The recipient must be a full time Junior or Senior, majoring in Early Childhood, Elementary & Middle Level Education, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 The recipient must be a graduate of a Cumberland County or Clark County High School. Preference will be given to a graduate of Casey-Westfield High School. The recipient must display a need for financial aid. The recipient must show evidence of community service/volunteer activities. The recipient must be of good moral character as evidenced by a letter of recommendation. The recipient must use the award for tuition. 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. Applications will become available beginning December 1st.