Racial and Social Justice Scholarship Endowment

As part of SIUE’s commitment to end racism and promote social justice, the University is proud to announce the creation of the Racial and Social Justice Scholarship.

Each year, SIUE will select student(s) designated as “Scholar(s) for Racial Justice.” Student(s) will be selected based on a demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and a desire to deepen and enrich their dedication to this cause at SIUE and beyond. Applicants may be current students or incoming first-year students. The student(s) will receive a scholarship each year. The scholarship is renewable for each year of enrollment, provided the student(s) remain in good academic standing and maintain their commitment to Racial Justice/Social Justice/Anti-Racism efforts demonstrated by fulfilling the spirit of the scholarship.

Awards vary based on funds available.
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you willing to participate in anti-racism and social justice efforts on campus?
  2. Provide two letters of support (from non-family members) explaining why/how you have demonstrated action and integrity in the area of social justice.
  3. Provide a 300-word statement on your philosophy and commitment to social justice, diversity, inclusion, equity and SIUE values including your own personal journey towards anti-racist work.
  4. Provide a 100-word commitment to how you plan to model anti-racism on campus.