SIU School of Medicine Foundation Springfield Office

Southern Illinois University School Community Service


Giving Priorities


Scholarships not only reward merit and hard work, they also make it possible for some of our students to attend medical school.

Residency Programs

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, nationally recognized as an innovator in medical education, sponsors 19 residency programs and 11 fellowship programs.

Students' Resource Fund

The Student Resource Fund (SRF) was established by alumni in 1997 for the specific purpose of enhancing the student experience at SIU SOM by funding educational and social needs that cannot be met through other fund sources.


Founded in 1972, MEDPREP assists educationally and economically disadvantaged students to prepare for and achieve success in health professions schools.


Camp COCO is a member of the Children’s Oncology Camping Association International (COCA)—an organization that establishes safety and operational guidelines and practices specific to camps for children with cancer.

Cancer Center

Your gift will help Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU by accelerating its growth and success. It will assist our recruitment of top-ranked research scientists, as well as ensuring that there is adequate funding to support their research efforts.


Our current research efforts cover a wide range of basic and clinical sciences with special emphases on cancer, hearing and aging. The expansions of the Springfield Combined Laboratory Facility and the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU have enabled us to broaden research that benefits the region.


Honorary Endowments are gifts that are intended to recognize individuals who have provided extraordinary leader ship and service to SIUSOM.

Dean's Fund

The Dean’s Fund for Excellence allows Dean Jerry Kruse to allocate money to areas of the greatest need, such as research support, new equipment or the Simmons Cancer Institute.

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Southern Illinois University Foundation Springfield Office
PO Box 19666
Springfield, IL 62797-9666

"The mission of the SIU Foundation is to maximize private support for Southern Illinois University Carbondale, including the School of Medicine, in achieving its long-range goals. "


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