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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 some 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 November for the Dean's Transfer Scholarship, and continues until all funds have been exhausted.  Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are awarded after April 1.  Students must be admitted, meet the minimum GPA requirements, and submit an SIU General Scholarship Application to receive consideration.

If you accept an academic scholarship offer, you will need to respond within fifteen days of the date of the award offer.  If you miss the deadline, the offer will be withdrawn and will be made to another applicant.  You may request an extension until May 1, but you must make the request in writing within fifteen days.

Transfer Scholarships

Scholarship listing for transfer students
Name Criteria Total Value Deadline

-3.50 GPA
-Completed 30 transferable credit hours
-Must submit the SIU General    Scholarship Application

$2,500/year for the first and second year

Total value of $5,000

Awarding begins in November

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

-Receive a Dean's Transfer Scholarship offer
-Member of PTK for one academic year 

*only two awarded each year

$500 for the first year

Awarding begins         April 1

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 November 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 April 1.  In order to be considered for the PTK award, you must first be awarded the Dean's Transfer Scholarship.  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.

If you receive a scholarship offer, please complete all necessary steps to accept your scholarship within fifteen days of the date of the award offer. 

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 October 1.