Applies to All Awards

  1. Refer to the official award letter for complete award and renewal criteria.
  2. Scholarship recipients must sign and return scholarship award agreements to receive payment for the scholarship award.
  3. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time (minimum 12 hours per semester) to receive payment for the scholarship award. 
  4. The total amount of aid received from federal, state, institutional and other sources may not exceed the University established cost of attendance. Therefore, scholarship award amounts may be subject to reduction.
  5. Scholarships are available to students who attend secondary or postsecondary schools accredited by a recognized agency such as the state departments of education or North Central Association.
  6. Dual credit work is not included when calculating renewal eligibility.
  7. Students who do not meet scholarship renewal criteria for the upcoming academic year may request reinstatement of the scholarship after completing the subsequent fall, spring and/or summer semester without scholarship. Student must minimally complete both the same number of hours and attain the Southeast cumulative GPA that was initially required for scholarship renewal in order to be eligible for reinstatement.

Beginning Freshmen

Eligibility

  1. Academic scholarships are awarded to regularly admitted beginning freshmen at the time of admission (no separate application required) and are for fall and spring semesters only, unless otherwise stated.
    • Note: Governor's, Regents', and Presidents - The early admission consideration and scholarship guarantee deadline is December 1 (of senior year of high school). The December national ACT/SAT test dates are the final dates used for eligibility consideration.
    • Note: University, Midwest Achievement Award, and Residence Life Leadership - The early admission consideration and scholarship guarantee deadline is March 1 (of senior year of high school). The February national ACT/SAT test dates are the final dates used for eligibility consideration.
  2. Cumulative GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 scale at the end of six or seven semesters. Eighth semester grades are not considered for scholarship eligibility.

Value

  1. The Governor’s Scholarship pays tuition and general fees for the equivalent of 30 Southeast credit hours per academic year (15 hours per fall and spring semesters). In addition, the Governor’s Scholarship covers a community-style (double occupancy) room if the student resides in an on-campus residence hall and a classic 15-meal plan. For those not residing on-campus, the housing portion will be forfeited but the meal plan benefit may be utilized, if requested.
  2. The Regents’ Scholarship pays tuition for the equivalent of 30 Southeast credit hours per academic year (15 hours per fall and spring semesters).
  3. The full value of the President’s ($4,000), University ($2,000), and Midwest Achievement Award (difference between out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition for billed hours) is applied toward tuition.
  4. Students receive the highest award for which they qualify. Awards are adjusted as new official test scores are received.
  5. Academic scholarship values are reduced when a student enrolls at a Southeast regional campus.
    • Governor's - Will be reduced to actual tuition, general, tech/maintenance fee charges (housing & meal component of scholarship is forfeited)
    • Regents' - Will be reduced to actual tuition charges
    • President's - $4,000 is reduced to $2,500
    • University - $2,000 is reduced to $1,300

Renewal

  1. Academic Scholarships (Governor’s Regents’, President’s, University) are renewable for 3 additional academic years for a maximum of 4 consecutive academic years with a Southeast cumulative 3.5 GPA and a minimum of 30 Southeast credit hours per academic year (may include Southeast summer hours).
  2. The Midwest Achievement Award is renewable for 3 additional academic years for a maximum of 4 consecutive academic years with a Southeast cumulative 2.75 GPA and a minimum of 24 Southeast credit hours per academic year (may include Southeast summer hours).
  3. Transfer and Dual Credit GPA and hours are not included when calculating renewal eligibility.

Transfer Students

Eligibility

  1. Outstanding Community College Scholarships are awarded, at the time of admission, to regularly admitted transfer students who attended a community college in the University’s designated service region and have been nominated by their Community College president. Each college may nominate a maximum of two students per year. Eligible colleges are: East Central College, Jefferson College, Mineral Area College, St. Charles CC, St. Louis CC (Florissant/Forest Park/Meramec/Wildwood), Three Rivers College, and Shawnee Community College (Illinois).
    • Note: The admission and scholarship deadline is March 1 (fall admits) and November 1 (spring admits).
  2. Community College Scholarships are awarded, at the time of admission, to regularly admitted transfer students (no separate application required).
    • Note: The admission and scholarship deadline is March 1 (fall admits) and November 1 (spring admits).
  3. Cumulative GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time (minimum 12 hours per semester) to receive payment for the scholarship award.  
  5. Outstanding Community College Scholarship, Community College Scholarship, and Phi Theta Kappa eligibility is based on college course work completed directly following high school graduation and is available to students who have not attended a four-year institution. 

Value

  1. The full value of the Outstanding Community College ($3,000), Community College Scholarship ($1,500), Phi Theta Kappa ($500), and Midwest Achievement Award (difference between out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition for billed hours) is applied toward tuition.
  2. Students receive the highest award for which they qualify.
  3. Outstanding Community College Scholarships may be combined with the Midwest Achievement Award and/or Verified Military Residency, but cannot be combined with Phi Theta Kappa.
  4. Community College Scholarships may be combined with Phi Theta Kappa, the Midwest Achievement Award, and/or Verified Military Residency.

Renewal

  1. Community College Scholarships are renewable for 1 additional academic year for a maximum of 2 consecutive academic years with a Southeast cumulative 3.5 GPA and a minimum of 30 Southeast credit hours per academic year (may include Southeast summer hours). Transfer and Dual Credit GPA and hours are not included when calculating renewal eligibility.
  2. Scholarship reinstatement is not available for students who do not meet the renewal criteria.
  3. The Midwest Achievement Award is renewable each year for a maximum of three consecutive academic years, 128 credit hours (including transfer), or completion of course work for a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first, providing students maintain a Southeast cumulative 2.75 GPA and complete a minimum of 24 Southeast credit hours per academic year (may include Southeast summer hours).

Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2016-2017
Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2017-2018

Contact

573.651.2253
sfs@semo.edu
Academic Hall Room 019
Student Financial Services
One University Plaza, MS 3740
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701