Our Opportunities

Welcome to Southeast Missouri State University’s online scholarship database! Southeast is proud to award approximately 1,750 endowed scholarship opportunities to admitted Southeast students.

  • Automatch Scholarships: All admitted students are automatically considered for these scholarships, and no additional application is needed.
  • Recommended Scholarships: Admitted students who meet the basic criteria for these scholarships will be emailed, encouraging them to apply and supply additional information.

Students who are chosen for a scholarship will be notified through their Southeast email, with most awards announced in April/May for the upcoming academic year.

In addition to scholarships offered by Southeast, some External Scholarships may be viewed under the “Opportunities” heading. These scholarships are not affiliated with Southeast Missouri State University.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Beverly J. Christensen Memorial
Open to freshmen who rank in the upper one-third of their graduating class,who scores an 18 on the ACT composite index and exhibit financial need. ...
Open to freshmen who rank in the upper one-third of their graduating...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bill and Angela Holland Theatre & Dance Scholarship
All scholarship recipients must be BFA in Theatre; BA in Theatre; BFA in Dance; or BA in Dance majors. First preference is given to BFA in Theatre,...
All scholarship recipients must be BFA in Theatre; BA in Theatre; BFA in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bill and Pat Limbaugh Atchley*
Open to graduates of Cape Central High School with average scholastic abilities and financial need. Scholarship is renewable with application. ...
Open to graduates of Cape Central High School with average scholastic...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bill and Shirley Shemwell Virdon
First preference is for scholarship award to a graduate of Neelyville High School majoring in English or Spanish with second preference for a...
First preference is for scholarship award to a graduate of Neelyville...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bill and Shirley Shemwell Virdon/Athletic
First preference is for scholarship award to student athlete on baseball team. Second preference is for a student athlete.
First preference is for scholarship award to student athlete on baseball...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bill Ewing Memorial Endowed
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University graduating from Cape Girardeau Central High...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bill Ferrell
Open to student majoring in Criminal Justice or Pre-Law. Student has to be from Scott County and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Deadline in March 1st.
Open to student majoring in Criminal Justice or Pre-Law. Student has to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bill Shelby Family and Broadway Music Co, Inc.
Open to students from Pemiscot County, Missouri. Scholarship is based on academic performance and financial need, verified by FAFSA. Deadline is...
Open to students from Pemiscot County, Missouri. Scholarship is based on...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bill Sims-Athletic
Open to Southeast Missouri State University athletes with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Deadline is March 1st.
Open to Southeast Missouri State University athletes with a minimum GPA...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies BKD Endowed in Accounting
The recipient of this scholarship will be a junior or senior student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Accounting. The...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a junior or senior student...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Blanche Cline Merwin*
Open to financially needy women with a minimum of 96 credit hours completed who plan to teach and who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate...
Open to financially needy women with a minimum of 96 credit hours...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Blanche Diepenbrock Fund
The recipient will be a Southeast Missouri State University student with the greater financial need verified by a FAFSA and not met by other...
The recipient will be a Southeast Missouri State University student with...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Blanche T. Kohlfeld
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in the College of Education with a 3.0...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bob Ralph for Sikeston Area Higher Education Center
Recipient must be enrolled as a non-traditional, full-time student at SAHEC (9 hours or more) with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Student may be married or...
Recipient must be enrolled as a non-traditional, full-time student at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bobby Christman Sigma Phi Epsilon Memorial Scholarship^
Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. They must be...
Recipients of this scholarship will be members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bollinger-Mayfield
First preference will be given to Elementary Education majors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, from the Marble Hill area, with financial need. Second...
First preference will be given to Elementary Education majors with a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Brandon and Miriam Mehrle Endowed
Open to students majoring in music or participating in any Southeast Missouri State University musical ensemble with financial need as verified by...
Open to students majoring in music or participating in any Southeast...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Brenda and Bob Pigg Endowed
Fund will be awarded to a graduating senior from Herculaneum, Desoto, St. Pius X (in Festus, Mo), Jefferson, St. Francois, or Ste. Genevieve High...
Fund will be awarded to a graduating senior from Herculaneum, Desoto,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bruce K. Edwards
Open to students who participate in a sport while majoring in a Business field. Financial need is based on the FAFSA information. Deadline is March...
Open to students who participate in a sport while majoring in a Business...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Bruening, Dr. James T. Memorial Sholarship
Will be awarded to student(s) in Junior year of undergraduate studies at time the application is submitted or graduate student(s) in the College of...
Will be awarded to student(s) in Junior year of undergraduate studies at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Burch Family Fund
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Agriculture. Academic performance...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Burchell Grant Allied Health Endowed Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with aspirations to enter an Allied Health...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Burwell Fox Memorial Education
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University seeking a degree in education and middle school...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies C. C. Eddleman Memorial Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a freshman student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Criminal Justice with a...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a freshman student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Calvin Chapman
Open to education majors with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Deadline is March 1st.
Open to education majors with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Deadline is March 1st.
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies CAPA Human Resource
The CAPA Human Resource Scholarship is awarded to a student as follows in order of preference: 1. First Preference: Human Resource Management...
The CAPA Human Resource Scholarship is awarded to a student as follows...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies CAPA Restricted
First Preference Human Resource in Management, Second preference is for a member of Society of Human Resource Management (student chapter). Third...
First Preference Human Resource in Management, Second preference is for...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Cape County Friends of Law
Applicants must have junior status, have a declared major in Criminal Justice, maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and have graduated from any high...
Applicants must have junior status, have a declared major in Criminal...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Cape Evening Optimist Endowed
Open to students with 60 or more credit hours completed when scholarship is awarded who are enrolled in a course of study leading to a Bachelor of...
Open to students with 60 or more credit hours completed when scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance
Open to students who have been admitted to the Nursing program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need. Must reapply each year. Deadline is...
Open to students who have been admitted to the Nursing program with a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Carl Gum
Open to beginning freshmen from the Bootheel Area with financial need and GPA of 2.0. Deadline is March 1st.
Open to beginning freshmen from the Bootheel Area with financial need...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Carmen Chang Ortiz Memorial
Open to Math majors with financial need verified by FAFSA. Deadline is March 1st.
Open to Math majors with financial need verified by FAFSA. Deadline is...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Cecil Elsie Gross-Education*
Open to students in the College of Education with financial need. Academic performance will be a determining factor. Deadline is March 1st.
Open to students in the College of Education with financial need....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Cesar and Soledad Arjona
Open to student who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with financial need as verified by FAFSA. Deadline is March 1st. No preference...
Open to student who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles & Joan (Madison) Shemake Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a Senior enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University maintaining a 3.0 GPA and demonstrating...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a Senior enrolled at Southeast...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles & Mary Ellen Sharp Scholarship for the Visual and Performing Arts
Scholarship recipient must be student at Southeast Missouri State University pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Visual Arts or Performing...
Scholarship recipient must be student at Southeast Missouri State...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles and Anna Duncan/Wayne Co.
Open to students with financial need and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. First preference will be given to a resident of Wayne County; second...
Open to students with financial need and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles and Marion Korns*
Open to incoming freshmen majoring in agriculture with preference to students declaring option in horticulture. Preference give to students with no...
Open to incoming freshmen majoring in agriculture with preference to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles and Mary T Hunt
Open to full-time students who maintain a 3.5 GPA, majoring in business, demonstrated financial need and are from Perry or Jefferson County. ...
Open to full-time students who maintain a 3.5 GPA, majoring in business,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles and Minnie Glenn Scholarship+
First preference for awarding the scholarship is to direct descendants of John and Betty Glenn attending Southeast Missouri State University. If...
First preference for awarding the scholarship is to direct descendants...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles Cox-Vocal Music Education
This scholarship is to be awarded to a student pursuing an education degree in Music with a major in vocal education. First preference will be...
This scholarship is to be awarded to a student pursuing an education...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles H. Daues Scholarship*
The Charles H. Daues Scholarship is an annual award given to a recipient on the basis of academic ability and financial need. Preference will be...
The Charles H. Daues Scholarship is an annual award given to a recipient...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles L. & Nancy J. Moore Scholarship for Science & Engineering
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in the field of Engineering with a minimum 3.0...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charleston Missouri Education Fund*
Open to Charleston High School graduates who are majoring in Education. Financial need is a determining factor. Two awards are given annually....
Open to Charleston High School graduates who are majoring in Education....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Chemistry Alumni
Open to Chemistry majors. Selection is based primarily on academic performance. Deadline is March 1st.
Open to Chemistry majors. Selection is based primarily on academic...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Chemstry Completion Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student attending Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Chemistry with a 3.0 or...
The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student attending...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Chris Schnell Phi Alpha Theta Fund*
The Christopher Schnell Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship is open to members of Phi Alpha Theta pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a...
The Christopher Schnell Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship is open to members...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Citizens Bank of Charleston Endowed Scholarships
The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference is for a student from...
The recipient of this scholarship shall be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Clarence and Virginia DeSpain*
Available freshmen from Madison and Wayne Counties in Missouri. Applicant should have strong interest in teacher education, have a minimum 3.25...
Available freshmen from Madison and Wayne Counties in Missouri....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Clayton and Mamie Hartfield Endowed Memorial Scholarship
1)The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University at the main campus or at the Malden Regional...
1)The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021