The recipient must be a full time graduate student pursuing the Public Administration concentration in Political Science at Eastern Illinois University. The recipient must have an established pattern of academic excellence in coursework taken in the Public Administration concentration. The recipient must have indicated to their advisor in their graduate study plan that they plan to pursue a career in Public Administration. The recipient must have a 3.5 GPA or higher. The recipient may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above. The award shall be payable in the Fall Semester to Eastern Illinois University to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.). Any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient.