Established in 2012, this scholarship was created to provide scholarships to future physical education teachers and coaches who demonstrate excellent promise as young professionals. Criteria for selection are as follows: The recipient(s) must be a full-time student majoring in Kinesiology and Sports Studies with the K-12 Teacher Certification option, and accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient(s) must have completed all of the required departmental methods courses within the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies and be currently student teaching or eligible to student teach during the next semester. The recipient(s) must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. Financial need is a consideration. The recipient(s) are not eligible to receive the award more than once. The timing of the award(s) shall be determined by the Selection Committee to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern Illinois University for the semester of student teaching. Applications will become available on February 1, 2017. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, February 28, 2017.