Malden Campus to Offer 10 Full, One-Year Scholarships to Area 2008 Graduating High School Seniors

Photo of the Crisp Bootheel Education Center.

Ten area high school seniors graduating in May 2008 will be awarded one-year Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) Incentive Scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University-Malden.

MALDEN, Mo.,

Feb. 20, 2008 – Ten area high school seniors graduating in May 2008 will be awarded one-year Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) Incentive Scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University-Malden under a new scholarship program approved Jan. 31 by the CBEC Advisory Council.

Each full scholarship will be valued at up to $4,500 and will cover the cost of incidental fees for up to 30 credit hours of coursework taken at the Southeast regional campus and textbook rental fees. Students at 10 high schools north and south of Southeast Missouri State University-Malden will be eligible for the competitive awards. Those high schools include Bloomfield, Dexter, Richland, Bernie, Malden, Clarkton, Gideon, Risco, Campbell and Holcomb. Financial need also will be considered in awarding the scholarships.

“This newly re-apportioned provision of scholarship funding is designed to more formally and effectively offer students in our region the opportunity to earn a college education close to home,'” said Dr. Rick Hux, director of Southeast Missouri State University-Malden.

The scholarship program at Southeast’s Malden campus has been redesigned by the Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) Advisory Council to not only provide 10 area schools with 10 full-scholarships to Southeast’s Malden campus but also to give greater visibility to the Malden campus’ scholarship program and assist with recruiting top students to the CBEC, Hux said.   “A key component of this scholarship program is to more equitably direct the CBEC’s scholarship funding of ‘named’ and ‘incentive scholarships’ to newly graduating high school students from our area schools,” he added.

CBEC Advisory Council Chair Dr. Ray Bess said, “The Advisory Council is very excited and hopeful this new approach will provide greater visibility to the CBEC scholarship program and provide appropriate acknowledgement to the families for which these scholarships have been named and to the generous donors and patrons of the Crisp Bootheel Education Center who have made this possible.”

Current named scholarships at the Malden campus are funded by endowments named for Opal A. Baskin, Jean Provance, Sherriff Jim Elliott, First National Bank and Gaylon Lawrence, John Howell, Val and Helen Mitchell, William Nolan and Linda Matthews. These scholarships, in the past, generally were not awarded to incoming students and were not full awards. Under the new plan adopted Jan. 31, the awards will now become full scholarships for incoming students and also will carry the name “CBEC Incentive Scholarship.”

In addition to the existing named scholarships, the Council approved the awarding of two additional CBEC Incentive Scholarships, bringing the total of these awards to 10. 

The CBEC Incentive Scholarship will cover 100 percent of the cost of incidental fees and textbook rentals for 000- 200-level coursework taken at the Southeast Missouri State-Malden campus not covered by outside scholarships specifically designed to cover incidental fees, such as the Southeast A+ Scholarship,  federal grants (i.e. Pell, SEOG, ACG) or State of Missouri grants. The CBEC Incentive Scholarship will not cover other fees such as the application fee, special course fee, textbook purchases, optional study guides and supply items. Students will be responsible for these costs, Hux said.

Students who wish to be considered for a CBEC Incentive Scholarship may contact Dr. Rick Hux for more information at (573) 276-4577.