July 25, 2006
Holmes wins $1,000 scholarship from SIUC
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Red Bud resident Tiffany M. Holmes (1001 Illinois Ave.), a graduate of Southwestern Illinois College, has received a $1,000 scholarship through the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Illinois Community College Scholarship Program.
Created by SIUC Chancellor Walter V. Wendler in 2004 to enhance the relationship between SIUC and the state’s two-year colleges, the program aims to reward these institutions’ academic stars. Scholarship recipients must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4-point scale. Colleges may nominate as many as five candidates in ranked order. Scholarships, renewable for a second year, go to the top two.
While at SWIC, Holmes belonged to Phi Theta Kappa and served as a math tutor in the college’s Success Center. At SIUC, she plans to major in mortuary science.
Holmes is the daughter of the late Terry J. Holmes and Denise Holmes.
Strengthening the undergraduate scholarship program is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.