This scholarship was established for the purpose of granting scholarships or other grants in aid to any student or students in attendance at Southeast Missouri State University.
First preference shall be given to students from Dunklin, Stoddard, and New Madrid counties pursuing a degree in education or the fine arts. This scholarship is renewable, but students must reapply each year. William Meyer, a decision was made to sell the herd and use the money to endow this scholarship.
Eligible students must have declared a major or minor in agriculture.
This scholarship was established by Lea Abernathy, a 1935 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Abernathy was a retired high school English teacher and social worker.
She won several awards for fiction and poetry throughout her life. Abernathy's purpose for this award was to enrich religious thought through the discipline of literature.
The Abernathy Scholarship is awarded each spring to a student who writes the best article, story, play, or poem with religious overtones.
The winner will be chosen by the chairperson of the Department of English.
Since 1952, the Agriculture Club maintained a small beef herd. The Agriculture Club awards this scholarship for high academic achievement.
First preference will be given to a former employee or child of a former employee of Thorngate, Ltd.
If no applicants meet this stipulation, this scholarship can be awarded to a student with financial need.
Endowed scholarships are long-term, perpetual funds that generate annual income, a portion of which is awarded each year by the Foundation to deserving students.
The minimum principal required to endow a scholarship is ,000 which may be paid through a one-time gift or over time, based on donor(s) preference.
Until the time that the scholarship reaches the minimum endowment level, all of the annual earnings are added to the principal.At the time the scholarship is fully endowed, a pre-established portion of the income will be used to make the annual scholarship awards.