Feb 27, 2015

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

VERGIL V. GREGG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Vergil V. Gregg Memorial Scholarship, established in honor of Mr. Gregg who served the Westfield School District from 1949 to 1984. The qualified applicant must be a full-time student and have an overall GPA of 2.5 with a GPA of 3.0 in his/her major. Preference will be given to Westfield residents, and then to students from Clark County. It will then be open to students in Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties. Financial need is a consideration. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1211 Old Main. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Office
Posted: Feb 23, 2015


HOBART F. HELLER SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
Nominations from the campus community are being sought for the Hobart F. Heller Scholarship, established in honor of the long and distinguished service of Dr. Heller, vice president for instruction at the time of his retirement in 1968. Criteria for the scholarship are as follows: "A person who by reason of scholarship, responsible character, sense of purpose, growth, and service to the university community during his or her first three years, gives promise of a life of distinguished service and leadership." A nominee must be classified as a junior entering his/her senior year with the majority of university attendance at Eastern. The recipient must remain enrolled as a full-time student his/her senior year. Nominations are to be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs no later than Thursday, March 12, 2015. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1211 Old Main.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Office
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


DR. LOUIS GRADO SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION AND SERVICE
Applications are now available for the Dr. Louis Grado Scholarship in Education and Service. The recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in a program leading to teacher licensure, accepted to EIU, and in good academic standing. Further, the recipient must demonstrate a commitment to teaching. Preference shall be given to applicants who strive to provide public service and/or pursue a career in a public service profession. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


McCOY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the McCoy Family Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student, accepted to EIU, enrolled in a teacher education program, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Further, the recipient must submit a one- to two-page personal reflection on an influential person in their life in order to demonstrate character. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


WOODYARD EDUCATON SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Lincoln J., Florence M. and Bonita J. Woodyard Education Scholarship. The recipient must be an EIU student, enrolled in a teacher education program, and have sophomore or higher standing by Fall 2015. Further, the recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be of good moral character. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


DR. JOHN GUCKERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Dr. John Guckert Memorial Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time EIU student in good academic standing with junior or senior status and majoring in a program leading to teacher licensure. Further, the recipient must have taken and successfully completed one EDF or SED course at EIU. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


DR. HAROLD M. & ALICE D. CAVINS SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship. The recipient must be an EIU junior, senior or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA and have declared a major in a health-related field. Further, the recipient must display an integrity of character and a demonstrated willingness to be of service to the community. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


BALSAAR & RUTH BUBECK SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Balsaar & Ruth Bubeck Scholarship. The recipient must be a full-time student at EIU, completed at least 30 semester hours, have a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and be seeking teacher licensure. Further, the recipient must have graduated from a Clark County, Ill., high school, with preference given to a graduate of Marshall High School. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


EDUCATION SCHOLARS AWARD
Applications are now available for the Education Scholars Award. The recipient must be admitted to and in good standing with EIU, majoring in a program leading to teacher licensure. The recipient must be actively involved in the Education Scholars Program and/or other professional organizations. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


MARGARET AND WALTER LOWELL VOLUNTARY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Margaret and Walter Lowell Voluntary Service Scholarship. The recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior with at least one semester of residency at EIU and be currently enrolled at EIU. Further, the recipient must have offered substantial volunteer service in the local community. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


NANCY E. HENN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now available for the Nancy E. Henn Memorial Scholarship. The recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at EIU, admitted to the teacher education program and majoring in a program leading to teacher licensure. Further, the recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum of 3.25 GPA. A short essay discussing the applicant's intent to become a teacher and financial need is required. Preference shall be given to female students. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


VERNE STOCKMAN GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Applications are now available for the Verne Stockman Graduate Scholarship in Educational Technology. The recipient must be admitted to the EIU Graduate School and must be a currently licensed teacher returning to complete a master's degree and who is planning to return to the teaching profession, or a graduate student pursuing credentials needed to enter the teaching profession. Further, the recipient must have a strong commitment to the teaching profession and have a record of academic excellence. Applications are available in the CEPS Dean's Office, 1420 Buzzard Hall. All application materials are due to the CEPS Dean's Office by 4 p.m. March 16, 2015.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Feb 16, 2015


JOSEPH AND CECILIA COVI SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Joseph and Cecilia Covi Scholarship. Among otherwise qualified applicants who are residents of Illinois, preference shall be given to a high school graduate from Livingston, Ill. This scholarship is for one full year’s tuition and fees and will be awarded in the fall. The recipient must remain enrolled as a full-time student (12 semester hours). Applications are available online here, or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 1211 Old Main. The deadline for applications to be submitted is Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. Please contact our office with any questions by calling 217-581-3221.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Office
Posted: Feb 09, 2015


RUDOLPH D. ANFINSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Rudolph D. Anfinson Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Anfinson, former dean of student personnel services, for his many years of service to the students of EIU. Criteria for the scholarship are as follows: In accordance with the scholarship resolution establishing this scholarship, the recipient shall be a junior, senior or graduate student active in extracurricular activities outside the area of intercollegiate athletics; shall be a person of outstanding character whose actions and conduct reflect with credit upon EIU and its students; shall be a student of outstanding scholastic achievement, maintaining at least a B average; shall be in financial need; and must display a combination of outstanding scholastic and extracurricular achievements in such areas as student government, student publications, international relations, minority affairs and others, but not in inter-collegiate athletics. Applications, along with a letter of recommendation by faculty/staff members attesting to applicant’s character and outstanding scholastic and extracurricular achievements listed above, are to be submitted to the Vice President for Student Affairs office no later than Thursday, March 5, 2015. Applications are available online here or may be picked up in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 1211 Old Main.

HOLLY COX, VPSA Office
Posted: Feb 09, 2015


EDITH BREVING ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Edith Breving Annual Scholarship was established in memory of Edith Breving who never had the opportunity to attend college. This scholarship was also established in honor of Jakob Breving, who received an excellent education at Eastern. Eligible applicants must be full-time undergraduate students accepted into EIU and be majoring in an area within the College of Arts and Humanities (art, communication studies, English, foreign languages, history, journalism, music, philosophy, social science studies or theatre arts). Eligible applicants must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a transfer student from a community college and to a student who has demonstrated some type of community service. Financial need is not a consideration. The deadline for this scholarship is March 2, 2015. To apply, please go here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Posted: Jan 29, 2015


RON AND CAROL JEAN (McHENRY) MARTIN COMMUNICATION AND THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2013, the Ron and Carol Jean (McHenry) Martin Communication and Theatre Scholarship was created to award students of excellence in English language arts and theatre arts who are working toward a teacher certification for a career in education. Eligible applicants must be full-time students majoring in English language arts or theatre arts within the teacher certification program and be accepted into EIU. Preference will be given to a student graduating from Paris, Paxton Buckley Loda or a Joliet Township high school. If no student meets this criterion, then students attending high school in contiguous counties may be considered. In addition, preference will be given to an applicant interest in pursuing a career teaching speech or theatre. The recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.0. The selection committee shall verify that the recipient is making progress toward teacher certification. Financial need is a consideration. Applicants must submit a one- to two-page narrative describing their interest in pursuing a teaching career in English language arts, theatre arts, or a combination of both disciplines. The deadline for this scholarship is March 2, 2015. To apply, please go here.

CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Posted: Jan 29, 2015


2015 SHOWCASE EIU SUBMISSIONS BEING TAKEN
This year's Showcase EIU, a celebration of exploration and inquiry by undergraduates, will be held in the afternoon on Friday, March 27.

Undergraduate students who wish to have their research and creative activities considered for this showcase should submit their abstracts using the online submission form found here.

In order to accommodate a diverse group of presentations, the Showcase EIU Committee has allocated each college 25 poster spots and three oral presentation time slots.

RICHARD ENGLAND, Dean, Pine Honors College
Posted: Jan 28, 2015


DISTINGUISHED SENIOR AWARDS
The most distinguished seniors at EIU are individuals who have enriched the university community with their active involvement in all facets of campus life. The Distinguished Senior Awards recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and/or extra-curricular honors or awards.

Nominations and applications for the 2015 Distinguished Senior Awards are now being accepted. The deadline is Thursday, March 26, 2015. Recipients will be recognized during a luncheon on Saturday, April 25. Visit here for nomination/application forms.

Award Criteria
To apply for this honor, students must meet the following criteria:
• Must be graduating in Spring, Summer or Fall 2015.
• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application/Nomination
Eligible students may either apply or be nominated.
• Students may apply by submitting the online application form.
• Anyone within the EIU community (faculty, staff, alumni, parents, etc.) may nominate a student by submitting the online nomination form.
The deadline to apply/nominate is Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Award Selection and Presentation
Up to 25 recipients will be chosen and recognized during the luncheon held in their honor on April 25. More information will be sent to those selected the second week in April.

AMBER M. MAY, Alumni Services
Posted: Jan 26, 2015


FLORENCE KAPLAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Florence Kaplan Foundation Scholarship, awarded to a female student who is committed to the Jewish faith. The recipient must demonstrate that she is engaged in her faith community, has a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and will be attending EIU full time (12 semester hours or more). Preference is given to applicants with financial need. This award is paid during the fall semester. Application may be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., or from here. The application deadline is May 1.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015


EDGAR COUNTY LIVINGSTON C. LORD SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Edgar County Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from one of the high schools in Edgar county (Paris, Kansas, Shiloh or Chrisman). The applicant must be in good academic standing and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications maybe be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., by calling 581-3313 or here. The deadline for completed applications is March 30, 2015.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015


WALTER & LOLA STEPHENSON COLE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepted for the Walter & Lola Stephenson Cole Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who graduated from Marshall (Illinois) High School. The applicant should show promise of academic achievement and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications may be picked up at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., by calling 581-3313 or here. The deadline for completed applications is March 30, 2015.

CRIS D. COSTANTINO, University Development
Posted: Jan 13, 2015


UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION MEETINGS
Students must attend a meeting to formally apply for University Admission to Teacher Education and to initiate the selection process. The College of Education and Professional Studies schedules meetings each semester. The required formal application form is distributed and collected during the meetings, and the rules and regulations concerning selection, admission to, and retention in teacher education are explained. Students who have not previously applied must attend a meeting.

The following meetings are available for Spring Semester 2015 to initiate the process: Tuesday, Jan. 27 (6-6:50 p.m.); Wednesday, Feb. 25 (5-5:50 p.m.); and Thursday, April 16 (6-6:50 p.m.). Pre-registration to attend a meeting is NOT required. All meetings are held in 1501 Buzzard Hall.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Jan 12, 2015


EIU-UPI LABOR ESSAY CONTEST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Full-time graduate students who are working on labor-related topics in any discipline are encouraged to apply for a scholarship sponsored by the faculty and academic support professionals of the EIU Chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois. To be eligible, you need a 3.0 GPA and a (minimum) 2,000-word essay that makes a contribution to understanding the significance of organized labor.

Complete application and nomination packets are due to the dean of the Graduate School by Feb. 27. The CGS Scholarships Committee will select a recipient based on the highest ranked essay. The award will be presented at the Distinguished Graduate Students Awards Ceremony.

For up-to-date information, go here.

FERN KORY, English
Posted: Jan 10, 2015


STUDENTS: GET CREDIT FOR YOUR RESEARCH!
The Booth Library "Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity" program is open to all EIU students. Each award consists of a certificate and a cash prize (up to $300). Certificates may be presented for those receiving honorable mention.

The “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The awards program encourages students to use the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library's Student Research and Creativity Collection.

The student entry may be a written work, art piece, exhibit, musical work, documentary, performance or another format.

The 2015 guidelines, application and form can be found on Booth Library’s website here. For information, call 581-6061.

Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 27, 2015. Recipients will be selected by April 8, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 12-18. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

ELIZABETH M. HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 08, 2015


CIVIL SERVICE COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE
Applications are being sought at this time for the Civil Service Council Scholarship. This scholarship was started to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the EIU Civil Service Council.

Applicants who receive financial assistance or tuition waivers are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is intended to assist with tuition, fees or other costs associated with attending EIU (such as housing, supplies, daycare, gas, etc.). The award is payable in Spring 2015 to your student account, and any remaining amount will be disbursed to the recipient. Spring 2015 enrollment must be verified before scholarship is awarded.

The recipient must: 1) be a former, current or retired non-negotiated civil service employee, or a child or grandchild of a former, current or retired non-negotiated civil service employee; 2) be a current or incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at EIU and enrolled in a minimum of six semester hours; and 3) maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and good academic standing. (High school seniors accepted to EIU shall enroll in a minimum of six semester hours of coursework and be ranked in the top 25 percent of their class.) Financial need shall be the determining factor if all other qualifications are equal.

Applications are being accepted online here. The deadline is Feb. 28, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Angie Campbell at 581-5299 or email arcampbell@eiu.edu.

RHONDA E. NICHOLS, Information Technology Services/Civil Service Council
Posted: Dec 05, 2014





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