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EIU Department of Secondary Education and Foundations

2017-18 Departmental Scholarships

Six departmental scholarships are available with applications available in January, 2017 and due for submission by 4:30 p.m. on March 10, 2017.

Click on the following departmental scholarships to view and/or print each individual PDF form: 

The recipient must be a full-time student, seeking certification in Secondary Education, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better. Preference shall be given to students who graduated from high schools in Lawrence County. The recipient must be planning to become a teacher. If all else is equal, recipient selection will be determined by financial need. The recipient shall be eligible to apply for, and receive, the award again provided she/he continues to meet the criteria stated above. The award shall be issued in the Fall Semester.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be an undergraduate student seeking teacher certification with a GPA of 3.0 or higher or be a graduate student pursuing a career in education and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The award recipient shall be a student majoring in Secondary Education. The recipient must show outstanding scholastic achievement with a minimum of a "B" average. The recipient shall be a person of outstanding character whose actions and conduct reflect with credit upon EIU. Financial need is a consideration, but only after the number of recipients is reduced to three choices. This award is issued in the Fall and/or Spring.

The recipient(s) shall be a full-time student enrolled at EIU with at least a sophomore standing. The student should be seeking secondary teacher certification, with preference given to students majoring in Career and Technical Education. Applicants must be residents of Coles, Douglas, St. Clair, Macoupin, or Montgomery Counties in Illinois. The recipient(s) must live in University Housing. One exception of this requirement will be students that are student teaching during this semester. A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 is required.

The scholarship shall be awarded to a declared major in Secondary Education who has attained at least the sophomore grade level, with preference for students concentrating in English. The selection committee shall give a preference to a scholarship award applicant who has graduated from a high school in Coles County, Illinois. The selection committee shall also give a preference to an applicant who has an overall grade point average at the college level of 3.0 or higher. Secondary preference shall be given to a high school graduate of the surrounding counties of Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, and Edgar in Illinois. Each recipient shall be eligible to apply for and receive a scholarship award renewal provided she/he continues to meet the appropriate criteria. The award shall be issued in the Fall Semester.

To be eligible for the award, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized four year college or university. The recipient must state in writing his/her intention to pursue a career in education, and be admitted to the Graduate School at Eastern Illinois University. Financial need shall be a consideration only after all other criteria have been applied. 


As a student within the Secondary Education and Foundations Department, you are probably eligible for a number of program-specific scholarships at Eastern Illinois University. Using this simple search engine, we can provide you with a list of these awards and more information about each scholarship's application requirements.

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