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Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship Award

Purpose: The scholarship was established by the family of EIU alumna Frances Meyer Hampton to provide two years of financial support for a full-time graduate student in a master's degree program at Eastern Illinois University. The 2019 award is valued at $5,000 for fall 2019 and $5,000 for spring 2020, with the remaining year to be determined.

Award: Monetary value to be determined each semester, please contact The Graduate School for more information.

Eligibility: The candidate must provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time graduate student in a master's degree program at Eastern Illinois University, must retain degree status in the selected program and provide evidence of full-time enrollment (nine or more semester hours) each semester that support is available, must have demonstrated good character, must have high scholarship ability, must demonstrate financial need, and must have demonstrated a potential for worthy future achievement.

Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019.

Number: One award per year.

Selection: Award winners are selected by the Awards Subcommittee of the Council on Graduate Studies.

Obligation: Candidates selected for the award are expected to attend the Distinguished Graduate Students Awards Ceremony to receive their award.

Applying: https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/4380

Betty Wright Downing Graduate Scholar Award

The Graduate School is accepting nominations for the 2019 Betty Wright Downing Graduate Scholar Award. The award was established by the family of Betty Wright Downing to provide financial support for a full-time graduate student enrolled in a graduate degree program at Eastern Illinois University related to a pre-medical or health-related field. Eligible programs include Chemistry, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Physical Education, Biological Sciences, Counseling and Clinical Psychology. The 2018 award is a result of the combined effort of the EIU Foundation and The Graduate School and is currently valued at up to $500.

  • The award recipient shall be a graduate student in the field of pre-medicine or another health related field.
  • The recipient must have a high academic standing in all graduate level courses as well as in his/her undergraduate coursework.
  • The recipient must show a potential for success in his/her chosen field.
  • The recipient must prove involvement in campus and community activities.
  • The recipient must produce the appropriate written recommendations.

Applying: https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/3847

Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019.

The Awards Subcommittee of the Council on Graduate Studies will review the nominations and recommend the award recipient. The candidate selected for the award will be expected to attend the Distinguished Graduate Students Awards Ceremonies to receive his/her award.

Annie L. Weller Undergraduate or Graduate Scholar Award

The Graduate School is accepting nominations for the 2019 Annie L. Weller Undergraduate or Graduate Scholar Award. The award was established by the family of Annie L. Weller to provide financial support for a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in social sciences, history, or physical sciences accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The value of this award is approximately $500 for 2018.

Requirements for the scholarship include that the recipient shall plan to pursue a career in teaching, shall have a minimum grade point average of 3.50, and shall be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in one of the social science, history, or physical science programs listed below:

  • BA or MA in History
  • BS or MS in Chemistry
  • BS or MA in Economics
  • BS in Geography
  • BS in Geology
  • MS in Natural Sciences
  • BS in Physics
  • BS or MA in Political Science
  • BA in Psychology or Specialist’s in School Psychology
  • MA in Clinical Psychology
  • BS in Sociology
  • BA in Social Science Teaching
  • BS in Science with Teacher Certification

Applying: https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2574

Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019.

The Awards Subcommittee will review the nominations and recommend the award recipient. Graduate candidates selected for the award will be expected to attend the Distinguished Graduate Student Awards Ceremony to formally accept the award.

EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship

The Graduate School is accepting applications or nominations for the EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship. The Award was established by Dr. John Allison, President of the EIU University Professionals of Illinois in 2012 to provide financial support for a full-time graduate student accepted into any degree program at Eastern Illinois University. Requirements for the scholarship include that the recipient is a degree candidate, has a graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher, and earns the highest rank on a 2000-word (minimum) essay on a topic which makes a contribution to understanding the significance of organized labor.

Applying: https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/76

Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019.

The Council on Graduate Studies Scholarships Committee will review the essays and select the recipient based on the highest ranked essay. Graduate candidates selected for the award will attend the Distinguished Graduate Students Awards Ceremonies to receive the award.

 

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship

The Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in (DFI) Illinois Program Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education has applications available for the 2018-2019 DFI Fellowship Program. The DFI program annually provides competitive fellowship awards to over 100 Illinois minority graduate students. The program aids students to complete graduate degrees (master's or doctoral) leading to faculty or staff positions at Illinois higher education institutions. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and file their FAFSA by Feb. 1, 2019, in order to be eligible.

Award winners may receive up to $20,000 in scholarship stipend. Completed applications must be submitted to Eastern Illinois University's DFI representative on or before August 9, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

Submit completed applications to:

Ryan Hendrickson, Ph.D.
DFI Representative, Dean, Graduate School
1201 Blair Hall
E-mail: rchendrickson@eiu.edu

Below is the direct link to the DFI Fellowship Program regarding qualifications, application, and other information:

 

GSAC Scholarships

The Graduate Student Advisory Council will provide a $250 scholarship to one qualified candidate from each of the four academic colleges in Spring 2019.

  Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a degree-seeking program at EIU and in good standing with the Graduate School and the graduate program. Financial need is not a consideration. The selection committee will be comprised of the GSAC Faculty Advisor, Graduate School advisor and the GSAC executive committee. Anonymous applications will be submitted to the committee to ensure fairness in the selection process.  Applicants will be unable to serve on the selection committee.

The awardee will be notified mid-March and will be recognized at the Distinguished Graduate Student Ceremony scheduled for April 11, 2019. The awardees will also be featured in the "Graduate Scholar- Journal of Scholarship and Recognition".

Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on February 22, 2019.

The application requires an essay component. In 1,000 words or fewer, please discuss how your EIU campus, departmental, and/or community involvement has helped enhance your graduate education. Additionally, please include how your participation in these activities has impacted EIU's graduate school and/or programs. Be sure to include specific examples to demonstrate your engagement in and your influence on EIU's graduate life.  For students in online programs, it is acceptable to talk about how your online and virtual involvement influences EIU’s graduate life.  Because this is a scholarship from a graduate student organization, please focus on your graduate involvement, rather than undergraduate involvement. Complete the application here.

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1201 Blair Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-2220
Fax: 217-581-6020
graduate@eiu.edu


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