SIU Receives $1 Million Donation For New Scholarship Fund

Carbondale, Ill. – A couple from Austin, Texas is donating $1 million to SIU.

The University says in a press release that Marsha and Gary Bertrand donated the money to establish the Bertrand Foundation Scholarship Fund. Marsha graduated with a degree from SIU in 1970.

The money is meant for middle-income students who live south of I-64. Students will need a 2.5 GPA to qualify.