The recipient must be an undergraduate full-time student, majoring or intending to major in a degree program in the Department of English at Eastern Illinois University. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 from his/her high school. The recipient must display a need for financial aid. Preference shall be given to students from West Salem, Illinois or communities close to West Salem. This scholarship is paid 1/2 in the Fall Semester and 1/2 in the Spring Semester.