SIUE Staff Senate Awards Fall Scholarships to Students

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Tymei DappertSophomores Tymei Dappert and Jared Wright are recipients of fall 2020 scholarships from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Staff Senate. 

“We are always excited to award deserving students with the means of furthering their education at SIUE,” said Angela White, Staff Senate secretary. “The Staff Senate has been awarding students scholarships annually for many years. It is the highlight of our year!” 

“This award will greatly benefit me as I continue my education at SIUE, thank you,” said Dappert, a computer management and information systems (CMIS) major. “I plan to go into cybersecurity. I would like to thank the University Staff Senate scholarship committee and others who made this scholarship possible.” Dappert is the daughter of retiree Carol Dappert, who previously worked as a graphic designer in University Marketing and Communications. 

 “This generous award will bolster my academic endeavors to become an electrical engineer,” said Wright, an electrical engineering major. “I am very thankful to receive this scholarship.” Wright is the son of Jenell Wright, financial affairs director in the Office of University Advancement. 

Scholarship awards are given to qualifying SIUE students who meet such criteria as:

  • Jared WrightBe a son, daughter, grandchild, spouse or civil union partner of a presently employed or retired civil service (excluding non-status) or professional staff employee (excluding appointments of less than 50% and term appointments of less than six months) of SIUE.
  • Meet admissions requirements of undergraduate requirements at SIUE and be enrolled for the fall 2020 semester
  • Applicants with fewer than 12 earned college semester hours must have an ACT composite of 19 or above (unless exempt because of SIUE’s admission standards)
  • Applicants with more than 12 earned college semester hours must have at least a college GPA of 2.5  

Staff Senate awards scholarships annually in the fall and summer to qualified SIUE students. To donate to the Staff Senate Scholarship award, visit

SIUE sophomore Tymei Dappert (right) with her mother, SIUE retiree Carol Dappert, was one of two SIUE Staff Senate fall scholarship winners. 

SIUE sophomore Jared Wright (right) with his mother Jenell Wright, financial affairs director in the Office of University Advancement, was awarded a SIUE Staff Senate fall scholarship.

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