Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in good standing at EIU and qualify for financial aid. For at least half of the scholarships awarded in a given year, preference will be given to minority students (including gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender students) and first generation students. Scholarship monies may be spent on tuition and fees, travel expenses (transportation, meals, and lodging), study materials or resources, and other incidental expenditures directly related to travel abroad. More than one student may receive assistance from this fund in a given year. In addition, a past scholarship recipient may apply for an receive the award more than once provided he/she continues to meet the eligibility criteria. Deadlines to apply are as follows: 10/3/14 for spring 2015, 12/5/14 for spring break 2015, 1/30/15 for faculty led summer, 2/27/15 for fall 2015 and independent summer.