College of Liberal Arts Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL 62901-4522
Each spring semester an Honors Day Recognition Ceremony is held for students exhibiting high achievement. Qualification for recognition is determined at the end of the third week of the spring semester. Recognition at that time will be accorded to a full- or part-time student who has (1) attained an undergraduate grade point average at SIU Carbondale of 3.50 or better and, if applicable, a 3.50 average or better in all undergraduate work (including transfer credit) recognized by SIU Carbondale; and (2) reached the benchmarks of 12, 45, 75, or 105 credit hours of coursework. Such an honors student will be invited by the University to the next regularly scheduled Honors Day ceremony. An institution wide recognition event will take place, as well as each academic unit scheduling its own ceremony. Each honors student is recognized individually on Honors Day. –Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015, page 43.
Please apply for Scholarships by completing the General Application in the Saluki Scholarship Portal. Application deadlines and further information on these scholarships below can be found in the portal.
R. Paul Hibbs Award: Awarded to an outstanding communication studies major based on scholarship and participation in communication studies activities.
Debate Tuition Waiver Scholarships: Given to select students participating in the Saluki Debate Squad. Students must be registered full-time.
Elizabeth Lance Toth Award in Public Relations: Awarded to outstanding public relations senior and member of PRSSA.
Robert L. Carr Speech Communication Scholarship: Awarded to an outstanding Communication Studies junior, senior, or graduate student.
Outstanding Teacher Award: Awarded to a graduate teaching assistant at both the Ph.D. and Master’s level.
Marion Kleinau Achievement Award: Awarded to an outstanding Performance Studies graduate student.
Marion Kleinau National Scripting Award: Available to a student or faculty member in performance studies. Open to applicants across the nation.
Marion Kleinau Literature in Performance Award: Awarded to a student or faculty member in Performance Studies at SIU, to support the adaptation and production of a non-dramatic literary work or works.
John T. Warren Memorial Scholarship: Undergraduate major or minor in Communication Studies, or a graduate student in Communication Studies.
Dr. Albert J. Weitz Scholarship: Awarded to a Communication Studies major (financial need considered).
Bryan K. Crow Memorial Scholarship: Established to honor the research and scholarship of Professor Bryan K. Crow, this annual award is given to one undergraduate and one graduate student. Students may apply for this scholarship to support academic and professional development.
Daughton/Stucky Scholarship: Awarded to any graduate student in Communication Studies, upon successful completion of each graduate milestone, including defense of masters thesis or research report, passing of doctoral preliminary exams, defense of dissertation prospectus, and defense of dissertation.
Telka Story Award: Awarded to outstanding performance studies student in communication studies.
Anne West English Scholarship Fund: Scholarships shall be awarded to needy students of high scholastic standing pursuing courses in English.
Betty and John McDaniels Scholarship Fund: Recipients shall be undergraduate students majoring in English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale who demonstrate financial need.
William Lewis Farmer Memorial Award: Awarded to an outstanding student, undergraduate or graduate, in English.
Thelma Louis Kellogg Scholarship: Awarded to outstanding students in English.
Louis and Monica Petroff Memorial Award: Awarded to an outstanding student in English or Sociology.
Carl Lutes Outstanding English Major Award: Awarded to a full-time junior or senior majoring in English with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Preference given to a senior or student who is a Southern Illinois native.
John and Marsha Ryan Achievement in English Award: Awarded to an advancing first-year student who had declared their intentions to pursue a degree in English. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
Kent Haruf Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in English, with a preference given to a student specializing in Creative Writing.
History Alumni Award: Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in history. The recipient must have a major GPA of at least 3.0 and evidence of special promise as a historian.
Edward J. O’Day Prize: Awarded to a history major who produces the best research paper in a given year.
John Leason Scholarship: Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior in history who is preparing to teach history in secondary school.
Norman Caldwell-James R. Sanders Award: Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior in history who has the highest grade point average in history courses among history majors who have completed all baccalaureate work at SIUC.
Stanley Zucker Paper Prize: An award to a graduate student in History for the most outstanding research paper. Selection is based on the quality of research paper in comparison to others nominated.
Outstanding Teacher Assistant Award: Awarded to the outstanding teaching assistant of the year.
Bradley Alexander Study Abroad Gift: Monetary gift for FLIT Spanish student studying abroad.
Eugene F. Timpe Scholarship Fund: Monetary gift for FLIT students in their internships.
Marie-José Southworth Award for Achievement in Foreign Languages and Literatures: Awarded to a student currently enrolled in any foreign language who has demonstrated outstanding achievement beyond the intermediate level.
Helmut and Mary Liedloff Award for German Majors: Award is available to incoming students who have studied German in high school or community college. They must be Illinois residents and have a strong academic record. Students must declare and maintain German as their primary major. The scholarship is renewable for three years.
Gwendolyn Conrad Brackett & Isaac Parson Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring/specializing in French or French in the International Studies or FLIT program. Intended to provide financial assistance for tuition, books, and fees for study abroad.
Mary Eleanor Buschek Award for Foreign Languages and Literatures Study: Student must attend SIUC in the Fall & Spring semesters of the award year and be full-time. They must maintain a major offered in the department as their primary major. $1,000 award is renewable up to four years during undergraduate study.
Mary Eleanor Buschek Travel Award for Foreign Language Study: Approximately $2000 per year may be available for travel study programs for majors in the Department.
Prix d’Excellence: Awarded to an outstanding student in French who is active in French Table and French Club.
Prix Mallarmé in French Studies: Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior in French
Alan H. Kim Scholarship: Awarded to a student studying Korean or Japanese.
Classics Laureate: This award will be given to the most meritorious graduate in Classics each year.
Wilma Hughes Ochs Award: Shall be given to a student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, with a Major in Classics. The recipient will be selected on the basis of the student's outstanding performance and potential in Classics. The student must submit an essay that addresses the following: Mrs. Wilma Ochs dedicated her life to sharing her love of Latin: for 39 years she was a teacher in schools both large and small, from one room schoolhouses to suburban high schools. For 14 years until her retirement in 1976, she taught Latin at Belleville East and West High Schools. She continues to spread her enthusiasm for Latin even now: she established this scholarship so that future generations may also study the Classics. How, then, do you envision Classics playing a part throughout your life? How do you imagine your relationship with Classics will develop three years from now, ten years from now, thirty years from now?
Outstanding Senior Award in Philosophy: Awarded to a senior in philosophy who has been distinguished both academically and otherwise in the pursuit of philosophy and the love of wisdom.
Morris Eames Graduate Scholarship: Awarded to an outstanding graduate student in philosophy.
Paul Arthur Schilpp Scholarship: Awarded to an outstanding graduate student in philosophy.
James Diefenbeck Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time student at SIUC, majoring in philosophy. Must be in good academic standing. May be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student. Preference will go to a worthy student with financial need.
H.B. Jacobini Memorial Scholarship: Competitive award available to political science majors with an interest in public law.
Frank. L. Klingberg Youth World Scholarship: Competitive award available to student with an interest in comparative government/international relations.
Orville & Ola Alexander Memorial Award: Given annually to the highest ranked junior in political science.
Majid Abbas Award for Excellence in Political Science: Awarded to a graduating senior in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in the discipline of political science.
Daisy Powell Memorial Scholarships: Awarded to both an outstanding male and female sophomore or junior undergraduate student majoring in political science, who is an Illinois resident with demonstrated financial need.
Mark L. Russell Travel and Study Scholarship: Awarded to one or more political science majors for foreign study and travel.
Jack F. Isakoff Memorial Scholarship Award: Given to an outstanding Public Administration graduate student with primary interest in state and local government.
Carol B. Christensen Endowed Undergraduate Global Government Award: Awarded to a student enrolled in POLS 390 and focusing on issues of United Nations reform, global government, or elimination of war.
John S. and Nancy Jackson Award: Awarded to an outstanding political science major who is a resident of Illinois.
Randall Nelson Award: A Liberal Arts scholarship for a student interested in politics, constitutional law, American history or the law in general.
Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Scholarship: Awarded to students enrolled at Dover AFB, Joint Base Charleston, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, or Scott AFB; registered for at least 6 hours at SIU; received a CCAF degree.
Mae Nelson Memorial Endowment Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time female student who has demonstrated an interest in public affairs and public service and has achieved at least a 3.0 GPA.
Margaret C. Griffin Scholarship: Awarded to a female student preparing to enter her junior or senior year in the fall with a minimum 3.9 GPA and is majoring in one of the humanities departments (English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, History, Linguistics, or Philosophy) in the College of Liberal Arts.
James Benziger Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a student entering their junior or senior year with a major in English, Psychology, History or Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Nick P. Calamos and Kimberly K. Calamos College of Liberal Arts Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate student preparing to enter the junior or senior year with a major in the College of Liberal Arts and who has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to a student who is able to demonstrate active interest and participation (through academic study and/or professional involvement) in business 'entrepreneurship'.
Senator Penny Severns Women’s Public Service Endowed Scholarship and Internship Award: Awarded to full-time undergraduate student with demonstrated leadership, a commitment to a career in public service and demonstrated financial need. A 9-week summer internship in Springfield is required of the recipient.
Senator Penny Severns Macon County Scholarship: Awarded to full-time undergraduate student who is a Macon County resident with demonstrated leadership skills and financial need.
Senator Penny Severns Character Counts Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time student at SIUC with high academic standing, demonstrated leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, demonstrated involvement in community service, and demonstrated financial need.
Senator Penny Severns Making a Difference Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time student at SIUC with high academic standing, demonstrated leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, demonstrated involvement in community service, and demonstrated financial need.
Robert W. Davis Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to members of the junior class for academic achievement.
Delyte W. Morris Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to an outstanding senior who has displayed high potential in scholastics, character, social leadership, and ambition.
Julius A. and Norma H. Johnson Endowed Liberal Arts - Education Scholarship: Awarded in even years to a student in CoLA and odd years to a student in CoEHS. Preference given to an African American undergraduate who is a participant in a varsity athletic program or in service to the University through extra-curricular activities and who is showing overall excellence in academic endeavors.
For more information about Student Organizations, please contact the individual program.
Foreign Language Clubs/Tables: Clubs and/or language tables are available for all the languages taught by the department. These are open to students across campus who are interested in conversing in a foreign language.
Foreign Language and International Trade (FLIT) Club