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The Southern Illinois University Academic Scholarship Office awards scholarships to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance. Transfer applicants are considered for scholarships based upon qualifying documentation that is submitted at the time of applying for admission and the SIU General Scholarship Application. To ensure maximum consideration, students should be knowledgeable of the specific requirements and deadlines associated with all of the scholarships that are awarded. 

The awarding process begins in August for the Dean's Transfer Scholarship, and continues until all funds have been exhausted. A General Scholarship Application is required for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, which is awarded after March 1. Students must be admitted and meet the minimum GPA and credit hour requirements to receive consideration for these awards.

We are also happy to announce two additional scholarships SIU will be offering this year, the Chancellor's and University Excellence Transfer Scholarships. Students should have a complete admission application submitted by November 1 to be considered for these competitive scholarships. More information about the awards can be found below.

Transfer Scholarships

Scholarship listing for transfer students
Name Criteria Total Value Deadline
Dean's Transfer Scholarship
  • 3.50 GPA
  • Completed 30 transferable credit hours

$2,500/year for two years

Total value of $5,000

Awarding begins in August

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • Receive a Dean's Transfer Scholarship offer
  • Member of PTK for at least one academic year 

$500 for the first year

*two awarded each year

Awarding begins March 1

COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

University Excellence Transfer Scholarship
  • Receive a Dean's Transfer Scholarship offer
  • Earn an associates degree from a regionally accredited community college
  • Submit a General Scholarship Application
  • Submit an SIU Scholars Program Application
  • Complete an interview during Scholarship Interview Weekend at SIU

$9,500/year for two years

Total value of $19,000

Complete undergraduate admission application including official transcripts and application fee: November 1

Complete SIU Scholars Program Application: December 1

Complete scholarship interview at SIU: February 2-3

Chancellor's Transfer Scholarship

Covers tuition and mandatory fees for a total of two years. Total value of over $27,000.

Dean's Transfer Scholarship
Students who will transfer with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50 GPA (4.0=A) are eligible to compete for the Dean's Transfer Scholarship. Awarding begins August 1 and continues until all funds have been awarded. Southern Illinois University Carbondale will notify admitted students who are eligible to receive an academic scholarship. All academic scholarships are competitive and are offered on a funds-available basis. Please note: students who complete a Bachelor's Degree before entering SIU are not eligible to compete for the SIU Dean's Transfer Scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Transfer students who have been members of Phi Theta Kappa for one academic year and will transfer with at least a 3.50 GPA (4.0=A) are eligible to compete for the PTK Scholarship Award. Awarding begins after March 1. In order to be considered for the PTK award, you must first be awarded the Dean's Transfer Scholarship and submit an SIU General Scholarship Application. Southern Illinois University Carbondale will notify admitted students who are eligible to receive an academic scholarship.  All academic scholarships are competitive and are offered on a funds-available basis.

Competitive Scholarships

Transfer students who are offered a Dean's Transfer Scholarship, complete their admission application by November 1, and are scheduled to earn their associates degree from a regionally accredited community college before entering SIU are eligible to compete for the Chancellor's and University Excellence Transfer Scholarships. A seperate application is required. Eligible students must submit both a General Scholarship Application and an SIU Scholars Program Application by December 1 to be considered.

Additional scholarship opportunities

Departmental scholarships are also awarded each year to new and current students by the various Colleges across campus. Students who have chosen a major are encouraged to contact the department in their academic area of study regarding scholarship opportunities. Most college and departmental scholarship opportunities will be posted on our SIU Scholarship Opportunity Manager. Here you will find over 600 scholarship opportunities for incoming and current SIU students.  Scholarships will be available for review beginning July 5.