The recipient(s) must be a full-time or part-time adult learner, enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree Program and accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient(s) must have completed 20 hours of course work through the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree Program. The recipient(s) must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The recipient(s) must have two letters from EIU faculty members recommending him/her for the scholarship. Financial need will be a primary consideration in selecting the recipient(s). The recipient(s) must write a two page paper outlining his/her goals for the future and how his/her education will make those goals possible. The request shall also contain a statement as to why the scholarship is needed and how the money would be used. Awarding of this scholarship is subject to availability of funds.