Established in 1994, this scholarship was created to promote full participation in the workforce, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for America's Working Women, and the goal is to help women with critical funds at critical points in their lives. Eligiblity criteria for this scholarship are as follows: Application forms may be obtained from any Coles County Business Women's Club member, completed and returned to that member by April 1. The recipient must be from the Coles County, Illinois area and the recipient must be attending Eastern Illinois University. Financial need is a consideration. Transcripts of high school work coupled with completed college credits must be included with the application showing a strong 'B' academic average. A letter of acceptance from Eastern Illinois University must accompany the application. Two letters of recommendation are required. The award shall be announced in the Spring and paid in the fall semester to Eastern Illinois University and may only be used for tuition, fees, and housing associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern Illinois University. To request an application, call 581-3313, or visit the Neal Welcome Center at 860 W. Lincoln Avenue.