John C. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship Award | Scholarships | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

John C. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship Award

TIME: To be announced at the College of Education and Human Services Honors Day and to be awarded at the Guy A. Renzaglia Lecture and Rehabilitation Institute Awards Ceremony.

PURPOSE:To recognize and support an outstanding Rehabilitation Services undergraduate student with motivation and concern to work for improvements in services for persons with disabilities.


  • Must be admitted into the Rehabilitation Services major.
  • Completed 20 hours in the Rehabilitation Services Program (required and elective Rehabilitation courses).
  • Currently enrolled.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major.


  • By a friend.
  • By a University faculty or staff member.
  • Self-nomination.


  • Submit a letter of application for scholarship.
  • Include a separate personal statement explaining why you selected the rehabilitation profession (maximum length 250 words).
  • Provide three letters of recommendation (at least two must be from current faculty members).
  • Include any additional documentation that would support your application, e.g., resume, evidence of volunteer efforts, awards.

SUBMISSION: Nominations to be considered must be delivered to the Director of Rehabilitation Institute.