The Talented Student Award is offered to eligible students who meet criteria and are accepted majors in the Department of Music. To be considered, applicants must complete an application, audition, and enroll as a full-time degree seeking music major at Eastern Illinois University, completing a minimum of 12 hours each semester. Each semester, academic excellence is expected in three areas: applied music lessons, any music class and all classes. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory faculty review of academic standing, musical progress, attitude, attendance, and financial resources of the university. In order to be considered, eligible students must complete the online application and audition by March 1.