The recipient(s) must be a student accepted to Eastern Illinois University and a sophomore, junior, or senior student. The recipient(s) shall be pursuing education toward a career in one of the health-related fields. This includes physical therapy, pre-med, med tech, nursing, speech therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, health education. The selection committee shall require a one page essay of the applicants. Applicants should outline in the essay why they want to pursue a career in their chosen health-related field. The recipient(s) must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Financial need may be a consideration.