The recipient(s) must be a graduate student, enrolled in the Department of History's traditional or Historical Administration Program, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient(s) must be in good academic standing and have achieved an outstanding grade point average. Preference shall be given to the candidate who can demonstrate outstanding scholarly achievement with an emphasis on historical writing as determined by submission of a writing assignment from a Master's level class and/or a chapter from the student's master's thesis. Financial need may be a consideration. The recipient(s) may be eligible to receive the award again provided he/she continues to meet criteria. The award(s) shall be announced in the Fall and Spring and one paid in the Fall semester and one paid in the Spring semester to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing ,etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern Illinois University.