The award recipient shall be an outstanding Freshman, majoring in one of the academic departments in the College of Fine Arts. The recipient must show a high personal performance and a high academic standing. The recipient may be a full-time or part-time student, or an in-state or out-of-state student. The recipient is eligible to receive this award all 4 years at EIU, as long as criterion (2) is maintained. This scholarship is issued in the Fall. The application deadline for Theatre Arts is February 26, 2017. The application deadline for the Art Department is March 25, 2017. The application in the Art Department along with more information can be found at http://www.eiu.edu/artdept/ART_SCHOLARSHIPS.php. For the Music Department, students must apply and audition prior to March 1, 2017.