Jacob Risk and Erin Corkery-Risk of St. Louis made a $5,000 gift to establish the scholarship. 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 recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 3.0 grade point average pursuing a degree in the Donald L. Harrison College of Business or the College of Health and Human Services. First preference will be given to graduates of Ursuline Academy in Kirkwood, Missouri, or John F. Kennedy High School in Manchester, Missouri. The University Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
Erin Corkery-Risk graduated from Southeast in 2004 with a degree in business administration. Jacob Risk graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005 with a degree in dietetics. While at Southeast, they were active members in the Greek community as initiates of Sigma Nu fraternity and Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
It is their hope that recipients of this scholarship recognize the opportunities that Southeast offers and that they support the Southeast Missouri University Foundation after graduation.