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EIU Pine Honors College

Scholarships and Awards for Current Students

Current (and incoming freshman) students at Eastern Illinois University can apply for several scholarships that are administered through the Pine Honors College. Since not all of these scholarships require you to be an Honors Student, please review the criteria and strict deadline associated with each scholarship.

All applications must be submitted at eiu.AcademicWorks.com.

All applications are due March 13, 2020, unless otherwise noted.

Award competitions open approximately one week after the previous round closes.

Open only to Honors undergraduates

Open to all EIU undergraduates

  • Margaret Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
  • John L. Whisnand Scholarship



Scholarship Name Must be in Honors?

(University, General, or Departmental Honors)
University Standing During Award Period

(All scholarships are for EIU undergraduates only.)
Requirements

(All applications require a résumé that highlights extracurricular activities and achievements, and participation in undergraduate research, performance, and service to the community. Submit document in Word or PDF format, labeled "Lastname Firstname Résumé Year.")
Apply at AcademicWorks

(All applications are due March 13, 2020, unless otherwise noted. Award competitions open approximately one week after the previous round has completed.)
Dorothy Davis Bunge Yes Incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Resident of DuPage County
  • Résumé
  • Must not be a previous recipient of this award
https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/4093
First Neighbor Bank Yes Sophomore, junior, senior
  • Résumé
  • Outstanding achievement
https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/4602
Herbert Lasky Outstanding Graduating Senior Yes Graduating Senior
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Résumé
  • Short essay on Honors education
https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/3738
Honors Award for Incoming Freshmen Yes Incoming freshman For information about this award, see https://www.eiu.edu/honors/freshman_scholarships.php https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2320
Honors Study Abroad Yes Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior
  • Letter from professor
  • Estimated budget for study abroad program
  • Eventual acceptance into study abroad program
Three deadlines for summer, fall, and spring study abroad: https://www.eiu.edu/honors/study_abroad.php
Honors Transfer Student Award Yes Sophomore, junior, senior DUE: June 1, 2019
https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2590
Presidential and Pemberton Presidential Scholar Award for Incoming Freshmen Yes Incoming freshman For information about this award, see https://www.eiu.edu/honors/freshman_scholarships.php DUE: Jan. 10, 2020
https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/1900
President Doudna Memorial No Incoming freshman
  • Illinois high school graduate
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Résumé
  • Letter from high school teacher
https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/4897
Rachael Richardson Yes Incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior
  • Résumé
  • Must not be a previous recipient of this award
https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/4470
Sandra and Jack Pine Yes Incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2840
Margaret Schmidt No Incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior
  • Academic achievement
  • Résumé
  • Must not be a previous recipient of this award
  • Letter from professor (or high school teacher, for incoming freshmen)
https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/1093
John Whisnand No Incoming freshman, sophomore, junior
  • Person of outstanding character whose actions and conduct reflect with credit upon EIU
  • Résumé
  • Letter from professor (or high school teacher, for incoming freshmen)
  • Financial need is a consideration
https://eiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2873
URSCA: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award No Sophomore, junior, senior
  • URSCA faculty sponsor form on AcademicWorks
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time enrollment in the current semester and in the term in which the URSCA project will be conducted
  • For summer projects, enrollment in a research class
Three deadlines for summer, fall, and spring URSCA projects: https://www.eiu.edu/honors/ursca.php

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Contact Information

Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College

Pemberton Hall South
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2017
(888) 440-4664
Fax: (217) 581-7222
honors@eiu.edu


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