The scholarship recipient shall be an Afro-American full time student who is eligible for graduation. The recipient shall have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. The recipient shall demonstrate potential for advanced scholarship and/or further professional study including graduate or professional school, employment in a professional field, and high scores on graduation tests. The recipient shall have rendered significant service to the University community and/or Charleston community while at Eastern Illinois University. This may include campus, city, state, or national action. This scholarship is issued in the spring.