The recipient may be a full-time or part-time student who has been accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient shall be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The recipient shall be chosen from the junior or senior students in the BSN nursing completion program. The recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient shall plan to continue pursuit of a career in a nursing field. The application process shall include a one-page essay on the career ambitions of the student as well as a minimum of two (2) faculty references. The selection committee shall evaluate the essay on the applicant's demonstration of effective communication skills and perceived level of commitment to the nursing program. Preference shall be given to married students with children; secondary selection shall be given to unmarried students with children. Financial need shall be the determining factor given the situation where two or more students are equally qualified. This scholarship is subject to availability of funds.