A minimum of two (2) $500 scholarships shall be awarded annually. One recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Career and Technical Education with an option in Technology Education, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. One recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Applied Engineering and Technology, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. In the circumstance that there is not a qualified in one of the majors above, then the committee may elect to award additional awards to the other major. The recipient(s) must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours at Eastern Illinois University. Recipient(s) must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The recipient(s) must be a high school graduate of one of the following counties in Illinois: Coles, Effingham, Cumberland, Shelby, and Edgar. If there are no qualified applicants from the counties above, those students from surrounding counties will be considered. The recipient(s) may be eligible to receive the award again provided he/she continues to meet criteria. The award shall be announced in the Spring and paid in the Fall semester to Eastern Illinois University to first be applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern Illinois University.