Graduate Student Advisory Council offers $300 scholarship to one student

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The Graduate Student Advisory Council will give a $300 scholarship out to one student this spring.

Applications can be found at this address: http://www.eiu.edu/graduate/machform/view.php?id=27 and are due at 4:30 p.m. March 1.

Included with the application should be a Word or pdf document with 1,000 words or fewer talking about how the applicant’s campus, departmental or community involvement has helped to enhance their graduate education.

Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a degree-seeking program at Eastern. They must be in good standing with both the graduate school and the graduate program. For this scholarship, financial need is not a consideration.

The selection committee is composed of the dean of the graduate school, the faculty adviser of the Graduate Student Advisory Council and one graduate representative from each of the four colleges. Anonymous applications will be given to the committee to make sure the selection process is fair, according to the university’s website.

Those chosen to receive the scholarship will be notified mid-March and be recognized at the Distinguished Graduate Student Ceremony scheduled for April 4, 2018. They will also be featured in the “Graduate Scholar-Journal of Scholarship and Recognition.”

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