Awards recognize excellence and outstanding talent in academics, athletics and the arts. When creating a new award, donors may consider different criteria in describing the ideal recipient of the award. Overall or major-specific grade point average, area of study, or the results of a specific experiment or research project may be used to define the recipient of an award.
The amount the recipient receives for an award is usually less than the amount given for a scholarship, but may be as great or greater than $1,000. In accordance with University policy, the SIUE Foundation notifies the Student Financial Aid Office of all awards received by students through the Foundation.
An award fund may be endowed or non-endowed. An endowed award requires a minimum endowment level of $15,000. Non-endowed awards require a gift that will ensure that the award may be awarded for at least two years and in subsequent years, the scholarship cannot be awarded without a pledge or gift from the donor that will cover the amount of the award for that year. Special arrangements may be made for one-time or irregular award gifts.
To explore the possibility of creating a new award, please contact:
Pat Mesnard at email@example.com or (618) 650‑2973;
or the Director of Development in the area in which you are interested.