The Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences International Award is open to newly admitted international students seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree majoring in the areas of business or applied sciences. Awards are competitive and designed to promote cultural exchange and diversity. Awards may be granted on the basis of one or both of the following: academic excellence and personal essay. The scholarship is a one-time award which pays $1,500 toward tuition, fees or other expenses for the Fall semester for minimum full-time enrollment in EIU courses. To be eligible, applicants must be admitted to EIU as a full-time, degree seeking student, have a demonstrated record of academic achievement, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.0 (graduate), as converted to the EIU grading scale. A new international student with full academic admission to Eastern Illinois University for the semester in which they are applying and a declared major in Business, Technology, or Family & Consumer Sciences, demonstrate proof of funding for tuition, living expenses and fees, submission of essay, and completion of the merit award application.