Established in 2010, this scholarship is available to eligible students who meet the following criteria: The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, fully admitted to the EIU MBA program, accepted to Eastern Illinois University and to the EIU Graduate School and have completed 9 semester hours of coursework. The recipient(s) must demonstrate an extensive background and experience in international issues and be in good academic standing. The recipient(s) must submit a one page statement on why they feel deserving of the award. The recipient(s) must show academic promise and a potential for success in their chosen field. The recipient(s) should serve as good ambassador(s) of their country through their involvement in the academic program, student activities, and participation in the classroom. Financial need is not a consideration. The recipient(s) may be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided he/she continues to meet criteria. The award(s) shall be announced in the Spring and paid in the Spring semester to Eastern Illinois University to first be applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern Illinois University. For more information about this scholarship, please contact the School of Business.