The recipient must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The awards will be issued on a three year cycle. During the first and second year of the cycle, the recipient must be majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences. During the third year of the cycle, the recipient must be registered in the Gerontology program. If there are no suitable Gerontology candidates, then other FCS candidates may be considered. If the Gerontology Program ceases to exist at Eastern Illinois University, then all awards will be made to FCS recipients. The recipient shall be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above. The award shall be issued in the Fall Semester.