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January 11, 2022

SIU Women’s Club is accepting scholarship applications

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The SIU Women’s Club is now accepting applications for two scholarships: the Dorothy Morris Traditional Student Scholarship and the Joyce Guyon Non-Traditional Scholarship.

Each of the annual scholarships is worth $2,000. The scholarship application deadline is Jan. 31. The scholarships are open to all female undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree program at SIU Carbondale, have a minimum of 24 credits earned at the university, and who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Preference is given to applicants who will have senior status at the end of the spring 2022 semester.

Apply now

 Applicants must first complete the general SIU scholarship application, available online at scholarships.siu.edu/general-application.php. Click “SIU Scholarship Opportunity Manager” and enter “SIU Women’s Club” in the search box to access the applications for the two scholarships and additional information.

The recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, career goals and aspirations, leadership experience, references and financial need. The Dorothy Morris Traditional Student Scholarship goes to a student whose college education takes place within a few years of high school graduation while the Joyce Guyon Non-Traditional Student Scholarship is awarded to a woman whose college education was interrupted in some way.

More details

For additional information, contact Debra Sarvela, SIU Women’s Club scholarship director, at debsarvela@gmail.com or by calling 618-303-7178.

The SIU Women’s Club, which dates to 1938, is a social organization for women who have a professional or personal connection to the university and sponsors a variety of special events, trips and interest groups. The organization presents the scholarships in honor of two of the university’s “first ladies” who strongly celebrated women in academics.