Southeast To Make Changes To Current Merit Scholarship Program, Will Introduce "Copper Dome" in 2019

Dec 7, 2018

Southeast Missouri State University
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In Fall of 2019, 70% of new students will be able to receive the Copper Dome Scholarship, a new scholarship system at Southeast.

Vice president for finance and administration, Kathy Mangels says this system will change the criteria of ACT and SAT scores, and will make scholarships stackable, meaning a student can use several scholarships at the same time, while keeping federal financial aid.

“We know that financing the education is a big challenge for students, and part of their decision-making process,” says Mangels. “So we wanted to make funds available to as many students as possible.”

Mangels says the 5-level system was created to help students up until graduation. The first level of scholarship is valued at $1,000 per academic year, and increases $1,000 each level up to $5,000.


"Because we're adding to the scholarship each academic year, the total value for four years, at Level 5, will actually be $21,500," says Mangels.


Although the the Resident Life Scholarship will be discontinued, Endowed Scholarships from university donors will still be available to all students. The President's Scholarship will also still be awarded to future students.


Southeast will continue to honor any scholarship current students hold until they graduate.


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