February 11, 2011

Scholarships available to non-traditional students

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Non-traditional students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale can now apply for two scholarships available through the Student Development office.

The Piper-McMahan Endowed Scholarship and the Non-Traditional Student Service Activity Scholarship both carry $500 awards. The application deadline for both is 4 p.m. March 18.

The Piper-McMahan Endowed Scholarship award is for a full-time non-traditional SIUC sophomore, junior or senior who attended high school in Jackson County. The application must include an official transcript and two letters of reference, with one coming from a professor. Also, include a written statement offering highlights of campus involvement and community service, explaining financial need and stating how the scholarship will assist in meeting educational and career goals.

Any full-time, non-traditional undergraduate student now enrolled at SIUC is eligible for the student service activity scholarship. Applicants should provide an official transcript and two letters of reference with one coming from a professor. In addition, the application requires a written statement explaining how the applicant is non-traditional and stating educational goals and how the scholarship will help in achieving those goals.

Application forms are online at www.stddev.siu.edu by clicking on the “Non-Traditional Student Services” under the “Services” tab. You may also obtain an application form from Kristian Alton, graduate assistant, in the Student Development office on the third floor of the Student Center.

Submit completed application packets to the office, preferably in person, although mail applications can be submitted prior to the deadline at: 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 NTSS.sdev@siu.edu.