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Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program
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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:  Aren Abell

Hometown:  Carbondale, IL

Major:  Physiology

"I am honored to be a recipient of the Civil Service Council Educational Assistance Program Scholarship.  The funds received from this scholarship will help achieve my goal of obtaining a degree in the field of Science and pursuing my career in medicine.  I want to thank you for your support, and I look forward to continuing my education at SIU Carbondale.  I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness."

Name:  Jodee Harmon

Hometown: Benton, IL

Major: Journalism

"I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your generosity in funding the Civil Service Education Assistance Program.  I am so honored to have received this award.  This award will help me as I continue at SIU to reach my goal of obtaining a Bachelor's degree.  My passion for photojournalism stems from the desire to make changes in the world and impact lives, and this passion genuinely comes from the heart. This award will give me the opportunity to develop my skills of photojournalism and be prepared to help and inspire people every day through my work."

Name:  Zachary Liddell

Hometown:  Carterville, IL

Major:  Finance

"I am thankful to have received the Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program award for three semesters.  This monetary award has been used to purchase textbooks, supplies, and parking passes during my time at SIU.  I appreciate the efforts of all who make it possible, and I encourage others to support such a great program."

Name:  Garrett Morgenstern

Hometown:  DuQuoin, IL

Major:  Agribusiness Economics

"I am writing to thank you and the civil service committee for providing me the $200 scholarship per semester for child of a civil service employee. This award will help me meet the gap on my books and gas. Unfortunately, I was laid off last year from the part time job I have worked at since 15. My dream has been to go to siu. I enjoy commuting from DuQuoin and hope to stay in the area after I graduate to use my Ag degree. Thank you again."

Name:  Madison Lingle

Hometown:  Anna, IL

Major:  Nursing

"I would like to thank the Civil Service Council for their support toward my education. As a nursing student, this program has alleviated the financial stress of paying for out-of-pocket expenses such as textbooks, lab materials, and equipment. I am deeply appreciative of the Civil Service Council as they are helping me along the way to my dream career as a nurse!"

Name:  Emily Hamburger

Hometown:  DuQuoin, IL

Major:  Physiology

"The education assistance award from the Civil Service Council is helping me earn my bachelor’s degree. This award is helping to put me in a better position to continue my education as a physician assistant student and earn my master’s degree."

Name:  Jordyn Keith

Hometown:  Alto Pass, IL

Major:  Information Systems Technology

"The CSC Education Assistance Award has helped me immensely. It has allowed me to pay for my textbooks which enables me to achieve my goal of getting my degree in Information Systems Technology. I am grateful for this award. Go Dawgs!"

Name:  Dylan Houghland

Hometown:  Pinckneyville, IL

Major:  Civil Engineering

“I would like to thank the Civil Service Council for the Education Assistance Award.  I appreciate the hard work and dedication of each member.  This award will come in handy when purchasing books this semester”.

Name:  John Monroe

Hometown:  DuQuoin, IL

Major:  TV, and Digital Media Radio

"I am about to start my final semester at SIU Carbondale. I would like to thank you very much for providing this scholarship to me and for letting me receive for every semester that I have been a Saluki. Once again, I would like to send my thanks to you and everybody involved in this scholarship."

Departments with the Most Gifts!
Check out which department has brought in the most gifts for SIU Day!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 950
2 School of Medicine 369
3 Saluki Athletics 254
4 College of Health and Human Sciences 219
5 College of Agricultural, Life & Physical Sciences 197
Departments by Dollars Raised
Check out which Department has raised the most throughout SIU Day!
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Medicine $373,761.00
2 College of Liberal Arts $327,877.00
3 College of Business and Analytics $320,638.00
4 Saluki Athletics $270,124.29
5 College of Health and Human Sciences $190,391.94
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