Annual awards for Missouri residents who are incoming freshmen accepted at Southeast Missouri State University. Applicants must have participated in the ACE (Accelerated College Education Scholars) Program which allows students to earn up to 30 credit hours while still in high school. Student must earn a minimum of 18 credit hours with a cumulative University GPA of 3.5 or higher. To participate in the ACE program, must be a high school sophomore or above with a GPA of 3.0 and be recommended by counselor or high school principal. Due date and number of awards varies. Renewable.