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William and Melissa Higelmire Department of Recreation Administration Student of the Year Award

Description:  Established in 2012, The Department of Recreation Administration Student of the Year Award was created to recognize a Recreation Administration student that has demonstrated excellence in the Department of Recreation Administration and has potential for leadership in the field. Criteria for selection are as follows: The recipient must be a full-time student majoring in Recreation Administration, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient must maintain a major GPA of at least 2.75 and have completed a minimum of 20 credit hours in the major. Financial need is a consideration. Special consideration will be given to service to the department, potential for leadership in the field, and/or academic achievement. The recipient may be eligible to receive the award again provided he/she continues to meet criteria. The award shall be announced in the spring and paid in the spring directly to the awardee. Only one award will be given annually.

Additional Information: To apply

Major(s):Recreation Administration
Year in School:Freshman, Sophomore, Junior , Senior
Required GPA:2.75
Semester(s) of Selections:Spring
Semester(s) Awarded:Spring
Contact:Chair, Recreation Administration - 217-581-3018