Scholarship Information

Scholarships are awarded annually at SIU in memory of University School.

Scholarship Requirements

Applicant must have completed their sophomore year
Preference given to 3.0 or higher GPA
Preference given to students with extra-curricular activities and work experience related to education
Preference given to students with faculty or other personal references
Special consideration given to students with a U-School connection
Applicants should submit a 50-100 word statement of their personal commitment to a career in education
Application should be made by February 1st of the award year

Award Recipients

2009 - Jaquilynn Brancheck, New Baden, IL
2009 - Chelsea Donoho, Mt Vernon, IL
2009 - Lacey Glidden, Metropolis, IL
2009 - Rebekah Hillerman, Chester, IL
2009 - Andrea Klingenberg, Addieville, IL
2009 - Amanda Reiff, Murphysboro, IL
2009 - Nicole Shimp, Harrisburg, IL
2009 - Jamie Wolf, Marion, IL

2008 - Jamie Nash, Cobden, IL
2008 - Justin Rook, Carbondale, IL
2008 - Ashley Runge, Murphysboro, IL

2007 - Kendra Backmann
2007 - Rebecca Hallock
2007 - Lisa Parker

2006 - Alexander Reynolds

2005 - Natalie Pereles

2004 - Lindsay Hill

2003 - Darl Young

2002 - Constance Frank

2001 - Jeana Burd

2000 - Jennifer Bourque

1999 - Megan Grossbauer

Award Funding

The University School Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship with the Southern Illinois University Foundation. An annual scholarship will be given in memory of University School and will be for as long as the SIU Foundation exists. Although the fund is endowed, meaning no additional donations are needed for the scholarship to continue, additional donations and interest earned by the fund itself will enable the principal to grow allowing multiple awards per year.

Scholarship Committee

The University School Scholarship Fund is governed by a Scholarship Committee which oversees the two funds, transfers excess money from the Current Fund to the Endowment Fund, and participates in the selection of the annual award recipient. The current Scholarship Committee members are:

Linda Brandon (U-High class of 1957)
Dede Ittner (U-High class of 1957)
Pam Jacobini (U-High class of 1967)
Mary Simon (U-High class of 1932)

Scholarship Donation

Tax deductable donations to the University School Scholarship Fund can be made by sending a check made out to "SIU Foundation" with "University School Scholarship Fund" noted in the memo to:

David Ardrey
College of Education and Human Services
Mailcode 4624
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901


If you have questions regarding the University School Scholarship Fund, please e-mail David Ardrey.