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Our College supports our students' through every step of their educational pursuit. Therefore, we never want financial resources to get in the way of earning their degree. The College of Business has many need and merit based scholarships available exclusively to business students.

Students may apply to all of the University and the College scholarships available to them by completing one online application at siu.academicworks.com. Students should use their SIU Dawgtag and network password to “Sign In” and complete the application and additional questions. Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 academic year, the deadline to apply is February 1, 2016. Selections will be made in March. The Financial Aid Office will notify students of any selections via student offer letters by email, around April 1.

For more information about our scholarships please contact Jill Gebke at
618 | 453-7487. You can learn about other club, organization, and outside scholarship opportunities by visiting the Academic Scholarship website at scholarships.siu.edu.

 

This table details some of the scholarships offered by the College of Business at SIU.
SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA AWARD
Kimiko Ajioka Memorial Scholarship Senior Marketing majors. Preference for Japanese student(s). The recipient must send a letter describing their background, career goals, and a photograph to the donor(s).  Awarded during senior year, and may be applied for during junior year.
Generally
$1,500
Donald T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Accounting Majors. Completed a minimum of four accounting classes. Minimum accounting GPA: 3.0. Minimum business GPA: 2.8. Demonstrates leadership and interpersonal skills through extracurricular activities.
$300
Carrie D. Baines Scholarship Minimum of 2.5 GPA. A Business Major and at least 14 credit hours per semester.
$1,000
Gloria Dean Battles Scholarship Junior/Senior Business majors with a GPA of 3.0/4.0. Preference for minority students. 
Generally
$1,000
Bill and Barbara Beck Accounting Scholarship Descendants George W. (Bill) and Barbara J. Beck at SIU are first preference; Jefferson County high school or community college transfer students in Accounting; southern Illinois (Springfield and south) high school graduates or community college transfers in Accounting. 
Award varies
Boeing Business Scholarship Accounting or finance majors. Sophomore class status or higher with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. U.S. citizen. Demonstration of leadership skills (essay). Preference given to minorities and women.
Generally
$1,000
Sean T. and Karyn D. Boston Business Scholarship Business majors. Preferencial financial need; African American students; and high school athletes.
Generally
$500
Betty L. Brennan Scholarship Business major, preference for working students to pay for college with little or no support from their family. (Essay)
Generally
$1,500
Business and Professional Women's (BPW) Organization of Carbondale Scholarship Sophomore or junior student with a least a 2.5 GPA. Declared major in Workforce Education or Accounting, enrolled for at least 6 hours. Preference is given to: female, non-traditional students; Illinois residents including those studying at off-campus sites, located in Illinois; financial need; those with a GPA of 2.5 to 3.5.
Award
varies
Caterpillar Excellence Scholarship Sophomores, or above, from Accounting, Finance, or Marketing. Full-time with a 2.8/4.0 GPA, U.S. Citizens. Preference for financial need.
Generally
$1,000 -$2,000
James B. & Rosemary Samuel Childress Scholarship Graduates of a h.s. in Jackson or Williamson counties in Illinois.  Community college students are eligible as long as the high school and community college are both located in Jackson and/or Williamson counties. Financial need. Preference for those who are working to pay for college expenses.
Generally
$2,000
Frederick and Ellen Chiu Scholarship An admitted business undergraduate or graduate international student, preference for a student of Chinese descent. 
Generally
$1,000
College of Business Student Scholarship Business major.
Generally
$500
George H. and Pamela J. Cook Finance Scholarship Finance Major. ACT of 24 or higher;  Top 20% h.s. class; Preference for financial need.
Generally
$1,500
Lee Ann & Paul L. Conti MBA/JD Scholarship Award MBA/JD concurrently enrolled student with at least 1 semester completed.  Financial need is preferencial.  Extra-curricular involvement required.
Award
varies
Covington Entrepreneurial Awards Must be from southern Illinois (south of I-70); Must work; have some business experience; career goals that involve owning a business; Undergraduate marketing major; Preference for members of Pi Sigma Epsilon or the American Marketing Association. Essay required: entrepreneurial, aspirations for owning or running a business, and how the money will be used.
Award
varies
Robert W. Davis Memorial Scholarship Junior business major with academic achievement and potential with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. (Essay)
Award varies
Emme Family Scholarship Business major and a graduate of Carbondale Community High School who has financial need.
Award
varies
Farmers Insurance Scholarships Student with a career interest in insurance industry. Financial need is considered. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Generally
$500
Clarence D. Finke and Daniel E. Finke Memorial Scholarship Marketing major.
Generally
$1,000
John M. Fohr Memorial Scholarship for Management MBA student.  Preference given to a married graduate student.
Award varies
Stephen D. Goepfert Accounting Scholarship Junior, Senior, or Masters student in Accountancy; Career interest in internal audit; GPA of at least 3.0; Preference for financial need. (Essay)
Award varies
Nada Grammaticoff Scholarship Business majors, with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5, with financial need, and from a middle-class family.
Generally
$2,000
Randall "Randy" Hahn Accounting Scholarship Illinois resident Accounting majors. Incoming freshman with ACT of 24 or higher, Illinois veterans must have DD214 with an honorable discharge and any college work after separation must have at least a 3.25 GPA, and transfer students must have at least a 3.25 GPA. Preference for financial need. 
Award
varies
Ronald E. Hall/CITGO Scholarship Business majors. GPA of 2.5 or above at the undergraduate level or 3.0 or above at the graduate level. Students selected will show financial need, academic achievement, and an interest in business. (Essay)
Generally
$1,000 to $3,000
Richard K. Holt Memorial Fund in Accountancy Master of Accountancy students with financial need. Preference is for a native resident of Centralia, Illinois or any town south of Centralia; has at least a 3.5 undergraduate GPA; and demonstrates a professional attitude, leadership abilities and strong self-confidence. 
Award varies
Larry D. and Grace Hoffman Accounting Scholarship Incoming freshman Accounting major; Illinois resident; ACT of 24 or higher; Top 20% of H.S. class; financial need.
Award
varies
Howell Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship Undergarduate majors in the College of Business who are residents of Randolph County, Illinois. 
Generally
$1,000
Kenneth J. Hull and Jacqueline M. Hull-Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Accounting majors who plan to sit for the CPA. Illinois residents.  At least a 3.0 GPA, incoming freshman must have an ACT score of at least 25.  For the academic year covered by the scholarship, applicants must not: Receive other scholarship assistance or participate in other full-tution/fees reimburesment program that would preclude him/her from utilizing this scholarship toward tuition and fees. (essay)
Award
varies
Illinois Bankers Association Scholarship Junior Finance majors. Resident of one of the following Illinois counties: Jackson, Williamson, Saline, Jefferson, Wabash, Wayne, Edwards, Percy, Franklin, White, Hamilton, Gallatin, Marion, Pope, Johnson, Union, Alexander, Pulaski, Hardin, or Massac. Preference for financial need. 
$300
Chris Jones Memorial Scholarship Business majors, preference for Marketing. Full-time students with a GPA of 2.75 or above; actively involved Business RSO; Must have a letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor of RSO detailing their leadership achievements.
Generally
$1,500
Dr. C. Y. Kao Accounting Scholarship Accounting Major From Taiwan or China
Award varies
Dr. C. Y. Kao Business Scholarship A Business Major From China or Taiwan
Award varies
Douglas E. Kelly Memorial Scholarship Full-time Accounting student. Junior or senior with a minimum of 56 hours completed at SIU with at least 9 hours in Accounting; 2.5 GPA overall; a 3.0 GPA in Accounting classes; Leadership skills from extracurriculars; llinois resident; U.S. citizen; Preference is given to an African American student. (Essay) Award
varies
James B. King II Memorial Accounting Scholarship Junior or Senior Accounting majors. Must be a graduate from a h.s. in a town with a population of less than 35,000; Financial need; Preference for working and first generation collee students with a GPA of 2.5. - 3.0.
Award varies
Diane Kosmach and Michael J. Schumacher Scholarship Incoming business major freshman. ACT of 24 or higher; Rank in the top 25%. Preference for financial need.
Award
varies
Mickey and Diane Levitt Business Scholarship Incoming, Illinois resident, business majors.
Award varies
Gray and Donna Magee Business Scholarship Junior or Senior College of Business major with financial need.
Generally
$1,500
Michael T. McClellan Memorial/ Accounting Circle Scholarship Incoming full-time Freshman business majors from central or southern Illinois. ACT of at least 28. 
Award varies
Clint and Deb McDonnough Scholarship Incoming freshman from a school in one of the Connect SI counties (Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, or Williamson); Business major; Financial need; Preference for Lead SI participants.
Generally
$1,000
Delyte W. Morris Scholarship Graduating senior in College of Business displaying a high potential in scholastics, character, social leadership, and ambition.
Award
varies
Richard A. Navarre College of Business Scholarship Accounting, Finance, or Management majors. Incoming freshman - with at least a 24 ACT and is in the top 15% of graduating class. Transfer students - at least a 3.25 GPA. Preference for Alton Senior High School (IL) graduates and financial has financial need.
Generally
$2,000
Nosotti and Snyder International Business Scholarship MBA students interested in pursuing an international business career with a U.S.-based manufacturing company. Preference for those with an undergraduate degree in Science or Engineering; is fluent in a second language; is American-born, from southern Illinois.
Maximum of $2,500
C. L. Pete & Margaret Odum Memorial Scholarship A Business or Social Work major. Female applicants in the Master of Social Work program may be considered.  Resident of southern Illinois.
Generally
$1,500
Susie E. Ogden Scholarship Accounting senior.
Award varies
Paul and Babs Piche College of Business Scholarship Junior and Senior business majors with financial need.
Generally
$750
Charles Renfro Memorial Scholarship Business major. Preference for residents of Jackson County; starting junior, senior year or a masters program; GPA for the previous academic year of at least 2.5.
Award
varies
Edward J. Schmidlein Accounting Award Junior Accounting major who has completed Introductory Financial Accounting, Introductory Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, and Cost Accounting at SIU. 
Generally
$500
Robert and Patricia Sforza Memorial Scholarship Accounting major who are U.S. citizens; H.S. seniors or college transfer students with a 3.5/4.0 GPA;  Preference for a Belleville West High School senior, second preference for St. Clair County (IL) students, third are Illinois students.
Generally
$3,000
Katy Becker Simonds Scholarship Sophomore Business Major. Native from: Perry, Franklin, Saline, Gallatin, Jackson, Williamson, Union, Johnson, Polk, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski, or Massac counties in Illinois. Preference for veterans or the child of a veteran. Financial need and working while in school.
Award
varies
SIU Credit Union Scholarship Junior or Senrior business majors. Preference is for the student's parent to be a member of the SIU Credit Union, or the student is a member.
Generally
$1,000
Paul and Margaret Stein Family Scholarship Junior business majors with financial need. Preference for those planning a career in Life Insurance Sales, Sales Management, Financial Services Sales, or Sales Management; is from Southeastern Michigan. 
Generally
$1,500
Robert G. and Anne Carman Stevens College of Business Scholarship Incoming freshman in the College of Business. The upper 40% of h.s. class; From Perry, Franklin, Saline, Gallatin, Jackson, Williamson, Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski, or Massac counties in Illinois; Financial need.
Generally
$500
Theta Xi Beta Delta Scholarship Juniors and Seniors. Preference for a senior; Businss majors. The recipient must be an active member of the Beta Delta Chapter of the Theta Xi Fraternity at SIU.
Generally
$1,000
Kenny & Lisa Troutt Scholarship for the College of Business Business majors.
Generally
$1,000
Janaya D. Tucker Scholarship Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Acounting major. At least a 3.0 GPA. Preference for an African American student.
Generally
$500-$1,000
Bryan and Toni Vagner Scholarship Accounting majors with at least a GPA of 3.0. Preferences for students who are juniors or seniors, and married students.  Award
varies
Marquita J. Vines Scholarship Juinor or Senior business majors, incoming MBA student, or a community college transfer (with at least 56 hours completed); GPA of at least 3.0/4.0. Illinois resident and a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to an African American student.  Generally
$1,500
Gola Waters Accounting Scholarship Senior in Accounting with at least a 3.25 GPA. Has completed Finance 280 and enrolled/completed Finance 380. Preference for students who plan to sit for the CPA exam and/or who plan to go to law school.
Award
varies
Greg and Pat White MBA Scholarship Applicants admitted to the MBA program. Preference for a minority student who is a citizen of the United States of America.
Generally
$1,500
World Color Press Endowed Scholarship Fund Business majors.  Illinois residents.
Generally
$1,000