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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 your SIU General Scholarship Application to be considered for college, departmental and merit-based 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.

Begin Applying September 1

Students planning to enroll for the 2017-18 academic year may begin applying for scholarships in September.  Students must be admitted to the university to be considered for our scholarship opportunities. The Scholarship Office will continue awarding until all funds are exhausted.

New Chancellor Scholars

Join us for new scholar orientation on August 26 - contact Dr. Hurlburt for more information.

New and Continuing Chancellor Scholars

Touch of Nature Scholar Retreat is scheduled for August 27 - RSVP to Dr. Hurlburt by August 12.