Jan 29, 2015

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

EDITH BREVING ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Edith Breving Annual Scholarship was established in memory of Edith Breving who never had the opportunity to attend college. This scholarship was also established in honor of Jakob Breving, who received an excellent education at Eastern. Eligible applicants must be full-time undergraduate students accepted into EIU and be majoring in an area within the College of Arts and Humanities (art, communication studies, English, foreign languages, history, journalism, music, philosophy, social science studies or theatre arts). Eligible applicants must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a transfer student from a community college and to a student who has demonstrated some type of community service. Financial need is not a consideration. The deadline for this scholarship is March 2, 2015. To apply, please go here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Posted: Jan 29, 2015


RON AND CAROL JEAN (McHENRY) MARTIN COMMUNICATION AND THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2013, the Ron and Carol Jean (McHenry) Martin Communication and Theatre Scholarship was created to award students of excellence in English language arts and theatre arts who are working toward a teacher certification for a career in education. Eligible applicants must be full-time students majoring in English language arts or theatre arts within the teacher certification program and be accepted into EIU. Preference will be given to a student graduating from Paris, Paxton Buckley Loda or a Joliet Township high school. If no student meets this criterion, then students attending high school in contiguous counties may be considered. In addition, preference will be given to an applicant interest in pursuing a career teaching speech or theatre. The recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.0. The selection committee shall verify that the recipient is making progress toward teacher certification. Financial need is a consideration. Applicants must submit a one- to two-page narrative describing their interest in pursuing a teaching career in English language arts, theatre arts, or a combination of both disciplines. The deadline for this scholarship is March 2, 2015. To apply, please go here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Posted: Jan 29, 2015


STILL TIME TO APPLY FOR NSE FOR 2015-2016
Interested in National Student Exchange? There's still time to pursue a placement.

EIU is the only Illinois member of the National Student Exchange (NSE). NSE is a consortium of 200 universities in the United States and Canada. Any full-time EIU student in good standing with a 2.5 GPA is eligible.

If you'd like to learn more about it, go to NSE’s website. Your application is due by Feb. 15, 2015.

If you're interested, please contact Tom Spencer, EIU’s NSE coordinator, at tmspencer@eiu.edu or 581-2017.

THOMAS M. SPENCER, Pine Honors College
Posted: Jan 29, 2015


2015 SHOWCASE EIU SUBMISSIONS BEING TAKEN
This year's Showcase EIU, a celebration of exploration and inquiry by undergraduates, will be held in the afternoon on Friday, March 27.

Undergraduate students who wish to have their research and creative activities considered for this showcase should submit their abstracts using the online submission form found here.

In order to accommodate a diverse group of presentations, the Showcase EIU Committee has allocated each college 25 poster spots and three oral presentation time slots.

RICHARD ENGLAND, Dean, Pine Honors College
Posted: Jan 28, 2015


DISTINGUISHED SENIOR AWARDS
The most distinguished seniors at EIU are individuals who have enriched the university community with their active involvement in all facets of campus life. The Distinguished Senior Awards recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and/or extra-curricular honors or awards.

Nominations and applications for the 2015 Distinguished Senior Awards are now being accepted. The deadline is Thursday, March 26, 2015. Recipients will be recognized during a luncheon on Saturday, April 25. Visit here for nomination/application forms.

Award Criteria
To apply for this honor, students must meet the following criteria:
• Must be graduating in Spring, Summer or Fall 2015.
• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application/Nomination
Eligible students may either apply or be nominated.
• Students may apply by submitting the online application form.
• Anyone within the EIU community (faculty, staff, alumni, parents, etc.) may nominate a student by submitting the online nomination form.
The deadline to apply/nominate is Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Award Selection and Presentation
Up to 25 recipients will be chosen and recognized during the luncheon held in their honor on April 25. More information will be sent to those selected the second week in April.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Jan 26, 2015


SUMMER STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE
The deadline to apply for EIU's faculty-led summer study abroad programs is Friday, Jan. 30. If you are considering taking part in one of these exciting educational opportunities, you must have your application submitted to the Office of Study Abroad (1207 Blair Hall) by the end of business on Friday. More information on the programs, and the application process can be found here.

KURT OLAUSEN, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Jan 26, 2015


BGS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE UPDATE
There has been a change to the deadline for Bachelor of Arts in General Studies scholarships. Scholarship application materials must be submitted by Feb. 9, 2015.

BETH CRAIG, School of Continuing Education
Posted: Jan 22, 2015


FLORENCE KAPLAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Florence Kaplan Foundation Scholarship, awarded to a female student who is committed to the Jewish faith. The recipient must demonstrate that she is engaged in her faith community, has a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and will be attending EIU full time (12 semester hours or more). Preference is given to applicants with financial need. This award is paid during the fall semester. Application may be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., or from here. The application deadline is May 1.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015


EDGAR COUNTY LIVINGSTON C. LORD SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Edgar County Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from one of the high schools in Edgar county (Paris, Kansas, Shiloh or Chrisman). The applicant must be in good academic standing and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications maybe be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., by calling 581-3313 or here. The deadline for completed applications is March 30, 2015.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015


WALTER & LOLA STEPHENSON COLE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Walter & Lola Stephenson Cole Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from Marshall (Illinois) High School. The applicant should show promise of academic achievement and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications may be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., by calling 581-3313 or here. The deadline for completed applications is March 30, 2015.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015


UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION MEETINGS
Students must attend a meeting to formally apply for University Admission to Teacher Education and to initiate the selection process. The College of Education and Professional Studies schedules meetings each semester. The required formal application form is distributed and collected during the meetings, and the rules and regulations concerning selection, admission to, and retention in teacher education are explained. Students who have not previously applied must attend a meeting.

The following meetings are available for Spring Semester 2015 to initiate the process: Tuesday, Jan. 27 (6-6:50 p.m.); Wednesday, Feb. 25 (5-5:50 p.m.); and Thursday, April 16 (6-6:50 p.m.). Pre-registration to attend a meeting is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Jan 12, 2015


EIU-UPI LABOR ESSAY CONTEST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Full-time graduate students who are working on labor-related topics in any discipline are encouraged to apply for a scholarship sponsored by the faculty and academic support professionals of the EIU Chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois. To be eligible, you need a 3.0 GPA and a (minimum) 2,000-word essay that makes a contribution to understanding the significance of organized labor.

Complete application and nomination packets are due to the dean of the Graduate School by Feb. 27. The CGS Scholarships Committee will select a recipient based on the highest ranked essay. The award will be presented at the Distinguished Graduate Students Awards Ceremony.

For up-to-date information, go here.

FERN KORY, English
Posted: Jan 10, 2015


OLD MAIN MEMORIAL ACADEMIC AWARD SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are currently being accepted for the Old Main Memorial Academic Award Scholarship. Eligible applicants should meet the following criteria: full-time student(s) in an undergraduate or graduate program who is attending Eastern Illinois University, in good academic standing and disciplinary standing, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to student(s) who have participated in or are currently participating in undergraduate or graduate research. Scholarship applications are due by Feb. 2, 2015. Applications can be found here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Posted: Jan 08, 2015


STUDENTS: GET CREDIT FOR YOUR RESEARCH!
The Booth Library "Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity" program is open to all EIU students. Each award consists of a certificate and a cash prize (up to $300). Certificates may be presented for those receiving honorable mention.

The “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The awards program encourages students to use the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library's Student Research and Creativity Collection.

The student entry may be a written work, art piece, exhibit, musical work, documentary, performance or another format.

The 2015 guidelines, application and form can be found on Booth Library’s website here. For information, call 581-6061.

Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 27, 2015. Recipients will be selected by April 8, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 12-18. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 08, 2015


STAN & SANDY RIVES EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AWARD
Applications are currently being accepted for the Stan & Sandy Rives Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award. Eligible applicants should meet the following criteria: full-time student(s) in an undergraduate program who is attending Eastern Illinois University, in good academic standing and disciplinary standing, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to student(s) who have participated in or are currently participating in undergraduate research. Scholarship applications are due by Feb. 2, 2015. Applications can be found here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Posted: Jan 08, 2015


EIU PARENTS CLUB SCOLARSHIP
Applications are being sought for the EIU Parents Club Scholarship. The scholarship recipient shall be enrolled and a full-time student at EIU for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 school year. Applicants must have at least an overall 2.0 grade point average and must have earned 12 or more credit hours from EIU. Selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the EIU Parents Club Scholarship Committee, based on financial need, academic achievement and community involvement.

The online application form is available on the Parents Club website. Completed applications with required documentation must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, to the Office of Student Programs, Room 3065.

DENISE R. LOVE, Student Programs
Posted: Jan 08, 2015


CAROL SPECHT MEMORIAL AWARD
Applications are currently being accepted for the Carol Specht Memorial Award. Eligible applicants should meet the following criteria: The recipient must be an undergraduate female who is the single parent of at least one child living in her home; be enrolled as a student in a field leading to a career in one of the helping professions, including, but not limited to, counseling, teaching and social work; and demonstrate financial need. The application deadline for this scholarship is Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Applications can be found here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Posted: Jan 08, 2015


McKENNA SECONDARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are currently being accepted for the McKenna Secondary Education Scholarship. Eligible applicants should meet the following criteria: 1. The recipient shall be a full-time student enrolled in the field of English or history and who is pursuing secondary teaching certification; 2. Be a junior or senior who is currently enrolled in or has completed at least one education course required for the secondary teaching certification; 3. Shall have a 3.1 GPA on a 4.0 scale; 4. Financial need shall not be a criterion; and, 5. Shall have demonstrated an interest in research either in his/her major field or in secondary education. Applications, along with a letter of recommendation from a professor in the applicant’s field of study, should be sent no later than Feb. 2, 2015. The application can be found here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid
Posted: Jan 08, 2015


EI&U LEADERSHIP FUND
Applications are currently being accepted for the EI&U Leadership Fund. Eligible applicants should meet the following criteria: full-time student(s) who have attended Eastern Illinois University for at least one year, are in good academic standing and disciplinary standing, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to student(s) with financial need who have demonstrated leadership, with priority to those with campus and/or community service. Scholarship applications are due by Feb. 2, 2015. Applications can be found here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Posted: Jan 06, 2015


CIVIL SERVICE COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE
Applications are being sought at this time for the Civil Service Council Scholarship. This scholarship was started to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the EIU Civil Service Council.

Applicants who receive financial assistance or tuition waivers are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is intended to assist with tuition, fees or other costs associated with attending EIU (such as housing, supplies, daycare, gas, etc.). The award is payable in Spring 2015 to your student account, and any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient. Spring 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded.

The recipient must: 1) be a former, current or retired non-negotiated civil service employee, or a child or grandchild of a former, current or retired non-negotiated civil service employee; 2) be a current or incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at EIU and enrolled in a minimum of six semester hours; and 3) maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and good academic standing. (High school seniors accepted to EIU shall enroll in a minimum of six semester hours of coursework and be ranked in the top 25 percent of their class.) Financial need shall be the determining factor if all other qualifications are equal.

Applications are being accepted online here. The deadline is Feb. 28, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Angie Campbell at 581-5299 or email arcampbell@eiu.edu.

RHONDA E. NICHOLS, Information Technology Services/Civil Service Council
Posted: Dec 05, 2014





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