Lee E. Boren Endowed Scholarship in Business Established


2013_BS_GeneralCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 18, 2014 – The Lee E. Boren Endowed Scholarship in Business has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

Vicki Boren, a 1971 Southeast graduate from Cape Girardeau and sister of Lee E. Boren, made a $5,000 gift to establish the award in her brother’s memory. The 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 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled Southeast with first preference given to a descendant of Leo and Virginia Boren. Second preference will be given to a student majoring in business. Recipients must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average. The Donald L. Harrison College of Business Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.

Lee E. Boren was born and raised in Cape Girardeau and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in marketing in 1975. He was a successful salesman and regional manager for such companies as Anderson Windows and Atrium Corporation. He and his wife, Lyris, have two sons, Lance Boren and Bryan Boren.

For additional information on the matching gift program, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or foundation@semo.edu.