Old Town Cape Dr. Steven J. Hoffman Historic Preservation Scholarship Established

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 1, 2014 – The Old Town Cape Dr. Steven J. Hoffman Historic Preservation Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

Marquette HotelOld Town Cape made a $6,000 gift from funds donated to their Scholarship Garden to establish the award. The gift was matched with an additional $6,000 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 goal of the Campaign is to raise $40 million for student scholarships, academic programs and renovations that benefit students both today and tomorrow.

The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at Southeast with first preference given to 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 will be given to a student with a major or minor in historic preservation. Third preference will go to a student with a major in the Department of History. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The Department of History will select the recipient.

For additional information on the matching gift program, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or foundation@semo.edu.