Ollie Mae Williams Merit Award

Recipients shall fulfill the following qualifications:

  • American citizenship. Special consideration shall be given to residents of the Southwestern Illinois area.
  • Majors in the natural sciences (for this award defined as biology, chemistry, physics) preferred.
  • A GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) or better, overall or for the most recent year at SIUE. (Most recent year at SIUE is defined as two semesters with at least 18 credits earned, and including 9 credits earned in science and engineering courses.)
  • Junior standing.
  • Priority consideration shall be given to black students who demonstrate success in overcoming educational and/or cultural disadvantages in preparing for a degree in Science or Engineering and whose efforts may serve as a role model for others.

Area of Interest
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics