The Jeanne Hurley Simon Memorial Scholarship

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Jeanne Simon

The Jeanne Hurley Simon Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor Jeanne's life and legacy.

Deadline to apply is: October 26, 2018

To apply to this scholarship opportunity, you must apply via SIU AcademicWorks.
*Please complete the supplemental questions to complete your SIU Academic Works application for this scholarship.


Jeanne Simon served as the chairwoman of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science from 1993 to 2000 and was an adjunct professor of library affairs at SIU Carbondale until her death in 2000. SIU awarded Jeanne with an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 2000. She graduated from Northwestern University Law School and became one of the first two female assistant state’s attorneys in Cook County, before she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1956. It was there she met Paul Simon, and they married in 1960.


The Jeanne Hurley Simon Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an institute-affiliated student who meets the following criteria:

  • Must have received a high school diploma from a high school in Illinois.
  • Must be enrolled at SIU Carbondale and in good standing.
  • Must be actively involved in institute events.

The scholarship award will be credited to the student’s SIU bursar account for use toward tutition and student fees.
This scholarship was established by generosity of Carolyn Wagner Snyder, former dean of SIU Library Affairs and a friend of Jeanne Simon. Snyder is a Distinguished Founder who made the first awards possible and is helping raise funds to endow this scholarship.

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