Southern Illinois University | Undergraduate Academic Scholarships

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At Southern Illinois University Carbondale, we recognize the importance of a quality education and are dedicated to helping you find a way to achieve your higher education goals. 

  • SIU awards more than 10 million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate students each year.
  • More than 6 million dollars is awarded to new students each year.
  • More than 2,500 incoming students are awarded scholarships each year through Southern Illinois University’s Academic Scholarship Office.

Scholarship eligibility is dependent on admissions to SIU, so apply now to get started.  Graduate students should contact the Graduate School or their Academic Department to obtain scholarship information.  International Students can also obtain scholarship information through International Students and Scholars

Academic Scholarships Deadlines and Important Information

Potential Scholars

Begin applying for admission to SIU now

Students planning to enroll for the 2015-2016 academic year: please be sure to submit your Admission's application now! Once students are admitted into the University, the Scholarship Office will utilize the Admission's application to see if the student qualifies for any of SIU's merit-based scholarships. The Scholarship Office will continue awarding until all funds are exhausted.

New Location

We have moved!  We are now located in the new Student Services Building, on the Second Floor, Room 214.  Come by and see us!

Current Scholars

Join us at the Chancellor's Scholarship Golf Scramble on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale, IL.

Campus Participation Forms and hours need to be turned in by May 1.

Scholarship Search

Make sure to check out our scholarship search engine!  Club, organization and outside scholarship opportunities will be available on our Searchable Database. Deadlines for many Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 scholarships are in February and March!