American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO) is now open to all students globally as we have partnered with Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA to create a competition that offers scholarships to study in America. With SIMCC and Scholastic Trust Singapore (STS) endowing US$270,000 to fund two full scholarships at SIU, the university has matched our generosity by awarding us with unlimited SIU International Student Tuition Grants. This tuition grant is
a type of scholarship award, which we can bestow upon our International Junior Honor Society (IJHS) members. This grant will potentially save an international student US$14,000 annually in tuition fees, as the foreign student will be paying Illinois in-state tuition instead of international student tuition of US$28,000 annually, a potential savings of US$56,000 over 4 years.
International students are allowed to work on campus for 20 hours per week and more hours in summer, at a minimum wage rate of US$11/hour (as of July 2021). A diligent student could earn US$880/month and living/household expenses could be as low at US$500. With full time summer work, a foreign student could earn 70% of their school expenses. SIMCC is planning on setting up SIMCC Americas as a social enterprise and Scholastic Trust Americas as a
non-profit-foundation to expand into North and South America, with SIU as our home base. As we expand, we will develop more programs to support SIMCC students who are admitted to SIU.
AMO will open-up more STEM/STEAM opportunities as we are partnered with the SIU STEM Research Centre. Earning a Gold Award is a Prerequisite to winning one of the two SIMCC Dr Jared Dorn Scholarship at SIU in the fall of 2022. So, now, SIMCC is one of the strongest contest organisations which not only runs highly recognised and beneficial competitions, but also offers many scholarships and support activities like internships, mentorships, leadership
camps, as well as Global Scholars Programs that prepare students to win national competitions to represent their countries. We are now well positioned to place our High Achieving students in the best universities as well as help them secure scholarships.
In addition, Perfect Score, and Gold and Silver Award winners from grades 10 to 12 will earn university transfer credits for Southern Illinois University. Perfect Score and Gold award winners from grades 10 to 12, will receive an invitation letter from the STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH CENTER, SIU, congratulating them on their outstanding AMO results and inviting them to apply for admission to SIU.
IJHS members will transition well into SIU’s University Honors Program (UHP), which is a university-wide undergraduate program that models the intellectual excitement and individualized attention of a small liberal arts college within a comprehensive research university. It is designed to reward SIU’s best students for their high academic achievements and ambitions to contribute to society. UHP mentors each student individually, empowering them to
take charge of their education; form enduring relationships; and develop life-long habits of thinking independently and working collaboratively. Through UHP’s motto of Learn. Lead. Serve, UHP works with the whole student, introducing them to academic, leadership, and service opportunities on the SIU campus and beyond.