Nick and Kimberly Calamos Scholarship | Anthropology | SIU

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Nick and Kimberly Calamos Scholarship

The Nick P. and Kimberly K. Calamos College of Liberal Arts Endowed Scholarship Fund will honor full-time undergraduate students who are of either junior or senior class standing on an annual basis. Applicants must have declared a major in an academic discipline within the College of Liberal Arts at SIUC. Preference will be given to students who are able to demonstrate an active interest and participation (through academic study and/or professional involvement) in business entrepreneurship. In addition, applicants must be in good standing with the University and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Please refer to the College of Liberal Arts for further information.

KlopeJade Klope, from Paducah, KY, is in her Junior year at SIU working toward a degree in Anthropology and was awarded the Nick and Kimberly Calamos Scholarship in 2015. Her focus is in Mesoamerican archaeology, and plans on completing her PhD.  When she is not at school, she is busy being a mom to her two daughters, and running her home based floral design business. “I have owned my own business for over five years now, but I was just not fulfilled by it on a personal level. I needed to do more to satisfy myself, and I am forever grateful to have been given the opportunity to do just that. Going back to school was a huge lifestyle change, but I have found my tribe, and renewed my passions.”