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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 in July

Students planning to enroll for the 2018-19 academic year may begin applying for scholarships in July.  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.

Scholarship Interview Weekend

Congratulations to our finalist who will be interviewing for our Chancellor's and University Excellence Scholarships this year!  We look forward to welcoming you to our campus February 2-3, 2018.  For more information about the event, please visit our Scholarship Interview Weekend website.

New Scholarship Deadline

To be considered for our college and departmental scholarships you must complete your General Scholarship Application by December 1.