Institutional Scholarships

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Southeast students receive over $17 million annually, in the form of institutional scholarships. Some of these are only awarded at the time of admission, while others offer an annual application process. Institutional Scholarships can be split into Academic, Endowed, and Participation scholarships. To learn more, review them below!

All information below applies to scholarships awarded for 2018-19, unless specifically noted. To view award/renewal criteria for previous years, view the Terms & Conditions for your specific scholarship year.

Freshmen academic scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to beginning freshmen who meet the eligibility requirements and application for admission deadline. No separate application is required. These scholarships are only awarded prior to your first semester at Southeast and cannot be earned later.

SCHOLARSHIP (See more below table) Missouri Resident Out of State ACT   SAT1 (CR+Math)   SAT1 (ERW+Math)  GPA2
GOVERNOR’S Tuition and general fees for 30 hours, community-style room, and 15-classic meal plan (value shown based on 2017-2018 fees)
$14,865 --
33+ or 1440+ or 1490+ and 3.9+
REGENTS’ Tuition for 30 hours (value shown based on 2017-2018 fees)
$6,183
$11,718
27+ or 1210+ or 1280+ and 3.6+
PRESIDENT’S $4,000 $4,000 27+ or 1210+ or 1280+ and 3.3+
UNIVERSITY $2,000 $2,000 24+ or 1090+ or 1160+ and 3.5+
23+ or 1050+ or 1130+ and 3.7+
MIDWEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (MAA) Difference between out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition (value shown based on 2017-2018 fees)
 --  $5,535 21+ or 980+ or 1060+ and 3.0+

1 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) = tests taken prior to March 2016; SAT (Evidence-based Reading & Writing + Math) = tests taken March 2016 or beyond
2 Based on 6th or 7th semester cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale; only MAA will allow 6th, 7th, or 8th semester GPA

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS, DETAILS, & DEADLINES:

Eligibility:

Beginning freshmen must meet the test score and GPA requirements indicated in the chart above. GPA is evaluated on a 4.0 scale using 6th or 7th semester transcript. Beginning 2018-2019, Governor's scholarships are only available to Missouri Residents.

Renewal:

Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each academic year, students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.5 GPA and completed 30 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Out-of-state recipients of the Governor's or Regent's scholarship who do not meet this renewal criteria, but do meet the renewal criteria for the Midwest Achievement Award (MAA) will be defaulted to the MAA the following year.

Deadline:

December 1st / Governor's, Regent's, President's
March 1st / University

Note: The last ACT/SAT score considered for the Governor's, Regent's, or President's scholarships will be a December test date. The last ACT/SAT score accepted for the University scholarship will be a February test date.

Regional Campus Value:

Scholarship values are reduced when students enroll at a regional campus, and will return to full value if enrollment is changed to the main campus.

  • Governor's – Reduced to actual tuition, general, tech/maintenance fee charges. (Housing & meals component of scholarship is forfeited while at regional campus.)
  • Regents' – Reduced to actual tuition charges
  • President's – $4,000 reduced to $2,500
  • University – $2,000 reduced to $1,300.
Cost Comparison
Cost estimate for 30 credit hours per year, based on 2017-2018 fees, for full-time undergraduate students.
 
Missouri Resident MAA Recipient Non-Missouri Resident
Tuition $6,183.00 $11,718.00 $11,718.00
General Fees $1,002.00 $1,002.00 $1,002.00
Textbook Rental $259.40 $259.40 $259.40
Room and Meal Plan $7,530.00 $7,530.00 $7,530.00
Residence Hall Fees
(Internet, Cable TV)
$150.00 $150.00 $150.00
MAA Value   ($5,535.00)  
Estimated 2017-2018 Cost $15,124.40 $15,124.40 $20,659.40

Value:

This scholarship covers the difference between the out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition rates. Students are not charged the in-state rate, but instead receive a financial aid credit to off-set the out-of-state tuition rate. May be combined with the President’s, University, or Residence Life Leadership scholarship. 

Eligibility:

Incoming freshmen must meet all of the following:

  • 21+ Composite ACT or 980+ or SAT (CR+M) or 1060+ SAT (ERW+M)
  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA (GPA is evaluated on a 4.0 scale using 6th, 7th, or 8th semester transcript.)
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, charged out-of-state tuition rate

Renewal:

Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years), completion of 128 credit hours including transfer hours, or completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.

Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.75 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

No Deadline

Note: The last ACT/SAT score considered for the Midwest Achievement Award will be a July test date.

Value:

$1,000.00 - Applied to residence hall fees. May be combined with President's, University, or MAA scholarship.

Eligibility:

Incoming freshman must meet all of the following:

  • Live in a Southeast residence hall
  • 18+ composite ACT, or 860+ SAT (CR+M), or 940+ SAT (ERW+M)
  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA (GPA is evaluated on a 4.0 scale using 6th, or 7th semester transcript.)
  • Complete the optional activities and awards section of the online application for admission
    • Applicants involved in multiple school or community activities for at least three years of high school are considered. 
    • Requirement automatically met with any of the following documented recognitions: Boys State, Girls State, HOBY, Missouri Renaissance program participant, Missouri A+ high school graduate, Eagle Scout, or Girl Scout Gold Award.

Renewal:

Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years), or first bachelor’s degree. The student must live in a residence hall, be enrolled full time (fall and spring), and complete 24 Southeast credit hours per academic year with a Southeast cumulative 3.25 GPA.

Deadline:

March 1st

Note: The last ACT/SAT score considered for the Residence Life Leadership award will be a February test date.

Value:

This scholarship covers the difference between the out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition rates. Students are not charged the in-state rate, but instead receive a financial aid credit to off-set the out-of-state tuition rate. May be combined with the President’s, University, or Residence Life Leadership scholarship.

Eligibility:

Incoming freshman must meet all of the following:

  • Out-of-state resident*
  • 21 composite ACT, or 980+ SAT (CR+M), or 1060+ SAT (ERW+M)
  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA (GPA is evaluated on a 4.0 scale using 6th, or 7th semester transcript.)
  • Parent or grandparent who is an alumnus of Southeast

*Students who are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident will be awarded the Midwest Achievement Award (MAA) in place of the Southeast Family Achievement Award. See MAA for additional details.

Renewal:

Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years), completion of 128 credit hours including transfer hours, or completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.

Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.75 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

No Deadline

Note: The last ACT/SAT score considered for the Southeast Family Achievement Award will be a June test date.

Value:

$2,000.00

Eligibility:

Incoming freshman must have completed 18+ hours of dual enrollment and/or AP credit through Southeast, prior to high school graduation. Additionally, they must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.5 in this coursework. The dual credit scholarship may not be combined with any other Southeast Academic scholarship.

Renewal:

Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each academic year, students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.5 GPA and completed 30 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

March 1st / Note: If AP credit has been earned, placement examination scores must also be submitted to Testing Services. 

The Southeast A+ Scholarship is a University-sponsored scholarship, which closely mimics the State of Missouri A+ Scholarship Program. Students attending Southeast are not eligible for the State A+ Scholarship as it is only available at 2-year institutions. However, for students enrolled in one of Southeast's 2-year programs, we offer the Southeast A+ Scholarship, which has eligibility requirements and renewal criteria closely related to the Missouri A+ Program.

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Value:

The Southeast A+ Scholarship will cover tuition and general fees for courses that are part of an eligible program. If any federal/state need-based grants and/or other awards specifically denoted for tuition/general fees are received, the value of the A+ Scholarship will be reduced by the same dollar amount. As a result, if other aid covers all tuition and general fees, there may be no remaining charges for the A+ Scholarship to pay during a given semester. 

Eligibility:

Program of Study:
Enrollment in an eligible associate degree program of study on the Cape Girardeau campus. Eligible programs include:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Technology
    • Automated Manufacturing option
    • Microcomputer Systems option
    • Technical Computer Graphics option
  • Associate of Arts Degree in Child Care and Guidance

Note: Students only enrolled in a 4-year Bachelor's degree program are not eligible. Make sure to consult Admissions or an academic advisor prior to declaring an Associate degree (simply to receive this award) as not all programs smoothly transition to a 4-year degree of choice.

Additional Requirements:

Renewal:

Continued eligibility for the Southeast A+ Scholarship is determined 12 months from your start date. Additionally, at the end of each year, students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.5 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

The Southeast A+ Scholarship is a University-sponsored scholarship, which closely mimics the State of Missouri A+ Scholarship Program. Students attending Southeast are not eligible for the State A+ Scholarship as it is only available at 2-year institutions. However, for students enrolled in one of Southeast's 2-year programs, we offer the Southeast A+ Scholarship, which has eligibility requirements and renewal criteria closely related to the Missouri A+ Program.

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Value:

The Southeast A+ Scholarship will cover tuition and technology/maintenance fees for 000-299 level course work at a Regional Campus. If any federal/state need-based grants and/or other awards specifically denoted for tuition & fees are received, the value of the A+ Scholarship will be reduced by the same dollar amount. As a result, if other aid covers all tuition and fees, there may be no remaining charges for the A+ Scholarship to pay during a given semester. 

Eligibility:

  • High school graduate residing in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Butler, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne county
  • Submit a final high school transcript with the A+ Seal
  • Enroll as a full-time, degree-seeking student at a Southeast Regional Campus in Kennett, Malden, or Sikeston
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and clear the verification process (if selected)

Renewal:

Continued eligibility for the Southeast A+ Scholarship is determined 12 months from your start date. Additionally, at the end of each year, students must have a Southeast 2.5 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours). Funding can be received for up to 60 hours of lower-level (000-299) coursework at a Regional Campus.

For complete details on Academic Scholarships, review the Terms & Conditions. Academic (Freshman & Transfer) scholarships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Academic (International) scholarships are awarded to active student visa holders (F1, J1, A2).

Transfer academic scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to incoming transfer students who meet the eligibility requirements and application for admission deadline. No separate application is required. These scholarships are only awarded prior to your first semester at Southeast and cannot be earned later.

SCHOLARSHIP (See more below table) Missouri Resident Out of State Transferable Hours College GPA
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY COLLEGE
$3,000 $3,000
24+ 3.5+
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
$1,500
$1,500
24+ 3.5+
PHI THETA KAPPA (Requires Phi Theta Kappa Membership) $500 $500 24+ 3.5+
MIDWEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (MAA) Difference between out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition (value shown based on 2017-2018 fees)
 -- $5,535 24+ 3.0+

 1 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) = tests taken prior to March 2016; SAT (Evidence-based Reading & Writing + Math) = tests taken March 2016 or beyond
2 Based on 6th or 7th semester cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS, DETAILS, & DEADLINES:

Value:

$3,000.00 - May only be combined with MAA scholarship.

Eligibility:

Transfer students must meet all of the following:

  • 24+ transferable credit hours from an accredited community college
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA in college coursework
  • Transferring from one of the following: East Central College, Jefferson College, Mineral Area College, St. Charles CC, St. Louis CC (Florissant/Forest Park/Meramec/Wildwood), Three Rivers College, or Shawnee Community College (IL)
  • Nomination from Community College President*

*Missouri Community College presidents in the Southeast Missouri State University service region may nominate two students. Contact your community college's financial aid office to determine your school's eligibility. 

Renewal:

Renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of the year, students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.5 GPA and completed 30 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

March 1st / Fall transfer students
November 1st / Spring transfer students

Nomination letters must be submitted (postmarked) by deadline date. All nominations should be submitted by the Community College President's Office to: Student Financial Services, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Value:

$1,500.00 - May be combined with Phi Theta Kappa and/or MAA scholarship.

Eligibility:

Transfer students must meet all of the following:

  • 24+ transferable credit hours from an accredited community college
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA in college coursework

Renewal:

Renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of the year, students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.5 GPA and completed 30 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

March 1st / Fall transfer students
November 1st / Spring transfer students

Value:

$500.00 - May be combined with Community College and/or MAA scholarship.

Eligibility:

Transfer students must meet all of the following:

  • Phi Theta Kappa membership
  • 24+ transferable credit hours from an accredited community college
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA in college coursework

Renewal:

Renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of the year, students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.5 GPA and completed 30 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

March 1st / Fall transfer students
November 1st / Spring transfer students

Applicants must send a photocopy of their Phi Theta Kappa membership card or certificate, or submit a letter of recommendation from the Phi Theta Kappa faculty advisor to: Student Financial Services, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Cost Comparison
Cost estimate for 30 credit hours per year, based on 2017-2018 fees, for full-time undergraduate students.
 
Missouri Resident MAA Recipient Non-Missouri Resident
Tuition $6,183.00 $11,718.00 $11,718.00
General Fees $1,002.00 $1,002.00 $1,002.00
Textbook Rental $259.40 $259.40 $259.40
Room and Meal Plan $7,530.00 $7,530.00 $7,530.00
Residence Hall Fees
(Internet, Cable TV)
$150.00 $150.00 $150.00
MAA Value   ($5,535.00)  
Estimated 2017-2018 Cost $15,124.40 $15,124.40 $20,659.40

Value:

This scholarship covers the difference between the out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition rates. Students are not charged the in-state rate, but instead receive a financial aid credit to off-set the out-of-state tuition rate. May be combined with the Outstanding Community College, Community College, or Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. 

Eligibility:

Transfer students must meet all of the following:

  • 24+ transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university (two or four-year)
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in college coursework
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, charged out-of-state tuition rate

Renewal:

Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years), completion of 128 credit hours including transfer hours, or completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.

Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.75 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

No Deadline

Value:

This scholarship covers the difference between the out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition rates. Students are not charged the in-state rate, but instead receive a financial aid credit to off-set the out-of-state tuition rate. May be combined with the Outstanding Community College, Community College, or Phi Theta Kappa scholarship.

Eligibility:

Transfer students must meet all of the following:

  • Out-of-state resident*
  • 24+ transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university (two or four-year)
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in college coursework
  • Parent or grandparent who is an alumnus of Southeast

*Students who are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident will be awarded the Midwest Achievement Award (MAA) in place of the Southeast Family Achievement Award. See MAA for additional details.

Renewal:

Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years), completion of 128 credit hours including transfer hours, or completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.

Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.75 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

No Deadline

For complete details on Academic Scholarships, review the Terms & ConditionsAcademic (Freshman & Transfer) scholarships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Academic (International) scholarships are awarded to active student visa holders (F1, J1, A2).

International academic scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to incoming international students who meet the eligibility requirements and application for admission deadline. No separate application is required. These scholarships are only awarded prior to your first semester at Southeast and cannot be earned later.

SCHOLARSHIP (See more below table)  Annual Value Cumulative GPA ACT SAT1
(CR+Math)
SAT1
(ERW+Math)
IELTS TOEFL Southeast IEP Program
BEGINNING FRESHMAN         (High School)  Meet ONE of the following requirements2
INTERNATIONAL REGENTS’3
(value shown based on 2017-2018 fees)
$11,718 3.7 27+ 1210+ 1280+ N/A N/A N/A
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE $8,000 3.7 27+ 1210+ 1280+ 6.5 79 N/A
INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (IAA)
(value shown based on 2017-2018 fees)
 $5,535 3.2 21+ 980+ 1060+ 6.0 69 Level 8
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP $2,000 2.5 N/A
NEW TRANSFER (24+ transferable credit hours) (Transfer)  Meet ONE of the following requirements4
INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (IAA)
(value shown based on 2017-2018 fees)
$5,535 3.2 21+ 980+ 1060+ 6.0 69 Level 8
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP $2,000 2.5 N/A
  SCHOLARSHIP (See more below table) Annual Value Cumulative Undergraduate GPA
NEW GRADUATE  INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP $2,000 2.5 
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP $2,000 N/A 

 1 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) = tests taken prior to March 2016; SAT (Evidence-based Reading & Writing + Math) = tests taken March 2016 or beyond.
 2 An ACT or SAT score is required for graduates of a high school where English is the sole medium of instruction.

 3 Up to five International Regents' scholarships will be awarded each year, beginning fall 2018.
 4 The test score/language requirement is waived for students with 24+ transferable hours from a college where English is the sole medium of instruction.

General Eligibility Requirements
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (12 hours undergraduate; 9 hours graduate) each semester and satisfactory SEVIS status.
    • Note: Some scholarships require completion of 30 hours per year, to renew the scholarship for the next year. 
  • Students are not eligible if awarded a scholarship intended to cover tuition & fees from any outside or institutional sources (e.g. athletics, graduate assistantships, government sponsorship, etc.).
  • Undergraduate/graduate awards apply only to a first bachelor's/master's degree.
  • Beginning freshmen must be admitted to Southeast within one year of completing high school.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS & DEADLINES:

Value:

International Regents' Scholarship / 30 credit hours of tuition per year (15 crredit hours fall & 15 credit hours spring)
International Academic Excellence Award / $8,000 per year ($4,000 fall & $4,000 spring)

Eligibility:

Beginning freshmen must meet the test score/language requirement and GPA requirements indicated in the chart above. GPA is evaluated on a 4.0 scale using a 6th or 7th semester transcript.

Renewal:

Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each academic year, students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.5 GPA and completed 30 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Recipients who do not meet this renewal criteria, but do meet the renewal criteria for the International Achievement Award (IAA) will receive the IAA the following year.

Deadline:

International Regents' Scholarship / December 1st  (only awarded to students beginning in fall semester)
International Academic Excellence Award / Fall Admits: March 1st - Spring Admits: November 1st

Note: The last test score considered for the International Regent's scholarship will be a December test date. The last test score considered for the International Academic Excellence scholarship will be a March test date (fall admits) or November test date (spring admits).

Cost Comparison
Cost estimate for 30 credit hours per year, based on 2017-2018 fees, for full-time undergraduate students.
 
Missouri Resident IAA Recipient Non-Missouri Resident
Tuition $6,183.00 $11,718.00 $11,718.00
General Fees $1,002.00 $1,002.00 $1,002.00
Textbook Rental $259.40 $259.40 $259.40
Room and Meal Plan $7,530.00 $7,530.00 $7,530.00
Residence Hall Fees
(Internet, Cable TV)
$150.00 $150.00 $150.00
IAA Value   ($5,535.00)  
Estimated 2017-2018 Cost $15,124.40 $15,124.40 $20,659.40

Value:

This scholarship covers the difference between the out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition rates. Students are not charged the in-state rate, but instead receive a financial aid credit to off-set the out-of-state tuition rate.

Eligibility:

Beginning freshmen must meet the test score/language requirement and GPA requirement indicated in the chart above. The GPA is evaluated on a 4.0 scale using a 6th, 7th, or 8th semester transcript.

  • Note: An ACT or SAT score is required for graduates of a high school where English is the sole medium of instruction.

Transfer students must meet the test score/language requirement and GPA requirement indicated in the chart above. Additionally, students must have 24+ transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university (two or four-year).

  • Note: The test score/language requirement is waived for students with 24 or more transferable hours from a college where English is the sole medium of instruction.

Renewal:

Beginning Freshmen: Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years), completion of 128 credit hours including transfer hours, or completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.
Transfer Students: Renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years), completion of 128 credit hours including transfer hours, or completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.

Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.75 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

No Deadline

Note: The last test score considered for the International Achievement Award will be a July test date (fall admits) or December test date (spring admits).

Value:

$2,000.00

Eligibility:

International beginning freshmen, transfer, and new graduate students must meet the GPA requirement indicated in the chart above.

Renewal:

Beginning Freshman:
Renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.5 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Transfer Student:
Renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.5 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Graduate Student:
Renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.0 GPA (may include Southeast summer hours).

Deadline:

No Deadline

Note: The last test score considered for the International Student Scholarship will be a July test date (fall admits) or December test date (spring admits).

Value:

$2,000.00, applied as a fee waiver to reduce the balance due.

Eligibility:

Admission to the Intensive English Program (IEP).

Renewal:

Contingent upon satisfactory progress in IEP.

Deadline:

No Deadline

For complete details on Academic Scholarships, review the Terms & Conditions. Academic (Freshman & Transfer) scholarships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Academic (International) scholarships are awarded to active student visa holders (F1, J1, A2).

Endowed scholarships have an annual application process, which gives students a chance to earn scholarships each year they attend Southeast. These scholarships range from a couple hundred dollars, to a couple thousand dollars each. Southeast awards over 1,100 endowed scholarships per year, totaling more than $1,800,000. 

Creation of an endowed scholarships occurs when a donor gifts money to Southeast to create a scholarship fund. These donors may be alumni, faculty/staff, community members, or other individuals who want our students to succeed academically and financially.

How to Apply:

Newly admitted or current students can apply each year for endowed scholarships through AcademicWorks, our endowed scholarship database. By completing the general application you will be automatically considered for a majority of the scholarships. Then, review each of the recommended scholarships. These may have specific eligibility criteria or require supplemental information. For additional help, review the Endowed Scholarship Application Instructions.

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Deadline:

September 1st / Application Opens (for following academic year)
March 1st / Application Closes

While not required, completion of the FAFSA is recommended since some endowed scholarships require demonstrated financial need, as indicated by the FAFSA.

Participation scholarships require that you are a participant of a particular academic department or group at Southeast. Common participation scholarships are listed below, but you may speak to your particular academic department to see if other scholarships exist.

Academic Support Centers (EAP/SSS/TRIO)

Educational Access Programs (EAP)

Housed within the Academic Support Centers umbrella, Education Access Programs (EAP) offers multiple scholarships opportunities. Review each to see specific details.

Student Support Services/TRIO

Housed within the Academic Support Centers umbrella, Student Support Services (SSS) and TRIO offer scholarships to qualifying participants of their programs. For additional information regarding program requirements or scholarships, visit their page or contact SSS at 573-651-2512.

FIRST Robotics Competition

$1,000 Annually

Eligibility:
Southeast will annually award one scholarship to a member of the FIRST Robotics team in high school. To compete for this scholarship applicants must submit a 500 word essay regarding their experience and leadership role while on the FIRST Robotics team and include a letter of recommendation from an adult mentor/coach of the student’s FIRST team. The recipient must be enrolled full-time at Southeast in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation in order to utilize the scholarship.

Renewal:
Renewable for 3 additional years. Must be a full-time student and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Student must complete application through AcademicWorks each year.

Military - Air Force ROTC Housing Scholarship

Varies up to $3,000

Eligibility:
This scholarship is awarded to those who meet the following criteria.

  • Will reside in a University residence hall
  • Is an active participant in the Air Force ROTC program
  • Is enrolled in AS199, AS299, AS399, or AS499

Renewal:
Renewable for seven semesters (maximum of eight consecutive semesters) or first bachelor’s degree. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 semester GPA in Southeast courses (excluding dual credit) and complete a minimum of 12 Southeast credit hours per semester. Additionally, recipients must continue to satisfy eligibility requirements listed above.

For additional information on Air Force ROTC or requirements, contact Vance Pawielski at 573-651-2184 or vspawielski@semo.edu. 

Military - Show Me Gold Housing Scholarship

Varies up to $3,000

Eligibility:
This scholarship is awarded to those who meet the following criteria.

  • Will reside in a University residence hall
  • Is an active participant in the Show Me GOLD program
  • Is enrolled in NG001

Renewal:
Renewable for seven semesters (maximum of eight consecutive semesters) or first bachelor’s degree. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 semester GPA in Southeast courses (excluding dual credit) and complete a minimum of 12 Southeast credit hours per semester. Additionally, recipients must continue to satisfy eligibility requirements listed above.

For additional information on Show Me Gold or requirements, contact 573-651-2427 or gold@semo.edu. 

Missouri MOST Scholarship

$500 Annually

Value:
$500 per year ($250 per semester - fall & spring only)

Eligibility:
This scholarship is awarded to those who meet the following criteria.

  • Incoming freshman/transfer student (admitted), or currently enrolled and in good academic standing with Southeast
  • Submit the MOST Scholarship application by April 1st, for the following academic year
  • Student's family must be participant of the MOST 529 College Savings Plan on behalf of the student for a minimum of 5 years (prior to applying)
  • Full time enrollment (12 or more credit hours per semester)
  • Complete the FAFSA by April 1st, for the upcoming academic year
  • Demonstrate high need

Southeast awards up to 25 MOST Scholarships per year. Final awards will be issued to applicants according to financial need. 

Renewal:
This scholarship is non-renewable.

Speech & Debate

Contact the Department of Communication Studies at 573-651-2241. 

Spirit Groups (Cheerleading & Sundancers)

Varies, starting at $200

Cheerleading:
Contact Billy Hoskins at 573-241-5446 or billy.hoskins@kellyhawks.org for more information. (Audition required)

Sundancers:
Contact 573-270-9270 for more information. (Audition required)

Visual and Performing Arts

Varies up to $1,500

This scholarship may not exceed $500 when combined with a Regent's Scholarship and may not be combined with a Governor's scholarship.

Eligibility:
Available to beginning freshmen with a 21+ ACT and 3.0 cumulative GPA after six semesters. Available to community college students with 24 transferable hours and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Art, music, theatre, or dance major
  • Audition and/or portfolio may be required
  • Apply to Southeast by December 1 (guaranteed consideration); awarded through March 1 as funds allow

Renewal:
3.0 cumulative Southeast GPA, completion of 30 Southeast hours per academic year, and approval of department chairperson.

To apply, contact the appropriate department:

  • Art: 573-651-2143
  • Music & Marching Band: 573-651-2141
  • Theatre & Dance: 573-651-2149

Participation scholarships are available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and active student visa holders (F1, J1, A2).