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Anthropology Undergraduate Essay Award: Award for an outstanding research paper written in the previous year by an SIUC undergraduate Anthropology major.

Excellence in Anthropology Awards: Awarded to graduating seniors with a 3.5 or better overall grade point average.

Kate Burkhart Archaeology Scholarship: a one year scholarship awarded to an outstanding Anthropology major whose primary interests are in archaeology, for their junior or senior year of study.

Outstanding Student Awards: Awarded each year to the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Anthropology majors with the highest overall grade point average. (No application necessary)

Communication Studies

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.

Languages, Cultures and International Studies

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.

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?


Distinguished Achievement Award for Undergraduate Linguistic Majors: Awarded to two outstanding students in linguistics.


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.

Political Science

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. 


Jerome M. Mileur Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in Sociology (or other program in CoLA) who is an incoming freshmen and graduate of an Illinois high school.

Baer Scholarship in Sociology: Awarded biannually to an outstanding student in Sociology,

Outstanding Undergraduate in Sociology: Awarded to outstanding graduating seniors in sociology

Dr. Willie Pearson, Jr., Academic Excellence in Sociology Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in Sociology and based on academic excellence.

Louis and Monica Petroff Memorial Award: Awarded to an outstanding student in sociology or English.

Outstanding Sociology Paper Prize: Any undergraduate student enrolled in a sociology course may submit a paper from that course in consideration for this award.

University Honors

Provost Tuition Scholarship: Awarded by the Provost's Office.

Pam Huller Gwaltney Memorial Scholarship: Award of $750 in memory of Pamela Huller Gwaltney who served as Director of the Office of Major Scholarship Advisement from October 2010 to December 2015.

Albert and Leyla Somit University Honors Scholarship: Cash award of $1,000 for fall semester. Open to all continuing SIU Honors Program students.

Military Service

Bookoo 2010 Military Scholarship Program: Ten ($1000) scholarships awarded to currently active duty military personnel or spouses of those on current active duty.

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.

College Awards

Delyte W. Morris Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to an outstanding senior who has displayed high potential in scholastics, character, social leadership, and ambition.

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.

University Awards

Robert W. Davis Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to members of the junior class for academic achievement.

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.