Regents Establish ‘Southeast Family Achievement Award’

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

May 11, 2007 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today approved a new merit scholarship, granting an out-of-state fee waiver for children or grandchildren of Southeast graduates.

The new Southeast Family Achievement Award will be presented to students living outside of Missouri who have a composite ACT score of at least 21, a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 and are the children or grandchildren of Southeast graduates. The new scholarship program will be available for students entering Southeast for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Dr. Dennis Holt, vice president for administration and enrollment management, said students accepting this award are required to live in Southeast’s residence halls for two years.

“We expect the Southeast Family Achievement Award will attract students who might not otherwise consider Southeast,” he said.

Holt says the new merit scholarship will be promoted in alumni publications with the intent of reengaging out-of-state alumni. Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia currently offer similar awards, Holt said.