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The University Staff Senate has made available a scholarship from the Faculty for Collective Bargaining monies. The University Staff Senate handles the funds for the Faculty for Collective Bargaining Scholarship, which was established to provide scholarship awards to qualifying SIUE students. To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship award, you must meet the following criteria:

1. You must be an employee (the labor union member) or the son, daughter, grandchild, spouse, or civil union partner of a labor union member presently employed or retired Civil Service (excluding non-status), Professional Staff employee or Non-tenure track faculty member of SIUe.

2. You must meet admissions requirements for undergraduate study at SIUe and be admitted for full-time undergraduate study.

3. Applicants with fewer than twelve semester hours earned in college:

  • You must have an ACT composite of 19 or above (unless exempt because of SIUE'S admission standards);
  • You must have at least a high school GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0=A.

Applications can be accessed at

4. Applicants with twelve or more semester hours earned in college:

  • You must have completed at least one term as a full-time college student;
  • You must have at least a college GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0=A.

Applications can be accessed at

The scholarship award will be applied to your university account for the Spring Semester. This award will be reported to the Office of Student Financial Aid to be considered in evaluating your overall financial aid package. Should this amount combined with other awards or payments cause a credit balance on your account, a refund check will be mailed to you from the Bursar's Office

Your application will be evaluated on the following criteria: a typed essay written by you, overall GPA or its equivalent, co-curricular activities (e.g. clubs, sports, volunteerism, family responsibilities, etc.), honors and/or awards, work history, and current letter of recommendation addressed to USSS Committee (within one year of application).

Applicants are required to submit: (1) a completed application including the FCB UNION VERIFICATION FORM, (2) appropriate scores and/or transcript AND one typed letter of recommendation (dated within one year of application).

Incomplete and/or untyped applications will not be considered.

Please return your completed application to the University Governance Office, Box 1252, Rendleman Building, Room 0103, by 4:30 PM, Friday, NOVEMBER 15, 2013. You will be notified of the decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the University Governance Secretary at 650-2770.

Best wishes for your continued academic progress.

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