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The REACH (Research Enriched Academic Challenge) Awards give full-time undergraduate students at SIU the opportunity gain real-world experience in their research/creative field of interest. The awards are granted based on the evaluation of the applications by a panel composed of experts from a broad range of academic backgrounds.

If selected, students can receive up to $2,000 and an assistantship that will pay for the student to work up to 10 hours per week on their project. Teams can receive an additional $500 per additional team member.

To be eligible students must be a Sophomore or higher with a GPA of at least 2.8.

Click here for the complete application package.


Important dates for the 2018 REACH Award Competition:

Competition opens: January 23, 2018

Competition closes: March 30, 2018

The REACH awards have been announced.  All students should receive a letter by mail and/or email. If you have any questions or did not receive a letter by next Tuesday, May 22nd, contact Missy at 453-4551 or