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Scholarships—The University Honors Program

** The call for these scholarships is now open. To apply, please fill out this form and submit to by March 26th, 5:00 PM.


The Provost Tuition Scholarships, to the amount of $750 to be applied to your Bursar Bill are awarded by the Provost's Office.

Pam Gwaltney 

Pam Huller Gwaltney Memorial Scholarship, cash award of $750 to be applied to your Bursar Bill.  This scholarship honors the memory of Pamela Huller Gwaltney, who served as the Director of the Office of Major Scholarship Advisement from October 2010 to December 2015.  As a mentor, Pam was dedicated to students realizing their potential as scholars and leaders, who are fully engaged with their communities.  

Pam Gwaltney  


Albert and Leyla D. Somit Honors Scholarship, cash award of a $1100 to be applied to your Bursar Bill.  This scholarship was established in 1984, by friends, staff members and colleagues of Albert Somit, then President of SIU, in honor of his 65th birthday.   The Somit Scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify the values of the University Honors program: Learn, Lead, Serve.  Somit Scholars are all-round students who are recognized for their academic achievement, leadership qualities, and civic engagement. 


Linda Corder and Al Somit 

In the works: We are deeply grateful to Henry Ong, SIU alumni and President of International Scholastic Trust (IST), for establishing two STEM and University Honors scholarships for international undergraduates.   Henry has named these scholarships after his mentor, Dr. Jared Dorn, Emeritus Professor of International Studies.  Henry writes,

Dr Dorn, changed my life and gave me the confidence, inspiration and hope that I could make it. And I did, so, I am glad that we have such a strong community to help students succeed and I am grateful that I have a chance to play my part to uplift many more lives with all my friends at SIU.

To Shameless Audacity, as we climb many more mountains together, my friends.

Thank you, Henry for paying it forward!

Scholarship Advisement

Honors students include Fulbright fellows, Barry Goldwater, Morris Udall and Rhodes Scholars. The Honors Program advises and helps students apply for these competitive awards. Read more.