CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 1, 2015 – The Alpha Kappa Psi Zeta Omicron Chapter Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.
Alumni of the chapter made a $10,000 gift to establish the scholarship. Its gift was matched with an additional $10,000 through a University matching gift program.
The matching gift program is part of the Honoring Tradition – Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. This program allowed donors to make a minimum commitment of $5,000 to a maximum commitment of $10,000 through donation or pledge by March 1, 2014, that qualified for a $1-for-$1 match.
The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time senior-level student enrolled in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing a degree with a major in business. The student must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and with verified financial need. The recipient of this scholarship need not be a member of the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Southeast. Second preference for this scholarship will go to a full-time junior-level student enrolled in the Harrison College of Business at Southeast pursuing a degree with a major in business. The student must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and with verified financial need. The dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business will select the recipient.
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 them 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, fund-raising and social events, Alpha Kappa Psi interacts with other organizations to which is can offer assistance or that can help the organization continuously improve. Alpha Kappa Psi also helps improve the business school through involvement with the dean’s office and with the Student Government Association. The Zeta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Southeast was chartered on March 20, 1965.
The Alpha Kappa Psi 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 Harrison College of Business faculty have had on their professional lives.
For more information, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.