CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., January 11, 2008 — Tommy E. Peterman Jr. of Fredericktown, has been awarded a President’s Scholarship, a Missouri Leadership Award and a Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2008-2009 academic year.
The President’s Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have a 24 or higher composite ACT score (SAT score of 1090) and a 3.5 high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale or rank in the top 20 percent of their class; a 23 or higher composite ACT score (SAT score of 1060) and rank in the top 10 percent of their class; or a 23 or higher composite ACT score (SAT score of 1060) and are the class valedictorian or salutatorian. The scholarship is valued at $2,000 per academic year.
This scholarship is renewable for three additional academic years after initial award year for a maximum of four consecutive academic years. To renew the recipient must maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average in courses taken at Southeast and complete minimum of 30 credit hours of course work per academic year at Southeast. Southeast summer hours, taken in the same academic year, may be used to meet renewal criteria.
The Missouri Leadership Award is a one-year award of $1,000 to be applied toward residence hall fees, and designed for Missouri students who have demonstrated leadership; scholarship and involvement. Students receiving the scholarship must have achieved a 3.0 grade point average.
The MAP Achievement Scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from a Missouri public high school who applies to Southeast, requests the scholarship and enrolls at any campus of Southeast as a full-time regularly admitted beginning freshman in the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation. To be eligible, high school students my have scored at a proficient level or higher on the 10th grade mathematics or 11th grade communications arts MAP exam. Students must provide a copy of their high school transcript, including their MAP scores, to verify their achievement levels.
The MAP Achievement Scholarship will cover a student’s textbook rental costs for up to five courses per semester and may be combined with the President’s, President’s plus or Regent’s scholarships. The scholarship may be renewed for up to a maximum of four consecutive years, provided the student maintains a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and completes at least 30 credit hours at Southeast during the academic year.
Peterman will be a 2008 graduate of Fredericktown High School. He is the son of Martha Peterman of Fredericktown, and Tom Peterman, also of Fredericktown. While at Southeast, Peterman plans on majoring in environmental science.