Established in 2015, this scholarship was created to recognize the long-standing relationship between Eastern Illinois University and the Schmalhausen family while supporting current students. Many members of the Schmalhausen family are graduates of Eastern Illinois University. Criteria for selection are as follows: The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in Family & Consumer Sciences, accepted to Eastern Illinois University, who must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.8. The recipient may be eligible to apply for the award again, but can only receive two awards. The award shall be announced in the fall and paid in the fall or spring semester to Eastern Illinois University to be first applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient attending Eastern Illinois University.