February 02, 2010

Scholarships available to non-traditional students

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Now is the time to apply for a pair of Southern Illinois University Carbondale scholarship opportunities geared toward non-traditional students. 

The Piper-McMahan Endowed Scholarship and the Non-Traditional Student Service Activity Scholarship, available through the Student Development Office at SIUC, each offer a $500 scholarship award.  All applications for both scholarships are due by 4 p.m. March 19.

The Piper-McMahan Endowed Scholarship goes to a full-time non-traditional sophomore, junior or senior at SIUC who attended high school in Jackson County, Ill.  The application must include an official transcript, two letters of reference including one from a professor, and a written statement indicating financial need, highlighting community service and involvement and telling how the scholarship will assist in meeting educational and career goals.

The student service activity scholarship is open to any full-time undergraduate non-traditional student currently enrolled at the University.  The application requires an official transcript, two letters of reference with one coming from a professor, and a written statement telling how the applicant is non-traditional and defining educational goals and how the scholarship will help in achieving them.

To obtain an application form, contact Kristian Alton, graduate assistant, in the Student Development office on the third floor of the Student Center.  Completed application packets should be returned to the office, preferably by the applicant, although mail applications are accepted only until the submission deadline at this address:  Student Development Non-Traditional Student Services, Student Center, Room 305, Mail Code 4425, 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901.

For more information, call 618/453-5714 or e-mail kalton@sdev.siu.edu.