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Renewed Spirit Behind Forever SIU Campaign

As the country recovers from many of the hardships brought on by COVID-19, the Foundation is redoubling its efforts to meet and exceed the $200 million goal. Despite the hardships, SIU alumni and donors raised nearly $3 million in 24 hours on the Day of Giving in March.

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Meet Scholarship Recipient Vernecelyn Allen

Vernecelyn Allen applied to eight other universities in addition to SIU; however, it was being awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship that helped her choose SIU.  Allen graduated this year with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and an Associate of Applied Sciences in Aviation Flight.

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Points of Pride

Since its launch in January of 2017, the Forever SIU campaign has raised more than $123 million for student scholarships, enriching programs, enhancing facilities, advancing research, and supporting faculty. The goal is to reach $200 million by June 30, 2024.

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