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Welcome, Chancellor's Scholars past, present, and future; family, friends, university and community members

Our goal at the Chancellor Scholars Program (CSP) is to work closely with scholars in order that they may experience all SIUC and Southern Illinois have to offer, while achieving their full potential as students, community members and tomorrow's leaders. We stress a well-rounded student experience which features research, study abroad, community service and campus leadership, and various enrichment activities. Chancellor's Scholars must maintain a 3.0 GPA, complete 20 hours of community service and campus leadership activities per academic year, and actively participate in all aspects of the CSP.

Meet the Scholars:

Congratulations to our Featured Scholar, Kara Starkweather!


Congrats to this month's Featured Scholar, Kara Starkweather! Here is a bit about Kara and all the amazing work she does!

"I am a junior from Rochester, Illinois, studying Physiology Pre-medicine with a minor in Chemistry and Psychology. I am planning to attend medical school after graduation. I am currently the Vice-President and co-founder of Timmy Global Health of SIUC. Timmy Global Health promotes health in the community and global health equality. This summer I am planning on traveling with Timmy Global Health to Ecuador to aid in setting up a medical clinic in a rural community with no access to health care."

"The past two years, I have volunteered weekly at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Here, I have been able to give back to the community while gaining valuable experience in the field I am passionate about. I am also a member of Saluki Science Ambassadors and the University Honors Program where I am able to volunteer on campus and in the Carbondale community. Since my freshman year, I have been given the rare opportunity to conduct ovarian cancer research as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in Dr. Dale Hales’ lab. In my free time, you will find me out hiking through beautiful Southern Illinois or baking something sweet. I am so thankful for what SIUC and Southern Illinois has offered me over the past three years and I look forward to the rest of my time at SIUC."

Thank you Kara!