Established in 2006, the EIU Annuitants Association Scholarship holds the following criteria: At the time of selection, the recipient must be a junior or senior enrolled in at least six semester hours, and accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient must be the child/grandchild of a current or retired EIU employee with five or more years of service to the University. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must submit the following: 1) a written statement listing career goals and financial need 2) a letter of recommendation from an Eastern Illinois University advisor or faculty member. In the event that there are several suitable applicants, preference will be given to the recipient(s) with financial need. The recipient(s) may receive the scholarship one time only. The award shall rotate annually between the four college in the following order: Arts and Humanities, Business and Applied Sciences, Education and Professional Studies, Sciences.