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Dear Friends,

The University Honors Program (UHP) is committed to enabling our best and brightest to reach their utmost potential. On our homepage is a link to “what students are saying.” If you visited that link, you noted that students from all academic disciplines said that the UHP has been the highlight of their academic career, and that it has helped them achieve remarkable things.

In public universities across the country, state funding supports a “baseline” for basic necessities with little to no additional support for enhancing educational opportunities for the best students. As a result, the UHP depends on private contributions to fortify and expand the offerings and opportunities it can provide.

Below are ways you can contribute and provide for our outstanding students and programs. Your contributions—large or small—make a difference. I hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution and “invest in excellence” at SIUC.

University Honors Program Development Fund

Supports the operation and growth of a dynamic UHP. Funds are dedicated to events and programs. Contributions will be used in support of, but not limited to:

·         Student research and creative activity

·         Student travel to national conferences

·         Events and programming

Pam Huller Gwaltney Memorial Scholarship Fund

In addition to academics, selection is based on student leadership and service.

University Honors Program International Experiences Fund

Many of our students choose to study abroad to enhance their education and increase global awareness. Gifts to this fund would help provide monetary support of honors students who might not otherwise be able to participate in a study abroad experience.

Make a Donation

To make a donation, please visit SIU Foundation, please indicate the fund to receive the donation on the website.


You make also pay via check, please make a check payable to SIU. Indicate the fund to receive the donation on the check.

 Mail to:

Lori Merrill-Fink, Director
University Honors Program
605 Agriculture Drive
Morris Library 110
Carbondale, IL 62901

Thank you!