Established in 2011, this scholarship was established to promote the perpetuation of excellence in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Eastern Illinois University; to recognize superior student achievement; and to honor Dr. Alphonso and Mrs. Luisa DiPietro. Eligibility criteria for this scholarship are as follows: The recipient must be an entering freshman showing potential for significant performance in mathematics education; or a continuing student demonstrating outstanding achievement in courses taken toward the mathematics education major in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Eastern Illinois University. Financial need is not a consideration. The award(s) shall be announced in the Spring and paid in the succeeding academic year to Eastern Illinois University to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern Illinois University.