Mark Russell Award
The Mark L. Russell Scholarship was established by Dr. Charles G. Russell of Toledo, Ohio in honor of his son, a 21 year-old University of Toledo political science major who died in 1983. One of the most significant events in Mark's life was his experience in a political science class in Switzerland. He felt that his travel and experiences with different cultures and different people opened up an entirely new world for him. To honor Mark's memory, each year one or more SIU Political Science majors will be selected to receive cash awards to help pay for foreign study and travel.