Saluki Stay Scholarship

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2023 Saluki Stay Scholarship Program, an effort to assist with the retention of students at Southern Illinois University. One of the most unique scholarship programs at SIU, the Saluki Stay scholarship awards five returning students with in-kind gifts ranging from store gift cards to meals in area restaurants. The total value of awards is expected to be nearly $1,500 each.

To be eligible for the award a student must: 1) be enrolled full-time (12 hrs) for the fall 2023 semester, 2) be a junior or senior with a 2.8 or higher grade point average, 3) have attended SIU for at least four semesters, and 4) demonstrate financial need. Completed applications are due by May 31, 2023.

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The scholarship program is an effort of the Chamber’s Saluki Pride committee that works to strengthen relationships between Southern Illinois University and Carbondale’s business community. Dozens of Chamber-member businesses have made in-kind or cash donations to make the scholarships possible.