Endowed scholarships are long-term, perpetual funds that generate annual income, a portion of which is awarded each year by the Foundation to deserving students.

The minimum principal required to endow a scholarship is $10,000 which may be paid through a one-time gift or over time, based on donor(s) preference. Until the time that the scholarship reaches the minimum endowment level, all of the annual earnings are added to the principal. At the time the scholarship is fully endowed, a pre-established portion of the income will be used to make the annual scholarship awards.

Endowed Scholarships

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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 to grant 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.

Scholarship for Advocacy, Equity and Justice

In June 2020, Southeast President Carlos Vargas responded to a challenge from Scott Hagen, president of North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to establish a privately funded scholarship at Southeast to mark this historic moment in our nation brought about by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020. After examination of the deep divide in this nation and the need for societal change during this historic time, the Scholarship for Advocacy, Equity and Justice was established to recognize those who champion justice and to acknowledge the far-reaching need for advocacy, equity and justice for all.

In light of the deaths in 2020 of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ahmaud Arberyin in Brunswick, Georgia and Floyd, in addition to the 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and among others, the leadership of Southeast Missouri State University recognized there is still critical work to be done to address systemic issues and disparities in access and opportunity in our communities. This scholarship reaffirms that Southeast Missouri State University remains deeply committed to providing a learning environment that promotes inclusion, equity, civility and a better way forward for every student.

The scholarship underscores the University’s ongoing commitment to making Southeast Missouri State University a just and equitable institution. The scholarship, as implemented at Southeast, reflects a broad range of interests to provide students who value and promote peaceful advocacy and inclusion with institutional recognition for their efforts. The scholarship is intended to underscore this pivotal time in American history and highlight the meaning Southeast places on social justice and equity.

This scholarship is awarded to an incoming student (freshman or transfer student) enrolled full-time at Southeast Missouri State University. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA (HS or Transfer). Financial need is required. One letter of recommendation must accompany the application. In awarding this scholarship, priority should be given to students who (1) are underrepresented in the Southeast student population or (2) have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic disadvantage or (3) are first generation in their family to attend college. The recipient will initially receive the award for one semester. Thereafter, the student must complete the fall term with at least 12 credit hours and a 2.7 GPA to renew for the subsequent spring semester.

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.

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 Master's 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. 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.

The 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.

AKPsi Zeta Omicron Chapter Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Founded in 1904 at New York University, Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity in the United States. Alpha Kappa Psi attracts achievement-minded business students and provides these students with personal development opportunities as well as enhances their professionalism, thus enabling them to become better business leaders for tomorrow. Through a variety of professional, community service, fundraising, and social events, Alpha Kappa Psi interacts with other organizations that they can offer assistance to, or that can help us continuously improve. Alpha Kappa Psi also helps make the business school better, through involvement with the dean's office and with the Student Government. The Zeta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Southeast Missouri State University was chartered on March 20, 1965.

The AKPsi Zeta Omicron Chapter Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created by alumni of the Chapter to honor the legacy of brothers that have passed, and acknowledge the contribution and impact that various Chapter Advisors and retired College of Business faculty have had on their professional lives.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time senior-level student enrolled in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a degree in Business, in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and with verified financial need. The recipient of this scholarship need not be a member of the AKPsi Zeta Omicron Chapter at Southeast Missouri State University.

If there is not a student who qualifies within the criteria specified above for first preference, second preference for this scholarship will be a full-time junior-level student enrolled in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a degree in Business, in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and with verified financial need.

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, Dr. Frances Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Frances Ann Allen was a distinguished physician, writer, and teacher who specialized in internal medicine. She was recognized by her profession and constituency for her outstanding service and research.

A native of Doniphan, Missouri, Dr. Allen came to Southeast Missouri State University in 1933 as a recipient of the Webster-Sorosis Scholarship. She graduated in 1937 with a major in history and physical education.

In 1939, Dr. Allen entered the University of Kansas School of Medicine followed by an internship at the University of Iowa Medical School. For nine years, Dr. Allen maintained a very active general medical practice at Bethel Clinic in Newton, Kansas. In July of 1953, she returned to the University Kansas Medical School for residency training in the field of Internal Medicine. During these three years of post-graduate study, Dr. Allen participated in research involving the radioactive isotope of red blood cell survival time in liver disease. This research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Returning to Newton, she became chairman of the Medical Department of the Bethel Deaconess Hospital and earned recognition as a leader in the research of the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Allen was a 1976 Alumni Award recipient from Southeast and also a member of the Foundation’s President’s Council and Horizon Club.

Dr. Allen passed away on February 28, 2016, at the age of 100, just four months shy of her 101st birthday. She has left a legacy behind in the medical field in Newton, Kansas, and nationally.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with financial need.

Allen, James and Pat Hospitality Management Scholarship

James and Pat Allen are avid travelers and culinary enthusiasts who were instrumental in bringing fine dining to Cape Girardeau. As restauranteurs and devoted community members, they mentored many in the local hospitality industry. The knowledge, graciousness, and passion they passed along to those they inspired are reflected throughout the restaurant community of Southeast Missouri.

The James and Pat Allen Hospitality Management Scholarship was established by friends of the Allens to honor their dedication to the industry.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student majoring in Hospitality Management, with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Allen, John Chester and 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. From 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 the 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 for 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 Nurses; 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

This award is made possible by the Margaret Woods Allen Addictions Nursing Scholarship fund. $500 will be awarded to a winning essay that addresses a topic related to addiction nursing. Essays must be the original work of the student.

Essays should be uploaded to the Nurses Station dropbox on the Canvas site. You can find the drop box located under the Office of Addictions module. You can also contact Dr. Linda Garner with additional questions at lgarner@semo.edu.

The award-winning essay must meet the following criteria:

  1. Address the prevention of addiction.
  2. Promote and enhance the provision of nursing responses grounded in knowledgeable caring to individuals, families and/or communities.
  3. Communicate a unique perspective that will enhance the care provided to persons with addictions.
  4. Clearly define the purpose and adhere to APA format with correct spelling and grammar. Minimum of 5 pages (not including title pages and references).
  5. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a student in good standing in the BSN Program of the Nursing Department at Southeast Missouri State University.

Alpha Xi Delta Scholarship

The Alpha Xi Delta scholarship was established by Lisa Toarmina Grimes, 1981 Southeast Missouri State University alumna and member of Alpha Xi Delta. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State, Lisa attended St. Louis University School of Law graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1987. Lisa is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel – Real Estate at RGA Reinsurance Company where she manages the attorneys assigned to the commercial mortgage lending and real estate finance and investment team. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Gateway Housing First, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the construction and development of housing for individuals with disabilities and special needs. All past, present and future alumni from Southeast's Alpha Xi Delta chapter are encouraged to add to this scholarship.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student who is a Junior or Senior at Southeast Missouri State University with a 3.0 GPA or above and a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Alumni of Alpha Phi Alpha Xi Gamma Chapter Endowed Scholarship, The

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was established as the first black Greek letter fraternity in 1906.  The Xi Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha continued that trend and was the first black Greek letter fraternity established at Southeast Missouri State University in 1979.  During a time when legal segregation was no longer officially sanctioned by the government, it was still quite prevalent.  As a result, Brother Randy C. Allen, a member of the Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (SIU-Carbondale), was instructed to guide the initiation of eight young men interested in carrying on the traditions of the fraternity at Southeast Missouri State University.  Brother Allen, now Dr. Jamal R. A. Rasheed, became known as the Chapter Precursor for his guidance in establishing the SEMO chapter.  The aforementioned eight young men became the founding members of the Xi Gamma Chapter at SEMO and are now and forever referred to as the Chapter Pharaohs, Brothers James Brightman, Bruce Bryant, Alex Clinton, Steven Edwards, Oliver Gills, Emerson Jones, Willie Taylor and Joseph Williams.  More than 150 brothers have followed the footsteps of the Pharaohs.  Alpha Phi Alpha continues to push toward equity and inclusion and strives for excellence.  We hope that our traditions and perspectives will become a part of the legacy that this endowed scholarship intends to shape.       

The recipient of this scholarship will be a black American student, with verified financial need.

Althaus, Dr. Rickert R. Scholarship in Political Science

Rick Althaus joined the Department of Political Science in 1980. His two main areas of emphasis are public administration and public policy. He has an undergraduate degree in agriculture, and much of his research and writing has dealt with agricultural policies and politics. His textbook chapter on Missouri state agricultural policy is found in Missouri Government and Politics, published by the University of Missouri Press. He teaches public administration and public personnel administration at the graduate level and also advises students in the department's Master of Science in Administration program. He enjoys working with students outside the classroom and has advised several student organizations in recent years, including the Political Science Club, the Model United Nations group, and the College Democrats. He is a former Chairperson of the Department, is a longtime current member of the Faculty Senate, and has been active in the university's quality improvement movement as well as several other campus committees. He supervises the Department's internship program in the Missouri General Assembly in Jefferson City. Dr. Althaus retired in May 2018 as Professor Emeritus of Political Science.

The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student attending Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Political Science or a graduate student in the MPA program with a 3.0 or greater GPA.

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 the 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.

Ansberry, Dr. William F. Pre-Law Scholarship

The late Dr. William F. Ansberry, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, was a member of the Southeast Missouri State faculty from 1967 to 1993. Though he taught a variety of courses for the Political Science department, his specialty area was the U.S. court systems. To keep current on content, every year he spent considerable time in Kent Library reading every published opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court that was issued that year.

Dr. Ansberry's favorite course to teach was "Constitutional Law," where his familiarity with current Court opinions was especially valuable. In that course, he taught his students how to "brief" cases and present them to the other students in class. A considerable number of his students went on to law school, and quite a few returned for a visit and to express their gratitude for the background that he had helped provide them. It gave him great satisfaction when some of those students told him that his class was the closest thing they experienced to law school as an undergraduate.

This scholarship was established to provide support to those students who are intending to go on to law school, who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and who have completed "Constitutional Law" with a grade of B or better.

Arjona, Cesar and 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.

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.

First preference for this scholarship will be a descendant. Second preference is for an incoming senior student majoring in social work who has overcome “greatest odds” to completion.

Atkinson-Newman, Naomi Endowed Scholarship for Women

Naomi was born in Arkansas and her family moved to Missouri in 1948. She has two brothers and one sister, Ann Wagganer. She attended school in Vanduser, Missouri, and at Southeast Missouri State University. Naomi worked for some time at Oran Hat Factory, and then in the payroll office at R.B.Potashnick for 39 years. Today, she is the co-owner of Glendale Assisted Living/Maple Crest Manor in Cape Girardeau. Over the years, she was a caregiver for her parents and volunteered at the Lutheran Home while her husband was a resident there. Naomi is a quiet leader who enjoys spending time with energetic young people. She has a passion for service and supporting women. She is a founding member of the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau, an international organization committed to advancing the status of women through service and advocacy. Her faith is of utmost importance to her and she daily seeks to honor the Lord. Naomi feels education is important and is grateful to have the opportunity to help others achieve their educational goals through this scholarship.

First Preference for this scholarship will be a descendant. Second Preference shall be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who has completed at least 30 hours. Preference shall go to a female student who demonstrates a passion for a life of service.

The application requires the submission of a personal essay of no more than 500 words which describes (1) interest and experiences in volunteerism and community service and (2) future plans. At least one personal letter of reference from a non-family member is also required with the application. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must submit an essay each year.

Aycock, Barry and 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 an 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 Philosophy 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 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.

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 personal 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.

Barke, Brady and 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 and Eligibility in 2008. In 2011, he was named the Interim Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Support Services. From 2013-2016, he served as the Senior Associate to the President and Board of Regents' Secretary. In 2016, he was named Director of Athletics.

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.

Barnes, Dr. Jeremy Scholarship

The designated scholarship fund known as the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Scholarship has now been endowed. Several years ago, this fund was started with the intent of endowing a fund to provide scholarship opportunities to students across the department.

The fund was endowed in November 2021 thanks to two major contributions, which put the fund over the amount required for endowment. At the request of these two donors, the scholarship has been renamed the Dr. Jeremy Barnes Scholarship.

The scholarship will be available to students with 60 or more cumulative hours who are a major within the Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation with a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Bartel, Rose Marie and 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 Pleasanton, 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.

Barton, David M. Endowed Scholarship

Originally from Arkansas, David M. Barton moved to Catron, Missouri 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.

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.

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.

Below, Dr. Deborah Endowed Scholarship

Deborah Below, originally from Washington, Missouri, received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication in 1990 and her Master of Science in Administration in Public Administration in 1994 from Southeast Missouri State University. She earned her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2003. She began her career at Southeast Missouri State University as an admission counselor in 1990 and served as the Acting Director of Admissions in 1993 and the Interim Assistant Director of Residence Life in 1994. From July 1994 to 2001, Dr. Below served as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. In 2002, she rejoined Southeast as the Director of Admissions and has held various roles with progressive responsibility. Since 2013, she has been the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success and served for a time as the Dean of Students.

Endowing a scholarship provides Dr. Below with an opportunity to reward students for their perseverance and commitment to earning a college degree. As a member of the state of Missouri’s 1999 Affordability Commission and more recently as a team leader for Southeast’s 2013 Missouri Completion Academy Team, she understands that a student’s strong desire to complete college must be supported by the necessary financial resources to achieve the goal.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is in good academic standing with financial need. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.0.

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.

Bess, Jack and 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 Education, Health and Human Studies 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.

 

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 33 years as a 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 Early Childhood, Elementary, or Exceptional Education who has been admitted into the Teacher Education Program. The recipient must have a 3.75 overall GPA, financial need and potential promise as a teacher.

Bierk, Dr. John Cashion Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be an English Major and Student-Athlete with the highest academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA).

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 and Antoinette Theatre and 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 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).

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.

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 several 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 it was sold in 2013.

Kathleen was a consummate entrepreneur and, through her life, demonstrated the willingness to take risks, work hard and 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 (BREC) 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 based on 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 pursuing an MBA with an 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.

Blocker, Michael Scholarship Fund

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate of New Madrid High School. First preference shall go to a student participating in band.

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, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 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, Missouri, 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 no applicants meet any of these preferences, the award will be given to students from the southeast Missouri region enrolled in the College of Education, Health and Human Studies.

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.

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.

Boyd, Neal E. Endowed Scholarship in Performing Arts

Neal E. Boyd was raised in Sikeston by his mother Ester. The family lived in poverty much of his life, and college was never a guarantee. Growing up as a racially mixed child in the rural Midwest, Neal looked to find his own identity.

He discovered opera in junior high and become enamored by the passion and skill of The Three Tenors. He taught himself to sing in Luciano Pavarotti’s and Plácido Domingo's operatic styles. Blessed with a strong and expressive lead tenor voice, his talent pushed him onto the stage in school choirs and stage productions. Beyond his voice, his vibrant personality and lively humor made him a standout at Sikeston High School, where he served as Senior Class President. He graduated in 1994 and was proud to be heading to Southeast in the Fall.

Neal became involved across the campus, making friends around every corner. He was active in Student Government, the Interfraternity Council, the Student Activities Council, Residence Hall Association, and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

Neal was a frequent soloist for the university choir and performed numerous roles with the Opera All-Stars.

At the Inauguration of Southeast President Dale Nitzschke at the Show-Me Center, Neal was asked if he would step in for Maya Angelou at the last minute. His powerful solo performance made him a star across campus and the region.

Neal was a Speech Communication major with minors in Music and Political Science at Southeast, while also studying at the University of Missouri Columbia. Boyd would go on to earn two undergraduate degrees, both in May of 2001: a BA in Music from the University of Missouri Columbia, and a BA in Speech Communications and Political Science from Southeast.

During college he also took a semester to study political science, working in Jefferson City in the Missouri House of Representatives for 6 months.

He took great pride in winning the Music Teachers National Association Vocal Collegiate Championship in 2000. That event, with the help of the education, training, and opportunities that came from college, led to his solo recital debut at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall in 2001.

Neal would later continue his education, studying opera at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

In the years that followed, Neal enjoyed singing, teaching, speaking, and working as a salesman and personality for the national company Aflac.

In addition to music, Neal’s heart was motivated throughout his life by public service, politics, and community involvement. Sometimes behind the scenes, sometimes in an official capacity, and sometimes as an entertainer. Neal was proud to be among the young people who worked for eight-term Southeast Missouri Congressman Bill Emerson when he was serving in Congress. In December 2003 Neal was part of the delegation and ceremonial opening of the new $100 million Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, and one of the first Missourians allowed to cross it in the small parade that followed. Neal proudly sat on the stage at the Inauguration of Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt in 2005 and performed for the Governor, alongside local, state, and national leaders. Under the Blunt administration, Neal was appointed to two state commissions: the Missouri Workforce Development Board, and the Missouri Training and Employment Council.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Performing Arts. The student must have financial need and a 3.0 GPA. Preference for the scholarship shall go to students involved in activities such as Greek Life, Student Government Association, etc.

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.

Bradford, Dr. Katie Elizabeth (Wolz) Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Bradford graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics. She went on to complete a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis in 2012. Following her graduation from dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, a Dental Anesthesia Fellowship at Indiana University and a Dental Anesthesia Residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Bradford lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with her husband, Ryan, and their son, Edmond James (“EJ”). She is associated with Nashville Office-Based Anesthesia which provides anesthesia services at dental offices throughout middle Tennessee.

Her scholarship is sponsored by her parents, Jay and Kathleen Wolz, and her grandmother, Ludeane Ruzicka, all of whom live in Cape Girardeau and are Southeast graduates.

Jay Wolz served as SEMO’s Director of Alumni Relations from 2012 until his retirement in 2018. He graduated from Southeast in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 1998 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 Alumni Association Board of Directors and 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 in 1985 and is a partner in a Cape Girardeau law firm. While at Southeast, she was a member of The Capaha Arrow staff and was editor-in-chief of the 1979 Sagamore yearbook. She also served as president of Delta Delta Delta, secretary of the Student Government Association and was a member of Kappa Delta Pi. In addition, she has served as Towers North Head Resident, Greek Housing Coordinator, and is a past member of Southeast’s National Alumni Council.

Ludeane Ruzicka graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in 1951, earning a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and majoring in speech pathology. She also attended graduate school at St. Louis University. During her years at Southeast, she was active in Black Mask, Collegiate Players, the Debate Team, Sorosis Society (which later became known as Alpha Chi Omega), the Golden Eagles marching band, Centenary Methodist youth, and The Capaha Arrow. Mrs. Ruzicka is a charter member of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation’s Copper Dome Society and a member of the President’s Council, as was her late husband, Leonard Ruzicka, Sr. She is also a past recipient of the University’s Distinguished Service Award and has been recognized as a Friend of the University.

The recipient of the Bradford Endowed Scholarship shall be a pre-medical or pre-dental student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. Preference will be given to students from the Southeast Missouri region – Ste. Genevieve County and South. The required GPA for this scholarship is at least 3.0. Financial need will be considered but a FAFSA is not required.

Brandt, J.C. Endowed Scholarship

Joseph Clyde Brandt served in the music department at Southeast from 1919 through 1956.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in music with an overall GPA of 2.0 and with a GPA of 3.5 in music. First preference is to a keyboard, piano or organ major.

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.

Breeze, Lawrence and Alice Scholarship in History

Dr. Lawrence E. (Larry) Breeze’s first view of Europe came in 1944 over the rail of a troopship heading to England. His first trip to the continent was “up close and personal” as he and other members of the 78th Infantry Division passed through France and Belgium, and fought their way from the Belgian border to Central Germany, crossing the Rhine at Remagen. When Larry came home, he had a new appreciation for both Europe and history.

Following the war, he applied to the Engineering school at the University of Missouri, but the acceptance letter was lost in the mail. Anxious to take advantage of the GI Bill®, he decided to be a walk-on at Missouri Valley College. That lost letter and a devoted teacher of European history changed his life goal. After receiving his B.S. in Education, he went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in European history from the University of Missouri. Before his tenure at Southeast, Larry was an Instructor at the University of Missouri (1951-52), an Assistant Professor at Jacksonville Junior College (1952-56), and a Professor of History at Jacksonville University (1956-66).

With a specialty in European history, Dr. Breeze taught Western Civilization courses at Southeast and a variety of upper-level and graduate courses dealing with modern Britain and 20th Century Europe. Dr. Breeze served as the Advisor to Phi Alpha Theta for many years and was a member of the University’s Graduate Council during the formative years of the graduate program.

Dr. Breeze was also a frequent reviewer of books written about European history. His book reviews were published in the Journal of Southern History, Victorian Studies, and the Florida Historical Quarterly. He served as an editorial consultant for the Forum Press in 1977. Larry presented papers and/or served as discussant and/or chair at sessions of the Missouri Conference on History and of the Mid-America Conference on History. He also directed theses in the Department of History. Dr. Breeze is listed in The Directory of American Scholars.

Following his retirement from Southeast, Dr. Breeze continued to research and write. His book, The British Experience with River Pollution, 1865-1876, was published in 1993. In 2009, an account of his experiences during WWII entitled From Farm to Front: An Innocent Goes to War was published by the SEMO Center for Regional History.

Alice Breeze obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Jacksonville Junior College in Jacksonville, Florida in 1953, and a Bachelor of Arts in Library Science from Florida State University in 1955. She was a catalog librarian at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1955-56. For several years she did volunteer work at the libraries of Jacksonville University and Arlington Methodist Church in Jacksonville before relocating to Cape Girardeau. She served as the church librarian at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape from 1974-2004. Alice returned to the workforce as a bibliographic searcher/library clerk at Kent Library on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in 1979 and made several career advances there before retiring in 1992.

She is a life member of Girl Scouts of America, as a scout, leader, leader trainer, board member, and office volunteer. She received the GSA Thank Badge for her work with Otahki Council. Alice composed the theme song “Princess Otahki” for Camp Cherokee Ridge in 1975.

Retirement for Dr. and Mrs. Breeze included a great deal of travel until 2004 when they decided a winter on St. Simons Island suited them better. Diaries and picture albums from their trips provide rocking-chair travel in their dotage.

Other interests of both Breezes include membership in Cape Girardeau Historical Society, where they served as docents at the Glenn House in earlier years. They enjoy the benefits of the River Campus music programs and are supporters of the Symphony, Jazz Friends, Sundays at Three, and other endeavors.

The recipient(s) shall be a Southeast Missouri State University Graduate Program student pursuing a Master of Arts in Public History or a Master of Arts in History. Financial need is a consideration, but a FAFSA form is not required. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0.

 

Briner, Judith and Dr. Cynthia Barker Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Briner is a historian and genealogist, vocalist, dancer, patriot and native St. Louis resident who was born in Clayton, Missouri. She is also a former beauty queen who is passionate about dance, music, philanthropy and volunteer work, especially helping the elderly, handicapped, abused and homeless. She enthusiastically supports Southeast Missouri State University and was instrumental in her daughter’s success while she was a student here.

Barker graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast. She is a clinical nurse specialist, an executive businesswoman who owns a medical education, sales and marketing consulting firm, an author, global speaker, and a dermatology and wound care expert.

Barker is an avid thoroughbred enthusiast who embraces health, wellness and education, theater, the symphony and ballet. Barker received a “Southeast Salutes” Award in 2005, was the keynote speaker at Southeast’s Power of Women luncheon in March and was the 2014 recipient of the College of Health and Human Services Alumni Merit Award at Southeast.

The mother-and-daughter duo live full and busy lives in St. Louis and are happy to provide an endowed scholarship to diligent and deserving nursing students in need whose vision parallels theirs. They look forward to seeing the Southeast Department of Nursing flourish and grow.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is to be awarded to nursing students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in need of financial assistance.

Brooks, Merla Nursing Scholarship

Merla Brooks graduated from the 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 will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship will be awarded to a student admitted to the BSN program from a rural community in Missouri or Illinois with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This award is intended to make a significant impact on total tuition costs for one or two students.

Brucker, Dewain Earl Scholarship Fund

Dewain Earl Brucker loved all things agriculture, so much so that he bequeathed his entire trust to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation so Southeast Missouri State University agriculture students can pursue the same career path that brought him a lifetime of joy.

Brucker, formerly of Chaffee, Missouri, passed away on Aug. 11, 2018, at the age of 59. Brucker was the son of Earl Joseph and Clara Anita Essner Brucker. He is survived by his mother.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student majoring in agriculture, veterinary medicine, forestry, animal husbandry, or any other field related to the production, preservation and management of farmland and animal husbandry. First preference is for Clara and Earl Brucker’s nieces, nephews, or their heirs; second preference is to students from Scott County; third preference is to students from the Southeast Missouri area; fourth preference is to any other eligible student.

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 a 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.

Bruner, Allison Jeanette (Wolz) Endowed Scholarship

Allison Bruner, MA, PLBA, holds two degrees from Southeast Missouri State University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theater in 2015 and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2018. She is a member of the Behavior Intervention Services team at the Southeast Autism Center where she is a behavior analyst, providing clinic-based behavior intervention services for individuals with autism and their families. She and her husband, Brandon (who also graduated from Southeast in 2018), live in Jackson, MO.

Her scholarship is sponsored by her parents, Jay and Kathleen Wolz, and her grandmother, Ludeane Ruzicka, all of whom live in Cape Girardeau and are Southeast graduates.

Jay Wolz served as SEMO’s Director of Alumni Relations from 2012 until his retirement in 2018. He graduated from Southeast in 1977 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 Alumni Association Board of Directors and 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 in 1985 and is a partner in a Cape Girardeau law firm. While at Southeast, she was a member of The Capaha Arrow staff and was editor-in-chief of the 1979 Sagamore yearbook. She also served as president of Delta Delta Delta, secretary of the Student Government Association and was a member of Kappa Delta Pi. In addition, she has served as Towers North Head Resident, Greek Housing Coordinator and is a past member of Southeast’s National Alumni Council.

Ludeane Ruzicka graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in 1951, earning a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and majoring in speech pathology. She also attended graduate school at St. Louis University. During her years at Southeast, she was active in Black Mask, Collegiate Players, the Debate Team, Sorosis Society (which later became known as Alpha Chi Omega), the Golden Eagles marching band, Centenary Methodist youth, and The Capaha Arrow. Mrs. Ruzicka is a charter member of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation’s Copper Dome Society and a member of the President’s Council, as was her late husband, Leonard Ruzicka, Sr. She is also a past recipient of the University’s Distinguished Service Award and has been recognized as a Friend of the University.

The recipient of the Bruner Endowed Scholarship shall be a Southeast Missouri State University student enrolled in the University’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. Preference will be given to students from the Southeast Missouri region – Ste. Genevieve County and South. The required GPA for this scholarship is at least 3.0. Financial need will be considered but a FAFSA is not required.

 

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 and New Madrid Counties.

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 and Dance.

Burns, Linda L. Endowed Scholarship in English Education

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 B.S. in Education and M.A. in English from Emporia (KS) State University. She taught at Wyandotte (KS) High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia before joining the English staff at Southeast as a Lecturer (the term for wife of a faculty 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 Missouri University Columbia. While a student there, she was the first female on campus to be inducted into Phi Delta Kappa. Upon her return to Southeast, she served as an advisor for Students of Language Arts and 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 Southeast Writing Achievement Awards, served as acting Chair of the Department of Secondary Education, and received honors awards for Outstanding Service from the College of Liberal Arts and 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. Bums was a professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University for 35 years. He was a graduate of Neodesha (KS) High School and, as an English and speech major, received his B.S. in Education for Emporia (KS) State University. After teaching in 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 M.A. in English from Emporia and taught a year at Wyandotte (KS) High School. He joined the English staff at Southeast and received his Ph.D. in English from Saint 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 theatre performances.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student majoring in English Education with a 3.0 GPA. A student with financial need is preferred but not required. First preference will be given to first-generation college students.

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 the University of Missouri-Columbia before joining the English staff at Southeast as a Lecturer (the term for wife a of a faculty 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 the University of Missouri-Columbia. While a student there, she was the first female on campus to be inducted into Phi Delta Kappa. Upon returning to Southeast Missouri State University, she served as an advisor for Students of Language Arts and 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 a 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.

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 the 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 is 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 Budget Laundry in East Prairie, Missouri, for many years.

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

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

Butler, C.D. and 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 and his wife Nadine Thomas currently live in Sarasota, Florida. 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 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, James Lanier III Endowed Scholarship

James Lanier Byrd III was born on June 22, 1930, in Cairo, Illinois, son of the late James Lanier Byrd Jr. and Lucile Frisby Byrd. He was a life-long resident of Charleston, Missouri, until his death on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Mr. Byrd attended Charleston Public Schools through his second year of High School and then completed his High School education at the Shattuck Military Academy in Faribault, Minnesota. After High School, Jim attended Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, where he was a member of the band and graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Byrd was a landowner and the owner of the South Missouri Broadcasting Company (KCHR), which he founded in 1954 and operated until his retirement. Jim served with the Missouri National Guard for 16 years and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Charleston.

Mr. Byrd loved trains, especially steam engines, Packard automobiles and radio broadcasting, and he was an expert on each of these subjects. Jim was also known for his generosity in donating pipe organs to the United Methodist Church of Charleston and the First Baptist Church of Charleston.

Each recipient shall be a full-time student pursuing a degree from Southeast Missouri State who has a minimum 2.5 GPA and verified financial need, and (i) graduated from either Charleston High School or East Prairie High School in Mississippi County, Missouri; (ii) is pursuing an undergraduate degree at either Southeast’s main campus, regional campus, delivery site, or online degree program, and (iii) who is either a traditional student entering his/her freshman year at Southeast or a transfer student from a community college serving the Southeast Missouri region. The scholarship may provide funds for tuition, fees, books as well as on-campus room and board. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years if the student continues to meet the criteria. The scholarship may be used, at the recipient’s request, for up to 6 credit hours during the summer semester.

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, cello, or string bass majors. An audition is required.

Campbell, Glenn and Lee Ann School of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

After graduating from Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau in 1983, Joseph Glennon (Glenn) Campbell attended Southeast Missouri State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southeast in 1987, with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in management.

Lee Ann (Green) Campbell graduated from Columbus North High School in Columbus, Indiana in 1989. She then attended Purdue University, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

The Campbells currently reside in Cape Girardeau after returning to the area in 2007. Before that, Glenn was with Foot Locker in Indiana before starting his own business, Hat World, in 1995. Today the company is known as Lids.

They have four children: Maryssa, Kyle, Eli, and Paige.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship is talent-based, to be awarded to an outstanding new or returning student who participates in the Conservatory of Theatre and Dance's scholarship auditions and is a declared major in Theatre and Dance with a 2.5 GPA. Financial need will be a consideration but no FAFSA is required. Scholarship awards from the endowment are to be a minimum of $1,000 each.

Campbell, Harryette Liberal Arts Endowed Scholarship

To be awarded to a student(s) attending a department within the College of Liberal Arts, including the School of Visual and Performing Arts. First preference will be given to a student from the Bootheel area of Southeast Missouri.

Campbell, Harryette Scholarship for Southeast Missouri Region

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from the Southeast Missouri region.

Campbell, LaRue and Harryette Theatre and 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 and Dance. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for this scholarship.

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, Engineering and Mathematics.

CAPA Endowed Scholarship in Human Resources

The Cape Area Personnel Association, CAPA, is a professional organization comprised of individuals from businesses in the Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, Perryville and surrounding communities whose primary responsibilities are Human Resource or Training functions within their organizations. Students of Southeast Missouri State University are eligible for associate membership.

The CAPA Endowed Scholarship in Human Resources shall be awarded to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a current CAPA member or HR Redhawks Member (local student SHRM Chapter), pursuing a major or minor in Human Resources, with a 3.0 GPA and verified financial need. Second preference shall go to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a current CAPA member or HR Redhawks Member (local student SHRM Chapter) who is pursuing a major or minor in Human Resources. Third preference shall go to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is pursuing a major or minor in Human Resources.

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 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 be, Optimist volunteers continually make the world a better place to live. There are 105,000 individual members who belong to more than 3,200 autonomous Clubs. Optimists 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 the scholarship is awarded and who are enrolled in a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Performing Arts degree. Applicants must have an overall 2.5 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all completed Performing Arts major courses. The recipient must tutor middle school, junior high, or high school students in performing arts in Cape Girardeau County. The 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.). The scholarship recipient must attend one Cape Evening Optimist meeting at the end of the semester of the recipient's participation in the class, club or production.

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 the 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 a 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 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 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.

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 a GPA of 3.7 or greater. Applicants must be able to show commitment and contribution to the 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 the time of application. This scholarship is not renewable.

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 on 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 the drilling of water wells, cataract and ear surgeries, shoes for orphans, and funding for the 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 the 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 after the spring semester of his or her freshman year. A cadet can only be awarded the scholarship for one academic year. If 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 after the spring semester of his/her sophomore year.

Carlile, Shaun W. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established 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.

Casey, Paul and Melba Wilson Endowed Scholarship

The late Paul Casey grew up in the northern part of Butler County, Missouri. He attended Bluewater School, a one-room schoolhouse, and later boarded in town with family to graduate from Poplar Bluff High School in 1936.

Melba Wilson was born near Holland, Missouri in the southernmost part of the Missouri Bootheel and graduated as valedictorian from Holland High School in 1939.

Both the Casey and Wilson families were from humble circumstances and very typical of Southeast Missouri standards during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Nevertheless, Paul and Melba entered Southeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Southeast Missouri State University) as the first generation of their families to pursue higher education. The two met and became engaged while attending college, marrying in 1943 after Paul’s commissioning as an ensign and aviator in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Paul graduated from Southeast in 1942 with a degree in Agriculture. Melba graduated from Southeast in 1942 with a degree in Commerce/English Education. Mr. Casey retired after a 38-year career with the General Adjustment Bureau in Paducah, Kentucky and Mrs. Casey served until retirement as the inaugural director of the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative in Murray, Kentucky. Paul and Melba raised five children, each of whom have pursued their careers in the field of education: Rita Casey, Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University, Shaun Casey, director of the Berkley Center, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Neil Casey, retired band director, Cape Central High School, the late Karen Casey, former director of the Boulder Colorado Teacher’s Association, and the late Michael Casey, former Professor of Communication, Pepperdine University.

The educational achievement of Paul and Melba at Southeast not only changed their lives but opened generational opportunities to their children and grandchildren.

The recipient will be a full-time student pursuing a degree from Southeast Missouri State with financial need residing in one of the following counties: Wayne, Butler, or Pemiscot. Preference will be given to graduates of Greenville High School in Greenville, Missouri or South Pemiscot High School in Steele, Missouri. Preference will also be given to students pursuing a degree in Education.

Catapult Creative House Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship shall be undergraduate students involved in experiential learning opportunities at Catapult Creative House.

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 and 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 the 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. and 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 an 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.

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 a clinical assistant professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine from 1988 to 1997, and an 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.

Chapman, Jean A. and 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 a clinical assistant professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine from 1988 to 1997, and an 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 and Immunology Alliance, President of the 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.

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.

First preference will be given to a descendant of Fletcher O. Chasteen, with second preference awarded to a graduate of the Zalma, Puxico, or Bloomfield high schools and their preference for an education major.

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.

Chemistry Completion Scholarship

Dr. Thomas R. Crites graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Physics in 1964. He went on to receive his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma and enjoyed an extensive career specializing in radiation safety with Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student attending Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Chemistry with a 3.0 or greater GPA and who has completed at least 60 credit hours.

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.

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, was 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.

CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship

After recognizing a need for a labor union to encompass all crafts trades, not just single trades, Fred Kelley organized Craftsman Independent Union in 1983. Mr. Kelley also organized the Craftsman International Union in 1985. Both of these unions (the "CIU Unions") offered wage benefits for pipefitters, electricians, and other construction crafts to their members. 

In 1984, recognizing a need for access to health services for its members, Craftsman Independent Union, along with Fruin-Colnon Corporation (a predecessor of Bilfinger Industrial Services) formed a health and walfare trust known as the Craftsman Independent Union Local #1 Health, Welfare, and Hospitalization Trust (the "CIU HWH Trust Fund"). Just as its name implies, the "CIU HWH Trust Fund" provided for the prayment of hospital, medical and prescription drug expenses, disability expenses, and life insurance for hundreds of union members for thirty-five years. As of December 31, 2019, the CIU Unions are no longer in operation. As a result, the CIU HWH Trust Fund has ceased providing health and welfare benefits to members and officers of the CIU Unions. The remaining trust funds in the CIU HWH Trust Fund were donated to establish the CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship.

The following persons shall be honored by the establishment of the CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship: Mr. Fred Kelley, Mrs. Carol Kelley, Mr. Curtis Kelley, Ms. Janet Eichhorn, Ms. Patricia Kelley, Mr. Robert Hobbs, Mr. Bill Holly, Mr. Bill Kitchen, Mr. Jerry Dewrock, Mr. Terrance Kelley, Mr. Ray Cannon, Mr. Roger Amos, and all former members, officers and employees of the CIU Unions and the CIU HWH Trust Fund.

The CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship shall consist of the following elements and/or requirements:
1. A full four year scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman (traditional or non-traditional) seeking an undergraduate degree in one of following accredited departments within SEMO:
a) the Department of Engineering and Technology,
b) the Department of Nursing, and/or
c) the Department of Psychology and Counseling.
If the Departments listed above are renamed but continue offering the same types of major and/or degree offerings, those renamed Departments shall remain eligible to award the CIU HWH Endowed Scholarships.

2. The scholarship may provide funds for tuition, on campus room and board, class fees, parking passes, and books. The total amount that can be awarded shall be limited to the earnings of the CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship fund for each academic year as determined in accordance with the applicable investment and spending policies of the SEMO Foundation.

3. The applicant's academic record indicates he/she has the ability to succeed and complete the degree program sought.

4. The student/applicant is enrolled in the necessary course load to be a full-time student for each academic period the student receives or is awarded CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship funds.

5. The applicant has demonstrated financial need in accordance with the policies and procedures of Student Financial Services at SEMO for the CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship.

6. The applicant can only be eligible four years of CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship funds.

7. Before issuing or awarding CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship funds, SEMO shall be required to annually review each scholarship recipient to confirm:
a) the recipient continues to meet the requirements for the CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship as set forth in this document,
b) the recipient is making acceptable progress toward achieving a degree in the major within the required Department(s),
c) the recipient is maintaining an overall GPA in each grading period of at least 2.0,
d) the applicable SEMO Department within which the recipient is seeking a degree has maintained its accreditation (e.g., with ABET, ATMAE, or as otherwise applicable), and
e) the recipient has not been disciplined for conduct in violation of the Student Code of Conduct by SEMO.

8. Applicants for the CIU HWH Endowed Scholarship must meet the following eligibility qualifications:
a) applicants must have been a member, permittee, officer, or employee of the Craftsman Independent Union or the CIU HWH Trust Fund, or be a person who is directly related to any former member, permittee of the Craftsman Independent Union. For the purposes of this endowed scholarship, "directly related" shall mean a person who is closely related by blood, legal adoption or marriage, as grandparents, parents, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, uncles, aunts and first or second cousins; or

b) was an employee (or is a child or grandchild of said employee) of the Midtown Family Medical Clinic (the "Clinic") employed prior to October 13, 2011, the date the CIU HWH Trust Fund sold the Clinic to an unrelated third party.

Cleaver, Helen Endowed Scholarship

Helen Cleaver taught at Southeast from 1933 to 1973. The 1960 Sagamore was dedicated to her "with profound respect and deep admiration" and the following dedication:

"Occasionally there are those who can exert a positive and profound influence, and accomplish this feat in such a quiet and unassuming manner that the influence appears to be self-perpetuating. We find such a person in Miss Helen Cleaver, Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages.

Her congenial smile, a delightful sense of humor, and varied interest in and contribution to the cultural life of the campus and community have won for her the respect, admiration, and affection of countless numbers of students, faculty and friends.

For over twenty-seven years, Miss Cleaver has provided an invaluable portion of all that is meaningful and worthwhile at Southeast Missouri State College. And because we have long witnessed her endless reserve of energy and enthusiasm, we feel that she must have thought as the late Albert Camus so well said, "In the midst of winter, I found within me an invincible summer." It is this "invincible summer" which so much endears her to all those who know and love her."

This scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time student majoring in a foreign language with an overall GPA of 2.0 and a major GPA of 3.0. The funds will be used for tuition or study abroad.

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 B.S. degree in Elementary Education, she earned her M.A. 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 at 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 an 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.

Cliff, Ray and 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 and Gamble.

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 and Melissa have two daughters and two grandchildren.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

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.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student with a 3.0 GPA, with first preference to a student pursuing an education degree.

This scholarship is automatically renewable.

Cochran, Jessica Winkle Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Don and Gloria LaFerla in Jessica (Winkle) Cochran’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 and Gloria LaFerla. It is in recognition of this special relationship that the LaFerlas established the Jessica Winkle Cochran Endowed Scholarship.

Jessica is a 2011 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. 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.

She and her husband, Ty, have three children.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with leadership experience or a desire to be in a leadership role. An essay is required.

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 shall 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. First preference will be given to a student majoring in corrections or law enforcement. Second preference will be given to a student majoring in social work or pre-law or attending the Police Academy.

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. 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 require 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 the department for an audition or portfolio presentation.

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.

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 on 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 a 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 a metropolitan police surgeon for several 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.

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 an interdisciplinary degree involving liberal arts.

Cooper, Shirley Memorial Scholarship

Shirley Illers Cooper (1934 - 2018) earned a Master of Arts in education, from Southeast Missouri State University and taught music over 45 years at Woodland School in Marble Hill, retiring in 2003.

Shirley was dedicated to her community, serving as the first mayor of Marble Hill when the communities of Lutesville and Marble Hill merged.

She was a charter member of the Will Mayfield Heritage Foundation and was active in the local General Federated Women’s Club, serving as state president from 1976–1978, and also serving in numerous national capacities. In 2005, she became a member of Chapter DJ PEO in Jackson, serving as chapter president from 2011-2013. She was a charter member of the Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa of women educators, serving over 53 years.

She also participated in, and in many cases helped found, numerous clubs, civic and service organizations where her special talents made lasting impacts. “Operation Christmas,” a program that provides gifts for children throughout Bollinger County, being one of her favorites. Shirley was a member of the Lutesville Presbyterian Church since childhood. She served as an Elder for many years.

Awarded to a student majoring in Music Education. First preference is for students from Woodland School District; second preference is for students from Bollinger County, MO; and third preference is for any eligible student.

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.

Core and Main Endowed Scholarship

Core and Main was established in 2017, built on the foundation of more than 86 legacy companies. We are a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. These products are integral to the building, repairing and maintaining water and wastewater systems. They serve as part of the basic municipal infrastructure required to support population and economic growth including residential and commercial construction. Our people go behind the scenes to ensure communities can work, live and prosper. Our work is often unseen—underground, inside structures or behind walls. We are hard workers who aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty. We roll up our sleeves and get to it.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student majoring in the Industrial Distribution program, in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 2.50.

Cox, Charles Memorial Vocal Music Education Scholarship

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

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student pursuing 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 a 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.

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 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, Health and Human Studies or a scholarship committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Studies.

Crader, Stan and Debbie Endowed Scholarship

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 to bring speakers who address current issues to the University. Two of their three sons are Southeast graduates.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference will be a resident 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. The minimum GPA for renewal is 2.75.

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. MBA Scholarship

Dr. John V. Crampton attended the University of Georgia from 1952 to 1954, 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 a professor 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 M.B.A. program with an accounting option or be a senior at the time of application who has applied for acceptance into the M.B.A. 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.

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 the 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.

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, Missouri.

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

Crow, Judith Ann Endowed Scholarship Fund

Judith Ann Crow, a 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 despite her affliction with cerebral palsy. She has been an 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 VegaelInca, 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 a preference for Spanish Club members. For purposes of selection, the composition of an unknown title was suggested by members of the Spanish Club. An overall GPA above 2.8, and a Spanish GPA of 3.0 is preferred. Applicants must complete an application and essay through the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages.

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.

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

Curtis, Dalton "Rusty" B., Jr. Scholarship

Dalton "Rusty" Curtis holds advanced degrees in history from the University of Rhode Island and in historical, philosophical, and social foundations of education from the University of Oklahoma. He was an instructor at the U. S. Naval Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut, a high school social studies teacher in Moore, Oklahoma, and a faculty member in the Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. At Southeast, he also held various administrative posts, including director of the Honors Program, associate to the provost, director of the General Education Interdisciplinary Program, and chair of the Department of Middle and Secondary Education. His scholarship has dealt with the history of modern American and European educational, political, and social thought. He has presented papers and written articles and reviews in the fields of history and philosophy of education, general and liberal education, biographical studies in the history of education, and history. He is a contributing author of Lives in Education: A Narrative of People and Ideas, Thirteen Questions: Reframing Education's Conversation, and Strong Foundations: Twelve Principles for Effective General Education. In 2004, the Educational Foundations Society named him the William E. Drake Lecturer. As a professor of history at Southeast, he taught courses in European history, modern British history, historiography, and methods of research. He concentrated his scholarship on modern British history, researching the post-World War II writings on politics and education of the late philosopher Michael Oakeshott. In 2008, he received a $6000 grant to research the Oakeshott collection at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

During the 38 years he was at the Subic Bay naval facility engaged in teaching and scholarship, Rusty spent 25 years as a naval officer, achieving the rank of captain. Trained as a submariner, he served onboard the USS Sirago SS485 and, later, as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut. His naval reserve career included positions with the Military Sealift Command and as a historian at the Naval Historical Center. After his naval career, he led a group of naval historians and a naval artist to the Subic Bay naval facility on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines to collect documents and artifacts, and to conduct interviews for the Naval Historical Center Archives six months before the facility was turned over to the government of the Philippines.

This scholarship has been established in Rusty's honor by his loving wife Marilyn Curtis upon his retirement from Southeast Missouri State University.

The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student attending Southeast Missouri State University majoring in History, Historic Preservation, or Social Studies Education with a 3.25 or greater GPA. Financial need is preferred but not required.

Curtis, Steven C. Endowed Vocal Music Education Scholarship

Dr. Steven C. Curtis graduated from Southeast in 1967 with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree with a major in music. He went on to earn a Master of Music Education Degree from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma.

Curtis began his teaching career in music at Woerther Elementary and Selvidge Junior High Schools in the Rockwood School District, and at Cross Keys Junior High School, all in St. Louis County, Missouri.

In 1974, Curtis began teaching at the university level at Southeast. He taught conducting classes and classes that prepared future music educators, gave voice lessons, and directed choirs for 10 years, a period he calls one of the most rewarding of his professional career.

In 1984, he accepted an invitation to teach at the University of Oklahoma at Norman. Over the years, his choirs performed as invited honor groups at state, regional and national music conventions. Additionally, he led students on four international choir performance tours that traveled to Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, England, Wales, Italy and Spain.

Curtis taught on the faculty in the OU School of Music for 21 years and served as the director of the School of Music for six years. After retiring from full-time teaching, he taught a class for four additional years that he developed while on the faculty, ending a 31-year career at OU. While an OU faculty member, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, and while director of the School of Music, he was honored with the Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award, both from the OU Student Association and for the entire OU campus.

He remains committed to his passion and is in his 31st year as director of music at the First Christian Church in Norman, Oklahoma, where he has led international choir tours with his church choir performing in France, Ireland and Croatia.

He resides in Norman, Oklahoma, with his wife, Janet. They were married at Southeast while working as resident advisors in Dearmont Hall. They have a son, Christopher; daughter-in-law Terri; and three grandchildren, Emily, Hannah and Benjamin. Emily’s husband, Nafis, joined the family in 2018.

The recipient will be a full-time Southeast student pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education with a specialization in vocal music education, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered but the FAFSA is not required.

Cutsinger, Marcia Louann Memorial Scholarship

This award was created by R. K. Cutsinger in memory of his daughter, 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 that brought her great satisfaction and inspired her son's career choice.

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 most of the United States. She was always happy, however, to return to her beloved hometown 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 based on academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to graduates of Missouri high schools.

Davenport, Drs. Ivan and Wanda Endowed Scholarship

Ivan “Joe” Davenport and Wanda “Sunny” Davenport were originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and were married on August 21, 1961. Joe graduated from Southeast Missouri State in 1962 with a B.S. in Education, majoring in History and Social Studies, and went on to receive his doctorate at Saint Louis University and enjoyed a successful career as an educator and school administrator in the Fox C-6 School District. Wanda graduated from Southeast Missouri State in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in Speech Pathology, and again in 1973 with a Master of Arts. in Speech Pathology. She received her doctorate at Saint Louis University as well and went on to a successful career, both in private practice and in the school setting, as a supervisor, diagnostician, and in teacher training.

This scholarship has been established by Wanda in memory of Joe Davenport and as a future remembrance of her life. (Southeast is not to establish any other memorial in Ivan’s name without Wanda’s approval.) She has established this scholarship to encourage the student who has a passion for learning and is excited about pursuing his or her academic career.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time undergraduate student with a 3.0 GPA. First preference shall be given to the family of Ivan and Wanda Davenport who meets the criteria. Second preference shall be given to students in the Department of Communication Disorders who meet the criteria.

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 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 from 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 as a 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 art department, or 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.

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 pursuing either a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences or enrolled as a Pre-Dental major, who plans to pursue a career in dentistry. Financial need is the first preference. If none meet the financial need criteria, the 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 education 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.

Delta Delta Delta- Leading with Character Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an initiated member of the Phi Mu Chapter of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority completing at least 30 hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Applicants must submit (upload) both a resume of extracurricular and service experience and a personal essay of no more than 300 words describing the impact of Delta Delta Delta Sorority on her and her future goals.

Dempster, Beatrice School of Business Scholarship

Mr. Robert A. Dempster of Sikeston, Missouri, created this 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 eligible for this award are required to have completed 45 hours with a minimum GPA of 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 need her assistance.

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

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.

Recipients of this award must be majoring in one of the business fields and have completed a minimum of 45 hours. Selection is based on scholarship, the 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.

Depro, The Bob Endowed Scholarship for Social Studies Education

Robert "Bob" Depro, a native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, received a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1966 and a master's degree in secondary education from the University of Mississippi in 1970. He then returned to Missouri where he taught social studies and history at Sikeston High School for 34 years and Southeast Missouri State University for over 15 years.

The Bob Depro Endowed Scholarship for Social Studies Education was established as the result of a gift directly from Mr. Depro. He hoped the scholarship would give students the support they need to earn master's degrees in social studies or history and then become teachers.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with financial need to pursue a degree in social studies education.

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.

Dickerson, The Donald L. Theatre and Dance Scholarship

Donald L. Dickerson received his bachelor of art degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1954 and his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dickerson was appointed to the Southeast Board of Regents in April 1993 by the late Gov. Mel Carnahan and was elected president of the Board of Regents on Oct. 4, 1996. He served as president through December 2004.

During his service as Board President, Dickerson dedicated his time and effort to enhance University facilities, expand the University’s academic programs and accomplishments and improve the campus environment through strategic administrative policies.

Before Dickerson finished his term as president of the Board, he provided leadership for several new facility improvements for the University:

  • completion of the planning and funding phase of the River Campus project
  • planning and construction of the Seabaugh Polytechnic Building
  • planning for the Research Park project at the former University Farm on I-55
  • construction of a new entrance, plaza, student organization space, and the Skylight Terrace at the University Center
  • planning for a new Broadway-Henderson entrance to the campus
  • construction of a transmitter to expand KRCU-FM coverage to the Mineral Area via KSEF-FM

In addition to his service to the Board of Regents, Dickerson has served as a member of the Southeast Dean’s Advisory Council to the Harrison College of Business, the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, the Foundation Board of Directors, the Copper Dome Society and the Southeast Booster Club. Dickerson also has been a lecturer for the Missouri Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Program.

Dickerson was presented with an honorary doctor of laws degree from Southeast during commencement exercises in May 2005.

Dickerson retired from the practice of law after 52 years as a trial lawyer, during which time he was a member of the Missouri Bar, the Federal Bar, the Cape Girardeau County Bar, the American Bar Association and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student majoring in Theatre and Dance. The scholarship is talent-based and requires audition through the Annual Theatre and Dance Scholarship Auditions. The scholarship is a one-year award, with the possibility of renewal, pending auditions.

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.

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 a 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 served as the 17th President of Southeast Missouri State University from 1999-2015. Jeanine Larson Dobbins is the founder and was the director of the Missouri Statewide Early Literacy Intervention Program. Ken and Jeanine received Bachelor's 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. Paul and their daughter-in-law, Stacey Borage Dobbins, are both Southeast graduates. They also are grandparents to two grandsons, Lincoln Kenneth and Brady Larson Dobbins.

The recipient may be a full-time undergraduate or part-time/full-time graduate and may be an in-state or nonresident 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, Ken and Jeanine/Cape West Rotary Scholarship Endowment

Cape West Rotary has sponsored a fundraising scholarship event since 1999 raising over $1 million in support of student scholarships at Southeast Missouri State University. This endowed scholarship has been established to honor Dr. and Mrs. Dobbins for their support of the scholarship fundraising event over the 16 years of his presidency at Southeast Missouri State.

Dr. Dobbins was a strong supporter of working students who may have needed financial assistance to attain their degree in higher education, and this scholarship is a tribute to future students who will benefit from this scholarship.

Cape West Rotary takes this opportunity to formally recognize Ken and Jeanine Dobbins and their legacy at Southeast Missouri State University.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a working student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who has financial need, a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and the completion of 30 credit hours.

Dobbins, Kenneth W. and Jeanine Larson Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student majoring in visual and performing arts who must reside in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins Center. The amount of the award will be $500 per year. Financial need and talent will be considered in the award.

In the event the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins Center is not used as a residence hall for students in the future, Paul Dobbins or his descendants will be contacted to revise the criteria of the scholarship.

Dobbins, Kenneth W. and Jeanine Larson University Tribute Scholarship

The Kenneth W. and Jeanine Larson Dobbins University Tribute Scholarship was established to honor the retirement of 17th President Kenneth W. Dobbins and First Lady Jeanine Larson Dobbins. Generous donors funded this scholarship through sponsorship of The Celebration Gala Benefit held on May 15, 2015, along with proceeds from the benefit. In addition, the Southeast Missouri University Foundation approved matching donations to the Dobbins Tribute Scholarship up to $75,000 in recognition of the many years of service from Dr. and Mrs. Dobbins.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student majoring in visual and performing arts and must reside in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins Center. The amount of the award can range from $500 to $2,000 per year. Financial need and talent will be considered in the award.

In the event the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins Center is not used as a residence hall for students in the future, Paul Dobbins or his descendants will be contacted to revise the criteria of the scholarship.

Dobbins, Kenneth W. Entrepreneurial Scholarship

This scholarship was given by Doug and Heather Greene in honor of Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins for his service to the University as President and his efforts in the development and incubation of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs at Southeast Missouri State University. The recognition of these efforts is to be memorialized through this scholarship in his name.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time student attending Southeast Missouri State University. They shall be a Business major. First preference shall be given to a Harrison College of Business and Computing major pursuing Entrepreneurial Studies.

Dobbins, Lincoln Kenneth and Brady Larson Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student majoring in visual and performing arts and must reside in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins Center. The amount of the award can range from $500 to $2,000 per year. Financial need and talent will be considered in the award.

In the event the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins Center is not used as a residence hall for students in the future, Paul Dobbins or his descendants will be contacted to revise the criteria of the scholarship.

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.

Doherty, Tom Endowed Scholarship

Tom Doherty taught at Southeast Missouri State College in the Department of History from 1919 to 1956.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in history with an overall GPA of 2.0 and with a history major GPA of 3.0.

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 Arts 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.

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 shall be a full-time undergraduate student attending Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Social Studies. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and entering their senior year at Southeast. Students with financial need will be given first preference. This scholarship is not renewable.

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.

Dougan, Dr. Alberta and Neil History Scholarship

Dr. Alberta Dougan is a 1967 Southeast graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education, High School with Majors in History and Social Science. She is a Professor Emerita of History at Southeast Missouri State from 1972-2006. Alberta resides in Jackson with her husband Neil.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time, non-traditional student (minimum 30 years of age) enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a declared major in history or historic preservation, who has completed 60 undergraduate hours or who is a graduate student, while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or greater. If there is no eligible candidate who meets the age requirement, the selection committee may choose a younger non-traditional student.

*This award is for one student to cover tuition, books and additional incidentals while attending Southeast. If funds remain, an additional student(s) could receive funds.

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.

Douglass, Robert Henry Endowed Scholarship

The Robert Henry Douglass Endowed Scholarship was established through the bequests of Rebecca Sue Douglass and Roberta Ann Douglass in honor of their father. The recipient of this scholarship must possess a minimum GPA of 2.0, and must have financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

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 and Computing. 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.

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 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 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.

Dozier, Don and 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).

Draughon, Anna C. and Harris N. Scholarships

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and a high school graduate of Sikeston, Missouri. Recipients, if they are incoming freshmen, shall have a minimum ACT composite score of 25 or rank in the top 25% of their graduating class. The scholarship may be automatically renewed for each student for four years for those students who maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and, at the same time, a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major. Financial need shall be a consideration.

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 before 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 before 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 Education, Health and Human Studies majoring in Psychology, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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 B.S. in Education with an Art Major and maintaining at least a 3.0 overall academic standing.

Dugger, Dr. Harold Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Harold Dugger Endowed Scholarship was established by family and friends to honor the late Dr. Dugger who was a professor of diplomatic and intellectual history and former chair of the Department of History.

The scholarship will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending Southeast Missouri State University majoring in a program administered by the Department of History, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to first-generation or non-traditional students. Financial need will also be considered but not required.

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, Kentucky 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 in1957 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, Tennessee, one being the J.O.Y. (Just Old Youth) Choir for which he is the tenor section leader and soloist. He is also the bass section leader and soloist for the Chancel Choir.

Dr. Dumas won 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/Wayne Co. Scholarship

Charles and Anna Mary Duncan were Southeast Missouri State University graduates and long-time residents of Wayne County, Missouri. 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.

Dunham, Redman and Ruth Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Redman and Ruth Dunham Memorial Scholarship was established by Earl Morris, a 1949 graduate of Caruthersville High School and a 1954 graduate of Southeast Missouri State with a Bachelor of Science degree 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 through 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 level 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 3.0 GPA. The recipient may attend Southeast at the main campus or a regional campus and must enroll for the Fall semester immediately following graduation from high school. This scholarship is automatically renewable if the recipient maintains the criteria listed.

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 a declared major in the Harrison College of Business and Computing, 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 majoring in the Department of Polytechnic Studies and majoring in one of the following: Industrial and Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, or Industrial and Systems Engineering. The award is renewable one time and preference will be given to students who are graduates and/or descendants of graduates of Francisco High School in Francisco, Indiana. Preference will 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.

Eddleman, Bill and Hope Scouting Scholarship

Dr. Bill Eddleman grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Hope Eddleman grew up in Saint Louis, MO. Both received their degrees from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Eddleman served as Provost of 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.

Recipients of this scholarship shall be an incoming Freshman, having received either an Eagle Scout as a Boy Scout or the Gold Award as a Girl Scout, and have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or equivalent. This award is available for four years for each student. This scholarship is automatically renewable.

Eddleman, C.C. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Bill and Hope Eddleman in honor of his grandfather, C.C. Eddleman. C. C. Eddleman began his career in law enforcement as a constable in Delta, Missouri, circa 1920. His 30-year career included time as a prison guard in Jefferson City. At the time of his death in 1950, he was working in Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a freshman student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Criminal Justice with a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is not renewable.

Edwards, The Bruce K. Scholarship

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

Edwards, Joyce and Becky Drury 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. Joyce Edwards, Becky’s mother, was a 1963 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an entering freshman and graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School. Recipients must have graduated with at least a 2.0 GPA from high school. Financial is the most important factor to be considered, verified by the FASFA in Financial Aid Services.

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 bears her name. They intend 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.

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 freshmen are eligible.

Emerson, Bill Congressional Scholarship

Bill Emerson was in his fifth term as congressman of the Eighth United States 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. First preference will be given to descendants of Dave Emmons. Second preference will be given to children of employees in the Facilities Management Department. Third preference will be given to employees and retirees of the University's Facilities Management Department. If no one qualifies, the funds will be retained for the following year.

Engelhardt, The Dr. Gene and Delba Family Endowed Education Scholarship

Dr. Gene Engelhardt served in education in the State of Missouri for 66 years as a teacher, administrator, college professor, and school board member. He started his professional career as an educator in Missouri public schools following his graduation from high school.

During the 1941-42 school year, Gene was an elementary school teacher at the Lower Davis Elementary School in Qulin, Missouri. He moved to the Fagus Elementary School, Fagus, Missouri, as an elementary teacher for the 1942-43 school year. During the 1943-44 school year, Gene served as an elementary teacher at Webb Elementary School in Qulin, Missouri, followed by a year as an elementary teacher and high school coach in the Qulin Public Schools, Qulin, Missouri, for the 1944-45 school year.

Gene spent two years, 1945-47, as a teacher and coach in the Risco Public Schools, Risco, Missouri. For the 1948-49 school year, he took his first job as an administrator, when he became an elementary principal in the New Madrid Public Schools, New Madrid, Missouri. Gene moved to the high school principalship for three years, from 1949 to 1952, when he served as principal and coach in the Lutesville Public Schools, Lutesville, Missouri.

During his term as principal in Lutesville, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Biology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1950, followed by his Master’s in Education Administration from the University of Missouri in 1952. Gene Engelhardt moved to the superintendency of the Patton Public Schools, Patton, Missouri, for the 1952-54 school years.

In 1954, he became the principal of College High School, Southeast Missouri State University, a position which he held until 1958, when he moved to the principalship of Lindbergh Junior High School, Lindbergh School District, in St. Louis County. After ten years as principal of Lindbergh Junior High School, the Lindbergh School District became the first district in Missouri to move to the middle school format. Gene Engelhardt became the first middle school principal in Missouri when he was named principal of the Lindbergh Eighth Grade Center in 1968, a position which he held until 1970.

As principal of the first middle school in the State of Missouri, Gene pioneered many of the concepts that make the middle school a unique setting designed to meet the needs of students in this very fragile and changing time of their lives. For the next 13 years, 1970 through 1983, he was principal of the newly opened Sperreng Middle School in the Lindbergh School District.

While at Sperreng Middle School, Gene served as President of the St. Louis Suburban Principals Association and received his Ph.D. in Education Administration from St. Louis University. In 1983, he moved to Lindbergh High School, where he served as 11th-grade principal until he retired in 1985.

Gene Engelhardt served in the public elementary and secondary schools of Missouri for a total of 43 years, with 37 of those years in various areas of administration and as a member of the Missouri Association of School Administrators. Gene also taught university extension courses for Southeast Missouri State and then Truman State until he was 86. Gene was a Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Pioneer in Education recipient: at the time one of only 200 inductees.

Gene and Delba (Hartle) Engelhardt met at Southeast Missouri State Teacher’s College. They were married on December 23, 1948, and remained married for 64 years and 4 months. Delba tells of how Gene would come into the college co-op and buy a coke for 10 cents, that he could ill afford, and sip it so it would last all hour. One day he was coming down the steps and Delba was with her friend Katie Dixson. He had a class with her so she introduced him. “He started leaving notes in my mailbox,” Delba said, “and we would meet and talk. I was going to take a school administration class and he said I could borrow his notes.” When she got the notes, Gene had written romantic notes to her in the margins. He would come up in Hesperian Hall in Academic Hall because he knew she would be there. One day they were sitting on a couch and Delba said, “I would give you a dime and two box tops for your thoughts,” and Gene said “I was thinking I would like to marry you.” Delba said “yes.”

Delba was a Family and Consumer Science Teacher in Lutesville, Patton, and Parkway North High Schools.

All four of Gene and Delba’s children were also teachers and graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Mark Douglas Engelhardt taught high school social studies, coached swimming, and directed theater, was principal in elementary, middle, and high school, director or assistant superintendent of special education, federal programs, and transportation in the Hazelwood, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Woodland R-IV, and School of the Osage School District, he is now professor of education, statistics, and research methods at Missouri Baptist University. Mark’s wife, Lee Ann Bridges Engelhardt, was also a Southeast graduate, was also a teacher and taught in the elementary schools of the Fort Zumwalt, Woodland, School of the Osage, and Wentzville School Districts. Elaine Kimker was a family and consumer science teacher in the Lindbergh School District and Girls Cross Country Coach. She is in the Lindbergh Sports Hall of Fame and a Lindbergh Leader. Dr. Jon Engelhardt (deceased) taught science at Selvage Middle School and Lafayette High School and coached track. Diane Heineke has taught elementary school in the Rockwood School District and is currently teaching 3rd grade in the Kirkwood School District.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Education. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75.

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 of 30 hours overall credit with a 3.0 GPA.

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 applicants 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 from 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 as a 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 a member of either the junior or senior class.

Ewbank, Dr. Wayne F. Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Wayne Franklin Ewbank, 86, died on August 7, 2020, when he peacefully slipped into the arms of Jesus after a long struggle with heart and kidney failure. Wayne was born on February 4, 1934, in Ludlow, Illinois to the parents of Lloyd Francis Ewbank and Lela Sarah Edington Ewbank. He grew up a poor farm boy on a tenant farm in a large, loving Christian family in eastern Illinois. Born in a farmhouse in 1934, he was the middle child of 9 siblings. Neither of his parents graduated from high school but worked hard to provide for their children. It was a rural area, where families, hard work and church were a big part of the community. Growing up on a small farm is where his love for agriculture started.

Wayne had rheumatic fever as a young man, which damaged his heart. He was told he could not participate in athletics, and instead, he focused his energy on academics where he excelled. Through scholarships, raising pigs, and hard work, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the University of Illinois, his Master's in Agricultural Economics at Southern Illinois University, and his Ph. D. from the University of Kentucky, also in Agricultural Economics.

Wayne had a love for education and learning. He chose it as a career, first teaching agriculture in high school in Mattoon, Illinois as well as sponsoring the school's Future Farmers of America program. Eventually, in 1964, Wayne launched his teaching career as a college professor at Southeast Missouri State University, where he taught economics for 33 years. During his tenure, he at one time served as the Department Head for Social Sciences. When asked once if teaching the same subject over and over ever got boring, he smiled and responded, “I suppose it would if I taught a subject, but I teach students and every one of them is different.” Wayne retired from his full professor role in 1997.

Wayne devoted his life to family and friends. He was a gentle and kind Christian man committed to creating a safe home where one could learn, grow and seek all that God could enable. He was an encourager and had a great sense of humor, always having a quick twinkle in the eye and a smile on his face as he delivered his witty comments. In addition to teaching, Wayne was a faithful servant to the Lord by serving as a deacon and a finance committee member for his church.

Wayne would encourage all scholarship recipients to challenge themselves academically, seeking to gain knowledge and study hard recognizing that education has the power to change lives and circumstances when combined with hard work. He would hope that the individual would seek not only academic knowledge but spiritual understanding to learn God’s purpose for his/her life and demonstrate an openness to be a Christian example and role model for others.

The recipient of this scholarship will be an Economics major in their junior or senior year, with financial need verified by the FAFSA, and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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 Sergeant 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 for 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 from 1964 until 1978. He also was the 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 that 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 that 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.

Faries, James and 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 B.S. 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 based on 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.

Fastenal Endowed Scholarship in Business

Founded in 1967 by Bob Kierlin and four friends, Fastenal is a worldwide 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 annual revenue exceeding $3 billion in 2013.

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.

Feldhoff, Albert Memorial Scholarship

Albert Feldhoff devoted 44 years of his life to the education of young people. He taught business education courses in several schools. He also successfully coached many school business teams in district and state competitions. Even after his death in 1971, his teaching efforts still influence 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. The applicant will be required to sign a release stating Southeast Missouri State University will have permission to divulge information to the donor in reference to the recipient's GPA, class attendance, or any other privacy act information.

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, Missouri. 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 brainchild 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 on 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 on 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.

First State Bank and 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 Counties 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 an 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 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 1950s 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 he graduated 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 Shirelles, 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 1970s, 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 1940s through the early 1960s (12 years serving as mayor). He then served as 2nd District Judge of the Cape Girardeau County Court during the 1960s 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 and 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 the above criteria are met and an applicant is also a basketball player, preference will be given to a basketball player. The recipient must also 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 ATandT. 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 on local/regional history. Recipients must be undergraduates and have completed at least 15 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Must also 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 Department of History and Anthropology Office in Carnahan, Room 311, and returned 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, Health and Human Studies and/or a 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, Health and Human Studies.

Fox, John C., Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This Memorial Scholarship is in honor of John Charles Fox Jr. A native of Versailles, Missouri, John graduated Magnum Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Mathematics. He was also one of a handful of seniors in the University's Honors Program and aspired to earn post-graduate degrees in the discipline.

At the time of his death in July of 2016, John had successfully completed the first year of his Master's in the Mathematics program. A bright scholar and avid chess player with a knack for numbers, John was unable to see his dream come true. This scholarship is for students that possess a knack for numbers and a passion for mathematics.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a degree in Mathematics with an Actuarial Science option, AppliedMath/Statistics Option, Math Education option, or Pure Mathematics option.

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. Glen W. Francis was a member of the Scopus Church of Christ and a school teacher from 1948 to 1978. He began teaching in one-room schoolhouses and then taught for 28 years in the Zalma School District. He taught in the Industrial Arts Department for 25 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 B.S. in Education in Industrial Technology, with a second preference to a student preparing for a B.S. 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 the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and graduated with a D.D.S 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 President's Council and founding members of the Copper Dome Society.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a junior/senior level student at Southeast Missouri State University who has enrolled in or expressed sincere interest for Dental School (Pre-Dental). Second preference is for a junior/senior level student who has enrolled in or expressed sincere interest for Pharmacy School (Pre-Pharmacy). Third preference is for a junior/senior level student who has enrolled in or expressed sincere interest Medical School (Pre-Medical). A GPA of at least 3.5 is required for this scholarship.

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 a 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.

Friesenborg, Gaylan and Leona Endowed Scholarship

Gaylan and Leona Friesenborg were born and raised in Gothenburg, Nebraska. They were married May 18, 1947, and for 20 years, worked together managing the family business, Friesenborg and Son, until deciding to change careers to enter church work. After furthering his education through extensive coursework and on-the-job training, Gaylan became a certified church administrator. He served two churches during his career as a business administrator and Leona also served as a volunteer coordinator in those churches while they raised their two children. Later in their careers, they co-managed a retirement home and, when they retired, traveled the world serving as volunteers at several missions and the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church USA.

Family and friends have established this scholarship in memory of Gaylan and in honor of Leona in recognition of their faith and courage to embark on a new career to pursue work they were passionate about. This scholarship is meant to encourage others who are taking this same step in life to change the course of their careers to pursue new opportunities.

The recipient of this scholarship will be an undergraduate, non-traditional student with a 2.75 GPA.

Froemsdorf, Dr. Donald College of Science and 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, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 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 through their challenges. It was obvious to her that many students juggled studies and work to address their financial needs.

Debbie was raised on a farm in Alexander County, Illinois, 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, with first preference for descendants of the Simmons or Fulton families. Second preference will be for applicants from southern Illinois. Third preference is open to students within the University's service area.

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, Missouri 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 and 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.

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. Before 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 and Computing 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 and Computing 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 and Computing.

If there is not a student who qualifies within the criteria specified above for first preference, second preference for this scholarship goes to any full-time student enrolled in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing from the greater St. Louis area*, or an international business student.

*The greater St. Louis area is defined as 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 and Computing 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 be judged by the department of their major to be academically strong and actively connected to their department and the Harrison College of Business and Computing.

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 began her employment at Southeast Missouri State University in 1987. She served as the Head Coach of Women’s Volleyball until 2006 and served as the Senior Associate Athletic Director at Southeast until her retirement in 2018.

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.

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, Missouri, who spent her entire career in the teaching field. Mrs. Gardner believed in the power of education and hoped 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. 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.

Garrison, Amy E. Endowed Scholarship

Amy E. Garrison is a 1990 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, majoring in Advertising. She grew up in Mississippi County, Missouri.

Mrs. Garrison is currently Principal and Owner of BrandVirture, LLC, a full-service strategic and dedicated marketing and communication firm. She began her career in media advertising sales before transitioning to the marketing side of the business. Through these experiences, Mrs. Garrison was able to hone her sales skills as an account executive for both print and broadcast television, which has been extremely beneficial to her career as a marketing and communications specialist.

Before founding Brand Virtue, LLC in 2013, Mrs. Garrison led the business development and strategic marketing initiatives for Dentons’ U.S. transactional practices including Real Estate, Retail, Hotels and Leisure, Capital Markets, Trusts and Estates and Financial Institutions. Her primary focus was to support the firm’s lawyers and professionals in identifying key opportunities to expand work within the industry sectors through a client service team approach.

Before her career in the legal industry, Mrs. Garrison was Vice President of Corporate Communications at Cassidy Turley, the largest full-service commercial real estate firm in the central United States. She directed the firm’s public relations programs including media relations, community relations, and internal communications.

Mrs. Garrison serves as a member of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing St. Louis Corporate Advisory Board. While a student at Southeast, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Mrs. Garrison is married to Christopher Garrison and has one son, Jordan.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a full-time student from Mississippi, New Madrid, or Scott County, who is interested in pursuing a degree in mass communications, with a 2.5 GPA.

Second preference shall go to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a full-time student interested in pursuing a degree in mass communications, with a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is automatically renewable each year if the recipient meets the criteria.

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 received 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.

Geldbach, Dr. Arthur Endowed Physics Scholarship

Art received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics and Education from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Texas AandM University. He received his Ph.D. through the Department of Industrial Engineering at Texas AandM University. He holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) in the United States Air Force. Art was the founder and President of GFS and Associates, a very successful investment advisory business. He has been in the financial planning business for over 30 years.

Art and his wife, Connie (Southeast graduate, 1962), have two daughters and four grandsons. Art has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to his clients and the investment community.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and a Physics major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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.

German Language Endowed Scholarship

The German Language Endowed Scholarship Fund invites full-time German language track majors and minors to submit applications for a scholarship award. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage German Language students to study in a German-speaking country. The scholarship must be used primarily for overseas study purposes and will be competitively awarded.

To apply, students must complete an application through the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages. Please contact the Department at (573) 651-2146.

The recipient is selected based on: Academic Performance, GPA of 2.5 in language courses, and 2.25 overall, major in Global Cultures and Languages: Foreign Languages: German Track or German minor must be declared and full-time enrollment is required.

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 a 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.

Gettinger, Dick and 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 SweetTart 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 his wife Mary enjoy playing golf and bridge, boating and traveling. The Gettingers have been married since May of 1963. They have three children and nine grandchildren.

First preference for this scholarship is for a student from Ste. Genevieve County majoring in the Harrison College of Business and Computing; the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Aerospace Studies; or Military Science. Second preference is a student graduating from St. Joe’s Academy in St. Louis with the majors listed above.

Gifford, Ann Porter Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Ann Porter Gifford believes in the value of an academic scholarship because she was able to earn her undergraduate degree from Northeast Missouri State Teacher College (now, Truman University) on a full-ride academic scholarship. While at Truman, she had an opportunity to serve in leadership roles in the following activities: Cardinal Key, Kappa Delta Pi, SNEA, Lyceum Ushers, Pi Kappa Delta, and Alpha Phi Sigma. She was also honored by being named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and selected as the Graduating Class Outstanding Woman Leader. She feels that students need to be actively involved in extra-curricular activities while maintaining high academic standards.

After earning her Bachelor of Science and Master of Art degrees in Education, she taught in public schools in California, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri. In 1983, Dr. Gifford joined the Elementary Education faculty at Southeast and finished her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1993. While teaching at Southeast, she was active in presentations and publications in local, national and international organizations and was president of the Missouri International Reading Association (IRA) and active on several of its committees at the national level.

Dr. Gifford is most proud of the successes of her former students and they are the reason to offer this scholarship to assist in the education of future educators.

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students attending the main campus of Southeast Missouri State University seeking a degree in Elementary Education within the College of Education, Health and Human Studies with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Second preference shall go to an undergraduate student attending the main campus who is an Exceptional Child major adding on the Elementary Education option.

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.

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 in 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.

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. Candidates 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 and 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 Adjusters 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 Adjusters 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.

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 shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in theatre with financial need who is from Southeast Missouri or a direct descendant of John and Betty J. Glenn. Second preference shall go to a student majoring in theatre with financial need. The minimum GPA qualification is 3.0 and a Freshman ACT of 24.

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.

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 and 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 Glore's 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 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.

Gohn, Joan Amlingmeyer Endowed Scholarship

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

Gohn, Michael and Terry Football Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a football student-athlete. First preference will be for a student whose hometown is in Southeast Missouri. Second preference will be for a student whose hometown is in the St. Louis, Missouri metro area. Third preference will be for a student whose hometown is in Missouri. Fourth preference will be for any football student-athlete.

Gohn, Shvetha and Adam Basketball Scholarship

Adam and Shvetha Gohn have a long track record of involvement with Southeast Missouri State University. Both are alumni of Southeast, with Adam earning his B.A. in Philosophy in 2010 and Shvetha earning her MBA in General Management in 2009. Their philanthropic involvement with Southeast has been exemplary, having endowed several scholarships for Redhawk student-athletes and international students. As members of the President’s Council, they have established themselves among Southeast’s most passionate and consistent donors.

After attending Southeast, Adam earned his JD from Southern Illinois University in 2013 and has practiced law in Cape Girardeau ever since. In 2018, he earned his MBA from the University of Kansas. He is actively engaged as a volunteer for university initiatives and serves as a member of the Redhawks Club Board of Directors as well as a member of the KRCU Public Radio Development Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau, where he has worked extensively to fundraise for the organization.

Shvetha serves as the Assistant Director of International Admissions for Southeast’s Office of International Education and Services. Her passion for international students drives her daily work and her past experiences as an international student offer perspective for incoming students. She is a member of the KRCU Public Radio Community Advisory board, helping the station plan and execute various events over the past several years.

The Gohns not only give generously to the University (they are members of the Redhawks Athletics Legends Club, the KRCU Circle, and Adam is a KRCU underwriter), they also encourage others in the community to give back to Southeast. Their involvement has encouraged many alumni and friends to give their time, talent, and treasures to their alma mater.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a men's or women's basketball student-athlete. First preference will be for an international student. Second preference will be for a student with financial need, and/or a first-generation college student. Third preference will be any men's or women's basketball student-athlete.

Goodman, Barbara Ann Bean Scholarship

Barbara Ann Bean Goodman is a 1963 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Education (Elementary) and a Master of Arts in Education. Goodman was a teacher in Scott City, Missouri for over 30 years.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate of Scott City High School in Missouri. The student must have a 2.75 GPA. Applicants will be required to sign a release stating Southeast Missouri State University will have permission to divulge information to the donor in reference to the recipient's GPA, class attendance, or any other privacy act information.

Goodman, Tim and Cathy Endowed Scholarship

Tim Goodman is a 1977 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting major. Tim was a member of the men's track team and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

Tim has served as President of Benton Hill Investment Company in Cape Girardeau since 2001. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer for Health Services Corporation of America for 16 years. He received his CPA certificate in 1984.

Cathy is a 1980 graduate with a B.S. in Nursing. Cathy retired in 2017 after serving in various nursing and administrative capacities during her 31 years at SoutheastHEALTH (Southeast Missouri Hospital). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She also serves as a Regent to Saxony Lutheran High School and a volunteer at the SoutheastHEALTH Cancer Center.

The recipient of this scholarship will be an undergraduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship or Nursing from Cape Girardeau County or Dunklin County.

Goodwin, Dr. Fred B. Scholarship

Dr. Fred B. 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 an award available to any class level and can 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. Candidates 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 a 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, Missouri, 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 an 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 33 years at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. David Green served in both the Music Department and the General Education. 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 General Education for six years. Dr. Green also served as principal clarinet with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 16 years.

The recipient of this scholarship must be working on a B.M.E, B.M., B.A. or B.S. 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.

Green, Kenneth and 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 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.

Green, Rodney D. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Rodney D. Green. He was born on September 2, 1954, in Kennett, Missouri, 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, Missouri,  a member of the Sunnyvale Baptist Church in Malden, Missouri, and a member of Dexter Kiwanis Club.

Rodney grew up on a farm three miles west of Malden, Missouri. 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 manager for the First Community Bank in Bernie. 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 in Essex, Missouri.

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.

Greene, Douglas and Heather Greene Scholarship for Fashion and Consumer Studies

Heather MacDonald Greene has had an extensive career in Business, High Fashion and Film.

Mrs. Greene held the position of director of all Legal and Paralegal personnel with a large Boston law firm, where she worked for 14 years. Her career in high fashion was based in Boston and New York City. As a print and editorial model, she worked and traveled extensively for a gamut of clients including Saks 5th Avenue, Lord and Taylor, Filene’s, numerous furriers, perfume companies and many prominent designers.

Mrs. Greene’s love of art and photography put her behind the camera where she produced, directed, and created numerous award-winning documentaries and short films, many related to Museum exhibitions as well as a music video, which headlined The VH1 Television Network.

Mrs. Greene has been an on-air talent for television, film, documentaries and fashion. In addition, she produced stock photography for agencies in New York and Boston.

Some of Mrs. Greene’s professional associations include the National Association of Law Placement, Los Angeles Women in Film, the American Society of Magazine Photographers, the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and the Management Club of Boston.

Mrs. Greene is an active contributor to the arts and fashion communities. She served on the Arts Council and was a docent for the Amon Carter Museum with a special focus on photography, film and American art. She belongs to numerous photography groups and the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Photo Council. She has done motivational work for people challenged by spinal cord injuries and those enduring cancer losses. She has been involved in charity productions for cancer and diabetes, supports several children’s groups in addition to serving with the auxiliary to the American Medical Association, and has provided seminars to Rotary International.

Mrs. Greene’s education includes Champlain College, Harvard University, UCLA, and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

The Greenes have a long commitment to providing student opportunities for success. Prominent examples are the Heather MacDonald Greene Multi-Media Center which opened in 2008, located in Kent Library, and support for the River Campus. Additionally, the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship opened in 2011, honors Mr. Greene for his contributions to entrepreneurial studies at the University.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled in Fashion and Consumer Studies studies seeking a career in retail and wholesale fashion merchandising, one of today’s most vital and dynamic industries. The recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Greene, Douglas C. Award of Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Mr. Douglas C. Greene started his career with Sears Roebuck and Company in their executive training program and went on to become a store manager. He then went on to manage an experiential, start-up retailing operation in a suburb of New York City. From there, he was assigned to territorial headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was in charge of introducing the Radial Tire and Diehard Battery to Sears stores. Promoted to Sears Chicago Headquarters, he became the national buyer of lighting fixtures and fireplace equipment developing a unique sizing program for glass door fire screens.

After 13 years with Sears, Mr. Greene left Chicago to take over a company in Portland, Oregon that manufactured glass door fire screens. From there, Mr. Greene bought, sold, or managed several other glass door fire screen companies before selling off these businesses, starting a new company developing remote controls for gas fireplaces. Nicknamed “The Father of Fireplace Remotes,” Mr. Greene grew the company into a worldwide, innovative, and profitable business venture.

He sold the remote business in 2001 and founded Skytech Enterprises, a company specializing in the development of Infrared (IR) devices for pain management and skin care treatments. Mr. Greene has traveled extensively in Asia sourcing products in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Korea, and Japan. His European travels for sourcing products have taken him to Spain, (old) Yugoslavia, and India.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be an outstanding student at Southeast Missouri State University. This award shall be given to a student in recognition of an individual’s accomplishments in the field of entrepreneurialism through contributions to the business, educational, and social community creating a better world.

Greene, Douglas and Heather Scholarship for Entrepreneurial Studies

Douglas C. Greene started his business career by joining Sears Roebuck and Co., entering their executive management training program. After managing two stores in upstate NY, he went on to headquarters setting up programs introducing the Diehard Battery and Radial tire to Sears stores in the east. Following that assignment, he went on to Sears’ headquarters in Chicago as a sales manager and then as a national buyer of lighting fixtures and fireplace accessories.

After 13 years with Sears, Douglas decided to venture out into the private sector, owning or managing nine different businesses manufacturing fireplace accessories. Known to his associates as being a “serial entrepreneur,” he sold these businesses in 1985 and went on to develop remote control systems for gas fireplaces and logs. Often referred to as “The Father of Fireplace Remotes” Douglas developed the SKYTECH line of fireplace remote controls sold throughout the world.

Industry associates tagged Douglas as one that embraces “disruptive technologies” and his entrepreneurial spirit drove him to develop the LIGHTWAVE, a line of infrared products first developed by NASA, for treating pain management and skin rejuvenation and sold to the consumer market.

He later went on to develop a retrofit, thermostat device for programming electric water heaters called the AQUA SMART.

In 2004, Douglas was invited to guest lecture on entrepreneurship at Southeast and encouraged the University to build an entrepreneurial studies program. Mr. Greene, along with his wife Heather, has supported the entrepreneurial discipline at Southeast with the endowment of numerous scholarships throughout the University’s Schools and Colleges.

In 2011, the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) was dedicated in his honor. The CIE is one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship-focused university centers in the Midwest, offering a wide array of academic and outreach programs and services, including innovation development and research; entrepreneurship education, training and mentorship; and business incubation and development services. The CIE supports Southeast Missouri State University’s strategic priority to advance the region’s economic appeal and strength by accelerating local and regional economic growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities and businesses in southeast Missouri and the surrounding region.

This scholarship shall be awarded to students pursuing an entrepreneurial studies major or minor and maintaining an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Greene, Douglas and Heather Scholarship for Senior Showcase

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a student participating in the Senior Showcase through the Department of Theatre and Dance. Second preference shall go to a student who is enrolled in the BFA Program in Musical Theatre in the Department of Theatre and Dance if the annual Senior Showcase is not offered.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

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 and 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.

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.

Greene, Heather Scholarship for the Multimedia Center

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student with an interest in working in the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center at Kent Library. Recipients who have demonstrated technical and creative ability in graphic design, digital art, or photography (as shown by a portfolio of 10 images submitted with the student’s application) will be considered. A short, one-paragraph essay expressing interest in working at the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center and professional goals will also be required. A project will be assigned to the award recipient by the coordinator of the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center, who will oversee the student’s work to ensure satisfactory progress toward completion.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

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 Computing 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 and Computing or the College of Education, Health and Human Studies.

If 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 and Computing or the College of Education, Health and Human Studies, 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, Health and Human Studies. The recipients will be selected based on financial need as verified by the FAFSA and academic performance.

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, Missouri, 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.

The recipient of this scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and financial need, as verified by the FAFSA.

G.W.’s Achievement and Service Award in Communication Studies

Glen Williams spent most of his career at Southeast Missouri State University as professor and chairperson of Communication Studies. Before Southeast, he taught at Indiana University, Missouri State University, and Texas AandM University. He was an alum of Southeast, spending the last year of his undergraduate program here and then completing a Master of Arts in English, concentrating on composition and rhetoric. He earned a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Public Address at Indiana University.

Glen took his various duties seriously. He wrote articles and chapters and coauthored an award-winning textbook: Public Speaking and Civic Engagement. In 2007, he received Student Life and Leadership’s Outstanding Student Advisor Award for his work with COMMrades. In 2008, he received the R. Ferrell Ervin Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2014, the College of Liberal Arts (now the Holland College of Arts and Media) recognized his scholarly contributions with its annual Honors Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Glen knew full well the value of effective communication and the difference it could make in one’s life—personally and professionally. He had experienced the effects first-hand and wanted the same for his students. He emphasized that the ability to communicate effectively had a higher calling than self-promotion; the ability could serve the greater good. His communication activities were largely in the service of others.

Glen was known as “G.W.” by colleagues and students alike, preferring that handle to “Dr.” or “Professor.” He considered learning a partnership involving mutual respect and tending to the department as a team enterprise.

This scholarship, endowed by Glen Williams, recognizes students who have made significant contributions to the Department of Communication Studies, and/or who show exceptional promise of future contribution. The contributions, for example, could be serving as a concierge for the department or as an officer in one of the department’s student organizations, such as COMMrades.

Preference shall be given to students who major in the Communication Studies program, who actively participate in events/endeavors sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, and who have a record of academic achievement (GPA 3.2 minimum). Financial need may be used in the selection criteria, but it is not a requirement for this award.

Hager, Dr. Harold and Jeanine Mathematics Scholarship

Dr. Hager received his Bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1954, his Master’s degree from the University of Missouri in 1955, and his Doctorate from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1970. He joined the Southeast faculty in 1957 and became the Chair of the Department of Mathematics in 1976. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 1995. He was very active in professional organizations and served on the Board of Governors of the Mathematical Association of America.

Mrs. Hager was active in the Faculty Dames for many years and served as its president on two occasions. She taught at Trinity Lutheran School in Cape Girardeau. Both of the Hagers have been long-time supporters of Southeast athletics teams.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be an undergraduate or graduate major in the Department of Mathematics and will be chosen by the Department. The recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and academic merit will be the prime consideration.

Hahn, Lenell and Justin Endowed Scholarship

Lenell Hahn started her college career at Three Rivers Community College where she graduated with an associate of arts degree. She transferred to Southeast and graduated in August 2001 with a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. In May 2004, she completed her master's in business administration (MBA) from Southeast Missouri State. She started at Southeast as an admission counselor in the Office of Admissions in 2003. Lenell has served as the admissions web counselor, assistant director for communications, associate director for operations and communications, and associate director for recruitment. Since January 2013, she has been the director of admissions.

Justin Hahn, her husband, received his bachelor of science degree in industrial technology in May 2004. He has been employed as a steel laborer with Eftink Construction in Sikeston, Missouri since 1997.

The Hahns value education and understand the hardships of working their way through college. Lenell was raised by her single mom, Diane O'Connell, who worked several jobs, made huge sacrifices and was a 1st generation and non-traditional college student. She set a good example for her daughter to work hard and never give up on your dreams.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student being raised by a single parent. Preference will be given to a student with financial need. A GPA of 2.5 is required.

Hahs, Dwain and 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 M.B.A. Program at the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing. He retired from Bausch and 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 the 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.

Hahs Family Athletics Scholarship Endowment

The 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 and 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 and Computing 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 the 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 addition, 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.

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.

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, Illinois. 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, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will select the recipient of this award. Students who wish to apply must have and maintain a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

Hamblin, Robert and Kaye Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an English major with financial need as verified by the FAFSA in Financial Aid Services. This scholarship is renewable automatically as long as all criteria are met.

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 the University of Northern Colorado 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 a student(s) majoring in elementary education.

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.

Harris, Fern and Wilma Harris Memorial Agriculture Scholarship

Misses Fern and Wilma Harris grew up on the family farm homesteaded in 1859 by their ancestors in Southern Bollinger County near Advance, Missouri. Although their careers took them away from the family farm, they remained close to the farm which they later owned. They are alumni of Delta High School and Southeast Missouri State University. Their teaching careers began in a one-room rural school in Southern Cape Girardeau County. Wilma taught in area elementary schools and retired from Alma Schrader Elementary in Cape Girardeau, ending her 37-year career. Fern taught elementary grades before going to Illinois to teach Business Education in high schools in southern and northern
Illinois. She returned to SEMO to teach Business Education in the College of Business, retiring after 19 years. Her career spanned 43 years.

Open to graduates of Advance, Delta, Leopold, Woodland and Zalma high schools who reside in Bollinger or Cape Girardeau County at the time the scholarship is granted. The recipient must be majoring in any of the disciplines within the Department of Agriculture, and be an active member of the Agriculture Club. The recipient must have verified financial need; a 3.0 GPA; completed 30 semester hours with sound academic standing, and intend to graduate with a degree in Agriculture.

Harris, Fern and Wilma Harris Memorial Elementary Education Scholarship

Misses Fern and Wilma Harris grew up on the family farm homesteaded in 1859 by their ancestors in Southern Bollinger County near Advance, Missouri. Although their careers took them away from the family farm, they remained close to the farm which they later owned. They are alumni of Delta High School and Southeast Missouri State University. Their teaching careers began in a one-room rural school in Southern Cape Girardeau County. Wilma taught in area elementary schools and retired from Alma Schrader Elementary in Cape Girardeau, ending her 37-year career. Fern taught elementary grades before going to Illinois to teach Business Education in high schools in southern and northern
Illinois. She returned to SEMO to teach Business Education in the College of Business, retiring after 19 years. Her career spanned 43 years.

Open to graduates of Advance, Delta, Leopold, Woodland and Zalma high schools who reside in Bollinger or Cape Girardeau County at the time the scholarship is granted. The recipient must be majoring in Elementary Education, be interested in classroom teaching, and have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program. Must have verified financial need; cannot be receiving another major scholarship. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA, be of sophomore standing at the time the scholarship is granted, and be a full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 12 semester hours per semester).

Harris, Fern and Wilma Harris Memorial Secondary Education Scholarship

Misses Fern and Wilma Harris grew up on the family farm homesteaded in 1859 by their ancestors in Southern Bollinger County near Advance, Missouri. Although their careers took them away from the family farm, they remained close to the farm which they later owned. They are alumni of Delta High School and Southeast Missouri State University. Their teaching careers began in a one-room rural school in Southern Cape Girardeau County. Wilma taught in area elementary schools and retired from Alma Schrader Elementary in Cape Girardeau, ending her 37-year career. Fern taught elementary grades before going to Illinois to teach Business Education in high schools in southern and northern
Illinois. She returned to SEMO to teach Business Education in the College of Business, retiring after 19 years. Her career spanned 43 years.

Open to graduates of Advance, Delta, Leopold, Woodland and Zalma high schools who reside in Bollinger or Cape Girardeau County at the time the scholarship is granted. The recipient must be majoring in Business, be interested in teaching at the secondary level, and have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program. Must have verified financial need; cannot be receiving another major scholarship. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA, be of sophomore standing at the time the scholarship is granted, and be a full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 12 semester hours per semester).

Harris, Dr. Maude M. Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Maude Harris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from Southeast Missouri State University in August 1985. She received a Master of Arts degree in Home Economics with a Food and Nutrition emphasis from Southeast in August 1995. Her thesis was written on Nutrition Practices of Rural Elderly Scott County African Americans in the Missouri Bootheel. In December of 2008, she received her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her dissertation was written on A Descriptive Analysis of the Dining with Diabetes Program in Southeast Missouri.

Dr. Harris has been employed by the Scott County Extension Office since 1996 as a Nutrition and Health Education Specialist. She has served with numerous community service organizations aimed at improving the quality of life for local citizens. Her current affiliations include Ward IV Councilman for the City of Sikeston, Open Door Fellowship ministries, Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee, Missouri Department of Health and Human Services Diabetes Advisory Board, Regional Arthritis Center at Saint Francis board member, past president and current member of the Scott County Interagency Council, board member of the Scott County Transit service, and is the facilitator of the Multi-County Women’s Health Conference held each October in Sikeston, Missouri.

Dr. Harris is married to Michael K. Harris, Sr. and has three children and one grandson.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with first preference for a minority student in the Bootheel region. Second preference shall go to a single mother or single parent in the Bootheel region. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

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 the 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 Veterans 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 in 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.

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, 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.

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 a student(s) majoring in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.

Hartsfield, Clayton and 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, Missouri 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 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.

Hartsfield, Clayton and 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, Missouri 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, Missouri 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 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.

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, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to aid one student each year. The recipient must be a sophomore with an overall GPA of 3.5 who has the best demonstrated interest and ability in science.

Haskell, Dr. Dale and 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 ATandT.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an English major.

Hays, Adam and 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.

Hearnes, Betty Cooper Music Scholarship

Betty Cooper Hearnes was a vocal student of Miss Katherine Boone in Charleston. Betty then attended several colleges where she studied and enjoyed furthering her education in music – Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas; Baylor University in Waco, Texas; and, the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She was a soloist at First Baptist in Jefferson City, Missouri during the years her husband, Warren Hearnes, served as Secretary of State and Governor. Betty also sang for many special occasions, including the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. She has directed the choir at First Baptist Church in Charleston for over 40 years.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who participates in the Department of Music annual auditions. The recipient shall be a student pursuing a Music degree who demonstrates an interest in church music. First preference shall go to a student from Southeast Missouri. Financial need as verified by the FAFSA is a consideration, but it is not a requirement.

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 and Computing's 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 and Computing will serve as the scholarship selection committee.

Held, Anita M. Frick-Held and Donald T. Endowed Scholarship

Donald T. Held received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1960 and his Master of Science from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1971. He is the husband of Anita M. Frick-Held. Donald and Anita married in November 1958, and both were students at Southeast. His entire career was with the Special School District of Saint Louis County as a Speech Pathologist and Area Coordinator through retirement. He served a four-year active enlistment in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. The GI Bill® enabled his college education.

Lyman L. Frick, Jr., Anita Frick-Held’s brother, received his Bachelor of Science in 1964 and his Juris Doctorate in 1966, both from Drake University. Lyman was a JAG officer in the active U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1966-1970. His military career continued as a JAG officer in the Missouri Air National Guard until retirement as a full Colonel and chief JAG officer. At the same time, he had an extensive career in trust and banking operations in Saint Joseph, Missouri, and was very active in civic affairs.

This scholarship is endowed in the memory of Anita M. Frick-Held, who received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast in 1959.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be majoring in Education and either be a Missouri resident or a military veteran who has recently served one complete period of active enlistment.

In addition to the University’s academic requirements, the applicant should have good person-to-person skills and enjoy working with people and seeing them progress and grow; while at the same time, he/she will be applying him/herself to the best of their ability.

Heller, Annette Endowed Scholarship

Annette Heller is a 1967 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and holds a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Mrs. Heller is an experienced and established trademark attorney, serving clients in the St. Louis, Missouri area and all over the United States. She has been practicing since 1976 and worked for Ralston Purina as an in-house Trademark and Copyright Counsel until 1983 when she started the Law Offices of Annette P. Heller. Mrs. Heller primarily represents individuals, small to medium size companies, and law firms that do not have trademark or copyright expertise within their firms. Her practice is limited to trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law.

Mrs. Heller is among the top trademark attorneys in the United States in the number of applications filed with the United States Trademark Office. She has been the recipient of the Trademark Insider Award for top ranking in the nation for the number of new trademark applications received at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She has filed over 3,300 trademark applications and successfully registered over 2,200. In addition, she has handled over 225 oppositions and cancellations in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Mrs. Heller is a recipient of the St. Louis Salutes Award presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association. She has also served as a member of the Southeast Missouri State University National Alumni Council and the St. Louis Executive Committee. While a student at Southeast, she served on the Student Activities Council and was a member of Black Mask. Mrs. Heller and her husband, Jack, have two children, Becki Heller, who is Director of Digital and Social Media Marketing Syfy at NBC Universal, Inc. and Dr. Mark Heller, an emergency room physician and entrepreneur.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with financial need as verified by the FAFSA. The required minimum GPA is 2.0.

Hendrick, Henry T. (Bud) Endowed Scholarship

Henry T. (Bud) Hendrick, born in Chaonia, Missouri, on June 12, 1902. He died on March 3, 1991. As a fourth-generation Missourian, he worked in St. Louis for over 40 years as a Mechanist for Rock Island Railroad. Married to Ruth Radmore Hendrick for over 60 years, they had four boys: David (Mizzou ’53), Craig (Southeast Missouri '58), William (Mizzou ’61), and Thomas (Southeast '68). He was an avid sportsman and fisherman who enjoyed sports but also realized the importance of education. Unable to attend college himself, he stressed the importance to his sons, all four achieving advanced degrees after graduating from their respective Missouri universities. Therefore, this scholarship is in honor of his support for higher education and its positive impact on future generations of Missourians.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate of a high school in Missouri.

Hendrick, Ruth Radmore Endowed Scholarship

Ruth Radmore Hendrick was born in Venice, Illinois, on August 9, 1909. She died July 31, 1998. Ruth grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where she lived most of her adult life. Married to Henry T. (Bud) Henrick for over 60 years, they had four boys: David (Mizzou ’53), Craig (Southeast Missouri '58), William (Mizzou ’61) and Thomas (Southeast Missouri '68). She worked for over 20 years for the Riverview Gardens School district in north St. Louis County as an Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools. A lifelong supporter of the Arts, she taught ballroom dancing at night and developed the largest “ballroom dance club” in St. Louis from the early 1950s to 1970s, and then retired in Florida. As such, this scholarship in the Arts is made in honor of her great love for the arts and its contribution to our social and cultural future.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a major in the Holland College of Arts and Media.

Hendricks, A. F. Scholarship in Physics

This scholarship was established by A. F. Hendricks of Wingate, North Carolina, 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 to continue helping students from the surrounding areas.

The Hendricks Scholarship is awarded based on 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.

Henry, Robert E. and Dr. Eleanor G. Business Scholarship

Robert E. Henry was born in Alton, Illinois, and earned a B.S. degree from Shurtleff College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Iowa. He spent his entire career in the wet-milling industry in various technical and managerial positions. He retired from the H.J. Heinz Company.

Eleanor G. Henry was born in Galesburg, Illinois. She earned a B.A. degree from Eastern Illinois University, M.B.A. from Western Illinois University, and a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University. She was a Professor of Accounting at Southeast Missouri State University from 2002 until she retired. Both Robert and Eleanor are active in university, community, and church affairs.

The recipient should be a Junior or Senior who has declared a major in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. Financial need will be considered. The award will provide funds for one student’s tuition, fees, books, room and board, up to the amount available according to the Foundation’s spending policy.

Hensley, Jack Theatre and 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 shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is talent-based and is to be awarded to a recipient majoring in Theatre and Dance. An application form is available in the Theatre and Dance Department. An appointment must be scheduled with the department for an audition or portfolio presentation.

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 with 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.

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 Cape Girardeau, Missouri until he retired 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 trendsetter 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 he retired 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 before applying for this scholarship.

Higgins, Mike and Mimi Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled full-time at Southeast Missouri State University and majoring in Theatre and Dance. First preference is for a student pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre: Design/Tech Option, with a costume emphasis. Second Preference is for a student pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre: Design/Tech Option, with a scenery, lighting, sound, or stage management emphasis. Financial need is to be considered, but a FAFSA form is not required.

Hilgendorf, Merle and 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.

Hill, James Kinsolving and Robert and Elzora Hill Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by James Kinsolving Hill in honor of his parents, Robert R. and Elzora Kinsolving Hill with contributions from students, family and friends. Dr. Hill, a 1922 graduate, was the chairman of the education department at the University from 1956-1965. He also taught at the University from 1928 until his retirement in 1965.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is majoring in education and those interested in pursuing a teaching career. It may be renewable for successive years if grades and performance warrant.

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 the 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.

Historic Preservation Experiential Learning Scholarship

Debra A. Reid, Ph.D., is Curator of Agriculture and the Environment at The Henry Ford (2017-present). She earned a B.S. in Historic Preservation from Southeast Missouri State in Fall 1982, accepting her diploma as a proud member of the first graduating class.

The Historic Preservation program emphasized experiential learning, and those opportunities (a summer spent dismantling a log house and a summer as a Fellow at Historic Deerfield in Massachusetts) changed Debra’s life. She earned an M.A. from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies in 1987, an M.A. in History from Baylor University in 1996, and a Ph.D. in History from Texas AandM University in 2000.

She is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at Eastern Illinois University, where she taught from 1999 through 2016. She teaches a course in the History of Agriculture in Illinois for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, (2006-present).

Debra’s books include the award-winning Reaping a Greater Harvest: African Americans and the Agricultural Extension Service in Jim Crow Texas (2007) and Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites (2017), the co-edited Beyond Forty-Acres and a Mule: African American Landowners since Reconstruction (with Evan Bennett, 2012), and the co-written Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites (with David D. Vail, forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield).

She is president-elect of the Agricultural History Society (2019) and a Fellow of that Society (2015). She is a past president of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (2013-2015), and treasurer of the Midwest Open Air Museums Coordinating Council (2000-2012; 2017-present).

The recipients of this scholarship will be undergraduate students majoring in Historic Preservation or graduate students majoring in Public History with an emphasis in Historic Preservation. Recipients need to have completed or be currently enrolled in experiential learning opportunities including, but not limited to, internships, applied projects, or field school. Must have a 3.25 GPA in major courses.

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.

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 have 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.

Holcomb, John and 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 before application. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

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 and Bill Endowed Scholarship

William P. Holland was the Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, beginning in 2008 until his retirement in 2018. 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.

Holland, Bill and Angela Theatre and Dance Scholarship

This scholarship was given by the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Department in honor of Bill and Angela Holland. Bill served as the Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Foundation, retiring in March 2018.

All scholarship recipients must be BFA in Theatre; BA in Theatre; BFA in Dance; or BA in Dance majors. First preference is given to BFA in Theatre, Design/Technology Option majors who emphasize stage management.

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 B.S. 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 the grandchildren of Earl and Margie Holland. Second and third preferences, respectively, will be to a Caruthersville High School graduate and a Hayti High 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.

Holland, William P. Entrepreneurial Scholarship

This scholarship was given by Doug and Heather Greene in honor of Bill Holland 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 is to be memorialized through this scholarship in his name.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a major or minor in a business discipline (preferred but not required), or an entrepreneurship minor outside of the Harrison College of Business. The student shall be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 2.75. Active involvement with CATAPULT is also required, and the scholarship is renewable with continuing involvement with CATAPULT.

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 extracurricular activities. 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 the 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.

If the scholarship is not used during an academic year, the Dean of the Harrison College of Business and Computing 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 B.S. in 1978 from the University and her MHA in 1981 from Saint 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, of strong moral character, and have leadership potential, as demonstrated from high school records.

Hunter, Jeff Memorial Scholarship 

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time undergraduate student with a 3.0 GPA. First preference shall be given to the family of Ivan and Wanda Davenport who meet the criteria. Second preference shall be given to students in the Department of Communication Disorders who meet the criteria.

 

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. She hoped to encourage others to find nursing as gratifying as she did.

The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled in 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.

International Student Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be an international student enrolled at Southeast with a minimum 3.0 GPA, with first preference for a student(s) who demonstrates exceptional campus and/or community involvement.

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, then-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 on 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, Illinois. Fourth preference shall go to a resident of Pulaski County, Illinois. If no students fit the previously stated criteria, this scholarship shall be open to any student.

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 she received 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.

Janssen, John R. Endowed Accounting Scholarship for Future Certified Public Accountants

After graduating from Harris Teacher College (now Harris Stowe) in June 1953, John R. Janssen served his country in the U.S. Army and Reserves. He returned to finish his college education graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Washington University Business School in June 1957. He was hired by a small certified public accounting firm, but a short time later was hired by E.A. Rothaus and Co. in St. Louis. John received his CPA certification and became a partner in the firm on July 1, 1964.

In December 1966, John was transferred to the Cape Girardeau office. He resigned at the age of 65 but continued to work for former clients until the age of 71.

John met Norma Beverage, and they married on November 11, 1964. Their daughter, Tammara Lynn, was adopted in August 1970. After a long illness, Norma passed away on September 17, 1995. John later married Marjory Dunlap on May 24, 1997. John and Marge shared many interests and enjoyed traveling together, especially the 30 Elder hostels they attended.

John was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church for over 50 years.

John was an avid photographer and took pictures of all 114 county courthouses in Missouri, as well as photos of all 50 state capitol buildings. He had an extensive collection of cacti.

John was a member of the Executives Club, Cape West Rotary Club, Hopeful Investment Club, and Copper Dome Society at Southeast Missouri State University. He served on the Cape Girardeau County Health Department Board, KRCU Board, and served as the outside CPA for the Lutheran Home for 25 years. He, with Marge, was a patron of Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

John passed away on September 12, 2018, at the Lutheran Home. This scholarship is in his memory, set up by his wife, Marge.

The recipient(s) of this scholarship will be students majoring in accounting with a 3.2 GPA who have completed 12 credit hours in accounting, are an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, and planning a career as a Certified Public Accountant.

Jarvis, Mozelle Cloud Scholarship

Students 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 and Languages for 20 years, and his wife, Nancy, taught for several years in Marketing and 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 twofold 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 will be non-degree seeking international exchange students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from the following universities with which the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Language 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
  • Tecnológicode Monterrey, Campus Querétaro - Querétaro, Mexico
  • Universidad de León - León, Spain
  • Universidad Antonio deNebrija- 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, those institutions may be added.

Application Process: Applications for the scholarship are available in the Department of Communication Studies and Modern 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.

Amount of Award: Non-degree seeking international exchange students typically study at Southeast for only one semester. It is recommended that the amount of the award is contingent upon the amount of interest accrued during the academic year. The maximum amount of the award: $500. If more interest is received during a particular year, more than one stipend may be awarded.

Application deadlines are also extended to July 1 for the Fall semester study and November 15 for the Spring semester study to coincide with international application timelines.

Jenkins, Sherri L. Business Scholarship

Sherri Jenkins is a native of Cape Girardeau and a B.S.B.A. graduate from the College of Business. She is a long-time University employee and served as the administrative assistant to the Dean of the College of Business for over 20 years.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with first preference for a non-traditional student who has been officially admitted to the Harrison College of Business and Computing. Second preference is any student who has been officially admitted to the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The student shall be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

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 dedication to academic excellence and high moral standards.

The Jenkins Scholarship is awarded for incidental fees for one semester. Candidates for this award 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 based on merit. A separate application MUST be obtained from the Department of History and Anthropology Office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned 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 brothers currently farm approximately 5,000 acres with crops consisting of corn, wheat, soybeans, 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.

First preference: Agriculture major attending Southeast Missouri State University - Sikeston; Second Preference: Agriculture major attending Southeast Missouri State University- Kennett; Third Preference: Agriculture major from the University service area.

Jewell, Dr. Donald D. Endowed Scholarship in Biology

Dr. Donald D. Jewel was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, in 1914. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1950 from the University of Dubuque, M.A. in 1952 from Stetson University, and Sc.D. in 1967 from Oakland City University. Dr. Jewel furthered his education throughout his career at various other colleges and universities, including Richland County College, University of Wisconsin, Vermillion, S.D., Louisiana State University, University of Southwestern Louisiana, St. Augustine College, Ohio State University and The National Institute of Health – Central America. From 1956 through 1979, he taught Biology, Bacteriology, Microbiology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Jewel retired as Professor Emeritus of Biology. He served on the Faculty Senate all 23 years at Southeast and he was on the Athletic Committee.

Don was the father of three daughters, all of whom attended Southeast Missouri State University. Barbara graduated with a degree in Speech Pathology and taught for over 35 years. Pam attended Southeast but did not complete a degree, instead pursuing a family, which she raised with excellence. Deidre graduated in 1992 with a B.S. in Political Science and Economics and received her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the owner and manager of The Jewel Law Firm, LLC. Don was grandfather to seven grandchildren and has nine great-grandchildren.

In 2015, this scholarship was established by Mrs. Dolly Jewel in loving memory of her husband in remembrance of their marriage 50 years prior on April 16, 1965. Dolly Jewel received her Bachelor of Science in Vocational Home Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Master of Arts from Southeast Missouri State in Elementary Education in 1977.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a degree in Biology, having completed 45 college credit hours with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA. First preference shall be given to a student focusing on pre-med or microbiology.

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

This scholarship was established by the daughters of Professor B. F. Johnson, a 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, Health and Human Studies who are pursuing a Masters in Exceptional Child. Both academic performance and financial need will be considered.

Johnson, Dr. Gary G. and Dr. Mary Moore Johnson Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

Gary G. Johnson, Ph.D., has been a faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University since 1982. He served as associate dean of the Harrison College of Business and served as interim dean for a time as well. 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 a faculty fellow in teaching and once as a 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 (MSCPA) 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).

Mary V. Moore Johnson was a 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 Master's 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, serving 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 served 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 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 is certified in Microsoft EXCEL.

Johnson, Harmon and Elizabeth Endowed Scholarship

Harmon and Elizabeth Johnson lived in Dexter, Missouri, in Stoddard County, for over 50 years. They grew up during the great depression and were unable to pursue advanced education. Harmon and Elizabeth demonstrated an outstanding work ethic. They valued education and kept abreast of current events.

This scholarship honors their lives and endeavors to assist those who have a substantial financial need, yet desire to continue their education. The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from Stoddard County with financial need.

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.

Jones, Marcellus Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Marcellus Jones, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1968, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Selina Jones-Kearney.

Marcellus was a graduate of Rockbridge High School in Columbia, Missouri. He attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he played on the football team.

Marcellus worked as the bar manager and mixologist at Buckner's in downtown Cape. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Kohlfeld Scorpions Rugby Club.

The recipient(s) of this scholarship will be a student majoring in Hospitality Management, with a 2.5 GPA. In addition, the student must submit a written statement and a letter of reference. The written statement should also include how the scholarship will impact their life. The letter of reference should explain the impact of the student’s community service activities.

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 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.

Jurgens, Eva Margaret and Ivilla M. Weiss Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Social Work, Human Environmental Studies: Family Studies, or Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The minimum GPA eligible for this scholarship is 2.5.

Kanipes, Edith Dobbins Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a first-generation student majoring in visual and performing arts and must reside in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins Center. The amount of the award can range from $500 to $2,000 per year at the discretion of the Dean of the Holland College of Arts and Media. Financial need and talent will be considered in the award. Second preference is for a first-generation student.

In the event the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins Center is not used as a residence hall for students in the future, Paul Dobbins or his descendants will be contacted to revise the criteria of the scholarship.

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 B.S.E 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, Mary Ann Valle Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Ronald E. Keeney is a 1964 alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University, and Mary Ann attended Southeast before her marriage to Ron, at which time she went to work to help finance his further 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, keeping the home base stable during his many travels. Application of his Southeast education to higher learning opportunities lead Ron through medical school and pediatric infectious diseases training 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. Mary Ann passed away in 2013 and will be remembered as a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother, dedicated friend, champion of education, civic duty and social consciousness, proud patriot and generous supporter of people and principles that were dear to her.

This scholarship has been established in Mary Ann’s memory to inspire and encourage young women to build a productive and independent future by pursuing a degree in higher education. In addition, recognizing how important the support of mentors can be to achieving one’s educational goals, Ron wants to acknowledge Mary Brim Scott, also a southeast Missouri native, whose constant encouragement reinforced their resolve to persist in pursuing Ron’s educational goals.

Candidates shall be United States citizens working toward degrees granted by Southeast Missouri State University, maintaining a 3.0 GPA, and who demonstrate financial need. First preference shall be given to female students.

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 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, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, the College of Education, Health and Human Studies, or the Harrison College of Business and Computing. 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.

Kellerman, Dr. Bert Scholarship in Marketing

Bert J. Kellerman received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Dr. Kellerman served on the faculty at Southeast Missouri State University for 41 years, retiring in 2006. He was the first Chairperson of the Department of Marketing and served in that position for 15 years (1976-1990). He also served as Associate Dean of the College of Business for 12 years (1995-2006).

To be eligible to apply, students should be a Marketing major with a 3.0 GPA or higher. GPA, financial need and leadership/involvement will be considered in the selection process.

Kellerman, Dr. Mary Ann Scholarship in Interior Design

Mary Ann (Oelsen) Kellerman received her Bachelor's Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and her Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Kellerman taught at Southern Illinois University for one and half years, at the University of Missouri for a summer, and Southeast Missouri State University for thirty years. She developed the Interior Design major at Southeast and coordinated that program from its beginning in 1976 to 2000. She also was a part of the Committee that developed the Historic Preservation Program at Southeast. Dr. Kellerman has also consulted on interior design projects for over forty years. Recently, the Kellermans have established a Foundation for Historic Preservation.

To be eligible, students should be majoring in Interior Design and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Grades, need, and involvement and leadership in student and community organizations will all be considered in the selection process.

Kem, Barbara H. and Lawrence R. Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to students, with a preference for those with financial need, who demonstrate exceptional motivation to further their education and pursue a career in their chosen field. The award may be for an amount up to 100% of tuition and fees and may be renewed for up to four years at the discretion of the scholarship committee. Applicants are required to submit a letter and supporting materials to be reviewed by the scholarship committee. A special application must be obtained from the Scholarship Office and submitted to be considered for this award.

The donor's purpose in establishing this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students while encouraging these students to reciprocate through future gifts to this scholarship after graduation. As a result, future students will also benefit from awards and, as alumni, recipients will receive the benefits afforded to donors to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

Kersting, Joseph Student-Athlete Scholarship

This award was established by Carol and Joe Kersting. Dr. Kersting, the 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 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 a promise of pronounced success in athletics or academics and 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 track 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, Engineering and Mathematics. Financial need is a preference for the scholarship, but it is not a requirement.

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.

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 B.S.N. program. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. First preference goes to a non-traditional student.

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.

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 applying must rank in at least the 50th percentile of a recognized college entrance examination and the upper one-third of their graduating class. Students with college credit may apply for the renewal of this award.

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 in his family to attend college. He later graduated with a Master's in Education 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 schoolhouses 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. Martin Luther, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship, established in the name of the prominent civil rights leader of the 1960s, 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 to renew for the spring semester.

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 many 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.

King, Robert M. Endowed Scholarship

Robert (better known as Bob) was born on June 19, 1936, in Fredericktown, Missouri, to Luther and Dana Seal King. His father was a lifelong school teacher, and a graduate of Southeast Missouri State College. His mother was a stay-at-home mom until he went to college. She then decided to go to beauty school and became a beautician while he was attending Southeast Missouri State College. He had one sister, Gloria, who attended College High School on the Southeast Campus while he was a student there as well.

In 1950, Bob began playing basketball as a Freshman at Piedmont High School in Piedmont, Missouri. He played all four years for Piedmont and graduated in May of 1954. That summer, the family moved to Cape Girardeau and Bob enrolled in school at Southeast Missouri State College. While there he was a member of the SEMO Golf Team. Bob graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Accounting. Later, he went on to get a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Supervision with an emphasis in Business Management from Central Michigan University in 1977.

While attending school in Cape Girardeau, he met his future wife, Marietta Halter. They were married on February 1, 1958, in Oran, Missouri. They were proud parents of one son (Gery – deceased 2003), and four daughters (Rhonda, Sandra, Carol and Debra). They were blessed with 14 grandchildren (Sarah - deceased 2016) and 11 great-grandchildren. Bob passed away at his home in Cherokee Village, Arkansas on April 2, 2017.

Bob had a successful career that spanned 38 years in the Accounting and Finance areas of several large corporations. It included Martin Marietta, McDonnell Douglas, RCA and Rockwell International as well as Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Florida where Bob retired in May of 1996.

After retiring, Bob and Marietta moved back to Oran, Missouri. Later, they moved to Cherokee Village, Arkansas. An avid golfer, Bob continued to play golf until a shoulder injury ended his golf game. He also enjoyed working in his garden and his yard. Bob was very active in the Knights of Columbus, and his church, St. Michael, the Archangel Catholic Church.

The recipient of this scholarship must be an undergraduate student in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in either Finance or Accounting, maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Financial need is considered by not required.

Kinney, Dr. Helen Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Dr. Helen Kinney was born on February 12, 1902 in Brooklyn, New York. She became a registered nurse in 1924 and received a doctorate degree in adult education in 1951. Kinney came to Cape Girardeau in 1958 where she became the program director of nursing, and later established a state-wide pilot program for nursing education at Southeast Missouri State College. She also served as president of the Missouri Public Helath Association and the Missouri State Nurses Association. Kinney retired in 1972 and passed away on January 15, 1988 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Souhteast Missouri State University majoring in a program within the Department of Nursing.

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.

Koch, Ed and Norine Scholarship

Ed and 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 and 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.) A student enrolled from the Southeast Missouri State University service area. The recipient of this scholarship must have a GPA of 2.5.

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, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 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.

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 and Computing 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.

Konrad, 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 considerations 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 and 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 ATandT 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. and 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.

KRCU Scholar Assistantship Endowment

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. Applications will be available at the KRCU office. Students must complete the application by May 30.

The minimum GPA for this scholarship is 2.0.

Kuster, Dr. Robert J. Scholarship

From Don Rice, Class of 1974, BS Biology:

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a man.

Some observations I made about Dr. Robert J. Kuster included his enthusiasm about learning, in particular, learning about the marvels in biology. He understood well that basics are important. One “rule” of his was if one used a classroom “after hours”, one was expected to leave it in a “better shape” than when one entered. Result: the next student had an environment perhaps more conducive to his learning. Simple, but very useful.

People’s names and attainments, contributions to education, etc. have a tendency to become lost with time. This may happen with this scholarship and the review of Dr. Kuster. I hope not.

Enjoy learning, push ahead with ideas, question concepts, think – but don’t lose sign of what I saw in this man: commitment, enthusiasm, patience, a thirst and appreciation for knowledge and not forgetting basics.

I was fortunate to have had professors such as Dr. Kuster (and several of his staff, including Dr. Braasch, Dr. Diehl, and Dr. Jewell).

A great professor demonstrates not only an interest in subject matter, but also in students as individuals.

The recipient will be a Southeast Missouri State University student majoring in Biology with a minimum 2.7 GPA and verified financial need. Preference will be given to a native of Jordan or Palestine.

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.

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.

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 a 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, Kentucky, 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 who, 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 Endowed Scholarship

The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity was 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 a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a member of the SEMO chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. The student must have completed at least 80 credit hours. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and must show a commitment to mentorship and leadership within the Lambda Chi Fraternity.

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Excellence in Leadership Scholarship of the

The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity was 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 was 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.

Latin American International Student Scholarship

Southeast Missouri State and Panama have had a strong connection for the past 80 years. In 1935, Missouri adopted Panama as a "sister state" and Southeast's direct connection soon followed in 1936 when the Santiago Normal School (the premier teacher training institution in Panama) was created. The first associate dean of the Normal School was a friend of the secretary to the president of Southeast (then Southeast Missouri Teachers College). As a result of this friendship and shared mission in educating teachers, Southeast began to welcome Panamanian students to its campus during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. More than 60 Panamanian students have studied at Southeast during the past eight decades. An active Alumni Chapter was established in Panama in 2009 and continues to work with Southeast to recruit students from Panama to Southeast and provide educational opportunities for Southeast students in Panama.

In recognition of this relationship with Panama and the renewed effort to recruit students from Panama and other Latin American countries, Dr. Trudy Lee has established this scholarship to support students who attend Southeast Missouri State from Latin America with a preference for students from Panama.

The recipient of this scholarship will be an international student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from Latin America with the first preference for a student from Panama.

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, B.S. 1958) and Professor Addison Lee Lawrence (Southeast, B.S. 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.

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.

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, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics who are pursuing a course of study to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

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 Bachelor's and Master's 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 from 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 avocation 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.

License to Learn Endowed Scholarship

The License to Learn Scholarship is for students who have the desire and abilities to achieve success and need 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 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 students 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, Health and Human Studies. A GPA of 2.0 is required.

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 students 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.

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 an 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 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.

Lloyd, Paul J. Endowed Psychology Scholarship

Paul J. Lloyd was 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 was a 1978 graduate of Saint Louis University with aPh.D in psychology and the 2002 recipient of the outstanding alumni award as a graduate of its organizational psychology program.

He was a professor of psychology at Southeast Missouri State University and taught courses in organizations such as open systems, lifestyle enhancement, and cross-cultural psychology. He was also the 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 was a fellow of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). He was 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 served on the APA Fellows Committee, Board of Educational Affairs, Membership Board, and Committee on Undergraduate Education.

At Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Lloyd held appointments to the undergraduate, graduate and honors faculties. He had 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 had dozens of articles, chapters, conference presentations and seminars to his credit. Dr. Lloyd also had 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 was actively involved in community affairs. He served on the Board of Directors of the Cape Area Habitat for Humanity, including two terms as president. During this time, over a dozen homes were 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 served as a Captain at the Jesuit White House Retreat in Saint Louis.

Dr. Lloyd was a charter member of the Board of Directors of the River Heritage Mural Association and served as vice president and secretary. He was 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 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 was 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's wife, Karen, resides 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 liked to travel and meet new people, hike, work out, and do volunteer work. Camping in their Airstream travel trailer was 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 and 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.

Long, Olivia Sarah Anne Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Olivia Sarah Anne Long. Olivia was born June 1, 2007, in Newberg, Oregon, and passed away on October 22, 2020. She remains in the hearts and minds of every family member, friend, teacher, and role model who knew and loved her for her kind soul, infectious laugh, and caring spirit.

The recipient will be a student majoring in Agribusiness: Horticulture with an experiential learning opportunity.

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.

Lovel, Dr. Gwinn M. Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Gwinn Marshall Lovel was born June 14, 1938, in Hollis, Oklahoma, and married Anne Marie Skelton on September 28, 1963, at Greenville, Mississippi. Dr. and Mrs. Lovel have two sons, Jeffrey and Michael Lovel. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, Texas.

Dr. Lovel taught Sociology at Southeast Missouri State University from 1969 to 2003, retiring as Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice and Sociology. He was a member of the Midwest Sociological Society and the American Sociological Association. While at Southeast, he helped with the college freshman orientation program.

In addition to his career at Southeast, he volunteered at Saint Francis Medical Center and attended Grace United MethodistChurch in Cape Girardeau where he sang in the choir for many years.

This scholarship has been established in his memory by his sister Mary Kay Belter and her husband Ralph Belter of Seadrift, Texas.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a student pursuing a Criminal Justice major with a Sociology minor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Southeast Missouri State University who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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 before 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.

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 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 of at least 2.75).

Mabrey, Cora Arlene Miller Endowed Scholarship

Cora Arlene Miller Mabrey was a 1963 graduate with a B.S. in Education, High School, Major in Business Education. She also received a Master of Arts in Teaching, Business Education major, in 1975.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from Ripley County, Missouri, and an Education major. Second preference is a student majoring in Business.

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.

Mackel, Drs. John and 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.

MacLeay, The Dr. Daniel Endowed Foreign Language Research Award

The Dr. Daniel MacLeay Endowed Foreign Language and 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 Modern Languages, Anthropology and Geography as a professor of the 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 and Anthropology. Foreign language majors must have completed a minimum of 24 credits in a foreign language with a 3.00 GPA in that language.

Per 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 landowners 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.

Maddock, Kevin J. International Studies Scholarship

Nicholas K. Maddock graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in the spring of 2014 with a B.S. in Economics, B.S.B.A. in Finance, and B.S.B.A. in Management: Entrepreneurship. Nick served in several leadership roles during his tenure at Southeast including Student Government Treasurer, Interfraternity Council President, Finance and Economics Society President, Director of Greek Week 2013, a three-year Resident Assistant, and several leadership positions in his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha. Nick has created this scholarship to encourage and support Southeast students who hope to participate in an international study experience because of the extent to which international travel at Southeast Missouri State shaped his life. The scholarship has been named in memory of his father, Kevin Maddock, who played a pivotal role in encouraging Nick to travel and see the world.

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 2.5 GPA. Freshmen may also apply with a 2.5 high school GPA. Applicants must be approved for or seeking an international study experience at Southeast Missouri State University. Preference will be given to applicants who want to study abroad but have financial constraints preventing them from doing so.

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 in Business Administration in Finance, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management: Entrepreneurship. Nick served in several leadership roles during his tenure at Southeast including Student Government Treasurer, Interfraternity Council President, Finance and Economics 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.

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 landowners 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.

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, ultrasound, 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 or business. The recipient must have a GPA of 2.75 and must have financial need as verified by the FAFSA.

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.

Mangels, Kathy Entrepreneurial Scholarship

This scholarship was given by Doug and Heather Greene in honor of Kathy Mangels for her tireless efforts in the development and incubation of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs at Southeast Missouri State University. The recognition of these efforts is to be memorialized through this scholarship in her name.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a female student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with University leadership. Second preference shall go to a student in a leadership role. The student will be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

Mangels Family Endowed Scholarship, The

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University from Oak Ridge with financial need. Second preference shall go to a student with financial need.

Marchi, Dennis P. Memorial Scholarship for Marketing

Dennis P. Marchi paid for his education, beginning with Meramec Community College in 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri. He then furthered his education at St. Louis University, graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He attended Webster University and graduated in 1983 with a Master of Arts in Management and Marketing.

Dennis worked in the supermarket business for 47 years. He worked for and retired from Schnuck Markets after 45 years, spending 30 years managing Cape Girardeau Schnucks.

The recipient will be a student majoring in marketing, with a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Margerum, Dale W. and Sonya L. Chemistry Scholarship

Dr. Dale W. Margerum was born in Ferguson, Missouri on October 20, 1929. Together with his twin brother, Dr. J. David Margerum, he began his studies at Southeast Missouri State College in 1946. Dale graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Chemistry in 1950 and went on to obtain his Ph.D. in chemistry from Iowa State University. Dale became a faculty member in Chemistry at Purdue University in 1954, where he served as Chair of the Chemistry Department from 1978 to 1983. He published 254 research papers and mentored nearly 100 doctoral students before retiring from Purdue as a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in 2008. Dale and David both received the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Merit Award in 1991.

In 1952, Dale met his wife, Sonya, while he was pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Iowa State and Sonya was employed as a chemist with the Ames Lab. They were married in 1953 and have three children and five grandchildren. Sonya served as mayor of West Lafayette, Indiana, for 24 years from 1980 to 2004 during Dale’s tenure at Purdue University.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Chemistry, who demonstrates financial need and maintains a 2.0 GPA.

Markland, Mylla Fisk Alpha Chi Omega Scholarship

Mylla Fisk Markland attended Southeast Missouri State University 1960 – 64 and graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Education, a Biology major. As a student at SEMO, she was President of Terpsichore modern dance group (1962), and President of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority (1963). She was elected to WAKAPA – Women’s Honorary (1963) and to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities (1963). In 1975, she received a Master's of Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, majoring in Guidance and Counseling. She later completed 30+ hours In Special Education/Learning Disability from the University of South Carolina.

Mylla had a 39-year career as a science teacher and guidance counselor. She taught at Florissant (MO) Junior High School, Iroquois (NY) Middle School, and A.C. Flora (SC) High School. She was a guidance counselor at Pattonville (MO) Junior High School, A.C. Flora (SC) High School, and Irmo (SC) High School.

She was the Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor at Florissant (MO) Junior High School, 1976 – 79, and the Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor at A.C. Flora High School, 1980 – 82. Mylla was also the Varsity Girl’s Tennis Coach at A.C. Flora High School, 1982 – 86. She was active with several professional organizations, and particularly enjoyed her work with the College Board. In 1994, she was elected to Who’s Who in American Education. She married Bob Markland in 1965, and they have two sons, Kevin and Keith, and 10 grandchildren. She has been a volunteer at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC for the past 20 years. Active in her church, Ashland United Methodist, Columbia, SC she has participated in many mission projects, vacation bible schools, and is President of her Sunday School Class. Over the years she has enjoyed running, tennis, skiing, reading, travel, antiques, and computers.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a Southeast Missouri State University student who is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

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 the 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 Department of History and Anthropology office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the office by February 28.

Marler, Larry and Donna Tourism Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students admitted to 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.

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, a 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 and Religion.

Matthews, Joe Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Mary W. Matthews in memory of her husband, Sergeant Joe Matthews, who was a safety officer for Highway Patrol E in southeast Missouri for 15 years. 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. The award is used to pay all or part of the successful applicant's incidental fees for one semester and it is also renewable.

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, now retired, was an attorney and compliance officer in the mortgage banking industry. She also served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, in the Reserves and on active duty, for 24 years, attaining the rank of Captain. She is a graduate of the Naval War College.

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.

This scholarship shall be awarded to two students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who are veterans that have 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 go to a spouse of an active-duty military service member, guardsman or reserve member, or of an honorably discharged military veteran.

McDougall, Gerald Entrepreneurial Scholarship

This scholarship was given by Doug and Heather Greene in honor of Gerald McDougall 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 is to be memorialized through this scholarship in his name.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a major or minor in a business discipline (preferred but not required) or an entrepreneurship minor outside of the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The student shall be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 2.75. Active involvement with CATAPULT is also required and the scholarship is renewable with continuing involvement with CATAPULT.

McDougall, Gerald and Karen Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Gerald S. McDougall served as Dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business (now the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing) at Southeast Missouri State University from 1993-2017. During his tenure at Southeast, he also served as Interim Provost, Interim Vice President for University Advancement, and Associate Provost for Online and Extended Learning. Dr. McDougall was instrumental in founding the Business Learning Community. He believed in the importance of developing early connections between incoming freshmen business students and the faculty and staff in the college and saw the Business Learning Community as a way to accomplish this goal.

Dr. McDougall was a graduate of California State University-Chico and Claremont Graduate University. He started his professional career at Wichita State University as an Assistant Professor of Economics, advancing to the rank of Professor. Before coming to Southeast, he served as Chairperson of the Department of Economics and as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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, Elliott, and Max.

The recipients of this scholarship will be 1st award to a Business Learning Community student, used for tuition or program fees; and 2nd Award to a Business major in good standing, 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 and Computing.

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, Mississippi.

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 Mississippi County Nutrition Center, Southeast Missouri Workforce Investment Board, and the Charleston Boys and 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 a consultant to Mission Missouri, the Pemiscot Initiative Network, Caruthersville Boys and 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 a grant writer.

Jerry David McDowell died on July 4, 2004.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who resides in Mississippi County, Missouri.

McFerron, Ross and Alisa Endowed Scholarship

Ross McFerron grew up on his family's farm just outside of Advance, Missouri, and graduated from Advance High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. Ross received his law degree in 2007 from the University of Missouri. While a student at Southeast, Ross served as Student Body Vice-President and President. As a partner with Osburn, Hine, Yates and Murphy in Cape Girardeau, Ross maintains a general practice, primarily focusing on business litigation, personal injury, and agricultural law. Ross is licensed in Missouri state and federal courts.

Originally from De Soto, Missouri, Alisa McFerron graduated from Southeast in December 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication with a Public Relations emphasis. She graduated with a Master of Public Administration degree from Southeast in 2011. During her undergraduate years, Alisa was actively involved in her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and Southeast's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). In addition, she was a Student Government officer, a staff writer for the Capaha Arrow campus newspaper, and a Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society officer. Alisa joined the admissions team in July 2007, and she is the Assistant Director of Admissions for Operations.

While at Southeast, Ross met his wife, Alisa. The two married in 2007, and they have one son and one daughter. Ross serves on the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors, and both Ross and Alisa are active members of the Young Alumni Chapter of Southeast's Alumni Association.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Recipients must have demonstrated participation in leadership organizations. First preference shall go to graduates of Advance High School and De Soto High School (Missouri).

McGinnis, James C. and Jeannine O. Scholarship

Jeannine O. McGinnis has established this scholarship fund to help individuals and families who have chosen to serve in the Military to achieve their educational goals.

James (Jim) was born in Springfield, Missouri. Jim enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. After retiring from Military Service in 1973, the McGinnis' were both employed by Southeast Missouri State University. Almost immediately after being employed at the University, Jim decided to continue his education. He received an Associate Degree in 1976 and his Bachelor of Science degree in 1979. Jim's last work title was Supervisor, Buildings and Grounds Services, and he retired from the University in 1991. After a terrific retirement, Jim passed away on January 31, 2016.

Jeannine was born in Portageville, Missouri. Jeannine's career at Southeast Missouri State University also began in 1973. She worked in a couple of different roles at the University before settling in the Registrar's Office in 1974. In the Registrar's Office, Jeannine was originally an assistant registrar, was promoted to associate registrar in 1985, and then promoted to Registrar in 1987. Jeannine retired from full-time University service in 1993 but continued to do special projects for the Registrar's Office until 1998. Like Jim, Jeannine enrolled in courses offered at the University almost immediately after beginning her employment. Jeannine earned two Bachelor's Degrees in 1975 and 1976, and then a Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling in 1984.

To date, both of the McGinnis' sons and one of their grandchildren have also graduated from Southeast Missouri State University.

This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is either (i) an active-duty military service member, guardsman or reserve member; or (ii) an honorably discharged military veteran from one of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves; or (iii) the spouse or dependent of an active-duty military service member, guardsman or reserve member, or of an honorably discharged military veteran. Recipients of this scholarship must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be preferred but not required.

McKee, General and Mrs. Seth J., USAF (Ret.) Scholarship

Seth Jefferson McKee was born in McGehee, Arkansas in 1916 to William Ferdinand McKee and Jeffie Olivia Warrington McKee. He spent most of his childhood in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He rose from a rural farm boy to become one of America’s most highly decorated members of the United States Air Force.

Seth attended then Southeast Missouri State Teachers College (it would be named Southeast Missouri State University in 1973) between 1934 and 1937, during which time he became a member of the Missouri National Guard. As a senior, he decided he needed to find a school that would have the curriculum he needed to enter medical school. To do so, he relied on his wrestling background and ultimately received a wrestling scholarship at Oklahoma University. However, it quickly became apparent that he should consider other career possibilities, and at the urging of his roommate, applied to the Army Air Corps. In January 1938, he reported to Hot Springs, Arkansas for pre-induction in the U.S. Army.

McKee graduated from U.S. Air Corps flight training in February 1939 at the age of 22 and afterward served several months in the 20th Pursuit Group. He then served as an operational test pilot in the newly activated Test and Show Group, where for the next four years, he participated in testing of virtually all aircraft produced for the Air Corps, as well as flying the British Spitfire fighter and the Lancaster bomber. He was serving as operations officer of the 1st Pursuit Squadron at Eglin Field, Florida, and became operations officer of the Eglin Field Test Group when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.

In June 1941, Seth married Sally Parshall in Orlando, Florida. Sally was a member of one of the area’s pioneer families and the reigning Miss Florida Citrus. They would go on to have three sons: Jeff, born in 1942; Bill, born in 1946; and Tom, born in 1948. All three sons would become military pilots: Lt. Col. Seth J. (Jeff) McKee, Jr., USMC-USAF; Capt. William B. McKee, USAF; and Capt. Thomas J. McKee, USAF. The McKees were married for 75 years and had three sons, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

In his 34-year career, McKee aided the liberation of Europe in World War II, commanded forces in Asia during Vietnam, and was on the front lines of the Cold War. He retired in 1973 as commander of NORAD, the anti-nuclear missile center in Colorado.

At the time of his death at the age of 100 in December 2016, General McKee was the oldest four-star general in our nation, as well as the highest-ranking survivor of the D-Day Invasion, where he led a group of fighter planes providing air cover for the troops on the beaches of Normandy in 1944.

This scholarship will be awarded to an active military (including ROTC) member or an honorably discharged military veteran; or spouse/dependent of an active duty military service member, guardsman, or reserve member or of an honorably discharged military veteran. The scholarship does not have to be tuition specific.

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 a 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.

The scholarship is open to students enrolled in a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) 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 a 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 1970s and had a one-woman art exhibit in Mayan pottery. In addition, she did move 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 (B.F.A) 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 participate 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. The criterion for evaluation includes academic and artistic progress, and such personal characteristics as cooperation, motivation and adaptability.

McPherson, Wayne and Joan Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of the Baseball Team and meet the Head Baseball Coach's approval.

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 every year on the recommendation of the Development Office Scholarship Committee.

The recipients are chosen based on 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.

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 a financial need verified by the FAFSA.

Meyer, Thomas M. and Mary E. Endowed Scholarship for Perry County

The Hugo Joseph Meyer family migrated from Germany to Apple Creek, in Perry County, Missouri, in the 1830s. The family lived and worked in this area, and later moved to Old Appleton and then to Perryville.

Thomas M. Meyer’s grandmother was a Buchheit, and through both families, he has extended cousins throughout Perry County. Both sides of the family were either farmers or merchants, and for a while, were involved in the Old Appleton Brewery and Old Appleton Mill on the creek. The family takes great pride in their Perry County roots. Though Tom and his wife Mary reside in Cape Girardeau, they still enjoy making new acquaintances with cousins in Perry County.

Farming was very important to Tom’s relatives, with such large families to feed and support, and Tom and Mary feel that this vocation still needs to be encouraged and supported in the Perry County area.

The family also has a strong military Veteran commitment, and feel that it’s important to support returning Perry County Veterans. The Meyer’s extended family has served during the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam, and during present global conflicts. The Meyers vow to support Perry County Veterans in continuing their educations at Southeast Missouri State University.

Tom is the son of the late Thomas L. and Helen M. Meyer. He was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. After serving overseas during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Navy Seabees, he is a member of the VFW, American Legion, Seabee Charter Island II, and the SEMO Vets Corp Alumni. Tom graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology. Mary E. (Griffith) Meyer is the daughter of the late Art and Ellyne Griffith. She was born in Spokane, Washington. She attended schools in Utah, Arizona, and Missouri. After graduating from Ellington High School, she attend and graduated from Southeast in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education and a minor in Library Science.

Tom is the president and owner of Thos. L. Meyer Realty Company, Inc., where he has been licensed since 1970 with experience in all aspects of real estate, and is a graduate of the Realtor Institute, a certified residential specialist, a certified international property specialist, and is certified in probate real estate. He served as state president of the Missouri Association of Realtors in 1995 and the 2001 regional vice president of the National Realtors Association. Mary is the librarian at St. Mary’s Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau.

Tom and Mary have both been great ambassadors for Southeast, in both service and generosity. Tom has served as a member of the Southeast Missouri University Alumni Association, serving as president from 2009 to 2011; on the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors and a member of President's Council and Copper Dome Society; as a member of the Southeast Missouri Redhawks Club; chapter representative of the SEMO Vet Corps Alumni, and advisor to the SEMO Student Veterans Organization. In December 2011, Tom was appointed to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, serving until his term expired on January 1, 2018.

Tom and Mary have five children, Heather, Jean, Thomas, Catherine, and Tara, who are all graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. They strongly believe in Southeast’s strong commitment to providing a quality education for success.

The recipient(s) of this scholarship shall be: first preference is for an Agriculture major from Perry County, Missouri; second preference is for a Veteran (any major) from Perry County, Missouri; third preference is for any Veteran.

Meyer, Thomas M. and Mary E. Scholarship 

Tom and Mary Meyer have both been great ambassadors for Southeast, in both service and generosity. Tom has served as a member of the Southeast Missouri University Alumni Association, serving as president from 2009-2011; on the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board of Directors, and a member of Presidents Council and Copper Dome Society; as a member of the Southeast Missouri Redhawks Club; chapter representative of the SEMO Vet Corps Alumni, and adviser to the SEMO Student Veterans organization. He was also instrumental in organizing the Veterans Plaza site that recognizes all past, present, and future Veterans. In December 2011, Tom was appointed to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, serving until his term expired on January 1, 2018.

Tom is the president and owner of Thos. L. Meyer Realty Company, Inc., where he has been licensed since 1970. He has with experience in all aspects of real estate, and is a graduate of the Realtor Institute, a certified residential specialist, a certified international property specialist, and is certified in probate and trust real estate. He served as state president of the Missouri Association of Realtors in 1995 and was the 2001 regional vice president of the National Realtors Association. He has been recognized with a Life Membership and Lifetime Achievement Award and holds a National Emeritus status. Tom also is a past Cape Chamber of Commerce Chairman, formerly elected as a City Commissioner to help develop the present City Charter, and has been involved with many city, county, and state organizations over the years. Mary is a member and active with the DAR and recently retired from her position as the librarian at St. Mary's Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau.

Tom is the son of the late Thomas L. and Helen M. Meyer. He was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. After serving overseas during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Navy Seabees, he became a member of the VFW, American Legion, Seabee Island 5 as their Commander, and is active with the SEMO Vets Corp Alumni. Tom graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1967, and after his time in the service, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology. Mary E. (Griffith) Meyer is the daughter of the late Art and Ellyne Griffith. She was born in Spokane, Washington. She attended schools in Utah, Arizona, and Missouri. After graduation from Ellington High School, she attended and graduated from Southeast in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education and a minor in Library Science.

Tom and Mary have five children: Dr. Heather Phillips, Jean Boctor, Thomas N. Meyer, Dr. Catherine Meyer, and Tara Meyer, all whom graduated from Notre Dame High School. All of them also took classes through Southeast Missouri State University, with four graduating from Southeast and one finishing at another University. They also have 4 grandchildren. Tom and Mary strongly believe in Southeast's strong commitment to providing a quality education for success.

The recipient of this scholarship will be an incoming freshman who is a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, MO, with a minimum 2.0 GPA and verified financial need. 

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. Before 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, Dr. Gary L. Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Gary L. Miller was a member of the music faculty at Southeast Missouri State University serving as a teacher, professor, performer and mentor to countless students. At the time of his death, he was associate dean and director of the Southeast University River Campus. This scholarship is named in his honor by friends and family.

Dr. Miller was born in Topeka, Kansas, and married Mary Van Hoet in 1979 in Ann Arbor, MI. He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1963 and the University of Northern Iowa in 1967. After earning his master's degree in music at Michigan, he served in the U.S. Navy music program from 1969 to 1973, deploying to Europe aboard vessels including the aircraft carrier JFK.

Following military service, he earned the Artist's Diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne, Germany. He received his doctorate of music degree at the University of Michigan.

Gary and Mary Miller have four sons, Kirk, Kyle, Erik and Alex.

This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in music with a 2.5 GPA.

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 fur 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 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, Technology, Engineering 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 Zumwalt 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 that 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 from 1978 through 1979.

This scholarship is open to students with a 2.5 GPA. First preference will be given to the child of a Mason. Second preference will be given to a Mason. Last preference will be given to others in need.

Moore, Charles L. and Nancy J. Scholarship for Science and 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, Michigan, retiring in 1996.

Charles attended Southeast for two years before transferring to the University of Missouri at Rolla. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1962. Charles worked for Ingersoll 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.

Moore, Rutha E. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was given by Dr. Julie Ray and her husband, Dennis Ray. Dr. Ray is a faculty member in the Southeast Missouri State College of Education, Health and Human Studies and is currently the Chair of the Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education. She earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2000, and began teaching at Southeast in 2002. This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Ray’s grandmother, Rutha E. Moore.

Mrs. Moore grew up in the Delta region of Northeast Arkansas. She didn’t finish high school and Census records show that by the age of 13, she was cooking for a railroad crew. She never learned to drive a car, and her husband left her with three children to raise on her own. She picked cotton, did sewing work, took in ironing, raised her own vegetables and chickens, and did whatever else was needed to survive. Despite this difficult life, she loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally and passed on a lifetime of wisdom to them. As an educated woman, Dr. Ray is grateful for the opportunities her education has given her, which her grandmother never had. This scholarship is a way to honor her grandmother’s life and to provide assistance to a future teacher who has financial need during the student teaching semester.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Exceptional Child Education. The recipient must be a senior entering the student teaching semester and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Preference shall be given for students with a financial need, as documented by the FAFSA. This scholarship is not renewable.

Morehead, Dr. William & Patricia Acting Scholarship

The Dr. William and Patricia Morehead Acting Scholarship was established in 2021 in honor of Dr. William Edward and Patricia Riegle Morehead, longtime supporters of SEMO as well as the arts in their hometown of Malden, Missouri. Ardent believers in the value of higher education and community service, Bill and Pat Morehead demonstrated support and enthusiasm for young people through numerous activities and organizations. Pat continually encouraged youth in the community to pursue higher education providing advice and support to all. Dr. and Mrs. Morehead stressed the importance of exposure to live performance, art appreciation, literature, and music as they raised their four children (Tricia, William, Robert and Elizabeth) in Malden by often driving them to other towns hours away.

Dr. Morehead was born at home in Memphis, Tennessee New Year’s Eve 1931. He was the youngest of 4 active children. His parents worked hard to provide. His father was a pharmacist and his mother, a retired teacher was very involved in church and community. All four children graduated college and the boys all served in the military. Though his father died when he was a teen, his family pooled resources and put him through college and medical school. He and Pat knew each other through church and dated off and on all through high school and college. Pat liked to recount how Bill wooed her quoting poetry. Later, during visits, his grandchildren loved his nightly readings of poetry and stories.

They married upon his graduation from medical school and landed in Malden, Missouri in 1962 after his service in the Army. Dr. Morehead provided medical care for multiple generations of Malden-area residents until the impressive age of 80. He volunteered as team physician for Malden High School and performed physicals for surrounding area schools. An avid golfer, he served as President of Malden Country Club as well as the local Lions’ Club. His advanced skills in bridge earned him the title Life Master.

If anything needed doing, organizing, representing, or fixing, Pat was the one to call upon. Born in Buffalo, New York in 1933 to Warren and Dorothy Riegle, Pat’s family moved to Memphis in 1947 and worked their way as “Yankees” into Memphis life. Dorothy was very involved in community activities and established a reputation as a top real estate broker and was President of the local BPW chapter and state finance chairman for Tennessee BPW. Warren and Dorothy wanted their children to have the college education that they were not able to acquire.  Pat emulated her mother, Dorothy, with community service that began early in life and never stopped. She graduated with honors from Treadwell High School, served as president of the Dunklin County Medical Auxiliary and on many boards and commissions. She was the first woman elected to the Malden Board of Education.  She was a “stay at home mom” who never stayed at home. Dedicated to her children’s concerns, she served in many capacities with the Girl Scouts, the Presbyterian church, the Dunklin County Council on Child Abuse, the Youth Development Project, the Arts Council and served as membership chairman of the Community Concert Association. Her involvement with SEMO began when she served as a member of the Coordinating Commission for the proposed educational facility for Malden that would give access to college courses to the people of Malden. For her many contributions, she was named the Malden “Woman of the Year” in 1987. In 2007 she received the SEMO Distinguished Service Award as recognition for her service to the University over the years. Among her proudest achievement was the completion in March of 1996 of the now nationally recognized Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden. What began as a conversation of “why not” between three women in 1990 became “we will” and finally “we are”! The museum continues to serve the entire Southeast Missouri area with the mission to foster an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and an insatiable curiosity about life.

“Doc” and Pat, as they were known touched so many lives in their roles of family physician, community leader, friend and neighbor. The entire Morehead family hopes this scholarship supports young lives enthusiastic about shared humanity expressed through the creative art which is theatre.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a BFA in Acting or BFA in Musical Theatre major (incoming or returning) in good academic/artistic standing. Award will be based on annual scholarship auditions and will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Morgan, Dr. Willard J. and Dr. Craig M. Morgan Graduate Studies Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Willard J. Morgan joined the faculty of Southeast Missouri State University in 1963. During his tenure of 28 years, he served in many roles, some of which were: Coordinator of Student Teaching, Professor of Educational Administration, Director of School Services, Dean of Continuing Education, Director of Summer Sessions, and Coordinator of the Specialist Program. Under his leadership, various programs that were unique in the region, state or nation required special funding and his proposals resulted in over $2 million in funding for the University and public schools of the area.

Dr. Morgan was the recipient of many honors including the first Service to Secondary Education Award presented by the Missouri Association of Secondary Principals and the Distinguished Service to Education Award given by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition, he was appointed to membership on the National Association of Secondary School Principals Committee of Professors of Secondary School Administration and Supervisors. He was the only faculty member at Southeast to be selected as a member of this prestigious committee.

Dr. Morgan was a graduate of Crete Community High School, where he was the first four-sport athlete in the school's history and Captain of the school's first football team. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, lettering in football and baseball. Both his master's degree and his doctorate were earned at the University of Wyoming. In addition, Dr. Morgan served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and, after separation, served in the Wyoming National Guard and the Active Reserves until his honorable discharge at the rank of Captain in 1968.

Dr. Morgan is enjoying his retirement concentrating on traveling, fishing and lawn work. He married the former Diane Biddison in June 1954 and they have three children and seven grandchildren.

Dr. Craig Morgan is the son of Willard and Diane Morgan. Born in Laramie, Wyoming, and raised in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he graduated from Cape Central High School in 1973. From 1973-1977, he attended Southeast Missouri State University and received his B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Pre-medical education, Summa Cum Laude.

Throughout his high school and college careers, Dr. Morgan excelled in both academics and athletics. At Southeast Missouri State, his extracurricular activities included participation in academic organizations such as the American Chemical Society as well as playing on the Varsity Football Team. He graduated as Valedictorian of his graduating class and his academic success at Southeast was further acknowledged in Who's Who Among American Colleges and University Students, as a member of the Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, and as a recipient of Cardinal Key (Southeast's honors fraternity).

Dr. Morgan went on to receive an M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he graduated second in his class in 1981. He completed his ophthalmology training through an internship with Presbyterian Hospital of Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, a residency at the University of California San Francisco, and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Morgan is an ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of retinal disorders in Huntington, West Virginia. In addition to his medical practice at Eye Consultants of Huntington, he has been ordained as a pastor at Christ Temple Church in Huntington, where he lives with his wife Rhonda Morgan. He has dedicated his life to serving the Lord through both his personal and professional life.

Dr. Craig Morgan is blessed to be able to honor his father Dr. Willard Morgan through this scholarship. He hopes that his support through this scholarship will encourage graduate students at Southeast Missouri State who share the passions and interests that both he and his father have pursued throughout their lives.

A recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who has been accepted into the graduate assistant program in one of the following disciplines, in this order of preference: (1) Department of Athletics (preference for Football), (2) College of Education, Health and Human Studies, or (3) College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The Graduate Studies Scholarship committee will be responsible for selecting the recipient through an interview process. First preference will be given to a student with a Christian affiliation. Second preference will be given to an active duty military service member, guardsman or reserve member, or an honorably discharged military veteran. The student's GPA will also be taken into consideration in making the award.

 

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.

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.

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 is not required. First preference will be given to those elementary education majors with an emphasis in reading.

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. Before 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 in Naperville, Illinois, 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 and Computing, or the College of Education, Health and Human Studies 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 and Computing, or the College of Education, Health and Human Studies with a 2.5 GPA who has verified financial need.

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 Department of History and Anthropology office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the 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.

Needles, Martin Memorial Scholarship

Martin was born in St. Marys, Ohio, in July 1936.  He completed high school in Ohio, then enrolled at Southern Arkansas University, in Magnolia, Arkansas, where his father was at the time.  Martin interrupted his education after two years to serve four years in the Air Force.  He returned to SAU after the four years, met his future wife, and completed his degree in history.  Upon graduation, he pursued and earned his doctoral degree in British History at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  That study took him to England a number of times for research.

Martin taught history at Ripon College in Wisconsin on an interim basis before accepting a faculty position in the history department at Southeast Missouri State University in 1969.  Though he was the “European Historian,” he taught a range of history and research classes at Southeast.  He was active in the life of the department, serving on Faculty Senate, on a number of committees, and serving as host in his home to student gatherings.  He spent a significant amount of time in England, teaching a semester in London and participating in seminars and research projects.  He also graded European History AP exams for a number of years, even after his retirement.  Martin related well to students (and faculty) and eventually added academic advising to his caseload.

Martin retired in 2001, in order to care for his wife who was battling cancer.  She passed away in early 2002.  He later remarried, to the widow of another Southeast faculty member.  He remained in Cape Girardeau until his death in August 2021.

Martin was a part of the Southeast History Department, a very close, academically superior, and amazingly supportive department.  This is demonstrated by two of his colleagues, on their own, establishing this scholarship.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a sophomore or higher, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who has completed at least two courses in European History (open to non-history majors).

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 Southern Illinois University. 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, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 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 potential, 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 several awards, 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 before 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 Department of History and Anthropology office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned to the 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, Missouri. 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.

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.

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. Oelsen 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/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 is 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.

Old Town Cape William Dunn 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.

The Old Town Cape William Dunn Scholarship was endowed through donations to the Old Town Cape Scholarship Garden managed and cared for by volunteers.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a full or part-time student having some direct working association with Old Town Cape or downtown in general (own or work for a downtown business or organization). Second preference shall go to a full or part-time student having an indirect association with Old Town Cape or downtown in general (an immediate family relative of someone who owns or works in a downtown business or organization). Third preference shall go to a Historic Preservation student. The minimum GPA qualification for this scholarship is 2.5. 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.

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.

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 teaching 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 Tecnologico 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.

Orwick, David and Beth Scholarship

The recipient will be a student pursuing a degree from Southeast Missouri State who is a member in good standing of the Southeast Missouri State chapter of either Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity or Alpha Xi Delta sorority, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Otto, Drs. Pamela M. and 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. and 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 in several 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 before 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 timekeeper 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 Master's and Specialist 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 B.A. in Math, the University of Illinois in 1961 with a M.S. in Math, and received his Ed.D. 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.

Park, Ed and Judy Ross Endowed Scholarship

Mr. Ed Park (an econometrician at Rand Corporation) and Judy Ross (a bioethicist at UCLA) endowed this scholarship in acknowledgment of the impact that Tibetans and Tibetan Buddhism have had on their family.

The recipient of this scholarship must be an International Student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is from East Asia and is an ethnic or religious minority member in his/her home country. Preference shall be given to a Tibetan student and/or a student who is or has participated in the Intensive English Program at Southeast Missouri State.

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.

Parker, James V. Theatre and Dance Scholarship

James V. Parker was the Founding Director of the University Museum at Southeast Missouri State University from 1975 until 1986. Before that, he was the Assistant Director of Education at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona for 17 years. Throughout his long and prolific career as a visual artist, Mr. Parker has garnered numerous awards, including the Arizona State Fair, Stanford Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, the United States National Veterans Exhibit in Los Angeles, California, and Family Circle’s National Competition in New York City. In 1986, he received the prestigious Otto Dingeldein Award from the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Mr. Parker also designed the artwork for the City of Cape Girardeau’s first downtown mural, the Vision 2000 City of Cape Girardeau Flag, and the City of Cape Girardeau Police Insignia. He is responsible for dozens of art collections in Arizona and throughout southeast Missouri, including the Houck Collection Statuary Replicas, still on display in the Alumni Center’s Kem Statuary Hall. Mr. Parker was recognized as one of the Notable Americans of 1976-1977. Mr. Parker’s work has appeared in more than 40 periodicals and other publications. He is a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Europe during World War II, as well as a member of the American Red Cross in Italy. He continues to paint every day in his home in Cape Girardeau.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. This scholarship is talent-based and is 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 and Dance (B.F.A. or B.A.). This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

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.

Parry, Ann Scholarship of Engaged Citizenship

The Ann Parry Scholarship of Engaged Citizenship recognizes the life and legacy of Elizabeth Ann Parry of Rolla, Missouri. She was 81 years old at the time of her death November 28, 2016.

Ann Parry made a difference everywhere she went, giving to everyone she met. She was an invaluable member of her community, baking cookies for all her friends and neighbors for Christmas. A member of Salem Avenue Baptist Church in Rolla, she helped with Christmas is Love. Ann taught International Student Wives at the Baptist Student Union how to shop and cook in America and made friends with many of them. Also, she volunteered to be the church librarian as well as a Sunday School class teacher.

She had five children and eight grandchildren.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled full-time at Southeast Missouri State University who is a Department of Mass Media major and engaged in campus or community activities, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Parsons, Robert and 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.

Patterson, Chester and Louise Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is based on gratitude. Our parents, Chester and Louise Patterson, sent me to graduate from Southeast Missouri State College in 1963 and sent my sister for two years to the same college.

Chester Patterson was born on November 26, 1914. His older brother died at birth. Jesse and Bertha Patterson raised five children, dad being the oldest. The family, like most in Crystal City/Festus, struggled during the depression. Dad would pull a little red wagon from North Third Street in Festus to the Pittsburgh Plate Glass factory in Crystal City to pick up groceries, which the company was providing for families. He quit Festus High School as a junior to find work and help support the family. Louise Schatzle, our mother, was born on December 14, 1917. Her parents, Adolph and Teresa Schatzle, raised eight children on their farm in Crystal Heights. Adolph came over from Germany at age 6. Teresa was one of 13 children of Seith (S.S.) Paul from Old Mines. Seith Paul was a Union soldier in the Civil War.

Chester and Louise were married on October 26, 1939, at Sacred Heart Parish in Twin Cities. Together, they raised two children, Tim and Mary. Dad started his career shoveling culet at PPG and retired as General Foreman of the PPG Warehouse after 42 years. Our home was a home of hospitality, laughter and prayer. They sacrificed much for the two of us. Without their support, I would not have become a judge and my sister would not have become a successful hostess on Braniff Airlines. I graduated from Crystal High the year St. Pius X High School was built. My sister graduated from St. Pius. Our parents, like many other parents, contributed to the building of that school.

For their sacrifices, for all they did for their two children, for the Catholic Church, and the community, I establish this scholarship in their honor and memory. Their legacy will continue through many generations with this scholarship. - Circuit Judge Timothy J. Patterson

The recipient of this scholarship will be an incoming Southeast Freshman from St. Pius X High School majoring in History or Social Science, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Second preference is for an incoming Freshman from St. Pius X High School. Third preference is for an upperclassman St. Pius X High School graduate enrolled at Southeast. Financial need will be considered but a FAFSA is not required.

Patterson, Judge Timothy J. and Carole A. Scholarship

Judge Timothy J. Patterson is a 1963 graduate of Southeast Missouri State College with a double major in History and Social Science. Following graduation, he taught World History, Economics, Contemporary Issues and Sociology at Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Missouri. He served four years in the United States Air Force and completed his Juris Doctorate at the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 1972.

Professionally, Judge Patterson has served as Chief Auditor and Counsel for the Jackson County Probate Court and as First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Jefferson County, Missouri. He was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Jefferson County in 1974. Patterson practiced law with the Anderson, Brooking, Hammon and Dieffenbach Law Firm in Hillsboro from 1979 to 1982. He was elected Circuit Judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit in 1983 and served for 24 years.

He served as Presiding Judge of the Circuit for six years and was President of the Missouri Circuit Judges Association. In retirement, he served for seven years on the Board of Directors for Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri. Following the sale of the hospital to Mercy, Patterson is serving on the Jefferson Memorial Community Foundation, a charitable foundation in Jefferson County, which received the proceeds of the sale of the hospital to Mercy.

His late wife, Carole, was a graduate of Arkansas State and taught in the Hillsboro School District for 26 years, including the education of the gifted in primary school.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to an incoming Freshman from St. Pius X High School in Festus, Missouri who majoring in History or Social Science. Second preference is for an incoming Freshman from St. Pius X High School. Third preference is for an upperclassman St. Pius X High School graduate enrolled at Southeast. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0.

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. and Janet F. Military Family Scholarship

Ron Pensel is a Vietnam veteran who completed three tours in Vietnam. Ron was a Navy Aircrewman and earned two different sets of Navy Aircrew wings. Ron was honorably discharged in 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 the 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.

Pensel, Ronald R. and Janet F. Scholarship

Ron Pensel is a Vietnam veteran who completed three tours in Vietnam. Ron was a Navy Aircrewman and earned two different sets of Navy Aircrew 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 (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’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.

Penzel, Dorothy Kies Endowed Scholarship

Mr. Dorothy Kies Penzel was a medical technologist and had an interest in the area of Dietetics.

Mr. George A. Penzel grew up in Jackson, Missouri, attending the public schools there. 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 was 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 the assault landings of Leyte in the Philippines and Okinawa. He also helped build the Alaskan Highway in 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.

Mr. and Mrs. Penzel's daughters, Georganne and Carolyn, both graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and live in Cape Girardeau, and are avid supporters of Southeast.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Dietetics, with at least 40 hours, and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Penzel, George A. Family Endowed Scholarship

Mr. Dorothy Kies Penzel was a medical technologist and had an interest in the area of Dietetics.

Mr. George A. Penzel grew up in Jackson, Missouri, attending the public schools there. 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. Penzelwas 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 the assault landings of Leyte in the Philippines and Okinawa. He also helped build the Alaskan Highway in 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.

Mr. and Mrs. Penzel's daughters, Georganne and Carolyn, both graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and live in Cape Girardeau, and are avid supporters of Southeast.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics, Physics/Engineering Physics, or Engineering Technology, and minimum of 2.5 GPA.

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 and 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.

Peterson, Erik CSIS Scholarship

This scholarship was established to recognize Erik Peterson, Commencement speaker in May 2015, for his efforts in establishing the partnership between Southeast Missouri State University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. This program allows students from Southeast to participate in an annual seminar in Washington, DC during Spring Break.

Mr. Peterson is a partner and managing director of A. T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council, a strategic advisory service specifically designed for the world’s top CEOs and business-minded thought leaders. Formerly, he was a senior vice president at CSIS and held the CSIS William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, an endowed chair named in honor of Merrill Lynch chairman emeritus Bill Schreyer. In addition, he served as director of the CSIS Global Strategy Institute—a “think tank within a think tank”—which he established in 2003 to assess long-range trends. He also was director of studies at CSIS in which capacity he oversaw and coordinated programs, projects and publications across the organization.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to students participating in the annual Center for Strategic and International Studies Seminar in Washington, DC. Second preference shall go 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.

Phi Delta Theta Southeast Missouri State AlumniAssociation 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 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.

Physics Completion Opportunity Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be an undergraduate student majoring in Physics who is in the following order, either 24 years of age or older, or member of an underrepresented group in Physics (e.g., women, minorities), and has completed at least 60 credit hours and who demonstrates the need for financial assistance to complete his or her Physics degree. Financial need is preferred but not required.

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

Pi Kappa Alpha Leadership Scholarship

The Epsilon Iota Chapter of The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity was founded as the 129th chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha on May 3, 1958, when 40 members of the Mark Twain Society were initiated at Southeast Missouri State University. In 1963, Pi Kappa Alpha moved onto the Southeast Missouri campus in the K Building. 54 years later, in 2017, a newly constructed house was dedicated at the newly constructed Greek Village located near the Show Me Center.

This scholarship is intended to reward those members who live in the Greek Village house and that are impactful in the fraternity's success, via scholastics and dedication to the fraternity's values. The Traditions Campaign Committee has worked diligently to ensure that the young men in this facility can afford the benefits of their involvement.

Applicants for the scholarship must be full-time students in good standing with Southeast Missouri State University and the Epsilon Iota Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha. In addition, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an initiated member or potential new member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
  • Must be enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University during the term when the award is presented
  • Must have a minimum 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must live in the house located at 1436 Show Me Drive during the term when the award is presented
  • Must demonstrate involvement in the Epsilon Iota Chapter.

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

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 a number of 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.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving student who majors in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. This scholarship is for classes on campus or participating in an international business experience.

Pigg, Brenda and Bob Endowed Scholarship

This fund shall be awarded to a graduating senior from Herculaneum, De Soto, 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.

Porter, Shirley Endowed Scholarship

Shirley J. Porter-Leimer of Jackson was the daughter of the Reverand Ralph and Juanita Small Porter. She graduated from Campbell High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri. She later attended Saint Louis University to further her studies in social work. For more than 30 years, Shirley was employed by the state of Missouri at various agencies and taught social work.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who graduated from Jackson R-2 High School, Cape Girardeau Central High School or Saxony Lutheran High School. Recipients must have financial need and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale to be eligible. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Power of Women Endowed Scholarship

The Power of Women program for Southeast Missouri State University students began in 2012 and is designed to encourage women (Southeast alumni, businesswomen and community members throughout the region) to support Southeast through service and philanthropy. Through this program, it is the desire of the founders to connect female students at Southeast with financial resources to fund their education as well as opportunities to learn through mentorships, internships, and service projects in the region. Through the generosity of many individuals and proceeds from an annual Power of Women luncheon, the Power of Women Scholarship was first awarded in the fall of 2013 and endowed in the spring of 2014.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who has completed at least 30 hours with a minimum 2.75 GPA. First preference shall go to a female student who demonstrates a passion for a life of service.

The application requires the submission of a personal essay of no more than 500 words which describes (1) interest and experiences in volunteerism and community service and (2) future plans. At least one personal letter of reference from a non-family member is also required with the application. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

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 B.S. 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.

Precision Insurance and Financial Services Scholarship

Precision Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. (“PIFS”) is a commercial insurance agency and brokerage firm specializing in transportation insurance for the long-haul, over the road truckers.  The agency is affiliated with the Precision Truck Products, Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of transportation equipment for the mobile home and mobile office industries.  PIFS was started in 2003 to provide insurance for mobile home and mobile office transporters and is now the largest writer of this segment of insurance in the United States.  In 2012, the agency acquired Concord Commercial Insurance Agency, Inc., in Punta Gorda, Florida, and began its focus on traditional over-the-road trucking in the Southeastern United State.  Since then, PIFS has expanded its market to over 40 states and now maintains offices in Missouri, Illinois, Florida and Texas.

PIFS offers a variety of products and services to its customers. The agency is one of the few in the country that own its own in-house premium finance.  It also maintains sole underwriting responsibilities over two specialized insurance programs with Lloyd’s of London.  The company is well positioned for the future and continues to grow by offering new products and expanding into new markets.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time undergraduate student entering his or her senior year in the Harrison College of Business and Computing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who shall be awarded a minimum of $2000 per semester. Preference will be given to a student who is accepted into the internship program with Precision Insurance and Financial Services.

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 freshmen.

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 and Gamble Scholars Program

First preference is to award scholarship opportunities to female and underrepresented students of ethnic backgrounds enrolled in an engineering program at Southeast Missouri State University. An overall Southeast Missouri State University GPA of 2.5 or a high school GPA of 2.5 and/or a minimum composite ACT score of 21 would be required for eligibility. Second preference is for any student enrolling in an engineering or polytechnic studies program.

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

Pruett, Dale Memorial Scholarship for Hospitality Management

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Hospitality Management.

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 graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University and retired from teaching at  Cape Girardeau Public Schools. She served 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 served 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 the University of Missouri-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, Technology, Engineering 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 Annuity Scholarship

F. Marion Rhodes lived in San Diego, 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 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.

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

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.

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

Rice, Floyd and 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, Missouri 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 pro tem for the 1959-1960 school year in Brentwood, Missouri.

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 his Doctoral Equivalency in 1972.

The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarship Committee.

Rice, Lorraine E. (Hicks-Stall) Scholarship

From Don Rice, Class of 1974, BS Biology:

Lorraine E. (Hicks-Stall) Rice was well known and well loved by the Roselle, Missouri community. She was one of few who were born, educated and lived in Roselle for most of her 100+ years.

Her bubbly personality, zeal and drive, love of kids, nature and farming were added to an insatiable curiosity and unshakable faith. It was so characteristic and evident she was an enthusiastically caring individual. She was a role model plus inspiration for many.

A very giving person, she gave yearly contributions to Boys Town, Disabled Veterans, and March of Dimes, just to name a few. Although her funds were meager (she had a very limited income), her interests, support and generosity were not limited.

This scholarship is to celebrate knowing this lady and is intended as a tribute to her.

The recipient will be a Southeast Missouri State University student majoring in Education, Biology, or Agriculture, with a minimum 2.7 GPA and verified financial need.  Any person of any state or nation can be considered, but preference will be given to 1) present or past resident of Roselle, MO area (within 4 mile radius), or 2) native of Jordan or Palestine.

Risk, Jacob and Erin Corkery-Risk Scholarship

Jacob (’05) and Erin (’04) Risk are graduates of Southeast Missouri State University who earned degrees in Dietetics and Business Administration. While at Southeast, they were active members in the Greek Community as Initiates of Sigma Nu Fraternity and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. They hope that recipients of this scholarship recognize the opportunities that Southeast offers and that they support the Foundation after graduation.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a student who is a resident of St. Louis City (not St. Louis County).

Risko, Nancy S. Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

Nancy S. Risko attended Southeast Missouri State University and used her education to vault her into a 20-plus year nursing career. She always felt Southeast is where she started her life and career. Nancy and her husband, Georgi W. Risko, provided the bequest to establish this scholarship.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. The scholarship will support one or more financially needy and academically distinguished Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) students. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Ritter, The Raymond A. Sr. Endowed Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was 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 majors in the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages. First preference will be given to students with a major in Global Cultures and Languages in the German Track of the Foreign Languages Option and those students minoring in German who seek to study abroad in a German-speaking country. Second preference will be given to all other majors in the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages in support of language-focused study abroad. Award is based on academic merit. Applicants must complete an application and essay through the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages.

Ritter, The Dr. Raymond and Ann Theatre and Dance Scholarship

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

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 Department of History and Anthropology office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned 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 the final selection of the recipient.

Robert, Kaden Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Kaden Robert, a rising sophomore at Kelly High School. He was an honor student and a member of the Pep Club. Kaden was very active in sports and enjoyed playing baseball and football, and weightlifting. Outside of school, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved family gatherings and great food. He also loved traveling with his baseball team to different areas in Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi. He enjoyed playing video games, listening to music, dancing, fishing, hunting, taking “selfies” and teasing his little sister whom he called “Claire Bear.” Kaden’s favorite role was being her big brother. Although Claire slowed him down, it was only a time-out for him. His life was never dull and he wanted it that way. He would seize the day and keep going.

Kaden had a skill for making friends with everyone and seeing the best in them. He was like a magnet that drew people to him. Kaden had a wonderful sense of humor that inspired everyone to laugh and smile. He flashed his contagious smile where ever he went. He was a trusting, forgiving, and caring person. He lived passionately as if there would be no tomorrow. His compassion for others did not go unnoticed. His kind and generous heart was unending. He has touched the lives of so many people from many different places and will continue to do so even after his untimely death. He had already consented to organ donation and through this gift, Kaden’s legacy lives on in the lives of five individuals.

He had always wanted to go to college and would ask his older cousins what it was like. He was looking forward to that chapter in his life.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be an incoming/current Freshman enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate of Kelly High School and a participant in high school athletics. Financial need as verified by the FAFSA is a consideration but is not required for the award. This scholarship is not renewable.

Roberts, Dr. Ruth Ann Education Scholarship

After graduating from Sikeston High School as valedictorian in 1964, Dr. Ruth Ann Roberts came to Southeast Missouri State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1968. She graduated cum laude. She began her career as a biology teacher at Jackson High School. She then continued her profession as a teacher and administrator in the Sikeston Public School System from 1970 to 1999, culminating with 13 years as assistant superintendent. Her career was very rewarding, and she created this scholarship to assist teacher leaders in the pursuit of further education.

In 1999, she came to Southeast Missouri State University and was able to enjoy 15 years of interaction with the very students this scholarship is intended to assist. Eight of those years included serving as a professor in the doctoral program coordinated with the University of Missouri.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a graduate student at Southeast Missouri State University enrolled in the Educational Leadership and Counseling Department. First preference shall go to a student employed by Sikeston Public Schools pursuing a Master or Specialist Degree in Education. This scholarship is automatically renewable if recipients remain within the criteria.

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.

Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau Scholarship

Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau, founded in 1919, provides the opportunity to interact with professionals in our community, work together to address community needs, assist with RI's international humanitarian service efforts, and establish contacts with an international network of professionals.

The recipient(s) of this scholarship shall be a graduate of a high school in Cape Girardeau County Missouri who has a GPA of 2.5 or better and is currently enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University main campus in Cape Girardeau. This scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more Southeast students who plan to study abroad with one of Southeast Missouri State University's short-term or semester-long study abroad programs. The recipient(s) are not required to be seeking a degree within a specific major.

The amount of the award(s) and the number of recipients may vary; depending on the number of students that applied for this award and the amount of dollars available. Students, who apply, must submit a short essay describing why they want to study abroad and explaining what the experience will mean to them personally and to their major.

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

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 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. Applicants must complete an application and essay through the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages.

Rudesill, Clifford F. and Mary Kathryn Memorial Art Scholarship

Mary Kathryn "Ki" Litzelfelner was a Cape Girardeau native, graduating from Cape Central High School in 1939. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was both Art Club president and yearbook art editor during her senior year. She often spoke fondly of her art teacher there, Miss Edna Haman. Ki then attended SEMO, majoring in art. She paid her tuition by working at Bartels on Broadway in Cape, designing windows and store displays.

Clifford Rudesill met Ki during WWII, while he was a flight instructor at Harris Field (south of Cape). After a long-distance romance while Cliff was flying transports over "the Hump", they married and started a family. Cliff was a salesman at various companies in the midwest during these years while Ki stayed home, raising their children, Gail and Mark. Ki also took more art classes when she could and continued painting.

Ki and Cliff were both very happy in 1968 when Cliff had the opportunity to join Cape's Riverside Lumber, allowing them to move back to their much loved Cape Girardeau. Cliff became president of Riverside Lumber and was very instrumental in developing various Cape subdivisions. He was also very active in Cape's economic development and played a role in the Show Me Center's location as part of SEMO's campus. He and Ki were often there supporting SEMO's basketball teams and attending other functions.

Ki worked at Riverside Lumber designing displays, painting signs, and laying out advertisements. She also continued with the fine arts, taking oil painting classes from Cleta Curtis. Ki painted dozens of portraits, landscapes and murals for family, friends and her church, Centenary Methodist.

Cliff and Ki supported higher education for their children and continued that support by setting up college funds for their grandchildren. Ki and Cliff always felt proud of Southeast Missouri State University, considering it a very important segment of Cape's community. Because of that attitude and their emphasis on the importance of higher education, they expressed an interest in setting up a SEMO Art Scholarship. Their children are now following through to set one up in their honor.

First preference shall go to a Southeast Missouri State University student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Education degree within the Department of Art from Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott or Bollinger Counties. Second Preference shall go to a Southeast student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Education degree within the Department of Art. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

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 from 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 a descendent of Clarence and Noma Allen or Theodore and Edna Ruester, 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 upperclassman. 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, 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, Ludeane Fowler Scholarship

Ludeane Fowler Ruzicka is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She and her family owned a portion of the land where the Holland College of Arts and Media 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.

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. His wife, the late 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 her senior year. She must also be a contributor to the sorority, the Greek system, and campus life, and she must have improving academic status. Financial need may also be considered.

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.

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.

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 Saint Francis Hospital and also served on the board of Saint Francis Medical Center.

The Schmitz Scholarship is awarded to a student who has declared a major in the Harrison College of Business and Computing and who demonstrates financial need.

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 Woodard's 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 Department of Engineering and Technology 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.

Schnur, Dr. Walter and Cornelia Scholarship

Jacob Schnur established the Dr. Walter and Cornelia Schnur Scholarship in honor of his parent's support of the theatrical arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. As an adolescent, his parents "dragged" him to the opera, various symphonic performances, dance and live theatre. Now, as an adult, he can look back with a deep sense of gratitude for those trips.

His parents instilled in him that he is Jewish in both thought and deed. The Torah teaches us that social justice is a philosophy to be admired and carried forward in our daily lives. This includes giving to those who have no one to speak for them, and acceptance of all races and lifestyles. In fact, the word "Torah" means to teach.

To this end, Jacob hopes that this scholarship can help a student reach his/her objectives and goals as they relate to the theatre.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a junior or higher-level academic standing with a minimum 2.75 GPA pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design and Technology. The student should have demonstrated academic achievement and a strong desire for a career in technical aspects of theatre.

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 a 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 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.

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 lifetime 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 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 1940s 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.

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 helps 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.

Scully, Pearl Scholarship

Mrs. Pearl (Golden) Scully was born on February 5, 1911, in Lincoln, Alabama, and she married Dr. Mark F. Scully on June 23, 1938. Mrs. Scully was a graduate of Garner Hospital of Nursing in Annison, and Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mrs. Scully served as a public health nurse in Fairmont, West Virginia, and continued her nursing career during the time her husband served in various educational positions in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Georgia.

In 1956, the Scullys moved to Cape Girardeau, at which time Dr. Scully began his 19-year tenure as the 10th President of Southeast Missouri State. As First Lady of Southeast Missouri State, Mrs. Scully was active in the founding of Faculty Dames and served as its president for almost 20 years. She was a member of the PEO and Quest Club and served as president of both.

Dr. and Mrs. Scully had two children and two grandchildren. They continued to reside in Cape Girardeau for the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Scully passed away on October 12, 1998, and was much loved by many at the university and throughout Southeast Missouri.

This scholarship was established by Mary Ann Smith in memory of Pearl Scully, her dedication to the nursing profession, and her many contributions to Southeast Missouri State.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student attending Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the second or third semester of the four-semester B.S.N. curriculum. This student is selected by nursing faculty based on superior achievements in nursing scholarship as well as evidence of a caring and knowledgeable presence in student-patient interactions. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

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. The 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 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 B.S. in education in 1935. He then received an M.S. 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 the genealogy of the Seabaugh lineage.

Della (Sievers) Seabaugh was born in Jackson and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1940. She received a B.S. in education. She received her M.S. 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.

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 pursuing a degree within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and  Mathematics with one (1) of the following:

  • Geoscience minor
  • Environmental Soil Science minor
  • 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.

SEMO University Citizen Endowed Scholarship

This endowment was established by Patricia Connor (Jackson) Reinhart to a qualified student who is an active Citizen of the SEMO University community.

Patricia was a nonresident student at SEMO from 1977-1981, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. Patricia earned 100% of her college education through scholarships (Lucille Farrar Russell, Lily Brucher Gehrs and Kappa Omicron Phi) and campus employment as Department Manager at the campus bookstore. As a financially struggling student, Patricia was frequently encouraged and mentored by members of the faculty to continue pursuing her education despite financial strains. Because of staff encouragement, on-campus employment, and the generous gift of a "place to live" from her Uncle Arthur and Aunt Julia Jackson, Patricia was able to achieve her goal of earning a college degree graduating debt-free.

While a student, Patricia earned Dean's List status and was an active member of the SEMO community. She learned that the skills gained through her participation in clubs, sorority and organizations assisted her in achieving her future career and personal goals while serving as a leader in her SEMO community. She served in roles such as Tri Delta Sorority (Chaplain, Secretary, Historian, and Fundraising Chairman), Pi Kappa Alpha Little Sisters (President, Vice President, and Secretary), Kappa Omicron Phi (Guard), Home Economics Department (Advisory Board), Student Government Representative, Marketing Club (Research Assistant), and Internship (Famous Barr).

Upon graduation, Patricia became a successful Sales Manager in the Consumer Products industry becoming Vice President of U.S. and North American Sales for companies such as Brown Shoe, Nestle Purina, Stride Rite and Procter and Gamble. While doing so, she remained an active member of her community serving as President of PTO, Director of Christian Education at her church, etc. Patricia and her husband John, both recognize the importance of being an actively contributing citizen. Together, they carry that attitude forward, helping and mentoring others wherever they go.

Patricia is the proud mother of three children who have all launched successful lives and careers: Pediatrician in the Navy, Director of Communications, and a Doctor of Education. This importance of citizenship is instilled deeply in her children as they too are actively giving back to their communities.

It has always been Patricia's dream to someday have the financial ability to give back to the SEMO University community. She hopes that whoever earns this scholarship as an active Citizen of the SEMO University community, will someday do the same.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who maintains a 3.0 GPA, demonstrates financial need verified by FAFSA, is employed on campus, is a U.S. Citizen, and is a member of at least one club, team, or organization. First preference is for a student who is holding a leadership position in a club, team or organization, and second preference is for a female student.

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 an 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, except for 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.

Sewell, Louis B. Endowed Math Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Betty Sewell in loving memory of her husband. Lou Sewell was born in Hornersville, Missouri, in 1925 and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After military service, he pursued a career in education, having been inspired by his father who was a superintendent of schools. Lou received a BSE in Mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1949. He also attended the University of Cincinnati and Washington University in St. Louis under a National Science Foundation grant. He received an MA from Washington University and completed additional postgraduate work at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Bowdoin College in Maine. Upon completing his education, Lou taught Mathematics at the high school in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, from 1956 to 1961. From 1961 through 1986, he taught Mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University, from which he retired as Assistant Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a degree in Mathematics or Math Education who maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA. First preference shall be given to a student from Southeast Missouri. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Seyer, Christopher A. Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Chris A. Wright, a 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 the 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. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Seyer, Dennis C. Theatre Design/Technical Theatre Scholarship

Dennis C. Seyer was a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance as well as a 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 Saint 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 freelance designer and theatre consultant as well as a professional 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 one academic year to a Southeast Missouri State University student of junior or senior standing who submits an 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 makeup, 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 award.

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.

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.

Shaffer, Susan and William Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Southeast Missouri State University, with a GPA of 3.0. First preference is for a student majoring in Cybersecurity, second preference is for a student majoring in Computer Science and third preference is for a major in the Harrison College of Business and Computing.

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

Shaffer, William W., Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Business

This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in business, with a 3.0 GPA.

This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year.

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 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 freestyle 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. 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 before 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, Charles and Mary Ellen Scholarship for the Visual and Performing Arts

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. He taught on the Southeast Missouri State University 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.

The scholarship recipient must be a student at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Visual Arts or Performing Arts, having completed 45 credit hours with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA. 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.

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.

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 the 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 at 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.

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.

Sigma Chi Fraternity Scholarship

The three great aims of the Sigma Chi fraternity are friendship, justice and learning. To assist undergraduates in this quest, the Alumni of Epsilon Phi in cooperation with Southeast Missouri State University has established this scholarship program for deserving undergraduate Sigma Chis.

Applicants for the scholarship must be full-time students in good standing with Southeast Missouri State University and the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Sigma Chi. In addition, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an initiated member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
  • Must be enrolled at Southeast Missouri State during the term when the award is presented.
  • Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must demonstrate involvement in the Epsilon Phi Chapter.
  • Must live on the campus of Southeast Missouri State during the term when the award is presented with first preference for a student living in the Sigma Chi house located at 1421 Show Me Drive, second preference for a student living in H Building at Greek Housing, and third preference for a student living in another location on campus.

In the unlikely event that the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Sigma Chi no longer exists on the Southeast Missouri State University campus, the scholarships shall be awarded to the legacies of Epsilon Phi Alumni who are attending Southeast on the same criteria of scholarship, financial need and campus activities. If no such legacies apply, Southeast under the cy pres doctrine will award scholarships under the same criteria until such chapter is reinstated at the university or in perpetuity if the chapter is not reinstated.

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.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Bobby Christman Memorial 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. The 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 our cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Cearnal Family Scholarship

Martin E. Cearnal is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Nashville, TN. Mr. Cearnal has served as a member of the Cumberland Board of Directors since 2004. In 2008, he joined the management team to head commercial development for Cumberland. He is the former Majority Partner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Physicians World (PW), which became the largest provider of continuing medical education during his tenure from 1985 to 2003. He sold PW to Thomson Reuters in 2000. Mr. Cearnal has 50 years of experience in the healthcare industry. His early career was spent at Revlon Healthcare, a business Revlon divested in 1986, in a variety of domestic and international pharmaceutical marketing roles culminating in his position as Vice President, Marketing for International Operations. Mr. Cearnal is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Christopher Busken Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Founders Scholarship

This scholarship honors the efforts and hard work of Sigma Phi Epsilon's 1999 Founding Fathers to colonize and found our new chapter. This was done through a spirit of innovation, hard work, and creativity to earn a charter from the Sigma Phi Epsilon National Fraternity. It is hoped that the recipient displays these qualities in their chapter efforts. The founders created the chapter by building a strong organization from the ground up from 1995 to 1999. On April 24, 1999, the Missouri Zeta chapter was reborn due to their outstanding efforts. This scholarship was created by the generous donations and continued efforts of the Missouri Zeta Chapter's 1999 Founding Fathers.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Greg Eble Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Harold J. Bliggenstorfer Scholarship

Harold J. Bliggenstorfer was a long-time educator and is an alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University, having received a B.S. in Industrial and Technical Education in 1970. This scholarship was endowed in his honor by his son, Kurt Bliggenstorfer, also a Southeast alumnus who received a B.S.B.A. in Finance (2002) and M.B.A. (2009). Both are members of the Missouri Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Jeff Moore Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Jeff Moore. Southeast Missouri State University and Sigma Phi Epsilon have had a lifelong positive impact on his life and career. It is his wish that this scholarship will help current Sig Eps in their steps toward the same.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Joe Torrisi Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon John Hoffmeister Endowed Scholarship

John Hoffmeister attended Southeast Missouri State as an undergraduate completing his degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He was a member of the Webster Society and a founding father of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity chapter at Southeast in 1953. This scholarship recognizes his generosity and the contributions of all the Sig Ep founders who established the Missouri Zeta Chapter at Southeast Missouri State on December 5, 1953.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon John Signorino Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon John Vincent Emerging Leaders 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 of 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 Sig Ep leader.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Kurt Bliggenstorfer Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by Kurt Bliggenstorfer, who is an alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University, with a B.S.B.A. in Finance (2002) and MBA (2009), and a member of the Missouri Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Richard Lewis Bock Scholarship

Richard Lewis Bock is a 2010 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Agribusiness Horticulture and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. His father, Lewis Bock, is a 1963 graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration majoring in Marketing and also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Robert Rives Scholarship

Robert Rives is a 1960 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science, Majors in Geography and Geology.

Rives founded Professional Equities, Inc. (PEI) in 1969 and is the current chairman. His knowledge of the economic underpinnings of multi-family, office and mini-warehouse storage properties plus his decades of experience in real estate management enables PEI to accept multiple on-site engagements and quickly identify the action steps required to bring an asset to market competitiveness.

Rives is a founding member of the Economical Housing Organization, a non-profit group that provides housing for large and/or economically disadvantaged families. He is also a director of Rainbow Village which provides housing and employment opportunities for those with developmental disabilities.

A member of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis, Rives is a licensed real estate broker in Missouri.

In addition, Rives served as the Fundraising Chairman for the Paralyzed Veterans of American – Gateway Chapter since 2006 raising over $1,075,000 for our affected veterans.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Thomas Howard Scholarship

Tom Howard was a 1978 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in political science and holds an M.A. in Education from the College of William and Mary. He has been active with the Sig Ep fraternity as an undergrad and alum. He worked at Southeast as the Greek Coordinator. He has retired from a career as an elementary school administrator and 6th-grade teacher.

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. Preference to be given to a Sigma Phi Epsilon member who is majoring in Education. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Phi Epsilon William Perry Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be living in the Sigma Phi Epsilon on-campus fraternity house(s) or have contracted to live in the house(s) during the next semester. Must also be an accounting or business major. An exception to the residency requirement can be made by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board. If no on-campus house exists in the future, funds will be available to all members of the chapter.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, in conjunction with the Office of Greek Life will be responsible for setting additional specific internal guidelines and priorities for awarding scholarship funds on an ongoing basis. If no applicants meet these requirements or if the Alumni Board decides not to award the entire amount of scholarship funds the remaining funds will be rolled over and combined into the following year's funds.

Sigma Tau Gamma Endowed Scholarship

The recipient(s) must be an 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 the chapter.

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 in 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, 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.

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 pursuing 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 Department of History and Anthropology office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned by February 28.

Smith, Shelton and 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.

Annie Bell Smoot and Beverly B. Logan Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a first-generation, traditional student, who is attending full-time, has a 2.5 GPA, and has completed 30 hours or more. First preference for a graduate of Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis, MO. Second preference for a student who has undergone significant adversity in his/her youth.

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.

Sport Management Endowed Scholarship

The Sport Management Fund Run was jointly established by Dr. Beth Easter and her students for the dual purpose of providing sport management students at Southeast Missouri State University practical experience in planning and staging a sporting event and to benefit the Sport Management Major Scholarship Fund. During the spring semester of 2005, students in Dr. Easter’s Fundamentals of Sport Delivery Systems developed a plan to improve awareness of the sport management major through a student-organized promotional event. After the course, students identified the best plan choosing a 5K race over a basketball tournament, softball tournament, golf tournament, or sports trivia night. David Bommarito, Nikki Clayton, Joe Hussman and Mike Durbin were recognized and thanked for their work along with their classmates: Cody Bova, Stephen Carter, Brian Correnti, Josh Hoehn, Brandon Isaacs, Heidi Jett, Andrew Lambert, Brent Lewis, Seth McDowell, Eric Peggs, Michael Roslen, David Schmelig, and Tyler Wagner.

During the fall 2005 semester students in the Sporting Event Management Course planned and staged the first annual Sport Management Fund Run. These students laid the foundation for all subsequent students in the Sport Management major. Their hard work and creativity continues to be a model for students in the Sporting Event Management class. They include Tunde Aboke, Brad Arnold, Matt Bosen, Ali Chesnut, Matt Ciolek, Nikki Clayton, Michael Colon, Dan Dial, Jonathan Dooley, Bobby Franklin, Richard Hanneken, Heather Hippard, Kristen Howard, Andrew Lambert, Chris Linnertz, Jordan Payne, Michael Roslen, Tiffanne Ryan, Sherri Sanders, Nathaniel Saverino, Derek Stickling, Melinda Trankle, Tyler Wagner, and Matthew Worthington.

Dr. K. T. Kim and his students developed the first SEMO Golf Classic as the spring semester event in 2013. This annual event was hosted by the SM 360 class that included: Scott Haggerty, Shawn Heuring, Adam Bierderman, Kevin Scanlon, Jerel Bobbitt, Jessica Seyller, Charles Bohannon, Dustin Wilder, Dillan Doza, Remond Willis, Fallon English, Taylor Masterson, Joshua Hall, Eric Martin, Cheyenne Henderson, and Tyler Peoples.

The scholarship continues to be funded through the fall Sport Management 5K Fund Run and the spring SEMO Golf Classic events planned and hosted by students in the Sporting Event Management course.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who meets the qualifications for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management as listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin with a 3.5 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients 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 students with GPAs comparative to high academic achievers.

Sprengel, Dr. Ann and Archie Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Ann D. Sprengel retired after 34 years of teaching in the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. In addition to her teaching, she served several years as the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Sprengel received her B.S.N. from Southeast, M.S.N. from Saint Louis University, and Ed.D. degree from the University of Memphis.

Archie retired after 36 years at the University. He most recently served as the Assistant Vice President of Information Technology. He is a graduate of Southeast and Purdue University.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is currently in, or has been accepted into, the undergraduate B.S.N. Program, but excludes students enrolled in the online R.N.-B.S.N. Program. Students must have demonstrated financial need as verified by the FAFSA. Recipients must have a GPA of at least 2.8. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

St. Louis Cares Scholarship

The St. Louis area Southeast Missouri State University alumni population is diverse and large. 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 education and productive futures 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.

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 the main campus, regional campuses, or one of the higher education centers.

Stacy, Dr. Mark Allen Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Mark Stacy, a Cape Girardeau, Missouri native, is a professor of neurology and associate dean of clinical research at the Duke University Medical Center.

Stacy is a well-respected national expert on Parkinson's disease and has published more than 100 manuscripts on Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor and other movement disorders. He also has published "The Handbook of Dystonia," more than 75 journal articles as well as numerous book chapters. He has given more than 50 international and national presentations and has been featured in major media outlets. He regularly provides expert commentary to the Parkinson's disease community via WebMD.

His areas of research interests include Parkinson's disease, benign essential Blepharospasm, essential tremor, Botulinum toxin, Cervical Dystonia, deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus for Parkinson's disease, genetic linkage with Parkinson's disease and neurology clinical trials.

He is currently involved in several organizations, including the World Health Organization Parkinson's Disease Working Group, the Dystonia Study Group, the Movement Disorders Society and the American Academy of Neurology. He has been a member of the World Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders and the Michael J. Fox Foundation, among many others.

Dr. Stacy received his Bachelor of Science with a major in zoology from Southeast and his medical degree from the University of Missouri in 1986. He did his residency in neurology at the Hahnemann University Hospital at Drexel University College of Medicine in Pennsylvania and his fellowship in movement disorders at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

He also serves as director of the Duke University Movement Disorders Center and previously has served as chief operations officer of the Neurology Clinical Research Organization at Duke University Medical Center, Division of Neurology, director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center and director of the University of Missouri Parkinson's Disease Clinic and Movement Disorders Center.

Dr. Stacy has received several awards, honors and grants, including the Best Doctor in America and the Best Doctor in North Carolina awards. He has also been the recipient of Southeast's Young Alumni Merit Award.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be an underrepresented minority student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a student from Central High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

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 students from the state of Missouri.

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 school 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 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 and Computing. 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 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.

Stovall, Joyce E. Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was made possible by Mr. Joyce E. Stovall.

Below is from Mr. Stovall’s obituary, published by the Southeast Missourian.

Joyce Elwood Stovall, 81, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, January 15, 2009, at the Lutheran Home.

He was born May 21, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of Emry Earl and Zula Beatrice Grayum Stovall.

Stovall had been a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Atlanta. He played football and was a 1945 graduate of Central High School. He also played for the Cape Girardeau American Legion baseball team. He attended Southeast Missouri State University and graduated from the University of Missouri.

He moved to Atlanta and worked with Ernst and Whitney for six years. From 1980 to 1997 he owned an accounting company, Joyce Stovall, PC. He was a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. He moved back to Cape Girardeau in 2003.

Stovall served in the Navy from June 15, 1945, to August 19, 1946, and again from 1950 to 1951.

Survivors include a sister, Shirley Penrod of Cape Girardeau; an uncle, Max G. Stovall of Cape Girardeau; three nieces, Karen Penrod of Cape Girardeau, Anita Patterson and Marlys Williams of Atlanta; two nephews, Keith Penrod of Festus, Mo., and Robert G. Brown III of Atlanta.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, LaWanna Brown.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a Southeast Missouri State University student with financial need who was born in and is a citizen of the United States, and who, for five years immediately before receiving the scholarship, has lived in the Southeastern portion of the State of Missouri. This area shall be defined as including the following counties: Crawford, Washington, Perry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Madison, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Reynolds, Wayne, Carter, Scott, Ripley, Stoddard, Mississippi, New Madrid, Butler, Dunklin, Dent, Pemiscot, Shannon and Oregon. Preference will go to descendants, specifically to those of Karen Lynn Penrod, Robert G. Brown III, and Keith Penrod.

Stricker, Kenneth P. Endowed Scholarship

Kenneth Stricker, a native of De Soto, Missouri, graduated Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in accounting and finance.

In addition to serving as president and chief executive officer of Consort Homes, LLC, he is the chief executive officer of The Jones Company of Tennessee, LLC. Stricker joined the certified public accounting firm of Kiefer, Bonfanti Co., LLP, serving as a staff accountant for two years, senior accountant for two years and audit manager for three years. He joined The Jones Company in 1994 as operations manager, was promoted to vice president and chief financial officer in 1996 and became president in 2003 when The Jones Company was acquired by Centex Homes. He joined the newly formed Consort Homes in 2006 and became chief executive officer of The Jones Company of Tennessee in 2012.

He is a past president of the Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri and received that organization's Excellence of Achievement Award in 2014. He has served as chairman of the Missouri Governor's Housing Task Force, treasurer of the St. Louis County Library Board, president of the St. Louis County Library Pension Board and a member of the St. Louis County Board of the Home Builders Association, the Home Building Industry Advancement Fund and the Development Committee for Habitat for Humanity in St. Louis. He currently serves as chairman of the St. Louis County Building Commission and Board of Appeals and is a former trustee of the Carpenter's District Council Pension and Health and Welfare Plan. He serves as a director of the Board of St. Louis Bank and is a member of the Home Building Industry Political Action Committee and the Home Builders Association's Legislative Policy and Federal Government Affairs committees. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, hunting, shooting and boating. Stricker lives in Chesterfield, Missouri, with his wife, Christy, and their daughters, Brooke and Paige.

Stricker serves as a member of Southeast's Corporate Advisory Board and is a 2015 Southeast Salutes recipient.

The recipient of this scholarship will be an incoming Freshman enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate of De Soto High School in De Soto, Missouri. Financial need will be considered but is not required for the award.

The award is eligible to be renewed for no more than four (4) years as long as the student stays in good standing with Southeast Missouri State University and maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher.

If there is not a student who qualifies within the criteria specified above for first preference, the earnings will be added back to the principal.

Stubbs, Charles L. and Tinnie I. Stubbs Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Charles A. Stubbs and his wife Ben Marie Stubbs in honor of 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 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 law-abiding citizens 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.

Sudholt, Martha Ellen and George Alois Scholarship

Martha Ellen grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Cleveland High School in January 1939. She attended the University of Missouri in Columbia where she met fellow student George Alois Sudholt. They were married in 1942. Because of the war and family concerns, she left school before completing her degree. Fourteen years later, Martha resumed work on her degree and began her public teaching career at Bryan School in Monroe County, Missouri. Bryan School was a one-room rural schoolhouse where she taught all eight grades for two years. Martha graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1961 from Southeast Missouri State University. In 1970, she earned her Master's of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She taught at Millersville School, outside Jackson, Missouri, and May Greene and Hawthorne Schools in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. From 1972 to her retirement in 1978, Martha was employed on the staff of Southeast Missouri State University Middle School as an instructor and supervisor. After retiring from Missouri schools, she taught at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Rockledge, Florida. Martha Ellen Sudholt was a gifted educator and she inspired students, teachers and family.

George Alois Sudholt was born in 1918 in Union, Missouri. He graduated from Union High School in May 1935. His family could not pay for him to attend the University of Missouri, so he worked as a bookkeeper and in a steel mill to accumulate savings. While attending the university, he also worked for the University Agriculture Department and joined ROTC. On January 9, 1942, George graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a specialty in agronomy. On June 10, 1942, he was commissioned into active duty as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During World War II he served in the Southwest Pacific Theatre (artillery reconnaissance and surveillance). Following the war, George decided to use his degree and work in the field of agriculture. His first jobs were as County Agent in Lincoln and Shelby Counties, Missouri. In Shelbyville, Paris, and Jackson, Missouri, he managed farm supply and co-op stores. He worked many years as a District Business Service Representative for the Farm Bureau Service Company of Missouri. George became interested in counseling while working with the unemployed. In May 1978, he earned a Master's of Arts degree in Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University. George worked two more years in the USDA in Florida before retiring to a quiet life of reading, gardening, fishing, and enjoying family. George and Martha are the parents of three children and five grandchildren. This scholarship is established in memory by their daughter, Martha (Marty) Sudholt, of Melbourne Beach, Florida.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Education or Counseling. First preference shall go to a student from Cape Girardeau County.

Suggs, Dr. George G. and Helen V. Scholarship

Dr. George E. Suggs, Jr. (Emeritus Professor of History) taught history at Southeast Missouri State University for 31 years. Mrs. Helen V. Suggs (M.A. Southeast) taught in the public schools of various states for 33 years. Long-time residents of Cape Girardeau, the Suggs have four children: Owen (Lisa), Suzanne Mortimer (Allen), Beth McKay (Jerry), and Lorrie Edwards (Dean).

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a junior or senior History major. Financial need may be a determining factor in awarding the scholarship. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Summary, Rebecca and Larry Scholarship in Economics

The recipient of the scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is majoring in Economics with a 2.8 GPA or above. This scholarship is renewable, but applicants must reapply each year.

Rebecca and Larry grew up in Southern Illinois, and both received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University. Larry is an army veteran and served with the 3/1 Cavalry in Vietnam. Rebecca received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1983. Larry is A.B.D. in political science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and received a B.S.B.A. degree with a major in accounting from Southeast Missouri State in 1987. Rebecca began her career at Southeast in 1983 and served as a professor of economics and chairperson of the Department of Economics and Finance. Larry taught political science at Southeast for ten years and served as the first Director of the Office of Instructional Technology in the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. He retired from Southeast in 1998 and was a small business owner in Cape Girardeau for several years. The Summarys have a son, Nicholas, who is a biomedical engineer for the Veterans Administration.

Talbert, Bettie Endowed Alpha Delta Pi Pledge Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and has completed at least 12 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Applicants must show a commitment to leadership and service during college.

The scholarship is intended to support an emerging leader who is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at Southeast.

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

Talbert, Dr. Clifford, Jr. Endowed Medical Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a declared major in pre-med/biomedical science and completing a minimum of 80 hours before the award while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Applicants must show a commitment to leadership and service during college and/or high school (examples: Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts, fraternities/sororities, officers in academic/service organizations). Selected applicants must also meet with the selection committee for an interview focusing on career goals and plans for pursuing an M.D. First preference is for applicants with a letter of acceptance to medical school (M.D. program) at the time of application.

*This award is for one student showing a strong promise to attend medical school upon graduation to cover tuition, on-campus housing, meal plan, books and additional incidentals while attending Southeast. If funds remain, an additional student(s) could receive funds.

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

Tau Kappa Epsilon, Delta Zeta Chapter Alumni Memorial Scholarship

Tau Kappa Epsilon is a National Fraternity with 270 active chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada. It was founded in 1899 in Bloomington, Illinois, and has initiated 260,000 men. They are the largest social fraternity in the world.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who has completed at least 30 credit hours. The recipient shall possess leadership qualities that set him or her apart from his or her peers. Also, the recipient shall be goal-oriented and committed to the service of his or her community. First preference shall go to a TKE or child of a TKE. The minimum GPA is 3.0. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Taylor, Herb and 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 the 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.

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, 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 1920s 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.

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 recipient with a minimum 2.5 GPA. First preference: A student from Mater Dei H.S. in Evansville, IN. Second preference: Any volleyball student-athlete at SEMO.

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 a 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 outlined 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 Master's 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.

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.

Twomey Family 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 originally established to honor the memory of their son, Keith W. Twomey (Class of 1975). In 2018, the scholarship name was changed to also honor John Twomey and in remembrance of Pat Twomey. John graduated with a B.S. in Social Studies Education, and Pat was one of the first women to graduate with a B.S. in Business Management. Both were very active students on campus, especially Pat who served as President of Clio. In addition to Keith, they have two sons, Wayne and Tom, and four grandchildren.

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.

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

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

From 1984 to the end of the program, Tadeusz Ujejski was the "landlord" to faculty teaching in the Missouri London Program. The term "landlord," however, did not begin to convey his role in the success of the program. For Southeast Missouri State University faculty arriving in London, he was a welcoming presence – provider of sausage rolls, toast and marmalade, cheese, and the occasional glass of wine. Tadeusz was a constant source of hospitality, providing whatever was needed to make a faculty member's stay pleasant and comfortable. His hospitality extended from the first to the last day of a faculty member's stay in London, even afterward when his "cherished" Christmas cards were received. His service to faculty and others staying at 22 Hornton 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.

Upperman III, Michael C. Legacy Award for Leadership in Communications Studies

Michael C. Upperman III, originally from Springfield, Illinois, was a double major in Corporate Communication and International Business at Southeast Missouri State. Michael was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and an executive board member and chair of alumni relations. He also served as a member of the interfraternity council judicial board and participated in Southeast’s President’s Leadership Academy. Because of his academic achievements and leadership skills, he was nominated by his peers to be an honorary member of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society. Michael loved to travel and spent a semester studying abroad, making many friends. He showed admirable courage in dealing with adversity and touched many hearts with his kindness and thoughtfulness. This scholarship was established by the Department of Communication Studies faculty and members of its student organizations, and by Michael’s family and friends, to continue his legacy.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a major in the Department of Communication Studies and displays these qualities: excellent student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, ethical and honest, hardworking, studious, conscientious, responsible, brave and courageous, caring and thoughtful, displays leadership, and honorably represents Department of Communication Studies. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

U.S. Bank Scholarship

The U.S. Bank of Cape Girardeau is pleased to continue its commitment to education through this scholarship fund. U.S. Bank also contributes to higher education by making significant contributions to colleges and universities through its employee matching gift program. In addition, U.S. 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 U.S. 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.

U.S. Service Award Scholarship

This endowment has been established by John and Patricia Reinhart. Patricia graduated from Southeast in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree and, upon graduation, became a successful Sales Manager in the Consumer Products industry becoming Vice President of U.S. and North American Sales for companies such as Brown Shoe, Nestle Purina, Stride Rite and Procter and Gamble. While doing so, she remained an active member of her community serving as President of PTO, Director of Christian Education at her church.

John Reinhart became a pilot while a student of Business Economics at the University of California Santa Barbara. He was an instructor of pilots beginning at the age of 21. He instructed pilots for six years while flying on commuter airlines up and down the west coast of the United States. He was hired by TWA airlines in 1985. He flew as a pilot for TWA and then American Airlines for 26 years. During these 26 years, he also began his own investment company in residential and commercial real estate. He has continued this business since his early retirement from the airlines in 2011. He also has rehabilitated many homes and built several for investment purposes. He also has earned a counseling certificate in Personal Growth. He has taught numerous courses throughout the United States focusing on the subject of personal goal setting, and belief systems.

Patricia and her husband John, both recognize the importance of being an actively contributing citizen. Together, they carry that attitude forward helping and mentoring others wherever they go. Patricia is the proud mother of three children who have all launched successful lives and careers, a Pediatrician in the Navy, a Director of Communications, and a Doctor of Education. This importance of citizenship is instilled deeply in her children as they too are actively giving back to their communities.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a U.S. Citizen, maintains a GPA of 2.8 or above, and is a dependent of an active-duty military service member, guardsman or reserve member, or of an honorably discharged military veteran. First preference will be given to a student with a Christian affiliation.

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

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 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.

Vargas, Carlos and Pam Endowed Scholarship

Carlos Vargas is the 18th President of Southeast Missouri State University. Pam Vargas is the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. Both are first-generation college graduates.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student who is in good standing and enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Veterans Plaza Memorial Scholarship

The Veterans Plaza Memorial Scholarship was made possible due to generous donations and from the purchase of the commemorative engraved bricks honoring the military service of Southeast alumni, friends, family members and others.

Dedicated on September 25, 2020, the Veterans Plaza stands as a physical reminder of the University’s gratitude for veterans of all eras. The Plaza consists of a central stone and plaque honoring past, present and future military members, and the commemorative engraved bricks. The U.S. flag, POW/MIA flag, the Missouri state flag, and flags representing the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Space Force are displayed.

The Veterans Plaza is located on Southeast’s campus between Academic Hall and Memorial Hall.

Thank you to the SEMO Vets Corps, alumni, and the Student Veterans Organization (SVO) to help make this possible.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with financial need. The scholarship does not have to be tuition specific. First preference for this scholarship will be a military veteran of any U.S. branch of armed forces. Second preference should be active U.S. military personnel. Third preference should be the spouse of a U.S. military veteran or active U.S. military personnel. Fourth preference should be to a first-generation child of a U.S. military veteran.

Virdon, Bill and Shirley Shemwell Athletic Scholarship

Shirley Virdon, a 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, a 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 1954, 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 the 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 taught 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 and Dance Scholarship

Ann Wagganer is a successful businesswoman 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 and Dance. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. This scholarship is automatically renewable as long as the recipient meets the criteria.

Wagganer, Denver and Betty Music Scholarship

From Sharon (Wagganer) Rice, Class of 1972, BA Spanish/BSED Spanish Education:

This music scholarship is to honor the memory of Denver and Betty Wagganer. To those interested in this scholarship, following is a brief biography of the two individuals who made it possible.

Denver and Betty were both born in 1928, children from large families with limited incomes. Both worked in the local show factory for several years – this is a time when air conditioning and central heating were not yet available. They lived through the years of fear and uncertainty of World War II. Denver trained to become a barber and served the Fredericktown, MO area in this capacity for decades, continuing to provide haircuts after his retirement “as asked” in his garage. Betty was a housewife and also worked sewing curtains. They had three children.

Despite the demands of raising a family and making a living, music was always an important part of their lives. Denver played string instruments (particularly guitar and fiddle) and Betty sang. Hardly a weekend went by (and often some week nights) without a “get-together” to make music. Talented family and friends gathered together with guitars, mandolins, harmonicas and other instruments to play and sing songs. Nursing homes, political rallies, 4th of July picnics, fish fries and other events benefitted from the music provided by these music enthusiasts.

Whatever your interest in music is, be it instrumental, vocal, teaching or other, may this scholarship be of assistance in reaching your goal, and may you remember two other music enthusiasts who made it possible.

This scholarship is provided by the family and friends of Denver and Betty Wagganer.

The recipient will be a Southeast Missouri State University student majoring in Music, with a minimum 2.7 GPA and verified financial need. Preference will be given to relatives of Denver and Betty Wagganer, followed by residents of Fredericktown, Missouri.

Wagner, Dr. Ronald Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Ronald Wagner is a 1998 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and major in Health Management: Athletic Training. Dr. Wagner was on the track team and received a scholarship from then Coach Joey Haines. He is a tenured faculty member at California University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies. Dr. Wagner received his Master of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University and his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference shall go to a minority student enrolled in the athletic training program. Second preference shall go to a student-athlete majoring in the athletic training program, and third preference shall go to any student majoring in the athletic training program. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Walk for Redhawks Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is made available with funds raised through the Walk for Redhawks’ 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 shall go to a male student-athlete with a 3.0 GPA or higher nominated by their coach who exhibits outstanding leadership and community involvement. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

Wall, Frances Brady Endowed Scholarship

Mrs. Frances Brady Wall was born in 1902, graduated from DeSoto, Missouri High School in 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 blackboard in the kitchen and continued class around the dining room table. Many teachers from the De Soto 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 several applicants meet the criteria, financial need will be considered.

Wallace, Mildred Hendrick Endowed Scholarship

Mildred Hendrick Wallace was born in Naylor, Missouri, in November 1917 and died on August 7, 2011. She lived in Granite City, Illinois, the majority of her adult life and was married to Hugh Wallace, a Methodist minister, for 50 years. She worked for the U.S. Department of Defense Mapping Agency located in St. Louis, commuting daily for over 30+ years, receiving the Employee of the Year Award in 1983. She also attended Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, at night. Working towards her degree, she completed three years but was unable to complete her Bachelor's due to outside obligations, which included assisting her husband while he attended seminary, as well as providing support for their church. In addition, she was active in providing numerous selfless acts of kindness within her family and community. A life-long humanitarian and devout caregiver, this scholarship is in support of those wanting to further/complete their higher education, but have struggled to do so due to humanitarian and/or family obligations.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a returning non-traditional student whose education has been interrupted and who finds it necessary to return to complete a degree that improves their marketable skills. Financial need is preferred but not required. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

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.

We Are One Endowed Scholarship

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

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 for 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 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 and 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 Harrison College of Business and Computing. 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.

Whipple, Charles E. and Evelyn R. (Bollinger) Scholarship Fund

Charles (Gene) and Evelyn Bollinger Whipple of Wallula, Washington, were married on July 22, 1974, and were married for 39 years when Evelyn passed away in 2013. Gene continued to live in Wallula volunteering for Hospice House until his death in 2014.

Gene was born in Spokane, Washington, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving for 22 years until his retirement in 1980. He then worked for various police departments before retiring in 1996.

Evelyn was born in Bollinger County and enjoyed the ten years she spent with Gene during the last of his Marine Corps career. She and Gene enjoyed many years of traveling and camping throughout the western states after they retired from the military.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a second-year student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with first preference to a relative of a U.S. Marine or Navy person who is or has served with the U.S. Marine Corps. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year.

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, undergraduate 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 and 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 a part-time or full-time, traditional or non-traditional, undergraduate or graduate student. The application process includes the 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.

Wilkison Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Wilkison Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in support of the continuing mission of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation and in honor of a family of education, scientist and artisan graduates of Southeast Missouri State University, and the State University System of Missouri.

Though not a graduate of Southeast, William Wilkison, Sr., (“Dub” as he was fondly known) graduated from Central Missouri State (Warrensburg, circa 1937) with a B.S. in Music and minor in Physics. He later earned a Master’s in Education from Washington University, St. Louis, and enjoyed a 40-plus-year career as a dedicated classroom instructor in the Sikeston Public Schools system, retiring as the Coordinator of Math and Science Curriculum for the School System.

Mary Wilkison, the wife of “Dub”, graduated from Southeast in 1964 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. This was followed by a 25 plus year career as a 4th and 5th-grade elementary teacher in Sikeston. After her retirement, Mary was visited and recognized by many of her former students who remembered her as a significant mentor who helped launch them toward a wide variety of successful careers.

Mary (Ellen) Wilkison Miller, though not a graduate of Southeast, went on to a career in nursing (R.N. in Nursing, Methodist School of Nursing, Memphis, B.A. in Art History, Southwestern University, Memphis). In partnership with her husband Dr. Jordan Miller, she had a 40 plus year career in their plastics and reconstructive surgery practice in Seattle, Washington.

Bill Wilkison (“Jr.”), graduated from Southeast in 1965 with a B.S. in Chemistry and Math (minor in Physics). While at Southeast, Bill enjoyed a wide variety of activities (College Chorus, ACS Chapter officer, a PRF assistant to Dr. Donald Froemsdorf) and graduated as a member of the Men’s Honor Fraternity, Cardinal Key. Following graduate school at the University of Kansas, Bill went on to a successful 30-plus-year career with Celanese Chemical Company in numerous locations in Texas. This was followed by a partnership with friends to establish a private company (TriQuest) that, through a series of acquisitions and mergers across another 10 years, became a business unit in DuPont. Bill was president of that business until full retirement in 2005.

Though dedicated to the sciences and education in careers, the family has also enjoyed a vigorous “life outside work” with pursuits in music, the arts, gardening, beekeeping, backpacking, and sports. The Wilkison’s also serve in volunteer capacities with church choirs, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), American Red Cross, soup kitchens, community choirs, choruses and orchestras with a general sense of volunteerism to give back to the community.

International travel and adventure has also contributed significantly to the rich life this family has enjoyed. The rich and varied life afforded this family through their educational roots has been passed on to their children who have had their own rewarding careers in science, education and medicine.

It is our hope that our annual scholarship grant from the Southeast Missouri University Foundation will in some small way help future students achieve and enjoy this same career and life success.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a degree in chemistry. Second preference shall go to a full-time student majoring in math. Financial need will be considered, but a FAFSA form is not required. This scholarship is renewable, but recipients must reapply each year.

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 he retired 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.

Williams Lovett Endowed Scholarship

The following is from Deborah (Williams) Rice, who endowed the Williams Lovett Endowed Scholarship.

Three gifts that my parents gave me: life, the love of learning, and the opportunity to pursue a university education have had the greatest influence on my life. After graduating from college, I served my country as a VISTA volunteer. From this experience, I decided that the best way to touch the future was to teach. I earned a Master's Degree while pursuing a secondary education teaching certification. I finally found my passion when I returned to earn certification in secondary physics education. I also returned to earn certification to teach the gifted and talented. I have had the privilege to teach every grade from 4-12; mathematics, science, and physics. I have served my professional community by presenting workshops, at the local, state and national levels, serving as an officer in St. Louis Area Physics Teachers and on the executive board of the American Association of Physics Teachers. My parents Stephen and Madeira Williams gave me life and opportunity. In their honor, this scholarship is named Williams.

No life is without failure. Sometimes it is through failure that we rise to a greater purpose. I was not able to help each of my students as much as I would have liked. I would have liked to help my student Terri Lovett to attend SEMO in 1985. She was one of the co-captains of the Beaumont High School Pompon Squad that I sponsored. It is in honor of Terri and all students like her who attend St. Louis Public Schools who deserve the opportunity that this scholarship is named Lovett.

The recipient must be a graduate of a St. Louis City public school (any comprehensive high school, MAGNET school, or Charter School in St. Louis City limits) with preference for an African American student. Second preference will be a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) major. Descendants of Terri Lovett will receive a scholarship regardless of the above criteria.

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.

Wiseman, Evelyn M. Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Evelyn M. Wiseman passed away in 2018, leaving her legacy in the establishment of the Evelyn M. Wiseman Endowed Nursing Scholarship and the Evelyn M. Wiseman Endowed Criminal Justice Scholarship.

Evelyn was born in Cape Girardeau to Alvin and Florence (Scherf) Ringwald. She married Ben Wiseman, and they had one son, Ben.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program in Nursing.

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.

Wollenweber, Donald and Arlene Memorial Scholarship

Donald W. Wollenweber was born in Centralia, Illinois to William A. and Alma M. (Koelmel) Wollenweber.

Arlene Emma Wollenweber was born in Shattuc, Illinois, to August H. and Margaret R. (Otterbach) Hemminghaus. Arlene lived all her life in the rural Shattuc area and was proud to call it her home.

Don and Arlene were married on July 28, 1957, in Carlyle, Illinois. They had two daughters, Ruth and Judy.

Don and Arlene were both members of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle, where they were married. Don was a farmer and a member of the Ferrin Co-op Equity Exchange and Clinton County Farm Bureau. Arlene was involved in the tax preparation business for 35 years and worked alongside her husband on their family’s farm.

Arlene was a strong, independent lady that was an inspiration to others. Her attention to detail was amazing and such a blessing to those she helped. She was generous to all and was always so very grateful to all that showed kindness to her. She loved her family with a passion - her children, grandchildren, and her sister and brother-in-law all held a special place in her heart.

Arlene became an active member of Southeast Missouri University Foundation’s President’s Council after helping to establish a scholarship in memory of her grandson, Jacob Schneider. She enjoyed meeting her scholarship recipients at the annual Scholarship Reception, as well as attending the annual Copper Dome Dinners and President’s Council events.

This scholarship was established by Judy and Steve Schneider and Ruth and Randy Kent, in loving memory of their parents.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student majoring in Accounting, Agriculture, or Agribusiness, with a minimum 2.75 GPA and verified financial need. Students must be from (first preference) the Illinois counties of Clinton, Marion or Washington or (second preference) Southeast Missouri.

Wolz, Jay and 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 and 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 and 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 no student meets 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 B.S. 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 the 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.

York, Emily Admissions Achievement Award

Emily (Connaway) York grew up in McLeansboro, IL where she graduated salutatorian from McLeansboro High School in 1997. In November of her senior year, she humbly accepted a Governor’s Scholarship and signed a letter of intent to attend Southeast in the Fall. Her own journey to Southeast gave her an appreciation for the impact that financial aid and the recruiting experience could have on students entering college and fueled her passion for Admissions. 

Early in her college career Emily joined the Admissions team as a Southeast Student Ambassador. Later, when an internship opportunity presented itself in June of 2000, she did not hesitate to step down from her role as Managing Editor of the University’s student newspaper, the “Capaha Arrow”, to further her work in Admissions. During this internship, among other prospective student activities, she led a project to create a self-guided campus tour including a map and an accompanying audio CD with 41 tracks covering campus buildings and traditions. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications / Public Relations she returned to Southeast within a few months to accept a position as an Admissions Counselor working with 150 Southern Illinois high schools and other out of state students; a role she held from June 2001 – July 2002.  

As a student at Southeast Emily was involved with many organizations throughout campus. Her most treasured affiliation was undoubtedly as a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. The Greek community provided countless enriching experiences, lifelong friendships, and was where she would eventually meet her future husband, D.J. York, a fellow Greek classmate, and member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  

Emily and D.J. were married in May 2001 in Cape Girardeau but quickly relocated the following month as Emily accepted a position in the Admissions Office of Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. While working full time at SIUE, Emily obtained her Master of Arts in Speech Communication in August 2004. She would later expand her role by accepting the position of Assistant Director of Admissions for New Student Programs working to enhance and redesign the University’s Freshman orientation program. Emily thoroughly enjoyed her work and, most of all, mentoring the 15-20 student leaders and tour guides she employed to support the Admissions office and the orientation programs she facilitated. She referred to these students as her kids, treated them as such, and she and D.J. hosted events for them at their home in Troy, IL multiple times each year. In 2009, in anticipation of the arrival of their third child, Emily decided to pause her career to be home with their three young children Madeline, Hannah, and Jonathan. Sadly, she passed away in June 2013 of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

D.J. has always been driven to keep himself and their three children focused on positive memories and the impact Emily left behind rather than the tragedy of a life too short. In 2015 he remarried and together with his wife, Katie, they began seeking the best way for the family to honor Emily’s life. It is their hope that, through this endowment, Emily will be remembered for her selflessness and support of future students of Southeast and D.J., Katie, Madeline, Hannah, Jonathan, and Lillian will always have another reason to return to campus to witness the continuation of her legacy.    

In honor of her passion and dedication to assisting incoming students and their families make the transition to college, this scholarship award will recognize an outstanding, fulltime Southeast student involved with giving tours of campus from an Office of Admissions perspective (including but not limited to student ambassadors, multicultural recruitment team members, orientation leaders). The recipient will embody the qualities Emily exhibited as she shared her excitement for Southeast with families of prospective students while providing tours of campus.

An essay on “your motivation for becoming a tour guide and what you feel has been the most impactful experience you have provided to a prospective family during one of your tours” (500 words or less) is required. Post-tour feedback from prospective families will also be taken into consideration. Additional campus organization affiliations including the Greek community may also be considered. 

The recipient of this scholarship will be a Fulltime Southeast student involved with giving tours of campus from an Office of Admissions perspective (including but not limited to student ambassadors, multicultural recruitment team members, orientation leaders). An essay and post-campus tour feedback from prospective families will also be taken into consideration. Additional campus organization affiliations including the Greek community may also be considered. 

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 Department of History and Anthropology office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned 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 Department of History and Anthropology office in Carnahan Hall, Room 311, and returned by February 28.

 

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 and Wilder in Kennett, Missouri or Piggott Tractor and 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.

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 the 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.

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.

Kinchen, Lonnie Memorial Scholarship

This award will be given to a student attending Kennett Area Higher Education Center with demonstrated leadership skills.

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.

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 educational 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 publishers 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.

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.

 

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.

 

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 and 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 the 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 families.

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 and 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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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