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Degree Completion Award Program

The Degree Completion Award allows one Civil Service, Administrative Staff, or Professional Staff employee to complete his or her first baccalaureate degree as a full-time student each year. The award recipient receives two semesters off work with pay and a waiver of tuition for classes taken during the award period. Fees are the responsibility of the recipient.

To qualify for the award, you must:

  • be a full-time Civil Service, Administrative Staff, or Professional Staff employee
  • have worked for the University for at least three years
  • be within 32 credit hours of earning your first baccalaureate degree at the time the leave commences
  • earn the degree at SIUE
  • be willing to sign an agreement requiring you to work for SIUE for two years following your return from the award period

The award is competitive and the decision is based on the applicant's:

  • essay
  • a letter of reference
  • grade point average.

The decision is made by a committee of five faculty members and may not be appealed. In addition, the committee has the option of not presenting the award if no suitable applicants apply. Application materials for the award will be available in the Office of Human Resources the first week of December each year.

If you would like more information about this award, please call the Office of Human Resources at extension 2190.

Awardees
2013 LaVontas Hairston
2011 Laura Koch
2007 Deborah A. Brueggemann
2006 Toni L. Taylor
2005 Diane Kay Crocker
2004 Natalie T. Kizzire
2003 Jacqueline A. Straube
2002 Jodi A. Olson
2001 Janet A. Novosad
2000 Tracy Wall
1999 Kyle Stunkel
1998 Rocco Goins
1997 Diane S. Jones
1996 Jacqueline Y. Rupert
1995 Mary Marchal

FORMS:
Degree Completion Award Application
Application for Graduation for Degree Completion Award Candidates

FAQS:
Degree Completion Award FAQs

Visit the Office of the Registrar's website for Graduation Application Instructions.

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