The recipient must be a full time undergraduate student majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on child development in the family services option, OR must be a full or part time graduate student in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in human and family development, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0. The recipient must be of Junior standing or above. The recipient must submit a 2 page typed essay stating her/his family and consumer sciences career goals and demonstrating commitment to the child development profession including areas such as advocacy, foster care and education at all levels. The recipient shall be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above. The award shall be issued annually at the School of Family and Consumer Sciences Awards and Recognition ceremony.