Nov 28, 2021  
2005-2007 EIU Graduate Catalog 
    
2005-2007 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Semester Tuition and Fees

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http://www.eiu.edu/~graduate/prospective_students/admissions_tuitionfees.php
Tuition and fees are subject to change with Board approval. Students are advised to consult the web site listed above for the most current tuition and fee information. The tuition and fees listed below are for Fall 2007, Spring 2008, and Summer 2008.

Graduate Tuition
Graduate tuition is assessed for all post-baccalaureate students based on residency. Tuition is assessed at the rate listed below for each semester hour of enrollment regardless of course level.

Graduate Fees
Graduate fees for Programs and Services are assessed at a per hour rate listed below for each semester hour of enrollment for part-time students.  Part-time for billing purposes is defined as enrollment for less than 12 semester hours of study. Fees are assessed at the full-time rate for students who are enrolled full-time. Full-time for billing purposes is defined as enrollment in 12 or more semester hours. Eastern Illinois University requires that all eligible students who enroll in nine or more on-campus hours be covered by health insurance and provides a Plan of medical coverage for injury and illness for which the fee is automatically assessed along with tuition and fees. During the summer term the Health & Accident Insurance Fee is assessed at $87.45. Graduate students enrolled part-time are not eligible for Student Legal Service.  In addition to the fees below the Campus Improvement Fee is $12.00 per semester hour.

Tuition       Per-hour rate
Illinois Resident       $189.75
Non-Resident       $569.25
         
Fees   Part-time   Full-time
    Less Than 12 sh   12 or More sh
         
Programs & Services Fees        
Activity Fee   $ 8.50   $ 102.03
Legal Services   n/a   $   4.72
Athletic Fee   $ 7.69   $ 92.30
Computer Network Fee   $ 4.00   $ 48.00
Grant-in-Aid Fee   $ 8.88   $ 106.55
Health Service & Pharmacy Fee   $ 7.58   $ 90.90
Union/Bond Revenue Fee   $16.61   $199.35
Graduate Student Fee   $ .20   $   2.00
         
         
Health & Accident Insurance Fee   $ n/a   $ 109.95
         
Textbook Rental Fee       Per hour rate
        for all students
    $ n/a   $ 8.95
Campus Improvement Fee   $ n/a   $ 12.00

School of Continuing Education
The School of Continuing Education creates and delivers student/consumer sensitive programs through diverse educational delivery systems. These programs greatly enhance the cultural, educational and professional development opportunities for individuals seeking continuing education. Recognizing rapidly changing educational needs of society, the unit extends the academic resources of the University in a acost-efficient manner to provide access to on and off campus programs. Costs are based on the current per semester hour rate of tuition, the per semester hour rate for textbook rental, and a per semester hour Continuing Education fee of $37.00 in place of the standard Program and Service fees..

Miscellaneous Fees and Charges

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Graduate School Application Fee. A $30.00 fee is required at the time of application.
Career Services Fee. There is a $30 fee for current undergraduates, graduates, and Alumni to register their placement credentials with Career Services.
Charges for Materials. Fees may be assessed for materials used in certain graduate courses.
Study Abroad Fee. A fee equal to two semester hours is assessed for students participating in Study Abroad at EIU.
Graduation Fee.
www.eiu.edu/paws/: Candidates for graduation must access the PAWS system for the on-line application. A non-refundable graduation fee of $25 ($15 for completion of a certificate program) is applied to the student’s account. The fee of $25 for graduate degree candidates does not include the cost of cap and gown rental. The last day for applying for graduation is listed in the University Calendar and/or Class Schedule.
Late Registration Fee. An additional and non-refundable fee of $25 is charged to a student who enrolls after the beginning of the late registration period.
Library Service Fee. All library materials must be returned by the end of each term. Students will be billed for lost or mutilated materials. Failure to resolve library matters promptly will result in loss of borrowing privileges throughout the library system and a hold being placed on academic records, which will disallow registration or release of transcripts.
Official Receipts. Official receipts for fees must be preserved by the student during the term involved.
Penalty for Returned Checks. A $15 fine will be charged on all checks returned to the University for non-payment for any reason.

Student Identification Card. Student I.D. cards are issued to new students their first term of enrollment. To obtain a student I.D. card, students must submit an acceptable form of photo identification, such as a drivers license, a military I.D., passport, or a state I.D. The first card is free. The cost for a replacement card due to damage or name change is $10. A $20 fee is assessed for replacement of lost or stolen cards.

Transcript Fee. A fee of $5 will be charged for each transcript issued. Transcripts will be issued only for students whose records are clear. The fee for “Rush” transcripts, processed within 24 hours, is $10. The fee for an immediate transcript is $15.

Textbook Rental Service Fines. Students not returning textbooks by announced deadlines at semester or term ends are subject to a fine of $10 per book. Lost textbooks must be paid for at full replacement cost. Students may also be required to pay re-placement costs for textbooks in which they have written or highlighted, which have been subjected to unusual wear, or which have been water damaged.

International Student Fee: All international students are assessed a $100.00 fee each semester or term of enrollment. The fee is used to fund field trips, newsletters, arrival assistance, conversation partners network, and other activities that support international students.

Refunds

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The term “refund” is defined as the cancellation of an unpaid obligation as well as an actual refund of an amount previously paid. Exceptions to the tuition and mandatory fees refund policy must be submitted in writing to the Office of  Enrollment Management, for consideration. Appeals of denials of such requests may be made to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, but no later than 60 calendar days following the close of the session for which the refund would have been applicable.

Withdrawal (Fall and Spring)

Full Refund
If a student withdraws from the University during a term by completing the procedure described in the Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements section of the Graduate Catalog titled “Withdrawal from the University” and if the initiation and completion of the withdrawal are made through the Registration Office in accordance with dates set forth in the University Calendar, all tuition and mandatory fees (except insurance) will be refunded. If a student withdraws as stated above, the student will be responsible for paying only the insurance fee (if the student is full-time).

Fifty Percent Refund
If a student officially withdraws from all classes in accordance with established University procedures by the date set forth in the University Calendar, the student will receive a refund of one-half of all tuition and mandatory fees paid (except insurance). If a student withdraws as stated above, the student will be responsible for paying half of all tuition and mandatory fees plus the insurance fee.

Withdrawal (Summer/Other Special Terms)

Full Refund
During summer and any other special term, the last day to withdraw officially from the University and receive a refund of all tuition and mandatory fees (except insurance) is the same as the last day to withdraw from a course without receiving a grade. These dates are published in the University Calendar provided in the front of the Graduate Catalog and in the appropriate Class Schedule. During summer and any other special term, the last day to withdraw officially from the University and be responsible for paying only the insurance fee is the same as the last day to withdraw from a course without receiving a grade. (See the calendar.)

Fifty Percent Refund (Summer - 8/4-Week Term Only)
If a student officially withdraws from all classes in accordance with established University procedures by the date set forth in the University Calendar, the student will receive a refund of one-half of all tuition and mandatory fees paid (except insurance). If a student officially withdraws in accordance with established University procedures by the date set forth in the University Calendar, the student is responsible for paying half of all tuition and mandatory fees plus the insurance fee.

Early Registration

Cancellation
If a student registers and pays his/her fees prior to the late registration date for the term but decides not to attend the University, all fees will be refunded if notice is given in writing to the Registration Office before the late registration date for the term. If such written notice is not given before the late registration date but is given by the last day to withdraw without a grade, all fees (except insurance) will be refunded.
Reduction in Load
Upon written request, a student who initially pays full tuition and mandatory fees and then reduces his/her load to part-time by the last day to withdraw without a grade will be refunded the difference (except insurance, where applicable). A student receiving such a refund will not be eligible for activities and benefits covered by the refunded fees. A student will be billed for the number of credit hours scheduled as of the 10th class day for fall or spring; fifth class day for summer.

Financial Aid

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Return of Title IV Funds

www.eiu.edu/~finaid/text/titleIV.htm: Federal regulations govern the return of Title IV funds disbursed for a student who completely withdraws from a semester. This rule assumes that a student earns his or her aid based on the period of time he or she remained enrolled. During the first 60 percent of the semester, a student “earns” Title IV funds in direct proportion to the length of time he or she remains enrolled. The percentage of time during the semester that the student remained enrolled is the percentage of disbursed aid for that period that the student earned. A student who remains enrolled beyond the 60 percent point earns all aid for the semester. A copy of the policy may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid or visit the web site above. The Office of Financial Aid will return unearned aid to the federal government. The student is then responsible for returning the unearned aid he or she has received to the university.

Satisfactory Progress Requirements

www.eiu.edu/~finaid/text/cost3.htm: In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, Eastern Illinois University is required to establish satisfactory standards for federal and state financial aid recipients. The minimum and maximum standards to receive financial aid are monitored at the end of every semester. There are two minimum standards that must be monitored, cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and completion rate (cumulative completed/attempted hours). Graduate students must have an academic standing consistent with the requirement for graduation from the program as stated in the Graduate Catalog, AND can not exceed more than 48 cumulative attempted hours. Graduate students are required to meet a 75% minimum completion rate. If a student is not making progress under the minimum standards, he/she will be placed on financial aid probation and allowed the following semester of enrollment to achieve the minimum standards. At the end of the probation period, if the student has not achieved satisfactory progress, financial aid suspension occurs. If a financial aid recipient loses his or her eligibility due to suspension, an appeal may be filed through the Vice President for Student Affairs Office. The Satisfactory Academic Progress to Receive Financial Aid Policy and/or an appeal form may be obtained upon request from the Office of Financial Aid or at the above web site.

Financial Assistance

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Assistantships

www.eiu.edu/~graduate/: Graduate assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. An on-line application is available at the above web site. Completed assistantship applications should be submitted by February 15. Programs may establish other deadlines. Students interested in assistantships should contact individual programs for specific details.

Eligibility

To be eligible the applicant must have earned a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4.00 scale) on the graded academic course work from the degree-granting institution and have been fully admitted to a graduate degree program or must have earned a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4.00 scale) on the last 60 semester hours of graded academic course work from the degree-granting institution and have been fully admitted to a graduate degree program. This requirement may not be waived or appealed. Graduate students who have not earned a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA or 2.75 on the last 60 semester hours of graded undergraduate course work become eligible for assistantships after they complete 9 semester hours of graduate course work (courses numbered 4750 or higher) and earn a graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher. Provisional candidates must complete 12 or more semester hours of graduate course work while earning and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and completion of all of the provisions required by the program to be eligible for candidacy. Candidacy is a requirement for assistantship eligibility.

Contract Requirements

http://www.eiu.edu/~graduate/forms/assistantships_handbook2006.pdf: Contract regulations are specified in the Graduate Assistant Handbook available at the above web site. Fall and spring assistantship appointments require that graduate assistants remain enrolled as degree-seeking students for a minimum of nine semester hours of graduate course work (courses numbered 4750 or above). With prior approval of the Graduate Dean, assistants may substitute undergraduate teacher certification, professional certification or required prerequisite courses for the graduate courses required for compliance with assistantship requirements; however, the student must remain enrolled as a degree-seeking student for a minimum of nine semester hours. Contracts are terminated if students fail to comply with this regulation.

Summer assistantship appointments require that graduate assistants remain enrolled as degree-seeking students for a minimum of three semester hours of graduate course work (courses numbered 4750 or above). With prior approval of the Graduate Dean, assistants may substitute undergraduate teacher certification, professional certification, or required prerequisite courses for the graduate courses required for compliance with assistantship requirements; however, the student must remain enrolled on campus as a degree-seeking student for a minimum of three semester hours. Contracts are terminated if students fail to comply with this regulation.

If at the end of any fall or spring grading period, an assistant has failed to complete nine semester hours of graduate course work or approved prerequisites, or if at the end of a summer term an assistant has failed to complete three semester hours of graduate course work or approved prerequisites, or if the cumulative graduate grade-point average and approved undergraduate prerequisites is below 3.00, the graduate assistant contract will be terminated.

Graduate Assistants must demonstrate professional conduct, be in compliance with the student conduct code, perform assistantship duties to the satisfaction of the supervisor, and meet the standards for degree-seeking students as established by the Graduate School.

Assistants may be obligated to provide 16 to 19 clock hours of service per week to the employing unit. Contracts specify both the number of clock hours and duties and may include teaching, research, or university service.

Presidential Graduate Assistantships

Presidential Graduate Assistantships are a specialized set of assistantships that are designed to provide additional support for graduate programs during the academic year and offer an additional opportunity to attract academically talented graduate candidates to the program. To be eligible for a Presidential Assistantship, candidates must meet all of the criteria established by the Council on Graduate Studies. The criteria are outlined in the Graduate Catalog and on the Graduate School web site. In order to retain eligibility, Presidential Graduate Assistants will be required to participate in scheduled development sessions provided by the Graduate School. The assistants must also meet the standard requirements for retention outlined in the assistantship agreement and specified in the Graduate Catalog.

Assistantship Waivers and Stipends

Graduate assistants who are in compliance with enrollment in nine semester hours of graduate course work or approved prerequisites during the fall/spring terms and three semester hours of graduate course work or approved prerequisites during the summer term will receive a tuition waiver scholarship unless specified in the contract. Audited courses are not covered by the tuition waiver scholarship benefit. Tuition waiver scholarships will apply to courses offered off-campus if they are required for the degree program as indicated on the graduate study plan and if the courses are not part of a tuition cost recovery program or classified as sponsored credit as verified by the School of Continuing Education. Tuition waiver scholarships are provided in recognition of the graduate assistant’s academic accomplishments. The scholarships are provided as part of the financial aid package, but they are not related to services. Program and service fees are not waived as part of a tuition waiver scholarship. Assistants receive a monthly stipend that varies according to the terms specified in the contract. In return for the stipend, the appointee agrees to perform the duties assigned by the academic or administrative unit. The contract period is specified on the contract. Graduate assistants may not hold any other contracts with the University such as civil service, faculty, or student employment contracts during the period; however, graduate assistants may be approved for a Graduate Assistant Supplemental Contract. The criteria for a Graduate Assistant Supplemental Contract is described below.

Graduate Assistant Supplemental Contracts

Graduate assistants may be considered for supplemental non-recurring contracts for work that is related to a specific area of expertise. The combined hours of work required for the assistantship and the supplemental contract must remain at or below an average of 20 clock hours per week and the supplemental duties may not be part of the assistant’s regularly assigned assistantship duties. A department/unit offering a supplemental assistantship contract forwards the contract to the assistant’s primary employment unit for approval. The primary employment unit forwards the contract to the Graduate School. Requests for supplemental contracts must be approved with required signatures prior to performance of the work. Requests for approval and compensation after the work is completed will not be approved. Agents or supervisors are responsible for ensuring completion of paperwork prior to completion of work. The criteria for securing a supplemental contract include: 

  • The work is not part of the assistant’s assigned duties
  • The work is related to the assistant’s specialized area of expertise
  • The work is non-recurring
  • The combined supplemental contract and regular assistantship hours remain at or below 20 per week
  • The contract is approved prior to completion of the work:
  • The contract is approved by the Primary Employment Unit and the Graduate Dean

For further details and examples please refer to the Graduate Assistantship Handbook.

Summer Tuition Waiver Scholarships

Graduate students who have held an assistantship contract for at least four months immediately preceding summer term or who have signed a graduate assistant contract for fall semester may apply for a summer term tuition waiver scholarship. Summer tuition waiver scholarships require that students remain enrolled for at least 3 semester hours of graduate level course work or approved prerequisites during the summer term. Only one summer tuition waiver per nine-month graduate assistant contract may be claimed. Tuition waiver scholarships are terminated if students fail to comply with this regulation. Tuition waiver scholarships are provided in recognition of the graduate assistant’s academic accomplishments. The scholarships are provided as part of the financial aid package, but they are not related to services. Tuition waiver scholarships are subject to the availability of funding and are not guaranteed.

Federal Work-Study Program

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Federal Work-Study program is available to students who want to work a part-time job on campus. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. If awarded Federal Work-Study, the student will be guaranteed a job working on campus at minimum wage. The student must be enrolled for a minimum of six hours. Limited funds are available for this program so students should apply early. For additional information, contact the Student Employment Office.

Regular Student Employment

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www.eiu.edu/~finaid/text/jobs.htm: Employment opportunities are posted in the office and at the above web site for jobs both on campus and in the community. Regular Student Employment is a part-time job on campus. Students do not need to demonstrate financial need but must be enrolled in a minimum of six hours. Applications are available in the Student Employment Office or students may apply directly to the department where they would like to work.

International Graduate Student Scholarships

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www.eiu.edu/~interntl/scholarshipapp.pdf: International student scholarships are intended to promote cultural exchange and diversity. There are a limited number of awards and the selection criteria include academic achievement and financial need. The award may waive all or a portion of tuition with the upper limit of the award equal to the credit hours for minimum full-time enrollment. The amount of the award is determined by the International Programs Advisory Committee. Application should be made to the International Student Advisor. Applications are available at the above web site address. Paper applications are available on request from the International Programs Office.

  • Eligibility:  Eligibility is limited to students maintaining F-1 or J-1 immigration status. Scholarships will be canceled without notice if students do not arrive in the United States with the appropriate visa, or if Form I-20/Form DS-2019 from another institution was used to obtain the visa.
  • Benefits: The scholarships pay tuition costs only. Program fees, field trips, travel, living expenses, and other personal expenses must be paid by the applicant.

Loans

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Institutional short-term loans are available through the Office of Financial Aid. The actual amount of the loan to the student is determined by the loan officer, unless rules governing the respective loan fund require another person’s approval. Loan aggregates that exceed $200 require a co-signer and approval of the loan officer. Most loan funds require a student to be enrolled full time (12 hrs), but some loans are available at half time or less enrollment status. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Elementary and Junior High School Student Teaching Loan Fund. This loan fund was established with funds contributed by students of Eastern State High School during World War II. Loans up to $100 may be made to students who need the funds during their student teaching semester. No interest is charged when payment is made within one year. Application must be made to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies.

Elizabeth K. Lawson Emergency Loan Fund for Women. This fund was established by friends of the late Elizabeth K. Lawson, former Dean of Women. The amount of a loan is limited to $50 for a period of 90 days. No interest will be charged if repaid within that period. To be eligible a student must be female and enrolled full-time. Application is made in the Office of Financial Aid.

Emergency Loan Fund. The amount of an Emergency Loan is limited to $200 for a maximum period of 90 days. No interest will be charged if repaid within that period. To be eligible, a student must be in residence at the University at least one term and be in good standing. Application is made in the Office of Financial Aid.

Florence McAfee Loan Fund. Physical Education majors and minors, alumnae, and staff established this fund in honor of the late Dr. Florence McAfee. Any female student, either majoring or minoring in physical education, is eligible to borrow from the fund. Students should contact a member of the Physical Education staff.

Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers Loan Fund. In September 1954, the Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers established a loan fund of $1000. Loans from this fund on either a short- or long-term basis may be secured by an eligible student who is student teaching. No interest will be charged if the money is repaid within one year of termination of enrollment. Interest then begins at three percent. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for application forms.

William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. This federal loan program replaces the Federal Stafford Loan at Eastern Illinois University. The loans are made by Eastern rather than through a commercial lender. Graduate students may borrow a maximum of $8,500 per academic year with a program maximum of $65,500, including undergraduate and graduate subsidized loans. Graduate students may have additional eligibility under the unsubsidized loan program. Contact the Financial Aid Office for application information.

Journalism Loan Fund. Approval of the loan application is made by the Journalism Department. No interest is charged.

Parents’ Club Emergency Loan Fund. To be eligible for this loan, established by the Eastern Illinois University Parents’ Club, one must be a full-time student in good academic standing. The maximum loan is $100, no interest is charged, and maximum period of loan is 90 days. Application forms may be obtained in the Office of Financial Aid.

Mary Piper Rogers Student Loan. This loan is limited to graduate or undergraduate women, 25 years of age or older, and registered for a minimum of six hours for the semester in which they make application for the loan. Application is made in the Office of Financial Aid.

The Russell Loan Fund. This fund was established by family and friends in memory of Mrs. W.L. Russell to provide loans for needy women students. Application is made at the Office of Financial Aid.

Samelman Emergency Loan Fund. Loans are limited to majors in any program administered by the Department of Geology-Geography. Approval of the loan application is determined by the Student Aid Committee of Geology-Geography.

Student Loan Fund. In 1934 the will of the late John L. Whisnand of Charleston left a portion of his estate to the University as an endowment; the income from the endowment is made available for financial assistance to deserving students. To be eligible for a Student Loan, a student must be a U.S. citizen, enrolled full-time and be in good standing. Maximum loan to a first-time EIU enrollee is $100. No graduate borrower may owe more than $1000 at any one time. If the amount of the loan is $200 or less and the borrower has no other outstanding short-term loans, no interest will be charged until the due date, and no co-signer will be required; 7% interest will be charged after the due date. Any loan over $200 or any loan less than $200 for a borrower who has another short-term loan will accrue interest of 2% until maturity and 7% thereafter. These loans must be co-signed also by a person employed full- time. Term of repayment shall not exceed one year after termination of enrollment.

W.D. Morgan Loan Fund. The will of the late Dr. W.D. Morgan of Charleston gives to the Morgan Loan Fund the annual income from a share of his estate. This loan provides funds to sophomore or above grade class level students enrolled in at least six semester hours. The remaining requirements are the same as those of the Student Loan Fund. Application is made at the Office of Financial Aid.

William D. Miner Emergency Loan Fund. This fund was established by the Eastern Illinois University Veterans Association in honor of Dr. Miner, a long-term advisor to the association. To be eligible, a borrower must be an enrolled student, a U.S. citizen, and in good standing. Maximum loan is $50 to non-veterans and $100 to veterans. No interest is charged if repaid within thirty days. Application forms are available in the Office of Financial Aid.

ROTC Scholarships

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Military Science training has been offered at Eastern Illinois University since 1980. The program is voluntary, leading to a commission as an officer in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard upon completion of a two-year program. This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of graduate students as well as other students who have at least four semesters of college study remaining. Illinois State and Federal ROTC Scholarships are available to qualified students. For information, contact the Professor of Military Science, Eastern Illinois University at 581-5944.

Special Awards, Assistantships and Scholarships

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Rudolph D. Anfinson Scholarship. Established by Mrs. Ralph Widener, Sr., and Dr. Ralph Widener, Jr., in honor of Dr. Rudolph D. Anfinson, former Dean of Students who was on the faculty at Eastern for 37 years, this award is presented annually to a junior, senior, or graduate student who is active in extracurricular activities (excluding intercollegiate athletics) and who displays outstanding character and scholastic achievement. Apply to Institutional Advancement.

Carpenter’s Local #347 Scholarship. Established by the Carpenter’s Local #347, this award is presented annually to a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student who is a child or stepchild of a member in good standing of Carpenter’s Local #347. Apply to Carpenter’s Local #347, Mattoon, IL, or to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Available Fall Semester, 2002.

Charles H. and Dorothee Coleman Scholarship. Established through the Department of History in memory of Dr. Charles H. Coleman, former professor and History Department chairperson, and a distinguished Lincoln scholar, this award goes annually to an undergraduate or graduate history major. Apply to the Chair, History Department.

The Betty Wright Downing Scholarship. Established by Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Wright in memory of Betty Wright Downing, this scholarship is presented annually to a graduate student at Eastern Illinois University who is preparing for a career in medicine or a health related field. Apply to the Dean of the Graduate School.

Thomas R. Drury Scholarship. Established in memory of Thomas R. Drury, an alumnus of Eastern, this award is presented annually to a student admitted to Eastern’s Graduate School who plans to pursue a career in instructional media. Apply to the Chair, Secondary Education and Foundations.

Charles A. Elliott Technology Education Award. Established by Dr. Charles A. Elliott, a member of the Eastern faculty from 1945 to 1973, this award is presented annually to a junior, senior, or graduate student in Technology Education who shows promise of making a worthwhile contribution as a teacher of industrial arts. Apply to the Chair, School of Technology.

Richard G. Enochs Scholarship. Established in memory of Richard G. Enochs as recognition of his service to the Housing Office, this award is presented annually to a junior, senior, or graduate student residing in a University residence hall or apartment who has high scholastic achievement, outstanding personal character, and has significantly contributed to residence hall or university apartment programming. Apply to University Housing Office.

The Lavern M. Hamand Memorial Scholarship. Established by Mrs. Martha T. Hamand in honor of Lavern M. Hamand, this scholarship is presented annually to a graduate student enrolled in the department of history’s traditional or historical administration program. Apply to the Chair, History Department.

Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship. Established by Mrs. Frances Meyer Hampton in her estate, this award is presented annually to a full-time student in a master’s degree program who has demonstrated good character, high scholarship ability, financial need, and a potential for worthy future achievement. Apply to the Dean of the Graduate School.

Historical Administration Program Association Scholarship. Established by the Eastern Illinois University Historical Administration Program Association, this scholarship is given to a graduate student in the Historical Administration Program. Apply to the Chair, History Department.

Margaret C. Hollowell Scholarship for Graduate Study in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Established by Mrs. Margaret C. Hollowell, this award is presented annually to a full-time graduate student majoring in Communication Disorders and Sciences with an overall GPA of 3.5 and financial need. Apply to the Chair of Communication Disorders and Sciences.

The Jon J. Hopkins Memorial Speech Education Scholarship. Established in memory of Jon J. Hopkins as a recognition in perpetuity of his lifetime commitment to education, this award is given annually to either an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Rhetoric, Public Address, or Speech Education. Apply to the Chair, Speech Communication.

Forrest W. Howell Scholarship in Public Administration. Established by Forrest W. Howell, this scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in political science who has a major concentration in public administration. The student must demonstrate a pattern of academic excellence in public administration courses, and is seeking to have a career in public administration. The applicant must have a graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. Apply to Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Political Science.

Glen E. Hubele Assistantship. Established in memory of Dr. Glen E. Hubele, distinguished professor of education at Eastern, this award goes annually to a graduate student enrolled in a counseling or guidance program. It is administered through the Department of Counseling and Student Development. Apply to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies.

J. Y. Kelly Scholarship. Established in memory of J. Y. Kelly by his daughters, Emma Chenault Kelly and Alice Elizabeth Kelly Tolle, the award is presented annually to a Pre-Legal Studies graduating senior who will be entering law school. Outstanding scholarship and leadership are considered. Apply to the Chair, Pre-Legal Studies Program.

Dr. Robert Knollenberg Chemistry Fund. Established by the EIU Chemistry Department through the generosity of Dr. Robert Knollenberg, this fund supports graduate student research and may be used for equipment purchases, stipends, etc. Apply to the Chair of the Chemistry Department.

Kenneth and Keith Kohanzo Industrial Technology Scholarship. Established by Mr. Kenneth Kohanzo, this award is presented annually to a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in Industrial Technology, in good academic standing, who shows promise of making a contribution in the field of Industrial Technology. Apply to the Chair of the School of Technology.

The Ralph Y. McGinnis Scholarship. The Lion’s Club, family, friends, colleagues and students of Ralph Y. McGinnis have provided the funds to establish this scholarship through the department of Speech Communication. The award goes annually to a graduate or undergraduate with a major academic interest in one or more of the following: Lincoln Studies, Public Address, Rhetoric, or Forensics. In addition, involvement in service organizations is a consideration. Apply to the Chair, Speech Communication.

Isabel McKinney Graduate Scholarship. Established in memory of Dr. Isabel McKinney, head of Eastern’s Department of English from 1922 to 1945, this award goes annually to a person who has demonstrated high scholastic achievement and has the qualifications to enroll in the English graduate program at Eastern. Selection of the recipient is made by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of English. Apply to the Chair, English Department.

McNabb-Dow Scholarships. Established in memory of Loren and Ina Dow and Bernie and Nellie McNabb, parents of Charles Dow and Ruth McNabb Dow, professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, these awards go annually to master’s degree candidates in Family and Consumer Sciences, one of them in dietetics. Selection of the recipients is made by a committee, based on scholarship, leadership, and service. Financial need may be considered. The scholarships are administered by the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Apply to the Chair, School of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Judge and Usha Oberoi Scholarship. Established by Mr. Sundeep Oberoi in honor of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Judge and Usha Oberoi, this award is presented annually to a full-time student accepted to the School of Business with a special emphasis given to Computer Management majors and those students enrolled in the MBA program, with an overall GPA of 3.0. Apply to the Chair of the School of Business.
Hans C. Olsen Scholarship. Established in 1974 in memory of Dr. Hans C. Olsen, a member of the Eastern faculty from 1938 to 1960, this award is given annually to a full-time graduate student who demonstrates outstanding potential for educational leadership. Apply to the Chair, Educational Administration.

Cyril D. Reed Mathematics Scholarship. Established by Cyril D. Reed, this award is presented annually to a graduate or undergraduate mathematics major or a high school graduate who has expressed in writing an intent to enroll as a mathematics major at Eastern. Apply to the Chair, Mathematics Department.

Foster C. Rinefort Scholarship. Established by Dr. Foster C. and Mrs. Jean F. Rinefort, this award is presented annually to a student accepted to the Graduate Business Program who demonstrates good character, academic promise, and career promise, and has significant financial need. Apply to the Director of Graduate Business Studies.

Political Science Graduate Scholarship Fund. Established by alumni, faculty and others, this award is for a full time political science graduate student in the spring semester who does not hold a graduate assistantship or a paid internship. Applicants must have completed 9 credit hours of political science graduate coursework, and must have demonstrated academic excellence in their graduate coursework. The selection committee requests one letter of recommendation from a member of the Political Science Graduate Faculty regarding the student’s performance, classroom/seminar participation and research potential. All applicants must submit one graduate research paper, and a letter asking to be considered for the award to the committee. Apply to Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Political Science.

Verne Stockman Assistantship. The Verne Stockman Graduate Assistantship in Educational Technology was created by the Stockman family to honor Verne Stockman’s dedication to furthering educational technology as well as emphasize his lifelong efforts in mentoring graduate students. Apply to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies.

Ryan Struebing Distinguished Graduate Student Award. This award was established by family and friends in memory of Ryan Struebing. The recipients of this award must be full-time graduate students majoring in Communication Disorders and Sciences. A 3.0 GPA is required. Recipients must clearly demonstrate a spirit of collegiality, a strong work ethic, a passion for the Communication Disorders professions, and contribute to the Communication Disorders and Sciences department in terms of activity, service, or involvement in a student organization. Apply to the Chair, Communication Disorders and Sciences.

Rex Syndergaard Scholarship. Established by the family, friends, associates, and former students of Dr. Rex Syndergaard, professor of history at Eastern from 1956 through 1980, this award is presented annually to an upper-division or graduate history major at Eastern, with preference given to those interested in pursuing the teaching profession. Apply to the Chair, History Department.

The School of Technology Alumni Scholarship. Established by the alumni, faculty and others in the former College of Applied Sciences and the School of Technology, this award is presented annually to a senior or graduate student with a major in the School of Technology who plans to enroll in the Graduate Program in Technology at Eastern Illinois University. Apply to the Chair, School of Technology.

Mary Cralley Vaupel Memorial Award. This award was established to provide graduate students in the field of counseling with memberships in the American Association for Counseling and Development. Contact the Chair, Counseling and Student Development.

Errett and Mazie Warner Educational Administration Award. Established by Errett Warner of Lawrenceville, Illinois, this award is presented annually to a student majoring in Educational Administration who demonstrates outstanding scholastic achievement and outstanding character. Apply to the Chair, Educational Administration.

Errett Warner and Stanley G. Rives Higher Education Presidential Award. Established by Errett Warner of Lawrenceville, Illinois, this award is presented annually to a graduate student in higher education who demonstrates outstanding scholastic achievement (minimum of 3.5/4.0) and outstanding character. Apply to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies.

Veterans

Eastern Illinois University is an approved institution for Veteran Affairs benefit programs. Contact the Veteran Services Office for further details on any program including the following:

Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty (Chp. 30 U.S. Code). Provides a program of education benefits to individuals who enter active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985. To receive the maximum benefit, the participant must serve on active duty for three continuous years. Contact Veterans Services for further details and applications.

Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chp. 106 U.S. Code). Members of Military Reserve Units should contact their units for eligibility requirements.

Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35 U.S. Code). This program may be available to widows, widowers, and children of veterans who died as a result of a service-connected condition or veterans who have a permanent and total disability. Contact Veteran Services for further details or applications.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chp. 31 U.S. Code). Vocational Rehabilitation is a comprehensive educational program administered by the VA, open to veterans with a compensable, service-connected disability. A Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist is available to assist in this program.

Illinois Veterans Grant
Any person who served in the armed forces of the United States after September 16, 1940, and at the time of entering such service was a resident of Illinois and has been honorably discharged, may be awarded a scholarship. A veteran discharged after August 11, 1967, must have a minimum of one year’s active service. If discharged prior to this date, he/she needs only an honorable separation from service. Application should be made by filing a copy of the discharge or separation papers with Veterans Services. This scholarship may be used concurrently with the G.I. Bill. Once initiated, there is no time limit for use of the 120 points of scholarship eligibility. The number of points used per semester are prorated in accordance with the number of hours carried. Military Scholarships must be registered with the Office of Veterans Services to be valid for use. Service personnel, eligible to use the scholarship, must furnish satisfactory documentation of Illinois citizenship.

Illinois National Guard Grant Program
Current enlisted members, warrant officers, and commissioned officers through the grade of captain who have served at least one year in the Illinois National Guard are eligible for this award. Applicants may be full or part time graduates or undergraduates. The scholarship’s value is full tuition and partial activity fees. To apply, a student must complete an Illinois National Guard Grant Application. The applicant must reapply each year. Applications are available from the student’s Illinois National Guard unit or online at www.isac1.org/ilaid/inggp.html.

State Scholarships

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DFI: Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois
The Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI) was established by the Illinois General Assembly and signed as Public Act 093-0862 in August of 2004. This act combines the the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program (ICEOP) and the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program (IMGIP) into a single fellowship program. The purpose of DFI is to increase the number of underrepresented faculty and staff in Illinois institutions of higher education and higher education governing boards.
The institutional representative for Eastern Illinois University is the Director of Graduate Admissions in the Graduate School. Applications are available online at the following web site: www.imgip.siu.edu/ .

ITEACH Teacher Shortage Scholarship
The ITEACH Teacher Shortage Scholarship Program provides funds to academically talented students with a priority given to minority students, to pursue careers as public preschool, elementary and secondary school teachers in disciplines that have been designated as Teacher Shortage Disciplines in the State of Illinois. Candidates for this scholarship must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be an undergraduate or graduate seeking initial teacher certification in a Teacher Shortage discipline, and must sign a teaching agreement if awarded the scholarship. Additional requirements are to be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen, resident of Illinois and be enrolled at least half time. Candidates must complete a Teacher Education Scholarship Application, and send the application to ISAC postmarked on or before March 1st immediately preceding the regular school year for which the scholarship is being requested in order to receive priority consideration for the award. Applications are available online at www.isac1.org/ilaid/iteach.html.

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship
The Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program provides scholarships of up to $5000 per year to assist individuals of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin who plan to become teachers at the preschool, elementary or secondary level. Students receiving this scholarship must fulfill a teaching commitment by teaching full-time one year for each year of assistance received. The teaching agreement must be fulfilled at an Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool, elementary, or secondary school, at which no less than 30% of those enrolled are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American minority students. If the teaching commitment is not fulfilled, the scholarship converts to a loan, and the student must repay the entire amount plus interest. Candidates for this scholarship must be a minority student who is currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student on at least a half-time basis, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must be a U.S. Citizen and Illinois resident. Student should be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a Teacher Education Program, or in a curriculum leading to initial teacher certification. Student cannot be in default on any student loan or owe a refund on any state or federal grant, and must be making satisfactory academic progress. This scholarship is not awarded to those receiving an ITEACH Teacher Shortage Scholarship or an Illinois Special Education Teacher Scholarship in the same year. The student must complete a Teacher Education Scholarship Programs Application and forward the completed application to ISAC postmarked on or before March 1st immediately preceding the regular school year for which the scholarship is being requested in order to receive priority consideration. Applications are available online at www.isac1.org/ilaid/mti.html.

Illinois Special Education Teacher Scholarship
The Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program encourages current teachers and academically talented students to pursue careers in any area of special education as a public, private or parochial elementary or secondary school teacher in Illinois. Recipients are exempt from paying tuition and fees at an eligible institution for up to four calendar years. Candidates for this scholarship must be enrolled in a program seeking initial certification in any area of special education. Individual must be a U.S. citizen, Illinois resident, and not have received for four years, or been offered but then declined, the Illinois Special Education Teacher Waiver in the past. Candidates must also be making satisfactory academic progress at the University and sign a teaching agreement if awarded the scholarship. Candidates cannot be in default on any federal student loan. This scholarship is not awarded to those receiving an ITEACH Teacher Shortage Scholarship or a Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship in the same year. Applicants must complete the Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver application and mail to ISAC postmarked on or before March 1st immediately preceding the regular school year for which the scholarship is being requested in order to receive priority consideration. The application is available at www.isac1.org/ilaid/Spedteach.html.