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Heritage Scholarship Program

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale administers the Heritage Scholarship Program [HSP]. This program awards nearly $100,000 in annual scholarships to its students.

Scholastic record and extracurricular activities are important components of the selection criteria. Financial need generally is not a selection criterion for Heritage Scholarship Program awards. For entering freshmen, a 24 composite ACT score is required. For transfer students, a 2.75 grade point average is required. For current SIUC students, a 2.75 grade point average is the minimum requirement. The application deadline of December 1 must be met to qualify for awards during the upcoming academic year.


The applications process involves completion of an electronic application that will be made available on November 1 of each year, with an application deadline of December 1 of the following year.

Please go to https://scholarships.siu.edu/ and click on:

“SIU’s General Scholarship Application and Scholarship” which can be found on the right side of the page.  Sign-in using your network ID (siu85XXXXXXX), and the password you use to access SalukiNet.

Complete ALL sections of the “SIU’S General Scholarship Application,” as well as the questions that fall under “FOR COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES STUDENTS.”  Please stop after completing the section “FOR COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES STUDENTS,” before you encounter “FOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS STUDENTS.”

If you encounter problems with logging-in or your network ID/password, you will need to contact Information Technology Computer Support at (618) 453-5155.  If you have problems with the application, you will need to contact the Scholarship Office at (618) 453-4628.


Over 100 scholarships are awarded annually, totaling approximately $100,000 in financial assistance to the students of the College of Agricultural Sciences. Take a look at the different Heritage Scholarship Program Awards.

In addition, other agriculture-related scholarships not administered under the HSP program become available each year. Information regarding these scholarships is distributed via the College listserv.


For additional information about the Heritage Scholarship Program [HSP], contact us at:

Heritage Scholarship Program
College of Agricultural Sciences
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1205 Lincoln [Mail Code 4416]
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: (618) 453-3080
E-Mail: collagri@siu.edu