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Academic Scholarship for Freshmen

The Academic Scholarships for Freshmen are minority scholarships sponsored by Southern Illinois University.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Minimum: $1000, Maximum: $1500
Application Deadline: Early application recommended
Requirements: Applicant must rank in top tenth of secondary school class and have a minimum composite ACT score of 26 (21 if a minority).
Eligibility: College freshman

Sponsorship provided by:

Southern Illinois University
Financial Aid Office, Mailcode 4702, Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
Email Address:
Phone Number: 618 536 4405
Fax Number: 618 453 3250

You can find out more by contacting:

Terri Williams
Academic Scholarship Coordinator
New Student Admission Services
Carbondale, IL 62901-4710
Email Address:
Phone Number: 618 536 4405
Fax Number: 618 453 3250

One may find it helpful to thoroughly research the background of the scholarship. Your best chance of achieving your goal is a result of first understanding the qualifications and knowing if you fulfill them. A good first step is to try to recognize the driving force for the Southern Illinois University and their goals for the Academic Scholarship for Freshmen. If you meet the requirements, you should determine if you have any likelihood of actually getting the scholarship. After figuring out that you have a decent shot that you can be awarded the Academic Scholarship for Freshmen, then it is useful to use your time.

A crucial aspect of working toward obtaining the scholarship is paying close attention to the application. Occasionally the process can be time consuming and boring, but take the time to make sure that the forms are filled out properly and completely. Avoid mistakes that might make you get passed over on a technicality.

After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Academic Scholarship for Freshmen confers the award and distributes the money so that you can know if you will be able to count on the scholarship to provide additional support for the expenses associated with school and how it will help you out, since there might be constraints on what expenses are covered by the Academic Scholarship for Freshmen. You might find it challenging to find ways to manage the expenses associated with school, and making use of the Academic Scholarship for Freshmen as a supplement to your own resources can be a huge help. If you are not fortunate to receive the Academic Scholarship for Freshmen, try not to be upset, there are other scholarships that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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