Students in the Jane Stephens Honors Program benefit both academically and socially from the program. Not only are they eligible to apply for special scholarships, but they are encouraged to join one of the many national Honors organizations with which the program is affiliated. Membership in the program not only helps students forge life-long bonds with others, but also gives them advantages, including priority registration for upcoming semesters.

John and Bekki Cook Honors Program Scholarship

John and Bekki Cook are attorneys in Cape Girardeau, MO. They endowed the John and Bekki Cook Honors Program Scholarship in 2011. 

The Cooks are passionate about educational issues at all levels. In addition to supporting honors students, they are dedicated to helping children read through the Read to Succeed Program sponsored by United Way. Mrs. Cook also has been active in Missouri state government and served as the Secretary of State from December 1994 to January 2001. Mrs. Cook was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Alumni Association during the Homecoming 2012 celebration. This scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply each year. 

Details

The amount of this scholarship varies each year.

Deadline

TBD

Eligibility

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who actively participates in the Jane Stephens Honors Program and has verified financial need.

Dr. Judith Matthews Gallagher Endowed Honors Scholarship

The Dr. 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 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. 

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

Details

The amount of this scholarship varies each year.

Deadline

TBD

Eligibility

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

Memberships

Regional and National Organizations

The National Collegiate Honors Council is the leading professional association for those who provide college-level honors education. When your institution joins NCHC, students will benefit from:

  • Sharing work at the national conference, networking with other honors students, and specialized training in fellowships
  • Participation in signature experiential learning programming like Partners in the Parks and Honors Semesters experiences
  • Competition for national awards that recognize student achievement 
  • Service as a member of the NCHC Board

Funding Support 

  • Scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students participating in NCHC member programs like Partners in the Parks, Honors Semesters, and annual conferences 
  • Faculty Awards and Recognitions for distinguished service to honors education 
  • Grant support for programs engaging in NCHC Program Reviews or other innovative honors activities

Awards & Scholarships

  • Portz Fellowship Awards
  • NCHC Innovation for Tomorrow Award 
  • NCHC Portz Scholars
  • Freddye T. Davy Scholarship
  • John Hanigan Scholarship 

For more information, visit:https://www.nchchonors.org 

The Great Plains Honors Council promotes the flow of information, ideas, fellowship, and professional encouragement throughout its member programs. The spring regional conference emphasizes student presentations.

Students can receive advice regarding conferences and presentations, writing abstracts, creating an effective poster, and giving a successful presentation.

For more information, visit: www.greatplainshonors.com 

Honors Council of the Illinois Region provides funds to students who are enrolled in affiliated honors programs to assist them with honors related projects. The funds can be used for travel, supplies, and services related to the project. Students must be in good standing with their program, working with a faculty member on the project, and can only receive one grant per year. To apply for this grant, please contact the honors house staff to request a grant proposal form.

Membership to an honors program associated with HCIR will also provide the opportunity to participate in Student Symposium of the Honors Council of the Illinois Region. For more information, visit: https://www.lewisu.edu/hcir/index.htm  

Make Connections

As a student in the Honors Program, you’ll have opportunities to connect with other students as well as faculty and staff. These connections will support you through your time at Southeast and beyond.

Faculty Mentorship

Honors Faculty not only teach honors classes, they also attend honors events and supervisor Honors Senior Projects. You’ll get individualized mentorship from scholars at the cutting edge of their fields who’ll help you learn and think critically and develop the analytical tools to help you succeed at Southeast and beyond.

Peer Collaborations

Honors Students can live in LaFerla Hall along with their peers. This gives students the chance to collaborate and socialize with like-minded people. You can also join the Student Honors Council and develop key leadership skills while in the program.

The  Jane Stephens Honors Program offers early registration for Honors students. This early enrollment allows sophomore and junior honors students to select honors sections and build their schedules around these sections which will facilitate completion of the program. 

Junior Honors students will enroll with seniors, and sophomore honors students will enroll on the first day for juniors.  

Registration Steps 

Hear from a former Student Honors Council Member

"That’s the great thing about the Honors Program: you get experiences that you wouldn’t ordinarily get."

Christina Thomas, former Student Honors Council Member

Christina Thomas looks at the camera while sitting for an interview.
Location
Office
603 N. Henderson
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 4575
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Hours
Honors House / 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.