Established in 2007, the Alan R. Aulabaugh Music Scholarship holds the following criteria: The recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in Music, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. Preference will be given first to students pursuing a degree and/or career in music theory or composition, second to students whose major instrument is piano, and third to students whose major is voice. The recipient(s) must have excelled in music theory courses and must have at least a 3.0 GPA overall. The recipient(s) may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the stated criteria. In order to be considered, eligible students must complete the online application and audition by March 1.