This scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees to assist students from other countries to attend EIU. Awards are competitive and designed to promote cultural exchange and diversity. Awards may be granted on the basis of one or both of the following factors: financial need and academic excellence. The scholarship pays partial tuition for mimimum full-time enrollment in EIU courses. Criteria is as follows: a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.0 (graduate), full academic admission to a degree program, and proof of funding for living expenses and fees.