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Grant-in-Aid Award Application 

Each semester, the Office of Student Programs is pleased to award the Grant-in-Aid Award to students within the areas of the Office of Student Programs:

  • University Board
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Fraternity and Sorority Programs
  • Student Government
  • Civic Engagement and Volunteerism

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be considered for the GIA Award, applicants:

  1. Must be a full-time student at Eastern Illinois University enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours for the current academic semester and must have undergraduate status.
  2. Must have completed a minimum of 24 cumulative hours of undergraduate coursework.
  3. Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25.
  4. Must provide a job resume with completed application.
  5. Must demonstrate significant leadership, service, contribution and involvement within the Eastern Illinois University community, Charleston community and respective organizations.
  6. Must be in good standing with the student conduct code at Eastern Illinois University.
  7. Must not have been awarded a GIA more than twice.

Students selected will have demonstrated outstanding merit and accomplishment within these five major areas as a student leader at Eastern Illinois University. GIA recipients receive a monetary grant award; the amount varies from semester to semester. EIU students meeting the eligibility requirements listed below may apply for the GIA Awards.

Application Deadline

Completed applications (and support documentation) must be received no later than 4 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2016 for consideration for the Spring 2016 semester.

Online applications are currently available at here.

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Student Life Office

3065 MLK Jr. Union
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Fax: 217-581-3837

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