Our Opportunities

Welcome to Southeast Missouri State University’s online scholarship database! Southeast is proud to award approximately 1,500 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 Ann Parry Restricted Scholarship of Engaged Citizenship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled full-time at Southeast Missouri State University who is a Department of Mass Media...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ann Parry Restricted Scholarship of Engaged Citizenship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled full-time at Southeast Missouri State University who is a Department of Mass Media...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ann Porter Gifford Endowed
This scholarship is open to undergraduate students attending the main campus of Southeast Missouri State University seeking a degree in Elementary...
This scholarship is open to undergraduate students attending the main...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Anna C. Draughon and Harris N. Draughon
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and a high school graduate of Sikeston, MO. ...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Anna C. Draughon-Political Science
Recipient must have financial need with a 3.0 or better GPA majoring and be a major in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion...
Recipient must have financial need with a 3.0 or better GPA majoring and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Anna Jo Atkinson Wagganer Theatre & Dance Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. Scholarship is talent-based, to be awarded to...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Annette Heller Endowed Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with financial need.
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Arnet Family Scholarship in Communication Studies
The Arnet Family Scholarship in Communication Studies recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to communication and debate...
The Arnet Family Scholarship in Communication Studies recognizes...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Arpa Hill Lewis
Open to students from Mississippi County, with first preference to those from East Prairie High School. This scholarship is bases primarily on...
Open to students from Mississippi County, with first preference to those...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Art Faculty
Open to students majoring in Art with financial need. Applicants must submit 10 photographic slides of their artwork for review, and a one-page...
Open to students majoring in Art with financial need. Applicants must...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Aycock Shafer Memorial Restricted
The scholarship recipient must be a Agriculture major attending Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston, Malden, or Kennett campus with a 2.5...
The scholarship recipient must be a Agriculture major attending...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies B. Marie Ruester
Scholarship is open to United States citizens with financial need, verified by FAFSA. Recipient must have a 2.0 high school GPA or a combined score...
Scholarship is open to United States citizens with financial need,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies B.F. and Carrie Woodburn Johnson
Open to Mathematics majors and Elementary Education majors specializing in Mathematics. Applicants must complete at least three courses above...
Open to Mathematics majors and Elementary Education majors specializing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies B.W. & Hazel Harrison River Campus
Awarded to student(s) majoring in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Awarded to student(s) majoring in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bank of America College of Business
Open to students in the College of Business with financial need who do not otherwise qualify for University funded merit scholarships. Incoming...
Open to students in the College of Business with financial need who do...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bank of America Restricted Scholarship
Will be awarded to low to middle income students attending Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeua County and/or attending Southeast...
Will be awarded to low to middle income students attending Southeast...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barbara Ann Bean Goodman Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a graduate of Scott City High School in...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barbara Hope Kem Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students, with a preference for those with financial need, who demonstrate exceptional motivation to further their education and pursue...
Awarded to students, with a preference for those with financial need,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barry & Michelle Aycock Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship recipient must be an Agriculture major attending Southeast Missouri State University – Sikeston, Malden, or Kennett campus with a...
The scholarship recipient must be an Agriculture major attending...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Beatrice and Russell Johnson
Open to graduate students in the College of Education who are pursing a Masters in Exceptional Child. Both academic performance and financial need...
Open to graduate students in the College of Education who are pursing a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Beatrice Dempster-School of Business
Open to Business majors with a 3.0 GPA who have completed 45 credit hours. Financial need is a consideration. Deadline is March 1st.
Open to Business majors with a 3.0 GPA who have completed 45 credit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies BEC/Student Ambassador
The recipients of this scholarship will be students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who are attending Malden High School or...
The recipients of this scholarship will be students enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bee S. Limbaugh Memorial
Open to students with musical ability, moral character, and demonstrated financial need, verified by FAFSA. Deadline is March 1st.
Open to students with musical ability, moral character, and demonstrated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Below Family Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is in good academic standing with financial...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bertie Ora Cleino Memorial
Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education, maintains a 3.0 GPA,...
Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been accepted into the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bettie Talbert Endowed Alpha Delta Pi Pledge Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Betty Berry Glenn-Science
Open to Science majors from Stoddard, Wayne, Bollinger, Carter, Butler, Ripley, Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Mississippi, Scott, Cape Girardeau,...
Open to Science majors from Stoddard, Wayne, Bollinger, Carter, Butler,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Betty Cooper Hearnes Music Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who participates int he Department of Music...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Betty Z. Mothershead Memorial Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an Agribusiness major qualifying to...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Beussink Family Restricted Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference is for a student graduating...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Beverly J. Christensen Memorial
Open to freshmen who rank in the upper one-third of their graduating class and exhibit financial need. Scholarship is renewable up to 8 semesters...
Open to freshmen who rank in the upper one-third of their graduating...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bill and Hope Eddleman Scouting
Scholarship recipient must be an incoming Freshmen, having received either an Eagle Scout as a Boy Scout or the Gold Award as a Girl Scout, and...
Scholarship recipient must be an incoming Freshmen, having received...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bill Emerson Congressional
Open to full-time undergraduates who reside in the Eighth Congressional District and have completed at least one semester of college with a 2.5...
Open to full-time undergraduates who reside in the Eighth Congressional...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Billie O Neal
Open to students who major in Physical Education, have completed 60 credit hours with a minimum overall 2.5 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in their major...
Open to students who major in Physical Education, have completed 60...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Biokyowa
First preference will be given to children of BioKyowa employees with more than six months of current employment with BioKyowa. Second preference...
First preference will be given to children of BioKyowa employees with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Black River Electric Cooperative
Open to students who are members of the Black River Electric Cooperative (BREC) residing within the nine county service area consisting of parts of...
Open to students who are members of the Black River Electric Cooperative...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Blakemore Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time graduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University pursing an MBA with emphasis...
The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time graduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended