Scholarships at Southern Illinois University

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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 and a complete General Scholarship Application, so submit your Application for Undergraduate Admission now to get started.  Once admitted to the University, submit an SIU General Scholarship Application to be considered for scholarship opportunities. 

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 2016-2017 academic year: please be sure to submit your Admission application now! Once admitted you will then be able to apply for university scholarship opportunities, including SIU's merit-based scholarships. To apply for scholarships, click here. The Scholarship Office will continue awarding until all funds are exhausted.

Current Scholars

Join us at the Chancellor's Scholarship Golf Scramble on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale, IL.

Scholarship Interview Weekend will be held February 5 & 6, 2016. Contact the Chancellor's Scholars Program if interested in volunteering or hosting.