The recipient must be an Eastern Faculty member or administrator with faculty status from one of the names Education Departments or an Eastern undergraduate student(s) pursuing teacher certification. Criteria for potential undergraduate recipient(s) includes: must be an office holder and active member in a University recognized student professional organization, must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University and in good academic standing. If all other things are equal, financial need is a consideration. The award shall be announced on or about April 5th and the recipient is eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided that she/he continues to meet the stated criteria. The award may be paid in the Spring and/or Fall semesters.