The SIUE Alumni Association is dedicated to recognizing successful alumni, inspiring teachers and promising new students. Through the Alumni Board of Directors Awards Committee, the Alumni Association oversees the nominations and selections for the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame, the SIUE Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship, the Stahlschmidt Family Scholarship, the new SIUE Alumni Association Board of Directors Scholarship and the Great Teacher Award.
SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame: The SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes and honors SIUE alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen field, in their communities and at SIUE. Each School and College of the University selects inductees based on pre-determined criteria. The honoree class members are recognized with a commemorative plaque that will be displayed in a prominent place within each of the respective Schools or College. They are also honored at the annual SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Dinner.
Great Teacher Award: Any person who teaches a class or classes at SIUE or who has taught classes at SIUE in the past may be nominated for this award. This person should show a great love for teaching and should have made a powerful, positive impact on their students. The award is typically announced at the Summer Commencement Ceremony.
Alumni Association Scholarships
These scholarships are offered annually in the early spring. Applications for the 2013-2014 school year are now closed.
SIUE Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship: The SIUE Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is a scholarship program for children, grandchildren, siblings and spouses of alumni. The Alumni Association's Board of Directors annually awards two full scholarships- one to a current undergraduate student and one to an incoming SIUE freshman- in addition to five $500 scholarships per year.
The Stahlschmidt Family Scholarship: In honor of their parents, Dorothy and Raymond, the Stahlschmidt family established the Stahlschmidt Family Scholarship in Fall 2009, which awards two $1,500 scholarships per year to incoming SIUE students.
The SIUE Alumni Association Board of Directors Scholarship: The SIUE Alumni Association Board of Directors Scholarship, funded by the members of the board, awards a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming freshman, current undergraduate student, college transfer or non-traditional SIUE student each year who has shown exemplary leadership skills and campus and community involvement.