Keith and Carol Sanders Alumni Scholarship

The Keith and Carol Sanders Alumni Scholarship is designed to encourage high-achieving, low-income students from Benton Consolidated High School in Benton, Illinois to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale, especially if they are from an alumni family.

  • Scholarship for an incoming freshman from Benton Consolidated High School. If no students from Benton Consolidated High School are eligible, then students from Franklin County, Illinois, may be considered.
  • Recipient must be in the top 40% of their high school class and must provide three (3) letters of recommendation from persons of authority at their high school.
  • Preference shall be given to qualified candidates who are from an alumni family. An alumni family is defined as one in which the candidate has a mother, father, sister, brother, or spouse who has graduated from SIU Carbondale or any other family member, provided the applicant has a strong letter of recommendation from the family member who is an alumnus.
  • Scholarship is automatically renewable for an additional academic year (total of 4 consecutive semesters) as long as recipient maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time status.

Donor
Sanders Family
Award
Varies
Area of Interest
Alumni Association
Deadline
02/01/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you have a parent, stepparent, sibling, spouse, or legal guardian that is a graduate of SIU Carbondale?
  2. You must submit three (3) letters of recommendation from persons of authority at your high school in order to be considered for this scholarship.
    • 1. Please submit your first letter here.
    • 2. Please submit your second letter here.
    • 3. Please submit your third letter here.