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We are no longer accepting applications.

The First Scholars® program is open to first-time freshmen that are first-generation college students (neither parent has more than two years of education beyond high school and has not earned a post-secondary degree) who enroll full-time at SIU during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Twenty students will be selected to participate in a comprehensive support program including academic, social, personal development and financial awards of $5,000 each academic year, half disbursed in the fall semester and half disbursed in the spring semester.  Students can receive the award for a total of 4 years if program requirements continue to be met.

This scholarship requires that the recipients live on campus within the First Scholars Living Learning Community for the 2014-2015 academic year and outside of the family home the following three academic years in order to renew the scholarship.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FIRST SCHOLARS LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY, VISIT THE WEBSITE AT:

http://housing.siu.edu/residence-halls/communities/first-scholars

You can also contact the First Scholars Program Coordinator, Katrina James at 618-453-1843 or e-mail us at First2Go@siu.edu

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