Application deadline date is March 1, 2017

Southeast Missouri State University recently purchased a new scholarship management program.

A portfolio of 10 images of artwork and a 500 word essay is required for most Art Department Scholarships. Portfolios must be formatted and submitted as a single PDF or PowerPoint Presentation with a file size that is no larger than 10MB. We highly encourage students to also apply for FAFSA (The Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as some scholarships are need based.

Click here for directions on applying for scholarships and merging your image files into one PDF

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship Incoming Freshmen Transfer Students Current Students
Martha Erlbacher Endowed Art Scholarship
The Helen Bedford Memorial Scholarship (EB005)
The Art Faculty Scholarship (0001)
The Katherine Cochran Endowment Scholarship (EC016)
Jean A. Chapman Endowed Art Scholarship
Randy Leiner Memorial Scholarship (EL021)
Dorothy Seabaugh Knehans Art Memorial (0006)
Earl & Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts (EH028)
VPA Scholarship
DCF Scholarship (ED006)
John Boardman Memorial Endowment (EB012)
Emmett E. & Gladys A. Duff Art Scholarship (ED028)
Clifford F and Mary Kathryn Rudesill Memorial Art Scholarship

Scholarship Descriptions and Criteria

The Helen Bedford Memorial Scholarship (EB005)

Open to Art students. Applicants must upload a single PDF or Powerpoint of 10 images of artwork at semo.academicworks.com, and a one-page statement on their goals in art, interests, and plans for the future. Deadline is March 1. Based on financial need and artistic potential. For Incoming Freshmen or continuing students. Renewable with application.

The Art Faculty Scholarship (0001)

Open to students majoring in Art with financial need. Applicants must upload a single PDF or Powerpoint of 10 images of artwork at semo.academicworks.com and a one-page statement on their goals in art, interests, and plans for the future. Deadline is March 1. For Incoming Freshmen or continuing students. Non- Renewable.

The Katherine Cochran Endowment Scholarship (EC016)

Open to Art students. Applicants must upload a single PDF or Powerpoint of 10 images of artwork at semo.academicworks.com, and a one-page statement on their goals in art, interests, and plans for the future. Deadline is March 1. Based on financial need and artistic potential. For Incoming Freshmen or continuing students. Renewable with application.

Randy Leiner Memorial Scholarship (EL021)

Awarded to a resident of Cape Girardeau County or Scott County who is an art or music major. Deadline is March 1. Must have overall GPA of 2.5. Renewable with application.

Jean A. Chapman Endowed Art Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in art. Applicant must upload a single PDF or Powerpoint of 10 images of artwork at semo.academicworks.com for review by the selection committee. Financial need can be considered in selecting the recipient but students are not required to complete a FAFSA. Renewable with application.

Dorothy Seabaugh Knehans Art Memorial (0006)

Open to students majoring in Art. Deadline is March 1.

VPA Scholarship

VPA Application (PDF)

VPA Scholarships are awarded for entering freshman (declared) art majors or minors and transfer students (up to 24 transferable hours) $500 to $1500 is awarded per academic year. Award value cannot exceed $500 when combined with a Regents’ Scholarship. This award may not be combined with a Governor’s Scholarship. VPA Scholarships are renewable each year up to a maximum of four consecutive academic years if the recipient maintains a cumulative Southeast GPA of 3.0, completes a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year, and maintains enrollment and progress toward the art major or minor.

Award Criteria: Achieve a 21+ ACT composite score or 980+SAT (critical reading + math), 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, demonstrate artistic promise as measured by portfolio review by Art Scholarship committee, acceptance at Southeast Missouri State University and declaration of an Art major or minor.

Earl & Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts (EH028)

Awarded to a student pursuing degrees in Music, Art, Theatre and Dance.

DCF Scholarship (ED006)

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident of Missouri and a returning junior or senior majoring in Graphics, Commercial Art, or Art Education. Renewable with application.

John Boardman Memorial Endowment (EB012)

Applicant must be an Art or Pre-Architecture major with 30 hours overall credit and an overall GPA of 3.0.

Emmett E. & Gladys A. Duff Art Scholarship (ED028)

Applicant must be pursing a BS in Art Education, Sophomore or above. Must have overall GPA of 3.0. Renewable with application.

Martha Erlbacher Endowed Art Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Art Education from Cape Girardeau County or Scott County. Applicants must upload a single PDF or Powerpoint of 10 images of artwork to semo.academicworks.com and have completed a minimum 30 hours overall credit with a 3.0 GPA. Renewable with application.

Clifford F. and Mary Kathryn Rudesill Memorial Art Scholarship

First preference is for a Southeast Missouri State University student pursing a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Education degree within the Department of Art from Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott or Bollinger Counties. Second Preference is for a Southeast University student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Education degree within the Department of Art. Renewable with application.

Student Financial Services
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Academic Hall, Room 123
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: (573) 651-2829
Department of Art
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
MS7825
River Campus Seminary, Room 104B
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: (573) 651-2790
Chairperson: Caroline Kahler

Contact

573.651.2143
hmlesch@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 104A
Department of Art
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701