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Southern Illinois Energy Scholarships


The Southern Illinois Energy Scholarship program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE 1565068). Support is also provided by the SIUC Chancellor's Office, the Vice Chancellor for Research, SIUC Energy Boost, the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Department of Plant Biology.

Partnerships with Illinois Community Colleges, SIUC recruiters Chris Pearson and Valerie Rasp, and SIUC Admissions are also vital to our successful outreach and support for students and their future.


Fran Harackiewicz, PI
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Telephone: 618.536.2364

Karen Renzaglia, co-PI
Professor of Plant Biology
Telephone: 618.453.3219

Lizette Chevalier, co-PI
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Telephone: 618.453.4321

An email to will go to all three of us.

Additonal people involved with the grant are:

Omer Elsanusi, Graduate Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate, College of Engineering

Tarnisha Green, Director, SEED, College of Engineering

Chris Pearson, Coordinator of Recruitment, College of Engineering

Valerie Rasp, Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention, College of Science