Jeanne Hurley Simon Memorial Scholarship

The Jeanne Hurley Simon Memorial Scholarship was established by Carolyn A. Snyder to honor the life and legacy of her friend and former colleague, Jeanne Hurley Simon. Jeanne served as the chairwoman of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science from 1993 to 2000 and was an adjunct professor of Library Science at SIUC until her death in 2000.

She graduated from Northwestern University Law School and became one of the first two female assistant state’s attorneys (prosecutors) in Cook County in 1952 before she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1956. There she met Paul Simon and they married in 1960. She and Paul had two children Martin and Sheila.

  • Scholarship for an undergraduate student in good standing who intends to return to SIU Carbondale the following semester unless graduating.
  • Recipient must be an Illinois high school graduate.

Carolyn A. Snyder
Area of Interest
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Supplemental Questions
  1. Briefly, in 400 words or less, please describe how you intend to reflect Jeanne Hurley Simon’s legacy and commitment to public service if you receive this scholarship.
  2. Please list any Institute-affiliated events, activities, or internships you have attended, viewed online or participated in.