$250,000 Bequest to Provide Social Studies Education Scholarships at Southeast


student teacherCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 29, 2016 – Charles “Bob” Robert Depro of Sikeston, Missouri, has made plans for his legacy through a $250,000 bequest to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation to establish The Bob Depro Endowed Scholarship for Social Studies Education.

When awarded, the renewable scholarship will go to students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 2.0 grade point average and in need of financial assistance.

Depro graduated from Southeast in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, secondary education, with a major in social studies and received a master’s degree in education from the University of Mississippi. Depro has been employed part time as a history instructor at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston since 2000 and is a retired educator, having served the Sikeston School District from 1966-2000.

While at Southeast, Depro was a member of the College Republicans, the Golden Eagles Marching Band, Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

He is a Sikeston City Councilman and has served on the board of directors of the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, the board of trustees for the Sikeston Public Library and as a trustee, Sunday school teacher and member of the chancel choir at First United Methodist Church.

For more information, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or foundation@semo.edu.