Roth’s friends and Delta Delta Delta sorority sisters made a $5,000 gift to establish the award and continue her legacy. The gift will be matched with an additional $5,000 match 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 the renewable Lindsay Roth Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 3.0 grade point average that is majoring in education and is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. The University Scholarship Committee in conjunction with the director of Campus Life will select the recipient.
Roth graduated from Southeast with her Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in early childhood education in 2010. Originally from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, she returned to her hometown to teach at Bloomsdale Elementary School. She was a very passionate kindergarten teacher who loved her students and had a wonderful imagination and creativity. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and sports enthusiast, who had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest each and every day. She also was an active and dedicated member of Delta Delta Delta sorority while at Southeast. This scholarship was established by many friends and Delta Delta Delta sorority sisters to continue her legacy.
For additional information on the matching gift program, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.