The recipient must be an undergraduate full time or part time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University, during the semester of nomination. The recipient must have been employed as a Resident Assistant for a minimum of one semester, before or including the semester of nomination. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the end of the last semester before nomination. If a transfer student is nominated, GPA from the previous school will be considered. The recipient should show a giving personality and strong character. Recipients should inspire other students and staff at EIU through their example, in large or small ways, without seeking reward. The recipient must be either a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student during the Fall semester that the award is paid. This scholarship is announced in the Spring and paid in the Fall.