February 08, 2008

Gholson scholarship application deadline is Feb. 15

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is reminding students that the deadline to apply for the annual $1,000 Rex and Mary Ann Gholson Scholarship is Feb. 15.

Eligible applicants must be graduates of a high school from the Southern Illinois counties of Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline or White. Applicants must also be juniors majoring in education at SIUC with plans to pursue a teaching career. A grade point average of 2.75 to 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) is preferred. In addition, community and/or college and University service involvement and financial need will be considered.

Students may apply for the scholarship online at www.siu.edu/~fao/.

The scholarship was established in 2007 by Ronald E. Gholson to honor his parents for stressing the importance of formal education to their four children.