Michael “Mike” John Grojean of Manchester, Mo., made a $10,000 pledge to establish the award. The pledge will be matched with an additional $10,000 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 student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference will go to a student from Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, Mo., or Oran High School in Oran, Mo., who is enrolled in the Harrison College of Business or the College of Education at Southeast. Recipients must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average and financial need verified by the FAFSA form in Financial Aid Services.
A New Hamburg, Mo., native, Grojean is a 1968 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting.
Grojean is currently Partner Emeritus and Firm Ambassador for Anders CPAs + Advisors. Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Anders is a CPA and advisory firm serving privately held companies and high-net-worth individuals. Grojean joined Anders in 1976 and was elevated to partner in 1981. His specialties include audit and advisory, construction, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant in Missouri, Grojean also is certified in Illinois.
Grojean is a recipient of the St. Louis Salutes Award presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association. He also serves as a member of the Partners in Progress Accounting Advisory Board for the Donald L. Harrison College of Business, and is a member of the St. Louis Alumni Chapter Executive Committee. While a student at Southeast, he was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. Grojean and his wife, Beverly, have three adult children, Jeremy, Sarah and Denise.
For additional information on the matching gift program, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.