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New Freshman Scholarships

  • Saluki Maroon Scholarship
  • Saluki Silver Scholarship
  • Saluki Gold Scholarship
  • University Excellence Scholarship
The following awards require supplemental applications for consideration.  
  • Chancellor's Scholarship
    Application link provided in University Excellence Scholarship offer email after admission. 
  • Donor-funded Scholarships
    Apply in Saluki Scholarship Portal beginning Tuesday, September 12.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for Admission

  2. Applicants are automatically reviewed for academic merit-based scholarships based on qualifying credentials at the time of admission. Students will be notified of their scholarship offer by email after admission to the university.   

  3. Applications for donor-funded scholarships are reviewed by colleges, schools and departments across campus and any awards would be in addition to or "stackable" with our major merit scholarships. Admitted students may sign in to the Saluki Scholarship Portal to submit a General Scholarship application and other supplemental applications for college, school or major.

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.