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September 1, 2010                                                    

SIU Med School Announces Scholarship Awards

Three medical students have received scholarship awards at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Jacob Moss, Michael Parenteau and Sumi Rebeiro each received a monetary award from the Joe and Irene Dell’Era Scholarship.    Moss and Parenteau also each received a monetary award from the Mayme I. Lawrence MD/JD Scholarship at SIU.   

Both awards are given annually to students in good standing who are currently enrolled in the School’s MD/JD program, which awards combined degrees in both medicine and law.

Moss of Rexburg, Idaho, earned his bachelor’s from Brigham Young University-Idaho (2006).

Parenteau, son of Richard and Gretchen Parenteau of Sunnyvale, Calif., earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles (2006).

Rebeiro, daughter of Reena Camoens of Nashville, Tenn., earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University (1997).

The Joe and Irene Dell’Era Scholarship was established in 1996 with funds from their estate to recognize their sense of pride about SIU, and its tremendous asset to the region.  Joe Dell’Era owned and operated Herrin Realty and Insurance Agency and later the Dell’Era Insurance Agency in Herrin.  
The Mayme Lawrence Scholarship was established in 1996 with funds from her estate.  She was chief clerk for the Illinois General Assembly and served in the intelligence division of the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II.  She was a native of Clinton.

Gifts received by the Southern Illinois University Foundation support the growth of the School of Medicine.  Individuals interested in making a donation can contact the SIU Foundation office at 217-545-2955 weekdays or

Established in 1970, SIU School of Medicine is this year celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding.  The School’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, patient care, research and community service.  Its Web site is and its main number is 217-545-8000.