February 06, 2017

Annuitants Association offering scholarships

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Southern Illinois University Carbondale chapter of the Annuitants Association supports higher education in a number of ways, including offering four $1,000 scholarships to SIU undergraduate students.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 1. Any current student who has completed at least two semesters at SIU with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 and who will be a junior or senior during the fall 2017 semester is eligible.

The scholarship is awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement with attention paid to leadership as well. Applicants should submit two letters of support from a faculty member or dean with their online application.

The organization has awarded scholarships to SIU students for decades, and for many years has made four annual undergraduate scholarship presentations. Recipients are also honored at a fall Academic Scholarship Brunch hosted by the SIU Foundation. SIU’s Annuitants Association chapter is one of the very few that sponsors scholarships.

The 2016 SIU Carbondale Annuitants Association Scholarship winners were Aidan Dolik, a senior cinema and photography major; Ashley Hemmen, a senior architectural studies major; Arishna Marshall, a senior exercise science/pre-medicine major; and Amanda Neuhouser, a senior cinema and photography major.

Imogene Beckemeyer, emeritus faculty from SIU’s math department, is the longtime chair of the selection committee and scholarship winners will be announced at the SIU Carbondale Annuitants Association spring meeting on April 27. Additional information about the scholarship is available at https://siu.academicworks.com/opportunities/8942. Or, to learn more, contact Valerie Brooks Wallin at 618/453-4313 or by emailing vlbrooks@siu.edu.

Find the scholarship application by visiting https://siu.academicworks.com and entering “annuitants” in the search box.