International Scholarships

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

All information below applies to scholarships awarded for 2021-22. For previous year criteria, view the Terms & Conditions.

NONRESIDENT ALUMNI AWARD

Southeast alumni who are seeking a graduate degree are eligible for the Southeast Nonresident Alumni Award, which matches the Missouri tuition rate for graduate students. This benefit is evaluated at the time of admission and a separate application is not required.

  • Students must be degree-seeking at Southeast.
  • Students must have earned a degree from Southeast, or will have earned their degree, by their first semester in their new program to receive the alumni rate.
  • Students in an online only degree program will be charged the online tuition rate, instead of the discounted alumni rate.
  • International students receiving the alumni rate are not eligible for additional international scholarships.

International Academic Excellence Award

The International Academic Excellence Award is for beginning freshmen. It is renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each academic year, students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.0 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

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

Value

$8,000

($4,000 fall and $4,000 spring)

Deadline

June 1: Fall Admits | November 1: Spring Admits

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Eligibility

  • GPA 3.75 (high school)
  • ACT 27+
  • SAT (ERW+Math) 1280+

Meet one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS / 6.5
  • TOEFL / 79
  • iTEP / 3.9
  • PTE Academic / 53
  • Duolingo English / 105

GPA is evaluated on a 4.0 scale using a 6th or 7th semester transcript. An ACT or SAT score is required for graduates of a high school where English is the sole medium of instruction.

International Achievement Award (IAA) Beginning Freshmen

The International Academic Excellence Award is for beginning freshmen and transfer students.

For freshmen, it is renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.75 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Value

$6,535.00

This scholarship covers the difference between the nonresident tuition and in-state tuition rates. Students are not charged the in-state rate, but instead receive a financial aid credit to off-set the nonresident tuition rate. The actual value varies based on enrollment; estimate shown is based on 15 hours per semester (fall/spring). The value varies based on actual enrollment and will be reduced for less than 15 hours per semester.

Deadline

No Deadline

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Eligibility

Beginning Freshmen

  • GPA 3.25 (high school)
  • ACT 21+
  • SAT (ERW+Math) 1060+

Meet one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS / 6.0
  • TOEFL / 70
  • iTEP / 3.8
  • PTE Academic / 50
  • Duolingo English / 95
  • Southeast IEP Program / Level 5

GPA is evaluated on a 4.0 scale using 6th, 7th, or 8th semester transcript. An ACT or SAT score is required for graduates of a high school where English is the sole medium of instruction.

International Achievement Award (IAA) Transfer Student

The International Academic Excellence Award is for beginning freshmen and transfer students.

For transfer students, it is renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.75 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Value

$6,535.00

This scholarship covers the difference between the nonresident tuition and in-state tuition rates. Students are not charged the in-state rate, but instead receive a financial aid credit to off-set the nonresident tuition rate. The actual value varies based on enrollment; estimate shown is based on 15 hours per semester (fall/spring). The value varies based on actual enrollment and will be reduced for less than 15 hours per semester.

Deadline

No Deadline

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

Eligibility

Transfer Students

  • GPA 3.0
  • ACT 21+
  • SAT (ERW+Math) 1060+
  • 24+ transferable credit hours from an accredited college of university (two- or four-year)

Meet one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS / 6.0
  • TOEFL / 70
  • Southeast IEP Program / Level 5

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

International Student Scholarship - Freshmen

The International Student Scholarship is for beginning freshmen, transfer, and graduate students.

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

Value

$2,000

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Deadline

No Deadline

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Eligibility

  • GPA 2.5

International Student Scholarship - Transfer

The International Student Scholarship is for beginning freshmen, transfer, and graduate students.

For transfer students, it is renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.5 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Value

$2,000

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Deadline

No Deadline

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Eligibility

Transfer Students

  • GPA 2.5

International Student Scholarship – Graduate

The International Student Scholarship is for beginning freshmen, transfer, and graduate students.

For graduate students, it is renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.0 GPA (may include Southeast summer hours).

Value

$2,000

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Deadline

No Deadline

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Eligibility

Transfer Students

  • GPA 2.5

International Transitions Award - Undergraduate

The International Transitions Award is for undergraduate and graduate students.

For undergraduate students, it is renewable for three academic years (maximum of four consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 2.5 GPA and completed 24 Southeast credit hours (may include Southeast summer hours).

Value

$2,000

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Deadline

No Deadline

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Eligibility

  • SEMO GPA 2.5
  • Minimum 13 earned SEMO credit hours

International Transitions Award - Graduate

The International Transitions Award is for undergraduate and graduate students.

For graduate students, it is renewable for one additional academic year (maximum of two consecutive academic years). Additionally, at the end of each year students must have a Southeast cumulative 3.0 GPA (may include Southeast summer hours).

Value

$2,000

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Deadline

No Deadline

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Eligibility

  • SEMO GPA 3.5
  • Minimum 10 earned SEMO credit hours

Endowed Scholarships

Southeast awards 1500 endowed scholarships, totaling nearly $2 million annually. All admitted students are automatically considered for these scholarship opportunities. These scholarships range in value from $200 - $3000 annually.

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

Beginning freshmen will be considered for these awards as part of the regular financial aid process; awarding for fall 2021 will begin in December 2020 and continue until the fall semester begins. Continuing Southeast students will automatically be considered and notified beginning in May 2021. While not required, completion of the FAFSA is recommended since some endowed scholarships require demonstrated financial need, as indicated by the FAFSA.

Although a separate application is not required for Endowed and Sponsored Scholarships, admitted students may receive a notification that they meet the requirements for certain awards that require additional information.

View Endowed Scholarships

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