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2020 Black Student Reunion (BSR)

Scholarship Designation




Dean James E. Johnson Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time, incoming freshman who is accepted to EIU and must maintain a minimum GPA of at least 2.5. A past recipient is also eligible to apply provided he/she continues to meet the criteria. Applicant should have a well-defined academic goal and a broad interest in sports and recreation in American life. Financial need is a consideration. (Privately funded.)


Johnetta Jones Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted to and enrolled full time at Eastern Illinois University. The student must be enrolled in the Gateway Program and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.50.


Nate Anderson Scholarship

Awarded to a minority student enrolled full time at Eastern Illinois University who has completed 24 credit hours at EIU and has a minimum grade point average of 2.50. Preference is given to freshman students planning to return for their sophomore year. Applicants must be well-rounded, academically talented, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance to continue their education. (Privately funded.)


Liz Halbert-Edwards Memorial Scholarship

At the time of selection, the recipient(s) must be a student of color with a minimum of 45 semester hours to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient(s) must be in academic good standing. The recipient(s) must be involved in public service/community service on campus. Student must be an active member of a recognized student organization on campus. The recipient(s) must show financial need. In the event that there are several suitable applicants, preference will be given to the recipient(s) with the greatest financial need.


Redmond-Bey Annual Scholarship

Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student and must be a member of any National Pan-Hellenic Council Organization (NPHC); which may include active or inactive NPHC members. Applicant must have an overall minimum GPA of a 2.5. [For this scholarship: the applicant must submit a brief essay explaining how they demonstrated commitment to scholarship, community service, and cultural enrichment].


Men of Color/Women of Color Initiative

This donation will assist with special targeted programming and projects that will befit our students of color at Eastern Illinois University.


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