The scholarship recipient shall be a Senior who has attended EIU for most of his/her other three years of college. The recipient shall be a student who, be reason of scholarship, character, sense of purpose, growth, and service to EIU during their first three years, gives promise of a life of service and leadership. The recipient shall be independent and respectful. The recipient must have shown dedication to something bigger than himself. The recipient must stay enrolled as a full time student his/her Senior year. Preference will be given to the student who has found himself at EIU and has since grown. Preference will be given to the student who has lived in residence halls, or fraternity or sorority houses. Preference will be given to the higher ranking student. This scholarship is announced in the spring and paid upon the students first enrollment or re-enrollment.