CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Thirty-eight Southern Illinois University Carbondale students received textbooks and supplies from the SIU Alumni Association during a Jan. 19 ceremony on campus.
The textbooks and supplies are valued at more than $20,000.
Since 2008, the Association's national board of directors has earmarked investment earnings to support the financial needs of current and future SIU students.
The board's scholarship committee, with the assistance of SIU's financial aid office, identified textbooks and supplies as an area of extreme importance to fill gaps in funding for students.
The awards go to students who demonstrate a financial need and have a GPA of at least 3.0.
The scholarships are just one way the Association helps support students at SIU Carbondale.
A list of students from the Heartland who received the scholarships, along with their hometown and major are:
- Benton: Ethan Overture, junior, special education.
- Carbondale: Malika Ashford-Smith, sophomore, electrical and computer engineering.
- Carbondale: Malik Wilson, junior, civil engineering.
- Christopher: Brittany Hammond, senior, biological sciences.
- Makanda: Tiffany Walker, third year, SIU School of Law.
- Sparta: Shayla Brown, junior, psychology and Africana studies.