The Merit award is not automatically renewable. This award is  renewed contingent upon availability of funds. Funds are renewed based on the following:

  • Minimum of a 3.25 or higher  cumulative Southeast GPA
  • 23 or Higher ACT score
  • Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester during the first four semesters of Southeast enrollment and 12 credit hours per semester during the last four semesters.
  • Community and extracurricular activities.

Assisting with the programs designed to improved the campus climate and community in relation to issues of diversity and multicultural education. Working with projects organized to recruit and retain students of color.  Active participation in noted campus activities, events or leadership positions. 

Value: $500-2,400 per academic year . This is based on a students high school gpa and ACT score


Academic Support Centers
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza, Mail Stop 1850
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 986-6135

University Center 202
Educational Access Programs
One University Plaza, MS 1850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701