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New Freshman Scholarships

New freshmen applicants must first be admitted to Southern Illinois University to be considered for our new freshmen merit-based scholarships.

  • Saluki Gold Scholarship
  • Saluki Silver Scholarship
  • Saluki Maroon Scholarship
  • University Excellence Scholarship
  • Chancellor's Scholarship

Awards are based on qualifying credentials submitted at the time of admission.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for Admission
  2. Applicants are reviewed for Freshman scholarships based on qualifying credentials. Qualifying admitted students will be notified of their scholarship offer by email.  
  3. Admitted students should submit a General Scholarship Application to be considered for academic college and departmental scholarships.
  4. Some scholarships, including competitive Freshman scholarships, require supplemental applications. Applications are located within the online scholarship opportunity manager, along with the General Scholarship Application.  

A student must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, undocumented resident, or deferred-action child
to be eligible for our new freshman and transfer academic merit scholarships. Merit-based awards are awarded to students taking classes on the SIU Carbondale campus.