Pfeifer-Kumming Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast


The Pfeifer-Kumming Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

The scholarship was created through a gift from Deborah G. (Pfeifer) and Mark W. Kumming of Chesterfield, Missouri, in honor of their parents, Wanda and Norman Pfeifer and Minerva and Robert W. Kumming.

The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, incoming Southeast freshman from a Missouri public, non-charter school with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study, contingent on the recipient’s maintenance of a 2.25 GPA, continuous full-time enrollment, and participation in at least one University-recognized extra-curricular activity of his/her choosing. The University Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.

Deborah and Mark are both 1975 Southeast graduates. Additionally, Deborah earned a second undergraduate degree from Southeast in 1977 and Mark earned a master’s degree from Southeast in 1978. The Pfeifer-Kumming Undergraduate Scholarship was established to honor the wisdom and foresight of their parents who assured that their children would lead full and productive lives that only the benefits of higher education could provide. Through them and to future students, this scholarship is offered in that same spirit. Deborah and Mark hope this scholarship will offer its recipients the same rich personal growth experiences they had at Southeast.