The recipient of this award shall be a student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University and currently enrolled in the Organizational & Professional Development program. The recipient shall have completed 75 hours of coursework including 6 semester hours of COS coursework and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. An application for the award must be completed by the student or by a faculty member with permission of the student. The application shall include two faculty letters of recommendation and a letter of need with supporting documentation from the student. The recipient shall be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided he/she continues to meet the state criteria.