nomination letters from two different professors in teacher education.

Taylor, Herb & Peggy Endowment for Excellence In Media Communications Scholarship

The mission of the Herb and Peggy Taylor Media Communications Endowment is to draw upon the enormous resources found in the alumni of Southeast Missouri State University's Mass Media Department, to encourage support and assist development of that Department by providing finances, mentoring, and professional networking to the students within it.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in the Department of Mass Media. The recipient must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Thompson, Rubye Howlett Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Colonel and Mrs. Miles H. Thompson as a memorial to his mother, Rubye Howlett Thompson. She was a dedicated teacher and county Superintendent of Schools in Mississippi County during the 1920's and was a strong force in shaping the public schools of southeast Missouri.

The Thompson Scholarship is available to graduates of high schools in Mississippi County who major in elementary or secondary education and intend to enter into the teaching program. Recipients of this scholarship must have a current FAFSA Family Financial Statement on file. This award is based on academic excellence and financial need.

Tri-County Citizens Advisory Board Scholarship

The Tri-County Citizens Advisory Board Scholarship will be given to a resident of Scott, New Madrid or Mississippi County. The recipient of this scholarship must have completed 60 semester hours, carry a 2.5 GPA, and major or minor in criminal justice. The purpose of the Tri-County Citizens Advisory Board's establishment of this scholarship is exclusively charitable, social, and educational. The Board wishes to unite men and women in probation and parole work for the welfare of the citizens of the State of Missouri by expanding the services to offenders and to bring the skills of individuals in the community to those offenders.

Thomas, Fred L. and Emigean Gray Scholarship

The Thomas Scholarship will be awarded to Bollinger County, Missouri high school graduates. If no candidate from Bollinger County meets the criteria, then the award may be given to Wayne County, Missouri high school graduates.

Applicants for this scholarship must have graduated in the upper one-half to two-thirds of their class. The applicants must also submit, with their application, an original one-page essay describing their past experiences, accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, interests, goals, and reasons(s) for applying.

Thompson, Marjorie H. Acting Scholarship

This scholarship is talent-based, and the recipient must be a Theatre and Dance major. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for this scholarship. The application form is available in the Theatre and Dance department. An appointment must be scheduled with the department for an audition and portfolio presentation. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Thompson, Susie Scholarship

Susie Thompson was a four year starter and played on four straight Ohio Valley Conference championship volleyball teams at Southeast Missouri State University from 1993 through 1996. She earned All-OVC honorable mention honors in 1995 and was a member of the 1996 OVC all-tournament team. In 1996, she played on the first Southeast Missouri State University volleyball team to go to NCAA Division I Tournament. Thompson was ranked fifth all-time on the school's Division I list for career service aces (165) and kills (1,335). When she finished her career in 1996, she had made the all-time top ten list in four difference stats, a tribute to her all-around play on the court.

She remained in the area after graduating from the University in 1997 and was employed at Procter and Gamble. She was diagnosed with cancer and passed away on June 26, 2007 at her home in Cape Girardeau. She was buried in St. Wendel, Indiana, where she was raised.

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Mater Dei High School in Evansville, Indiana, who holds a 2.5 GPA. First preference will be given to a volleyball player, followed by a second preference to any qualified Mater Dei student.

Thorpe, The William P. Athletic Training Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduate students in their second year of the athletic training academic program. Applicants must complete a scholarship application, submit an essay stating how the scholarship will help them reach their professional goals and objectives, and participate in personal interview. The recipient must exemplify the character and standards of excellence in athletic training. Recipients must also adhere to and uphold the policies and procedures as set forth in the Student Athletic Trainer Standard Operating Guidelines, demonstrate professionalism and take initiative as outlined by the suggested conduct of student athletic trainers provided in the Student Athletic Trainers Operating Guidelines, and must not have been placed on probation or suspension at any time.

Townsend, Adele Endowed Scholarship

Adele Townsend graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1958 from Southeast Missouri State University. She received her Masters' of Art in Elementary Administration in 1967. She taught for 19 and a half years in Iron County.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Education. First preference shall go to an Education student from Iron County. Second preference shall go to any Education major. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Twomey, Keith W. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible by John W. and Patricia Baskin Twomey who are 1951 graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. It was created to honor the memory of their son, Keith W. Twomey from the Southeast Missouri State University class of 1975.

The recipient(s) of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and have a GPA of at least 2.5. The recipient(s) must be from Dunklin, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Stoddard, Mississippi or Scott County in Missouri.

Ueleke, Margaret Ritter Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a Junior Math Education major with a 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered but it is not a requirement. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Ujejski, Tadeusz Endowed Scholarship

Since 1984, Tadeusz Ujejski has been "landlord" to faculty teaching in the Missouri London Program. The term "landlord," however, cannot begin to convey his role in the success of the program. For Southeast Missouri State University faculty arriving in London, he has been a welcoming presence – provider of sausage rolls, toast and marmalade, cheese, and the occasional glass of wine. Tadeusz's is constant source of hospitality, providing whatever is needed to make a faculty member's stay pleasant and comfortable. His hospitality extends from the first to the last day of a faculty member's stay in London, even afterward when his "cherished" Christmas cards are received. His service to faculty and others staying at 22 Hornton has made him a friend of the London Program beyond compare and one richly deserving of recognition.

This scholarship shall be awarded to an American student studying in the United Kingdom. First preference shall be given to students enrolled in the fall or spring semester. However, students enrolled in the summer semester are eligible to receive this scholarship.

US Bank Scholarship

The US Bank of Cape Girardeau is pleased to continue its commitment to education through this scholarship fund. US Bank also contributes to higher education by making significant contributions to colleges and universities through its employee matching gift program. In addition, US Bank has a strong tradition of supporting families' efforts to further their children's education, both through savings programs and loans to meet college expenses.

The US Bank Scholarship is established to help students who exhibit financial need and are in good academic standing. Though need is the primary determinant, applicants should maintain a 2.0 GPA at Southeast Missouri State University.

Vance, Paul Athletic Scholarship

A. Paul Vance, a 1942 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, received a B. S. in Education and majored in chemistry and general science. He is the CEO of Aviation Fluids Service, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri, Fire Safe Products, Inc., and Filtration Products and Main Street Products, Inc. in Fredericktown, Missouri. Paul was a 1993 Alumni Merit Award winner for the College of Science and Technology.

This scholarship is for incoming freshmen only. First preference will be given to women student athletes from Madison County. Second preference will be given to women student athletes from Bollinger County. Third preference will be given to women student athletes from Cape Girardeau County. Fourth preference will be given to women student athletes who are residents of the 21 southeast Missouri Counties, and fifth preference will be given to women student athletes who are Missouri residents. This scholarship shall also be based on a minimum ACT score and athletic ability. This scholarship is not renewable.

Van de Ven, CPA, CVA Melvin Endowed Scholarship

Melvin J. Van de Ven, graduated from Leopold High School in Leopold, Missouri, in 1955 and is a 1964 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a major in Accounting. Mr. Van de Ven was awarded a CPA Certificate by the Missouri State Board of Accountancy in 1968. He attained the CVA accreditation upon completion of training from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts in 1997. His practice of Public Accounting has been continuous since graduation in 1964. Most recently he has been the Managing Partner of Van de Ven, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a dedicated major in Accounting. Preference shall go to students from Bollinger or Cape Girardeau Counties in Missouri. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Virdon, Bill and Shirley Shemwell Athletic Scholarship

Shirley Virdon, native of Neelyville, Missouri, was an English major and Spanish minor, while attending Southeast Missouri State University. She graduated in May 1951 with a degree in high school education. She married professional baseball player, Bill Virdon, on November 17, 1951. They live in Springfield, Missouri, and have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Bill still works as an instructor with the Pittsburgh Pirates during Spring Training.

First preference for this scholarship will be given to a student athlete on the baseball team. Second preference will be given to any student athlete.

Virdon, Bill and Shirley Shemwell Scholarship

Shirley Virdon, native of Neelyville, Missouri, was an English major and Spanish minor, while attending Southeast Missouri State University. She graduated in May 1951 with a degree in high school education. She married professional baseball player, Bill Virdon, on November 17, 1951. They live in Springfield, Missouri, and have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Bill still works as an instructor with the Pittsburgh Pirates during Spring Training.

First preference for this scholarship will be given to a graduate of Neelyville High School majoring in English or Spanish. Second preference will be given to a graduate of Neelyville High School. If no student meets the above criteria, then this scholarship is open to students majoring in English or Spanish.

Vogel, Raymond Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Ray Vogel worked for 12 years for the District of Jefferson County Air Pollution Control Division in Louisville, Kentucky. He served for more than 25 years as an environmental engineer at the EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards in Research Triangle Park. This scholarship was established by Raymond H. Vogel Sr. in memory of his son who passed away on April 2, 2007 at his home in Durham, N.C.

He played a significant role in developing the Clean Air Act amendment of 1990 and implementing the permitting program for industrial sources. He was widely respected for his work in assisting state and local air agencies around the nation.

He was also a pianist, and played in a band in Louisville called Easter Island. He performed regularly with Luna Tunes, a band composed of EPA employees, and arranged songs with his sister.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a music student.

Vogel, Raymond H. and Rosalind J. Scholarship Fund

The Raymond H. and Rosalind J. Vogel Scholarship shall be awarded to an undergraduate nursing student recommended by the Department of Nursing.

Raymond H. Vogel received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1937 and a J.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1940. He was a special agent for the F.B.I. from 1940 until 1946, prosecuting attorney for Cape Girardeau County from 1949 until 1995, member of the House of Representatives from 1957 until 1958, city attorney for Cape Girardeau from 1959 until 1964, member of the State Board of Training Schools from 1965 until 1969, and special assistant attorney general of Missouri from 1969 until 1973. Ray was also the president of Southeast Missouri State University's Alumni Association in 1973. He was in private law practice in Cape Girardeau from 1946 until his retirement.

Raymond and Rosalind were married for over 58 years. Their children are John Vogel, Raymond Vogel, Jr. and Martha Vogel, all of whom attended Southeast Missouri State University. John and Martha are Southeast graduates. Ray, Jr. finished at University of Missouri-Rolla.

Mr. and Mrs. Vogel were impressed by the dedication of their neighbors, Linda Heitman and Brenda Johnson, both former nurses who now teach in the nursing department at the University. They feel this fund will help assure that well-trained nurses will graduate from the University.

Vogel, Viola Boyce Scholarship

Mrs. Viola Boyce Vogel was a lifelong resident of this area and her niece graduated from Southeast Missouri State University to become a teacher. Mrs. Vogel felt that she could contribute to others continuing to strive for excellence in southeast Missouri by providing this award.

The Vogel Scholarship is open to entering freshmen or students currently enrolled in Southeast Missouri State University majoring in business. Preference will be given to those students with 30 credit hours and a 2.5 GPA.

The Vogelsang Endowed Scholarship for Communication Disorders

Dr. Mary Ann Vogelsang was the first Chairperson of the Department of Communication Disorders. She began teaching at Southeast Missouri State University in 1962 and spent her entire career here until she retired in 1995. She has earned a Bachelor of Science from West Liberty University, a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Communication Disorders, who has completed a minimum of 70 credit hours. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Volenetz, William and Evelyn

William C. Volenetz is a 1933 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He was employed with Brown Shoe Company in St. Louis for 45 years and retired as executive vice president of operations. Mr. Volenetz also served as a director of the First National Bank of St. Louis County. He was the Alumni Merit Award recipient of the College of Business in 1989 for his accomplishments.

This scholarship shall be based on academic performance and financial need as verified by the FAFSA. The recipient must have a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but the student must reapply each year.

Wagganer, Anna Jo Atkinson Theater & Dance Scholarship

Ann Wagganer is a successful business woman who achieved a degree from St. Louis University as a non-traditional student. She has a deep appreciation for performing arts and enjoys performances at the River Campus. She created this scholarship to reward deserving students and help them achieve their dreams.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is talent-based, to be awarded to an outstanding new or returning student who participates in the department’s scholarship auditions, and is a declared major in the Department of Theatre & Dance. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. This scholarship is automatically renewable as long as the recipient meets the criteria.

Wall, Frances Brady Endowed Scholarship

Mrs. Frances Brady Wall was born in 1902, graduated from DeSoto, Missouri High School 1921, and then obtained a teaching certificate from Southeast Missouri State University. She began her teaching career in a small, one-room schoolhouse located in Fertile, Missouri near Washington State Park. Mrs. Wall was widowed at the age of 44 with four children. She enhanced her children's education by utilizing a black board in the kitchen, and continued class around the dining room table. Many teachers from the DeSoto School System rented rooms at Mrs. Wall's home. She thrived on discussing the teaching profession and school system issues with these individuals. Mrs. Frances Brady Wall was truly a remarkable woman and a consummate teacher.

The recipient must be enrolled in the teacher education program specializing in either elementary or secondary education. The recipient must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, have declared financial need, and be a resident of Jefferson County.

Wallace, Mildred Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Ms. Mildred Wallace by her numerous friends and her longtime employer, Lone Star Industries. Before her death, Ms. Wallace was actively involved in many civic organizations and worked tirelessly for the betterment of the community.

The Wallace Scholarship is for a student majoring in the field of business. The recipient must have completed at least 60 hours of credit at the time of application and have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. In situations where there are several applicants meeting these criteria, financial need will be considered.

Watkins, Dr. George and Ruby Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student pursuing a Master of Arts in School Administration at Southeast Missouri State University. The recipient must have been admitted to the program. It must be confirmed they are not receiving tuition reimbursement from an employer or other program. Graduate students must have a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University.

Webb, Marvin and Imogene M. Scholarship Trust

The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate of a Naylor R-II School District high school in Ripley County, Missouri, and must maintain full time student status with a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must have also held membership and participation in at least two extracurricular activities during their junior or senior year at the Naylor R-II High School as evidenced by letters of teachers, coaches or the principal of the school. The recipient of this award shall receive the award for four consecutive years, provided that full time status is retained and the equivalent of a "B" grade average is maintained.

Webb, Walter D. Scholarship Fund

Walter D. Webb was born in Birch Tree, Shannon County, Missouri on Sept. 18, 1917. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1939 with a degree in education. His father and younger brother also graduated from the University. His father was Superintendent of the Shannon County School District. Mr. Webb went into the military and served five years in the Army Adjutant General Corps during World War II. After the war, Mr. Webb and his wife, Irene, and daughter, Alberta, moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he worked for the U.S. Post Office. He retired in 1972. Mr. Webb was an avid reader and master storyteller. Many of his stories of growing up in early Missouri have been documented by his family. He was a big supporter of continuing education and followed closely the growth of colleges in the Wichita area along with his alma mater, Southeast Missouri State University. Mr. Webb died on Jan. 17, 2010 and is buried at the Webb family plot in Birch Tree, Missouri alongside his wife and daughter.

This scholarship will be awarded to an education major. First preference will be given to a student from Shannon County, Missouri. Second preference will be given to any student from the state of Missouri. Applicants will also need to outline their community service projects on the application form.

Wehking, Aleen Vogel Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Aleen Vogel Wehking, an enthusiastic 1932 alumna of Southeast Missouri State University. She was president of the Tomahawks, an early women's pep club, during the University's early years. Mrs. Wehking's enthusiasm for the University is perpetuated by this award.

The Wehking Scholarship is awarded to a student whose school spirit is demonstrated by involvement in various activities.

Weingaertner, Jean Endowed Scholarship

Mrs. Weingaertner is a 1949 graduate of Southeast. She taught kindergarten for two years in the Normandy School District. When her husband served in the military, she taught at the army post school. She then taught several years at Webster School. In 1969, she received her certificate to teach remedial reading, after which she taught in private schools until retirement. During her retirement, she spent approximately six years doing genealogy research. Currently she volunteers in the food center of her church and in the church archives.

Weis, Albert J. Memorial Science Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the generosity of the late Albert J. Weis. Dr. Weis was a faculty member from 1955 to 1968. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1919 and served as class president during his senior year. Dr. Weis also taught for 25 years at Central High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri from 1920 to 1945.

The Weis Scholarship is awarded to students who have 42 hours of credit with at least a 2.0 GPA and financial need.

Werner Family Scholarship, The

This scholarship was established in honor of Kenneth C. Werner and his parents, Clarence C. and Maude B. Werner.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a member of the Southeast Missouri State University Men's Basketball Team.

Wersching, Frank & Sandy Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is from St. Louis or St. Louis County. This scholarship is talent-based and is to be awarded to a recipient majoring in Theatre and Dance. A 2.0 GPA is required for this scholarship. The application form is available in the Theatre and Dance department. An appointment must be scheduled with the department for an audition and portfolio presentation. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Wessel, Wilver W. and Dolores H. Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Wilver Wessel, longtime activists in civic affairs. Mr. Wessel is the former postmaster of the Cape Girardeau Post Office. The Wessels' generosity helps area students increase their educational opportunities.

The Wessel Scholarship will provide full fees to a student of a middle-income family who demonstrates financial need. To be eligible, a student must have a 3.0 GPA and be a junior or senior in the College of Business. The student must possess good moral character and reside in Southeast Missouri State University's service area bounded on the north by Ste. Genevieve County and on the south by Dunklin and Pemiscot Counties.

White, Dale Memorial Scholarship

The recipient must be a graduate of Richland High School with a 2.5 GPA. Incoming freshmen are eligible.

White Oak - Ken Mo Companies Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must attend the Kennett campus. The recipient may be a part-time or full-time student, traditional or non-traditional student, under-graduate or graduate student.

The application process includes completion of a Southeast Missouri State University scholarship application and a personal essay.

White Oak - Ken Mo Company Strategic Studies Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University attending the Kennett Regional Campus, participating in the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Seminar. Second preference shall go to a student participating in a similar activity sponsored by the University if the annual CSIS seminar is not offered; such as a regional, national or international educational opportunity. The student can be part-time or full-time, traditional or non-traditional, undergraduate or graduate student. The application process includes completion of the application and a written personal essay. The minimum GPA is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Wilcox, O. L. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is a memorial to honor Professor O. L. Wilcox, longtime head of the music department at Southeast Missouri State University. As the study of music enriches lives, so this award promotes opportunities for students to succeed.

The Wilcox Scholarship is awarded to a student participating in some aspect of the music program. However, the student does not have to be a music major. This award will help defray the cost of incidental fees.

Williams, E. Victor Scholarship

E. Victor Williams was a co-advisor to the Marketing Club, and this scholarship is named in his honor. Mr. Williams taught for nearly 15 years as an associate professor of marketing. He came here after his retirement from the private sector when he was with International Harvester.

To be eligible, students must be marketing majors and have completed 60 hours with a 3.0 GPA at the time of selection. Selection is based on scholarship and service. Service to the Marketing Club and Marketing Department will be given priority.

Williams, Grace N. Scholarship for Those Majoring in Mathematics

Grace Williams graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1928 with a bachelor's degree in education and later received her master's degree in mathematics, as well. She taught mathematics at Cape Central High School for 49 years and is loved by her many former students. She loved them in return and spoke highly of the many bright students that passed through her classroom. During her career, she co-authored books on mathematics and was, by all accounts, a brilliant teacher. She created this scholarship because, she says, "Our schools need good teachers and this is particularly true in the field of mathematics, and this is particularly true in our high schools.

The recipient(s) must be pursuing a degree in education, majoring in mathematics, with a preference for secondary education. Financial need must be verified.

Wilson, Fergene Goddin '25 Endowed Scholarship

Ms. Fergene Goddin Wilson, a 1925 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, established this award in fond memory of her attendance at the University and the education that qualified her to teach for many years. She was president of the Drama Club, Homecoming Queen, and secretary of her class. Ms. Wilson felt her experience demonstrates the need to assist young people in acquiring a sound academic background for their future endeavors.

The Wilson Scholarship is available to high school graduates or continuing college students who have a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to a student who shows need on the FAFSA Family Financial Statement and does not have any other university scholarship.

Wimp, Joy Joanna Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by John H. Wiseman, former Financial Aid Services Coordinator, and a 1943 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.

For this award to be renewable, the recipient must reapply and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

The recipient of this scholarship must have a declared major in any field of education and must be from the area served by the South Pemiscot School District or from the area served by the Cape Girardeau School District. Financial need will be a consideration and the recipient cannot receive any other merit scholarships. First preference will be given to education majors with 30 completed hours.

Winkle, Jessica Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Don & Gloria LaFerla in Jessica Winkle’s honor. Jessica was a former recipient of the Luther A. King Endowed Scholarship which was established by the LaFerlas. Jessica credits her success and the impact she will have on many generations of high school students through her teaching career with the opportunity that was provided to her through the generosity of Don & Gloria LaFerla. It is in recognition of this special relationship that the LaFerlas established the Jessica Winkle Endowed Scholarship.

Jessica Winkle is a 2011 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education-High School, major in Mathematics Education. She is currently at Lindbergh High School teaching mathematics and coaching the dance team.

While a student at Southeast, she was the Lead Supervisor of the Telefund, a One Minute Mentor, and a member of Alpha Chi Omega with many leadership positions.

Jessica is a member of the St. Louis Executive Committee of the Alumni Association.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with leadership experience or a desire to be in a leadership role.

A written essay is required with submission of application. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Wiseman, John H. Finance Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by John H. Wiseman, former Financial Aid Services Coordinator, and a 1943 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.

The recipient of this scholarship must have declared a major in finance. Financial need may be considered.

Wolz, Jay & Kathleen Scholarship

Jay Wolz is the Director of Alumni Relations at Southeast Missouri State University. He is a 1977 graduate of Southeast with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree at Washington University in St. Louis. While a student at Southeast, Jay was editor-in-chief of the Capaha Arrow and was a member of the KRCU staff, the Golden Eagles marching band, University Players and Phi Sigma Epsilon. He has also served on the University’s National Alumni Council.

Kathleen Wolz is a 1979 graduate of Southeast with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, majoring in English and Mass Communications. She subsequently graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale School of Law and is a Cape Girardeau attorney. While at Southeast, Kathy was a member of the Capaha Arrow staff and was editor of the 1979 Sagamore. She was also president of Delta Delta Delta, secretary of the Student Government Association and was a member of Kappa Delta Pi. In addition, she also served as Towers North Head Resident, Greek Housing Coordinator and has been a member of the National Alumni Council.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in mass communications. First preference goes to a student working on the Arrow newspaper or in broadcast media. Campus-wide involvement is also preferred. The required GPA for this scholarship is at least 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Women’s Walk Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is made available with funds raised through the Walk for Women’s Athletics. All proceeds from the Walk are used to enhance the athletic scholarship program.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference goes to a female student athlete with a 3.0 GPA or higher, nominated by their coach, who exhibits outstanding leadership and community involvement. This scholarship is automatically renewable each year.

Wood Family Scholarship, The

The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrate financial need as verified by the FAFSA, and must maintain a minimum of 2.75 GPA. The recipient must be from East Prairie, Missouri, and a graduate from a high school in the East Prairie School District. First priority shall be given to an undergraduate student meeting these criteria, with second priority given to a graduate student.

Should the East Prairie School District cease to exist so that no candidates meet the above criteria, graduates from any high school, who live in East Prairie, Missouri or within an eight mile radius of East Prairie, and meet the 2.75 GPA criteria shall be eligible.

Wood, Julie & Tom Scholarship

Thomas C. Wood graduated in 1966 from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a major in Marketing. He most recently retired as the Senior Vice President of American City Business Journals. Tom received the Alumni Merit Award, serves as an Emeritus Member of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors, and has also served as Chairman of the Board from 1988 until 1990. In addition, he served on the Capaha Arrow staff, including two terms as editor. He is a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and serves as president of the chapter’s alumni association, as well as a member of the National Fraternity’s Foundation Board of Trustees.

Julie C. Wood is also a 1966 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in K-12 Education, majoring in Health & Physical Education. Julie is a retired teacher who has served on the St. Louis Executive Committee for the Alumni Association and is a member of Delta Delta Delta. She also served as the President of the Camp Fire Council of Canton, Illinois.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is pursuing an education or mass communications degree (majoring in journalism) who graduated from Washington, Missouri High School or Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School. This scholarship is based on verified financial need. If there is no student meeting these qualifications, the scholarship shall be awarded to a student who has high academic promise and who otherwise might not be able to attend college. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Woods, Mark Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a music major. He or she must have a 3.0 GPA in overall academics and a 3.25 GPA in their music major.

Working Student Assistance Endowed Scholarship

Donald P. Schroeder is a 1959 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He received a BS in education. Upon graduation, he accepted a teaching position at St. Charles High School and taught world history and economics for four years. After working for a year as a technical writer in St. Louis, he received a graduate assistantship at Syracuse University. He received his master's degree in the pre-computer field of Instructional Technology in 1965. He was then employed by the Cincinnati Public School System for the next 21 years, until his retirement as the Associate Director of Resource Planning and Development. Don remembers his years in Cape Girardeau as three of the happiest years of his life. He also says that many people gave him advice and help through the years, and he views that as a sort of "life debt." Through the endowed scholarship he hopes to make some payment on that debt, and to afford future students an opportunity to enrich their lives through a college education.

The recipient of this scholarship may be at the graduate or undergraduate level and must work on campus.

Wright, Duke and Bonnie Endowed Scholarship

Chris Wright is the son of Duke and Bonnie Wright. He is originally from Cutler, Illinois, and graduated from Trico High School. He is a 1996 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a B. S. degree in Chemistry. He completed a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000. Chris now works with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company and lives in New Jersey. He works on a variety of challenging projects ranging from fundamental petroleum and energy science to complex business issues related to energy efficiency and supply.

This scholarship will be awarded to U.S. citizens pursuing a major in the College of Science and Mathematics. First preference will be given to those majoring in chemistry. In addition to majoring in chemistry, the applicant must have diverse interests demonstrable by pursuit of a minor or emphasis in a "non-science" field, e.g. business, foreign language, English, writing, or history. The applicant must have a 3.25 GPA. Preference will be given to students who are active participants in the Southeast Missouri State University Honors Program. Additionally, preference will be given to students who graduated from high school outside of the state of Missouri.

Yeakey, Dr. Ernest Scholarship

Dr. Ernest Yeakey of Austin, Texas, is a retired laboratory director from Texaco Chemical Company. He grew up in Sikeston, Missouri, and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in chemistry and mathematics. On campus, he was active in Sigma Tau Gamma. He received his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from the State University of Iowa in 1960. Dr. Yeakey joined Texaco Chemical Company's Austin Research Laboratories as a research chemist in 1960. After various assignments in the laboratories, he was relocated in 1980 to Texaco Chemical Company's Headquarters in Bellaire, Texas, as the manager of new products development. In 1981, Yeakey was reassigned to the Austin Research Laboratories as manager of research, where he was responsible for the research and development of activities at the laboratories. He served in this capacity until his retirement.

The recipient of this scholarship shall major in chemistry and must be a U.S. citizen.

Zillmer, Frank A. and Dorothy W. Endowed Scholarship

Frank A. Zillmer was born in Chicago in 1914 to Adeline (Eiszner) and Frank Gottlieb Zillmer. Frank grew up in Morehouse, Missouri, and later worked his way through college. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1936. Frank majored in history and remained a student of that subject his entire life. He especially enjoyed reading American history and biographies of world leaders.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served as a gunnery officer on the U.S.S. Franklin, surviving its bombing in 1945. After seven battle stars in the South Pacific, he was honorably discharged as a lieutenant. In 1945, he married Dorothy Smith Williams of Providence, Rhode Island, an artist. He enjoyed a long career at RR Donnelly in Chicago where he was director of their Creative Group (Mobium). He and Dorothy had one son, Wynn, who was severely handicapped. They cared for him at their home in Lake Forest, Illinois until Wynn's death at the age of 20. Upon Frank's retirement in 1980, he and Dorothy moved to Little Compton, Rhode Island, where they were supporters of the arts and the Providence Athenaeum, as well as avid gardeners and naturalists.

One of the authors Frank enjoyed was Henry David Thoreau, who said, "Be not merely good, be good for something." His family and friends hope his gift will allow some deserving students the opportunity to do just that.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Strong preference will be given to students with financial need. First preference will be given to a student majoring in history. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Department office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the History Department office by February 28.

Zinn, W. H. and Sarah Bowers Memorial

This scholarship is open to a southeast Missouri area student majoring in Historic Preservation. A separate application MUST be obtained from the History Department office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the History Department office by February 28.


Baskin, Opal. A. Endowed Scholarship BEC

This scholarship recipient must be enrolled in the Bootheel Education Center in Malden, Missouri, must maintain a GPA of 2.5, and show evidence of financial need.

Elliott, The Sheriff Jim Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship has been named for Sheriff Jim Elliott, a respected Dunklin County Sheriff for many years who dedicated his life to law enforcement.

The Sheriff Jim Elliott Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $500 per academic year to be used for books and fees. The recipient must be a beginning freshman who graduated from high school in 1998, enrolled in classes at the Bootheel Education Center in Malden, Missouri, carry a 3.0 GPA from high school, and must verify financial need.

Howell, John A. Bootheel Education Center Scholarship

John A. Howell, a native of Malden, was the owner/operator of Stokes Brothers Gin and Grain Co. An avid fundraiser for the Education Center, Mr. Howell was elected to the Board of Directors of the University Foundation in 1989 where he continued to work for the educational opportunities of students in the Bootheel area.

The Howell Bootheel Education Scholarship is for students who attend the Bootheel Education Center in Malden, Missouri. It is open to any field of study and is based primarily on financial need.

The First National Bank/G.M. Lawrence Scholarship

Mr. Gaylon Lawrence, Sr. is a businessman and landowner from the Baker/Parma area who is active in civic and community organizations.

This scholarship shall be used for Southeast Missouri State University classes. The recipient of this scholarship must have completed 60 or more credit hours, and must be enrolled in upper division classes (this includes Elementary Education Block II) classes at Bootheel Education Center or Southeast Missouri State University.

Minority Scholarship

The Minority Scholarship shall be awarded for classes taken at the Bootheel Education Center in Malden, Missouri. The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled in classes at Bootheel Education Center and must verify financial need.

Nolan, William R. and Linda Matthews Endowed Scholarship

The recipients of this scholarship shall be Bootheel Education Center students, must maintain a 2.5 GPA, and show evidence of financial need.

Mitchell, Val and Helen Scholarships

These scholarships have been endowed by Martha Mitchell Bidwell of Poplar Bluff and Charles L. Mitchell of Malden. The eleven annual awards are made in honor of their parents, the late Val and Helen Mitchell of Malden, Missouri.

The Mitchell Scholarships shall be awarded annually. They are available for students planning to attend classes at the Bootheel Education Center in Malden. One scholarship shall be given per school to graduates of Bernie, Campbell, Clarkton, Dexter, Gideon, Holcomb, Kennett, Malden, New Madrid, Portageville and Risco High Schools.

Provance, The Jean Memorial Scholarship

Jean Provance, a native of Minnesota, was a longtime resident of Malden, Missouri, and wife of Bootheel Education Center Advisory Council Member, Buck Provance.

The Jean Provance Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually each academic year and shall be used for books and fees. The recipient must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at the Bootheel Education Center in Malden, Missouri, must have a 3.0 GPA, and must verify financial need.

Student Ambassador Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded annually and is to be used as a fee waiver for classes taken at the Bootheel Education Center. The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester in classes at the Bootheel Education Center, must be willing to perform a minimum of 40 hours of service per semester at the Bootheel Education Center, maintain a GPA of at least a 2.5, and must be willing to attend student ambassador meetings and orientation.

Bazzell, Harry Jefferson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will be given as first preference to a student attending any Southeast Missouri State University campus who is (first) an employee, or (second) a child, or (third) a grandchild, or (fourth) a relative of an employee of Bazzell & Wilder in Kennett, Missouri or Piggott Tractor & Equipment in Piggott, Arkansas. If no candidates apply that fall into this criteria, second preference will be given to a student from Dunklin or Pemiscot County, Missouri, or Clay County, Arkansas, attending the Kennett campus. Third preference will be given to a student majoring in agriculture attending the Kennett campus.

KAHEC Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a full or part-time, traditional or non-traditional, student who is attending Kennett Area Higher Education Center.

KAHEC Development Corporation Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student attending the Kennett Area Higher Education Center, who is a part-time or full-time student, traditional or non-traditional student. First preference goes to an employee of Emerson, and second preference goes to children of Emerson employees. If no applicants meet the criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a student attending the Kennett Area Higher Education Center.

McDonald's of Kennett Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to an employee of the Kennett McDonald's with a 2.0 GPA. The recipient must be a full-time student attending the Kennett Area Higher Education Center. Consideration will be given to previous recipients taking classes at either Three Rivers Community College or Southeast Missouri State.

Kinchen, Lonnie Memorial Scholarship

This award will be given to a student attending Kennett Area Higher Education Center with demonstrated leadership skills.

Crow, The Sheryl Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1999 through the generosity of Sheryl Crow, a Kennett native and Grammy Award winning artist.

The recipient of this scholarship may be a full-time or part-time student(s). The scholarship will pay the cost of fees for one undergraduate/graduate three-hour class offered through the Kennett Higher Education Center of Southeast Missouri State University. Selection is based on financial need and connection to the Kennett #39 School District. Applications will be accepted from full-time and part-time students. Consideration for renewal of scholarships will be given to prior recipients if a minimum GPA of 2.5 is maintained. Depending on the availability of funds, several scholarships will be awarded each semester.

Simcoke Family Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a full or part-time, traditional or non-traditional, student who is attending Kennett Area Higher Education Center.

Stapleton, Jack Memorial Scholarship

The Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Press Association is a newspaper trade association comprised of newspaper industry professionals throughout the southeast Missouri region. The organization is dedicated to providing an education al forum for sharing ideas on common issues among those in the newspaper industry. SEMO Press is committed to promoting excellence in journalism. The SEMO Press Association was founded in 1901 and brings together newspaper publisher and representatives in news, advertising, circulation and management from daily and weekly newspapers throughout southeast Missouri. The organization is dedicated to advancing its member newspapers so they may best serve readers and advertisers in their communities

This scholarship will be awarded to a print journalism major from Southeast Missouri State University's 25-county area in Southeast Missouri. Recipients must attend Kennett Area Higher Education Center and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Preference will be given to students who serve on the staff of the Capaha Arrow or who have served on their high school newspaper staff.

BBL Buildings & Components Endowed Scholarship

BBL was established in 1975, specializing in the sale and erection of post-frame farm and commercial buildings. Facilities were expanded in 1979 to meet the increasing demand for a broad range of agricultural, commercial and residential buildings. Today, BBL's manufacturing operations include wood roof trusses for residential and commercial buildings plus exterior packages, including wall panels for the residential home market. BBL is a 100 percent employee-owned company.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Perryville Area Higher Education Center, with first preference given to BBL employees or children of BBL employees.

Bank of Missouri Endowed Scholarship

The Bank of Missouri, an independent bank doing business in Perry, Bollinger and Cape Girardeau Counties, has eight locations. The bank was chartered in 1891.

The recipient of this scholarship must be student at Perryville Area Higher Education Center.

Bierk, Cozy M. Cashion and Chalmer D. Bierk Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by John Cashion Bierk in memory of his parents, Cozy M. Cashion Bierk and Chalmer D. Bierk.

The recipient must currently be enrolled as a student at Perryville Area Higher Education Center with a minimum GPA of 3.0. First preference will be given to someone who is pursuing a teaching degree in the field of humanities.

Buchheit, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

The Buchheit Store, as we know it today, began as a result of one man’s desire to help other people. Starting in 1934 with only one truck, Rudy Buchheit began hauling livestock, hay and corn to St. Louis. These trips soon turned his hauling business into a store on wheels. While in St Louis, he bought merchandise requested from his neighbors and friends, and delivered it to them when he returned home. Realizing that there was a need for a general store in Biehle, he opened his first store in 1934 inside a former saloon. The rest is history as they say, the Buchheit legacy has now grown to include 8 retail locations across Missouri and Illinois, Trucking and Agriculture Divisions. The combined companies now employ over 600 people. Rudy’s legacy lives on as he passed his entrepreneurial spirit to his eleven children, most opening their own businesses, pursuing a teaching career or both. Rudy’s son, Kenny and Kenny’s sons Tim, Jon, Doug, Jeff and daughter Kristi are all involved in the business.  And so, from the small start of one man striving to give personalized service to neighbors and friends, the Buchheits strive to provide quality service and merchandise to all of their customers. 

The recipient of this award must be attending Perryville Area Higher Education Center.

First State Community Bank Endowed Scholarship

On May 11, 1954, First State Bank of Farmington opened its doors for business and has operated a very successful community bank ever since. A long list of successful business leaders have played a vital role in development of what their bank has become today.

To communicate their commitment to each individual community, their official name was changed to First State Community Bank in 1997. They are owned by First State Bancshares, Inc., which was formed on March 11, 1984. Each community bank has a local elected Board of Directors who represents the interests of their stockholders. The board then appoints officers at each location to manage the bank.

First preference will be given to a student attending Perryville Area Higher Education Center.

Missouri Restaurant Association – Southeast Chapter

This award shall be given to a student that is attending Perryville Area Higher Education Center who has an interest in pursuing a career in the food industry.

Perryville Area Higher Education Center Endowed Scholarship (PAHEC)

The Perryville Area Higher Education Center began offering Southeast Missouri State University and Mineral Area College courses in the fall of 2002.

This scholarship will be awarded to student(s) attending the Perryville Area Higher Education Center.

Robinson, Edward and Kathy M. Endowed Scholarship

Edward Joseph Robinson was born May 14, 1954, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Mary Robinson. He was born and raised in Perryville, Missouri. He attended St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School and graduated in 1972.

After graduation, Ed worked at his father's local business, Robinson Heating and Air. A few years later, Ed, along with other business partners, built a local restaurant. In 1985, he started a billboard company known as Robinson Displays. Eventually, Ed sold the restaurant, a local construction company, and the billboard business. On April Fools' Day 1999, Edward J. Robinson purchased his current company Semco Distributing, Inc. Semco quarries and fabricates native Missouri limestone from two local company-run quarries. The company provides natural stone and landscape supplies to more than 28 states and has become a leader in the industry.

This scholarship will be awarded to students attending classes at Perryville Area Higher Education Center. First preference will be given to individuals who work at Semco and their children.

Robinson, Frank Construction Endowed Scholarship

Frank Robinson graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology. While in high school and college, he worked as a plumber for his father's plumbing, heating and air conditioning business. After completion of a three- year term in the United States Army, he decided to take over his father's plumbing business and began his career in construction. After working on the job for two years, Frank took over management of the company in 1973. He then formed Robinson Construction Company and began contracting as a Heavy Construction Contractor. He started as a sewer and water line contractor, and soon after began building water and wastewater plants, and then turned to heavy industrial contracting. In the mid 1990's, Frank started constructing water intake systems. As president of Robinson Construction, he understands the importance of a college education, and through this award, strives to help area students attending the Perryville Area Higher Education Center.

This award shall be given to a student attending Perryville Area Higher Education Center with first preference given to employees of Robinson Construction or children of employees. Second preference will be given to students who are seeking a degree in technology.

Schaefer, Orville and LaVerne Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student attending Perryville Area Higher Education Center. First preference will be given to a student majoring in IT and Technical fields.

Bess, William M. Scholarship Fund

The Bill Bess Scholarship is to be awarded to a student attending the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center. This scholarship is named in honor of William M. Bess. Mr. Bess served with the U. S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He returned to Sikeston and made a career in banking. In 1985, he became president and chief executive officer of First National Bank. Upon his retirement he assumed the position of president of the Emeritus Board of Directors for the bank. In 1982, he was named president of Continental Bancorporation, and was serving in that capacity at the time of his death. Mr. Bess was very active in his community. The Sikeston Area Higher Education Center has been established to meet the needs of technical training. Technical training in the Sikeston area has become a necessity not only for growth, but also to maintain existing businesses.

Black, C. P., Jr. Memorial Scholarship (restricted)

The C. P. Black, Jr. Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students attending the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in Education at Southeast Missouri State University. Financial need will be considered but not required.

Braden, Lillian A. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a financially challenged student, enabling the student to pursue an education that will lead to a productive and fulfilling life.

Brown, Velna Cooper Scholarship (restricted)

Velna Cooper Brown, a native of Charleston, Missouri, is a public school music and private piano teacher who attended Southeast Missouri State University. This award is provided in her honor.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student with an interest in music who is attending the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center.

Campbell, Harryette J. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student living in southeast Missouri and attending Sikeston Area Higher Education Center.

Campbell, H. B. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Mr. H. B. Campbell by his daughter Ms. Harryette Campbell.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a female student living in southeast Missouri attending Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston campus majoring in agriculture.

First State Bank & Trust Co.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be awarded to a student with a minimum of three hours who is a resident of Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, or New Madrid Counties and is enrolled in the Southeast Missouri State University Sikeston campus. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for this scholarship. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Focus Bank of Sikeston

This scholarship will be awarded to a student from East Prairie High School with financial need.

Founders One Scholarship for SAHEC

The recipient of this award must be enrolled as a full-time student at Sikeston Area Higher Education Center (9 hours or more) with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Lewis Furniture Co./Kingsway Furniture Endowed Scholarship

Lewis/Kingsway Furniture has been located in Sikeston, Missouri since 1936. This scholarship was established in appreciation of support of Sikeston and other communities in the Sikeston area. It is also an investment in the future of Sikeston area communities.

The recipient of this award must be enrolled as a full-time student at Sikeston Area Higher Education Center (9 hours or more) with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Mitchell, Robert L., Sr. Endowed Scholarship

Robert L. Mitchell, Sr. felt education and consistent effort were the keys that would open the door of opportunity for anyone. He thought the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center provided educational opportunities to students of all ages who might not be able to avail themselves of a typical college setting. He hoped the recipients of this scholarship, through their efforts, would improve the quality of their life and the life of their family.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University's Sikeston Campus. First preference shall be for a graduate of Sikeston High School. Second preference shall be for a student enrolled in six hours of classes with a 2.0 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

Potashnick, S & J Transportation, Inc. and Hart Transport

This scholarship shall be awarded to students attending the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center who has financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

Pullen, Jerry and Loretta Scholarship (restricted)

The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled in at least 12 hours at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center. This award will be given at the discretion of the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center Scholarship Committee.

Ralph, Bob Scholarship for SAHEC

This scholarship was started in memory of Gary McClain.

The recipient of this award must be enrolled as a non-traditional, full-time student at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center (9 hours or more) with a minimum GPA of 2.0. The recipient may be married or single, with or without child(ren), and have a financial assistance need.

Sherman, Roger Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student enrolled in the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center who has financial need as indicated by the FAFSA. If awarded for continuing semesters, appropriate progress must be shown in classes taken.

Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Scholarship for SAHEC

The recipient of this award must be enrolled as a full-time student at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center (9 hours or more) with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

SAHEC General Scholarship

The SAHEC General Scholarship grew out of the proceeds from the first SAHEC Scholarship Dinner. The funds were donated by many supporters who saw a need for area students to have financial help.

The recipient of the SAHEC General Scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Webb Family Scholarship (restricted)

Mr. Donald R.Webb attended Southeast Missouri State University for a short time prior to transferring to Purdue where he received his electrical engineering degree. He worked for IBM for 30 years in marketing and is now retired. Mr. Webb and his family are interested in supporting students at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center.

Yeo, Fred and Nancy Restricted Scholarship (restricted)

First preference for this award will be given to a minority student from Sikeston, Charleston, or the surrounding area, who is enrolled in a secondary education program at Sikeston Area Higher Education Center. Second preference will be given to a minority student enrolled in a teacher education program at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center.

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