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University Housing Leadership Scholarship

In an effort to recognize University Housing leaders, we proudly offer the University Housing Leadership Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is funded through donations made by University Housing employees and is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated leadership throughout University Housing areas in an uncompensated position. Students in compensated positions (those who receive a paycheck, dining plan or housing as part of their position) are not eligible for consideration for this scholarship. Compensated positions include current resident assistants, academic peer advocates, and student employees.


  • Applicants must have served in any of the following Housing groups for two semesters (including the current semester) at the time of submission: Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, Black Togetherness Organization, Area Council or House System.
  • Applicants must live on campus during the time of application and return to live on campus for the academic year during which the scholarship will be awarded.
  • Applicants must be an SIU Carbondale full-time student who is in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • Applicants must have a 2.25 or higher cumulative GPA.

The selection committee will determine a first and second alternate in the event the recipient becomes ineligible.


The application for the scholarship is available in the spring semester with the scholarship awarded during the following fall semester. Eligible candidates apply by clicking here during the application period.

Additional Requirements

The staff advisor for the organization and/or applicant's Hall Director may be contacted by the reference committee and asked to provide a reference.

The recipient will attend the Housing Tailgate at Homecoming and will agree to the use of photos in University Housing literature and/or promotional materials.

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To make a donation, follow the directions below.

Send a check written to "SIU Foundation", with "Housing Leadership Scholarship 106910" in the memo section, to Southern Illinois University Foundation, 1235 Douglas Drive, Mail Code 6805, Carbondale, IL 62901-6805.

To make an online donation, click here, then click “Making a Gift” and enter "Housing Leadership Scholarship 106910" in the "Other Designation" field.

NOTE: SIU Carbondale and the SIU Foundation retain six percent of all gifts to enhance philanthropic-related initiatives.