February 08, 2008

Lauderdale scholarship applications due 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 for applying for the annual $500 Bettye and Gene Lauderdale Scholarship is Feb. 15.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be a Pope County or Meridian High School student with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). The recipient must enroll in the SIUC College of Education and Human Services and pursue a teaching career.

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

The scholarship was established in 2006 by Bettye and Gene Lauderdale's four daughters to honor their parents' years of devotion and service in education.