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Rosser seeks to inspire with $1M basketball scholarship

Rosser combined two previously established endowments to create a single million-dollar scholarship that will be directed to a men’s basketball player who maintains a 3.0 grade-point average in the field of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).

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Donor fulfills parents’ dreams with scholarship fund

Wayne Braden isn’t an SIU alumnus, but he certainly has the heart and spirit of a Saluki. Braden recently donated $25,000 for an endowed scholarship and made a $1 million planned gift commitment to honor his parents, Don and Edith Braden, who were from rural southeastern Illinois.

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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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