February 19, 2007

Feb. 24 men's basketball game -Students can sign up for $2,900 scholarship drawing

by Laura K. Taylor

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The SIU Alumni Association, in conjunction with Metal Decor of Springfield, will make one lucky student's night with a $2,900 tuition scholarship to be used for the 2007 fall semester.

The Saluki men's basketball team takes on the Evansville Purple Aces on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Prior to tip-off, undergraduates can sign up for the scholarship drawing at the main entrance of the SIU Arena. The drawing will take place at half-time and the student must be present to win.

If the winner of the $2,900 scholarship is a student member of the SIU Alumni Association, he or she will receive an additional $500 textbook scholarship. Students can sign up for membership to the Association at the event on Saturday night.

The first 200 SIU Alumni Association student members will receive coupons to the Student Center McDonald's courtesy of Short Enterprises. The coupon is good for one free hamburger and a small fry.

For more information contact the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408 or visit at www.siualumni.com.