Neil and Dr. Alberta Dougan of Jackson, Mo., made a $6,000 gift to establish the award. Their gift will be matched with an additional $5,000 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 graduate student enrolled at Southeast in history. The recipient will be a graduate student or graduate students completing an internship or advanced project in applied history, or engaging in or presenting original research or other scholarly or experiential activity. Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The Department of History Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
Dr. Alberta Dougan is a 1967 Southeast graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education, secondary education, with majors in history and social science. She is a Professor Emerita of History and was employed by Southeast from 1972 to 2006.
For additional information on the matching gift program, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.