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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, you will automatically be reviewed for our merit-based awards.  Your last step for scholarship opportunities at SIU is to submit your SIU General Scholarship Application by December 1 to be considered for our college and departmental scholarships. 

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.

Awarding begins in June

We will begin awarding our Dean's Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year starting in June. Students should submit their Undergraduate Admissions Application, an official high school transcript, and their official ACT or SAT test scores to the Undergraduate Admission's Office to start the process.  Once admitted, you will automatically be considered for our academic scholarships.  Your next step is to complete a General Scholarship Application to be considered for our college and departmental scholarships.

Chancellor's and University Excellence

Our 2018 Chancellor's and University Excellence Scholars have been selected, and notifications are on their way!  Finalists, be sure to check your mailbox for this important announcement from the Academic Scholarship Office.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Saluki Family this fall!