Scholarships SEMO to Offer George Floyd Memorial Scholarship By Brad Palmer • Jun 8, 2020 Southeast Missouri State University is establishing a scholarship in honor of George Floyd. SEMO Announces Will To Do Award to Expand College Affordability Across Show Me State By Brad Palmer • Aug 27, 2019 SEMO Southeast Missouri State University Tuesday announced a new scholarship program to try to make higher education more affordable and accessible for Missouri residents. The Will To Do Award is a need-based scholarship to meet the tuition and general fees needs of students eligible for Pell grants. The funds will be available beginning in fall 2020. SIUC Alumni Create New Scholarship By Brad Palmer • Mar 14, 2019 A group of alumni at SIU-Carbondale has created a new scholarship. The scholarship goes by the acronym, BEER, which stands for Balancing Education, Experience and Reality. Southern Illinois Student in the Running for National Scholarship By Brad Palmer • Nov 19, 2018 A student at Shawnee High School in Union County is still in the running in a national scholarship competition. Autumn McMahan has been selected as a semifinalist for the Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarship. U of I Offers Free Tuition Program By Illinois Public Radio • Aug 27, 2018 The University of Illinois Urbana campus is hoping a new free tuition program will help boost in-state enrollment. But, officials don’t know how much of a boost the program will provide. Minority Teacher Scholarships Available Now By Illinois Public Radio • Feb 12, 2018 Scholarships are available for minority students interested in pursuing a career in teaching, according to the Illinois Students Assistance Commission. Online Registration Problems for Tax Credit Scholarship Program By Associated Press • Feb 1, 2018 More than 24,000 families across Illinois were unable to submit applications to the state's new private school scholarship program because the online registration system shut down due to ``extreme demand.'' EIU To Reduce Athletic Scholarships By Associated Press • Jan 26, 2018 Eastern Illinois University in Charleston is planning to reduce the number of scholarships it offers student athletes. EIU President David Glassman announced Friday it was in the best interest of the school's student athletes to cut the number of scholarships instead of eliminating any sports programs. Private School Scholarship Donation Deadline Approaching By Illinois Public Radio • Dec 21, 2017 Illinois' new school funding plan includes a controversial one-hundred-million-dollar tax-credit program to provide private school scholarships. The date to reserve those credits is fast approaching. IDOR About to Roll Out Invest in Kids Initiative By Brad Palmer • Nov 7, 2017 The Illinois Department of Revenue is announcing details about the recently enacted Illinois tax-credit scholarship program. The Invest in Kids initiative provides a tax credit to individuals or businesses donating towards scholarships for low-income students to go to private school.