#SIUDAY March 1, 2017
Founded in 1997 by Paul Simon, a former two-term U.S. Senator from Illinois and one-time candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute works directly with elected officials and others to implement change in public policy. The Institute acts on significant and controversial issues impacting the region, the state, the nation, and the world. In keeping with Paul Simon’s belief that this institute should be a “do tank” , it is committed to developing and working to implement approaches that could bring concrete, positive results in tackling some of the most difficult challenges in the public policy arena. Paul Simon established this as a nonpartisan institute to maintain this fundamental difference from virtually all other organizations of its kind.
Thank you for investing in the institute and in helping us ensure that we continue to be a leader in the public policy arena. We are grateful for your generosity.
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Endowment Fund: Supports the activities of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
David Yepsen Director's Award Endowment: The award will be given to a SIU Carbondale, institute-affiliated student in good standing in recognition of her/his assistance with institute programs, or contributions to the institute's activities. This could include student workers, members of an institute-affiliated registered student organization, any institute internship, fellowship, externship and also a student contributing to an institute project/program.
Alexander Lane Internship Endowment: To support a paid student internship for a minority SIU student of Latino heritage to work for a member of the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield during the legislative session.
Barbara Brown Memorial Endowment: This fund will help award a scholarship to an SIU student/incoming student who is in good standing. The student should articulate or demonstrate an interest in using her/his education in furtherance of public service. Preference will be given to a student with a high school diploma from an accredited school in the following Illinois counties: Alexander, Bond, Calhoun, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saint Clair, Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White and Williamson. Preference is to be given to a female student demonstrating financial need.
Edwin Phillips Debate Team Scholarship: This scholarship is intended to support a debate team member in good academic standing, preferably a student interested in public service, public policy, diplomacy or politics.