Women’s Walk Endowed Scholarship Established

KWH_8971CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 21, 2014 – The Women’s Walk Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

A $10,000 gift to endow the scholarship was made with funds raised through the annual Walk for Women’s Athletics at Southeast Missouri State. All proceeds from the Walk are used to enhance the athletic scholarship program. The 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 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 athlete with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The recipient must be nominated by their coach and must exhibit outstanding leadership and community involvement. The Athletic Scholarship Committee 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.