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College of Applied Sciences and Arts campaign goal is $3,250,000 and we have currently raised $1,648,337 (51 percent).


Students in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts benefit from the generosity of donors who want to help them succeed. Following are just a few ways you can make a difference. To discuss these and other opportunities to support students in applied sciences and arts, contact Sara Bond, director of development, 618/453-4934.

Increased Scholarships

  • Fund a one-time scholarship covering part or all of the cost of one undergraduate or graduate student’s education in applied sciences and arts at SIU. $6,250-$150,000 for five years
  • Endow an undergraduate scholarship providing full-tuition support for one student or partial funding for several. Starting at $200,000

Expanded Opportunities

  • Make it possible for one student to have an internship that will help launch a career. Starting at $5,000
  • Fund a student team’s participation in a regional or national competition; or industry visit. Starting at $5,000
  • Support a fund to help defray student costs for licensing or certification exams. Starting at $1,000

Enhanced Facilities and Resources

  • Support technology upgrades to teaching labs and studios, providing access to state-of-the-art equipment and tools. Starting at $5,000 to address immediate needs or $250,000 to endow a technology fund
  • Upgrade and replace program equipment to ensure that students continue to learn with the latest tools. Starting at $15,000
  • Support building a crematorium for the mortuary science program. Starting at $250,000
  • Help upgrade and renew the aviation fleet. Starting at $10,000
  • Support the Data Analytics Research and Education Center, providing student experience analyzing data across disciplines for informed decision-making. $750,000