The recipient shall have a declared major in recreation. The recipient must be at the time of his selection of junior classification as defined by the University catalog. The recipient shall have declared his intent to undertake a career related to the field of recreation following the completion of his college study. The recipient must give definite promise of making a substantial contribution to the field of recreation. Financial need may be considered when other qualifications of finalist candidates appear to be equal. Preferably, the recipient should have demonstrated an interest in ecology of some form.