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Salute to Illinois Scholars

New recruitment collaboration with SIU-C, SIU-E, and EIU

The System's 30-year old Salute to Academic Achievement program for recruitment of students of color served as a model for a new effort to recruit students from downstate, particularly with the goal of keeping Illinois students in Illinois. The Salute to Illinois Scholars, held in Mt. Vernon in September 2017, is a first-time collaboration with the University of Illinois System, the Southern Illinois University System (Carbondale and Edwardsville) and Eastern Illinois University.