The recipient(s) must be a full-time student attending EIU. The award may be made to a student completing their first year of school through graduate school. The recipient(s) must reside in some form of University owned housing during the entire period of time for which the award has been made, unless student teaching or studying abroad. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale and be in good disciplinary standing. The recipient must be or have been taking an active roll in the Residence Hall Association or an individual housing units governing organization at some point in their EIU student years. The recipient(s) shall be selected in the spring semester each year. All else being equal, consideration will be given to candidates contribution to the university community during the year being evaluated. Financial need is a consideration.