The recipient must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Financial need is a consideration. A new recipient is to be selected each year. Once a recipient has received the award, he/she is not eligible to receive it again. The award shall be issued in the Spring Semester and shall be payable the following Fall. Applications will become available beginning November 1st.