Recipient(s) must be a Speech Communications or Home Economics (Family Consumer Science) major at Eastern Illinois University. Awards will alternate between departments each year with Communication Studies awarding in even fiscal years and Family Consumer Science awarding in odd fiscal years. Recipient(s) must be a sophomore, junior or senior. Recipient(s) must have a grade point average of 3.0 or greater. Recipient(s) must be Illinois residents. Recipient(s) must demonstrate financial need. Financial need shall take precedence should all other criteria be equal.