Announcement that the Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Saluki Stay Scholarship just arrived. If you meet the criteria, it is a pretty good deal:
The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2016 Saluki Stay Scholarship Program, an effort to assist with the retention of students at Southern Illinois University. One of the most unique scholarship programs at SIU, the Saluki Stay scholarship awards five returning students with in-kind gifts ranging from store gift cards and assistance with utility bills to meals in area restaurants. The total value of awards is expected to be nearly $1,500 each.
To be eligible for the award, students must be enrolled full-time for the fall semester 2016, be juniors or seniors with at least a 2.8 grade point average, have attended SIU for at the last two years and must be employed by a current Carbondale Chamber of Commerce member in good standing. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Completed applications are due April 30, 2016. Applications and additional information are available online at www.salukistay.com or at scholarships.siu.edu.
The scholarship program is an effort of the Chamber’s Saluki Pride committee that works to strengthen relationships between Southern Illinois University and Carbondale’s business community. Dozens of Chamber-member businesses have make in-kind or cash donations to make the scholarships possible.