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The University Staff Senate represents Civil Service and Professional Staff of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Employees who are represented by labor organizations as well as employees who are not represented can participate on the University Staff Senate, its panels or committees. The University Staff Senate manages two scholarship funds: The University Staff Senate Scholarship and the Faculty for Collective Bargaining Scholarship Fund. Civil Service and Professional Staff employees participate in the governance of the University via the senate and its panels. All senate and panel members are elected officers. Consider service to your constituency group and the University by participating on the University Staff Senate or its respective panels. Contact the University Staff Senate at



Faculty for Collective Bargaining Scholarship Spring 2016


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.

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.

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).

In place of the routine application process, please go to  to apply for the Faculty for Collective Bargaining Scholarship.  If you type 'Staff Senate' in the filter, a page will come up with two scholarship choices. You want the Faculty for Collective Bargaining Scholarship - Spring option.

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 complete the application by 4:30 PM, Thursday, NOVEMBER, 12, 2015. 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.

Staff Senate Fall 2015 Scholarship

Congratulations to three new Fall 2015 Scholarship Awardees!

Allison Buchmiller $1000 - daughter of Susan Buchmiller of Financial Aid

Kaitlyn Frisbee $500 - daughter of Michelle Frisbee of Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Gage Geiger $500 - son of Paula Geiger of Office of the Bursar

Staff Senate 2015 Elections 

See updated Senate page

Staff Senate 2015 Summer Scholarship

 Congratulations to the Summer 2015 Scholarship Awardee! 

The Staff Senate awarded a $1000 Summer 2015 Staff Senate Scholarship to Morgan Strom, daughter of Laura Strom from the Office of the Registrar.

Best wishes and good luck in your academic endeavors!

Faculty for Collective Bargaining Spring 2015 Scholarship


The Staff Senate awards three students $300.00 each:

Nicholos Caban, son of Susan Caban from the Registrar's Office

Kayla Thompson, daughter of Kelly Thompson-Hess from Student Financial Aid Office

Madison Knezik-Smith, granddaughter of Jo Ellen Caia from Educational Outreach

Best wishes and good luck in your academic endeavors!

University Staff Senate 2014 Fall Scholarship

Congratulations! Two students have each been awarded a $1000 Fall Scholarship.  Nicholas Caban, son of Jan (Facilities) and Susan (Registrar) Caban, AND Jack Desse, grandson of retiree Gary Smith (School of Dental Medicine) have been selected for a Staff Senate Scholarship this fall. An award presentation will take place at the October 2 Staff Senate meeting in the Willow Room, Morris University Center. Thanks goes to the Scholarship Selection Committee for their service to this worthy task.


Summer 2014 Staff Senate Scholarship 


The Staff Senate awarded a $500.00 Summer 2014 Staff Senate Scholarship to Gabrielle Geiger, daughter of Paula Geiger (Bursar) in the Chancellor's Office, Friday, May 2, 2014. Congratulations, Gabrielle!!

The Staff Senate would like to thank all the applicants and encourage all eligible applicants to apply again in the future.  Look for the 2014 Fall Scholarship announcement sometime in June.

Past Presidents Event

The Staff Senate honored its past presidents who are currently SIUE employees at the December 2, 2010 regular meeting.

Left to right front row: Brian W. Lotz (2008-2009), Mary Rast (1994-1995), Gary Dunn (2001-2002), Jesse B. Harris, Jr. (1989-1990),
Michael W. Pulley (current). Back row: Todd Bartholomew (2007-2008), Mick Ostrander (1999-2000),
Eric Barnett (1997-1998 and 2000-2001). Not pictured: Shrylene Clark Langston (1998-1999) and Joe Loring (2003-2005)

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone for your interest and support for the University Staff Senate.

If you have a chance, thank a Senator for all their time and service to the University as a result of serving on the University Staff Senate.

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