Saluki Perseverance Scholarship

The Perseverance Scholarship Endowment provides scholarship support to students who have demonstrated the power of perseverance in overcoming adverse circumstances to pursue a college degree. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to: Personal or family involvement with the criminal justice system, lack of parental involvement, and/or growing up in an economically depressed community with limited opportunities.

  1. Preference for a first-generation college student
  2. Recipient must have successfully completed at least one year of education at a community college or at SIU as a full-time student.
  3. Recipient must have demonstrated financial need.
  4. Applicant will be referred by the office of the Dean of Students or other campus office or organization.
  5. Special consideration will be given to students who have completed a 300-500 word essay outlining future aspirations and strategies to attain their goal.

C. Daniel Binkley
Up to $1,500
Area of Interest
Student Health Services
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please address the following in 300 to 500 words:

    ⦁ What is your definition of perseverance and how has it affected you as a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (personal loss, financial hardship, overcoming an obstacle, etc.)?

    ⦁ Address your specific financial need, including an approximate value, and how this award would help you with your education?

    Essays should be typed, double-spaced, and have the applicant’s name on every page.
  2. Are you a first-generation college student?