University Staff Senate Scholarship

The Staff Senate Scholarship is offered for Fall and Summer semesters and provides awards to qualifying SIUE students. To be eligible for consideration for the University Staff Senate Scholarship Award, the applicant must meet the following criteria and requirements:

1. Student must be the child, grandchild, spouse, or civil union partner of a presently employed or retired Civil Service or Administrative Staff employee of SIUE (excluding non-status appointments, appointments of less than 50%, and term appointments of less than six months).
2. Students must meet admissions requirements for undergraduate study at SIUE and be enrolled for the award semester.
3. Applicants with fewer than twelve college semester hours earned:
a. must have an ACT composite of 19 or above (unless exempt because of SIUE admission standards).
b. must have at least a high school GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0=A.
4. Applicants with twelve or more college semester hours earned:
a. must have completed at least one term as a full-time college student.
b. must have at least a college GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0=A.
5. Applicants may apply more than once during their academic career, but the applicant may only receive the award once every two years.

The scholarship awards are applied to the student’s University account for the semester and are considered by the Office of Student Financial Aid in evaluating the overall financial aid package. Should the amount combined with other awards or payments result in a credit balance on the account, the Bursar’s Office will apply a refund check.

The Staff Senate Scholarship Committee evaluates applications based on an essay written by the applicant, overall high school GPA or equivalent, co-curricular activities (e.g. clubs, sports, etc.), honors and awards, work history, and volunteerism. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is the name of the SIUE Civil Service or Professional Staff employee and your relationship to them?
  2. What is the Unit/Department and employment status of the SIUE employee? If retired, please include the year they retired from SIUE.
  3. Are you enrolled for the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 School Year?
  4. If you have fewer than twelve college semester hours earned:
    • What is your composite ACT score?
    • What is/was your high school GPA on a scale of 4.0=A?
  5. If you have twelve or more college semester hours earned:
    • Have you completed at least one term as a full-time college student?
    • What is your college GPA on a scale of 4.0=A?
  6. Please write a personal statement of at least 300 words that describes you and what you hope to accomplish at SIUE.
    • In writing your personal statement include areas of study, immediate goals you wish to accomplish in your education in the next semester, and your background that helps you succeed in these goals. Share any of your personal abilities related to your area of study or your immediate goals and your self-confidence in achieving your goals. Your statement will be evaluated on its content, spelling, grammar, punctuation, articulation, and style.
  7. Please list all co-curricular activities. Indicate any offices held.
  8. Please list all honors and/or awards you have received.
  9. Please list your work history (paid or unpaid) including the number of hours and dates worked.
  10. Please list your volunteerism history including community and/or family involvement.
  11. Please upload your most recent transcript.
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