Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program

The Education Assistance Program (EAP) was established in 1982 by the Civil Service Employees Council of SIU Carbondale to provide financial assistance for dependents of SIU civil service employees who attend SIU.  The Education Assistance Program is financed by employee contributions, income from an endowment fund, and proceeds from fund raising activities sponsored by the Civil Service Council.  Click here for more information.   Below is a list of current scholarship recipients and the impact the scholarship has had on them.  

 

Name: Madison Lingle

Hometown – Anna, IL

Major - Pre-Nursing

"The Civil Service Council Education Assistance Fund is helping me to achieve my goal of becoming a CRNA, a nurse anesthetist. The scholarship this program has awarded me with alleviates the financial stress of paying for out of pocket expenses, such as textbooks, and various materials required for my labs."

 

 

Name – Haley Gaertner

Hometown – Carbondale, IL

Major – Cinema & Photography

"The timing of the awards seem to be such that they always tended to cover course fees, but more importantly the timing was perfect to offset costs of class project supplies and/or class field trips each semester."

 

 

Name – Jordyn Keith

Hometown – Alto Pass, IL

Major - IST

“Growing up in southern Illinois, my dream was to become a Saluki just like my parents and my grandmother.  I am so thankful for the Civil Service Council Education Assistance Fund and those who contribute - because of their generosity, I am now a third generation Saluki!”

 

Name – Clayton Houghland

Hometown – Pinckneyville, IL

Major – Civil Engineering

"I would like to thank the Civil Service Council for their monetary support these last four years.  I appreciate the hard work of the council and all who support the fundraisers.  This money was used to pay for my books each semester.  I will be graduating in May with a degree in Civil Engineering."

 

 

Name – Dylan Houghland

Hometown – Pinckneyville, IL

Major – Civil Engineering

"I would like to thank the Civil Service Council for awarding me the Education Assistance Award my first year.  The money was used to pay for my books.  I am hoping to receive this award for the next three years while I earn a degree in Civil Engineering."

 

 

Name – Addison Bogard

Hometown – Carterville, IL

Major – Radiological Sciences

"I am truly grateful for the Civil Service Council Education Assistance find as it has helped offset educational and travel expenses in my Sonography major. This monetary support is very much appreciated."

 

 

 

 

 

Name – McLain Baker

Hometown – DuQuoin, IL

Major – Psychology

"McLain Baker is a third generation Saluki, striving to excel towards a B.S. in Psychology. We are thankful for this Scholarship which will lessen the burden of textbook expenses, allowing her to focus solely on her studies."

 

 

 

Name – Zack Liddell

Hometown – Carterville, IL

Major – Finance

"The Educational Assistance funding is an investment in my future and greatly appreciated. It reduces the financial stress associated with attending college."

 

 

 

 

 

Name – Abigail Barnes

Hometown – Tamaroa, IL

Major – Pre-Nursing

"As I sit here worrying about how I am going to get through college, my mind is eased by knowing that with the help of the Civil Service Assistance Fund scholarship, I will be able to get through. The struggle of college debt is a real thing. With the help of scholarships like this one, some of that worry goes away. This scholarship gives me the money to pay for classes I may have had to pass on because I could not afford them. The generosity of this scholarship and all of its donors means a lot and I am grateful for the opportunity to receive this award."

 

 

 

Name – Drew Moore

Hometown – Carbondale, IL

Major – Pre-Physical Therapy Assistant

"The EAC award is a huge help toward my expenses in college. I really appreciate the hard work of the council to make the award possible."

 

 

 

 

 

Name – Ryne O’Rourke

Hometown – DuQuoin, IL

Major – Mechanical Engineering

"I am sincerely grateful to receive the civil service educational assistance award. This funding helps me afford my textbooks that are generally expensive in my field of study, Mechanical Engineering. I plan on graduating in December 2020 and want to start my career somewhere in Southern Illinois. Once again, thank you for the reward!"

Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Medicine $196,336.00
2 College of Education and Human Services $171,847.00
3 Saluki Athletics $139,301.88
4 College of Liberal Arts $113,380.00
5 Diversity Initiatives $101,000.00
6 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) $79,060.00
7 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $76,766.00
8 College of Business $64,678.00
9 School of Law $61,801.00
10 Touch of Nature $58,616.00
11 College of Agricultural Sciences $52,382.00
12 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $51,473.35
13 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,154.93
14 New Student Programs $20,025.00
15 Saluki Alumni Plaza $19,700.00
16 College of Engineering $17,579.00
17 Morris Library $15,998.00
18 Strong Survivors $13,825.00
19 Student Affairs $7,030.00
20 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) $5,519.98
21 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $5,299.00
22 University Museum $5,130.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $4,895.00
24 SIU Press $4,005.00
25 College of Science $3,880.00
26 General University Scholarships $2,905.00
27 SIU Alumni Association $2,575.00
28 SIU Green Fund Grant Program $1,957.00
29 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,745.00
30 Campus Lake Fund $855.00
31 Chancellor's Scholars Program $845.00
32 SIU Arboretum $775.00
33 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program $555.00
34 University Honors Program $385.00
35 Graduate School $290.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $250.00
37 Center for International Education $200.00
38 Center for Archaeological Investigations $120.00
39 The Dawg Lounge $10.00
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Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 815
2 School of Medicine 285
3 School of Law 235
4 Saluki Athletics 159
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 141
6 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 87
7 Strong Survivors 77
8 College of Liberal Arts 68
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 67
10 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) 64
11 College of Engineering 63
12 College of Education and Human Services 62
13 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) 59
14 College of Business 52
15 Touch of Nature 46
16 Morris Library 39
17 College of Science 38
18 WSIU Public Broadcasting 35
19 SIU Green Fund Grant Program 34
20 SIU Alumni Association 31
21 Student Affairs 30
22 General University Scholarships 26
23 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 25
24 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 25
25 Saluki Alumni Plaza 24
26 University Museum 21
27 Diversity Initiatives 19
28 SIU Press 19
29 Campus Lake Fund 15
30 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program 13
31 SIU Arboretum 12
32 University Honors Program 7
33 Chancellor's Scholars Program 6
34 Graduate School 5
35 Police K-9 Unit 5
36 Center for International Education 4
37 Center for Archaeological Investigations 4
38 New Student Programs 2
39 The Dawg Lounge 1
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