December 14, 2006

Alumni association to offer Pinckneyville scholarship

by Laura K. Taylor

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU Alumni Association is pleased to announce a new scholarship for graduates of Pinckneyville Community High School.

The Baker Family PCHS Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 and will be awarded to a graduating senior from the school. The recipient must be enrolled as full-time student and attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale during the upcoming 2007-2008 academic year. Academic achievement and financial need are taken into consideration when selecting recipients.

The scholarship is made possible because of the generosity of Nancy Baker Vallino in honor of the Baker Family.

For more information about this scholarship or to apply, contact the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408 or

Strengthening the undergraduate scholarship program is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.