Established in 2010, The Burke Family Scholarship holds the following criteria: The recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in Kinesiology and Sports Studies- K-12 teacher certification option, attending Eastern Illinois University and holding a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient must be student teaching at the time of receipt of the award. The recipient must be a senior or graduate student who is active in professional activities within the KSS department, possesses a strong commitment and dedication to the field, acting as a positive representative of EIU and shows a passion for promoting health and wellness. Financial need is not a consideration. Applications will become available on February 1, 2017. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, February 28, 2017.