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:  Madison Lingle

Hometown:  Carbondale, 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:  Lexie Lingle

Hometown:  Carbondale, IL

Major:  Accountancy

"My name is Lexie Lingle, and I am an Accounting major. I plan to use this scholarship award to help pay for my textbooks."

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: Ethan Cheek

Hometown:  Pinckneyville, IL

Major:  Automotive Technology

"My name is Ethan Cheek and I am a sophomore from Pinckneyville, Illinois.  I am a third generation Saluki and the first in my family to study Automotive Technology.  I am thankful for the Civil Service Council's continued commitment to raise scholarship funds for dependents of civil service employees.  This scholarship will help with my tuition and books and it is greatly appreciated."

Name: Sydney Cook

Hometown: Murphysboro, IL

Major:  Horticulture

"My name is Sydney Cook and I am sincerely honored to be a recipient of the Civil Service Education Assistance Scholarship. Thank you for your generosity, which has helped offset the cost of books. As I continue my education at Southern Illinois University, your gift will allow me the time to work towards my horticulture major without having to worry about the cost."

Name: Elijah Krawczykowski

Hometown: Carbondale, IL 

Major:  Business Undecided

"I'm majoring in business with an Emphasis on marketing. Any award money I receive will be used to ensure I have the materials I need to get a quality education and a wonderful experience."

Name: Olivia Capel

Hometown:  Anna, IL

Major: Accounting

"This award will help cover housing or tuition and fees."

Name: Andrew Hawkins

Hometown:  Cobden

Major: Nursing/Healthcare Management

"My name is Andrew Hawkins, and I would like to thank the SIU Civil Service Council for this award. This will help me purchase books and other needed supplies while I pursue my Bachelors of Nursing degree."

Name: Reuben Hawkins

Hometown:  Cobden

Major: Mechanical Engineering

"Hello, my name is Reuben Hawkins and I am going to SIU majoring in mechanical engineering. This scholarship will help cover expenses that will greatly help me focus more on receiving a good quality education."

Name: Gage Lingle

Hometown:  Alto Pass, IL

Major: Radio and Digital Media

"The reward would be used for tuition, textbook and all of the daily needs that are associated with obtaining my degree in digital voice over production."

Groups with the Most Gifts!
Check out which groups have brought in the most gifts for SIU Day!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 837
2 WSIU Public Broadcasting 765
3 Saluki Athletics 299
4 School of Medicine 260
5 College of Engineering, Computing, Tech, & Math 250
Groups by Dollars Raised
Check out which Groups have raised the most throughout SIU Day!
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Business and Analytics $819,120.00
2 School of Medicine $652,035.00
3 College of Liberal Arts $488,031.00
4 College of Engineering, Computing, Tech, & Math $156,525.00
5 Touch of Nature $123,855.50
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