Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in good standing at EIU and qualify for financial aid. For at least half of the scholarships awarded in a given year, preference will be given to minority students (including gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender students) and first generation students. Scholarship monies may be spent on tuition and fees, travel expenses (transportation, meals, and lodging), study materials or resources, and other incidental expenditures directly related to travel abroad. More than one student may receive assistance from this fund in a given year. In addition, a past scholarship recipient may apply for an receive the award more than once provided he/she continues to meet the eligibility criteria. Deadlines to apply are as follows: October 2, 2015 for SP16 or Winter 16 abroad; December 4, 2015 for spring break 16 abroad; January 29, 2016 for Faculty Led SU16 abroad; March 4, 2016 for independent SU16 and FA16 abroad.