Established in 1992, this scholarship was created for the purpose of encouraging new and talented prospective students to enroll in the M.A. program in Political Science at Eastern Illinois University. Eligibility requirements include that the recipient(s) shall be a full-time student majoring or minoring in Political Science, accepted to Eastern Illinois University with a minimum of 9 credit hours in political science completed. The student must have a distinguished undergraduate record in the field of Political Science and have high potential as a graduate student. The recipient may not hold a graduate assistantship and must enroll in at least nine hours in Political Science in the fall semester upon receiving the award. The recipient must be entering their first semester of graduate studies in Political Science at EIU. The recipient(s) shall be named prior to the fall semester. The award shall be paid in the fall semester to Eastern Illinois University to first be applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern Illinois University.