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SIU now has a new scholarship application process through an online program called Academic Works. When you complete the general application, the program then matches you to every scholarship or opportunity you qualify for and submits your application for you. You may be prompted to answer a few additional questions if you are matched to a scholarship or opportunity with special questions. Follow the instructions below to access the scholarship website and explore our Workforce Education and Development scholarships.

To apply

  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Click on the "Sign In" button in the top right corner.
  3. On the “Applicants and Administrators” tab click on the “Sign In With Your Institution.
  4. Log into the system using your SIU Network ID and Password.
  5. Now you can complete the general application. The application can be completed in one setting or you may save it and finish it later. However, you must complete the application by midnight on December 1st.

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Scholarship Selection Criteria

Business and Professional Women's (BPW) Organization of Carbondale Scholarship (WED)+  -

The Business and Professional Women’s Organization of Carbondale Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant based upon the following criteria:

  1. Undergraduate student(s) with sophomore or junior status
  2. Declared major in Workforce Education Development
  3. Applicants must be enrolled for at least six or more hours
  4. GPA of 2.5 or higher

Preference is given to:

  1. Women who are non-traditional students
  2. Residents of Illinois including those studying at off-campus sites, located in Illinois
  3. Those with financial need
  4. Applicants with a GPA of 2.5 to 3.5.

A recipient of the scholarship may apply for renewal of the scholarship, but no special preference shall be given to such an applicant. Renewal applications shall be considered equal with all other applications.

Frank Cluck, Sr. Technology Education Scholarship+  -

The Frank Cluck, Sr. Technology Education Scholarship offers an award to a student from a community college transferring into SIU Carbondale with a junior credit status.

  1. The student must be from Illinois or be from a state qualified for in-state tuition rates
  2. Must be majoring in Workforce Education and Development
  3. Must have a financial need
  4. Must be in academic good standing

The student must be registered each semester for the scholarship to credit their bursar account.

Wayne S. Ramp Vocational Education Endowed Scholarship+  -

The Wayne S. Ramp Workforce Education and Development Endowed Scholarship is offered to a graduate student in Workforce Education and Development. Preference is given to a student with documented educational leadership.

Marita A. Weaver Scholarship+  -

Proud graduate of SIU Carbondale and accomplished teacher and mentor, Marita A. Weaver is delighted to pay forward the financial assistance she received as a student.

  1. Applicant must be a graduate student in the Department of Workforce Education and Development in the School of Education.

Preference given to applicants that are:

  1. U.S. residents
  2. Applicants who reside in Alexander, Gallatin, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, or Williamson counties in Southern Illinois
  3. Those with financial need
W. Russell Withers, Jr. Endowed Scholarship+  -

Preference shall be given to a student who currently holds a bachelor’s degree from any WED off-campus site and has been admitted to the WED Master of Science in Education degree concentration.

Workforce Education and Development Scholarship+  -

Open to all applicants with the following qualifications, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

  1. Recipients must be majoring in Workforce Education and Development
  2. Must have 3.0 or higher cumulative undergraduate GPA
  3. Shall have been accepted in the WED Master’s degree program.
WED Excellence Award+  -

The WED Excellence Award is offered to students who have attained academic excellence in one of the two Workforce Education and Development (WED) undergraduate specializations or the Master of Science in Education or Doctor of Philosophy in Education WED graduate concentrations.