Saluki Perseverance Scholarship

The Perseverance Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate 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.

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

C. Daniel Binkley
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?