November 17, 2021

Media Advisory: SIU provides additional $3.7M in emergency grants to students

by Kim Rendfeld

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale has distributed an additional $3.7 million from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as emergency grants to students. 

This is on top of $8 million distributed to students earlier this fall. Students originally had received $500 to $1,500, depending on their financial needs. The additional awards range from $300 to $600. The funds were automatically distributed to students. 

More than 3,900 students who qualify for Pell Grants each received a total of $2,100. About 4,400 other students each received a total $800. 

For more information, contact Kim Rendfeld, chief communications officer, at or 765-426-3650 (cell).