The Daily Eastern News

Merit Scholarship endowment reaches $50K

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

February 20, 2020

The Commitment to Excellence Scholarship Endowment has reached $50,000, a goal that was set in 2017. However, the name of the scholarship program that the endowment is linked to has changed this year from “Commitment to Excellence Scholarships” to “Merit Scholarships.” Andrew McNitt, a retired p...

Scholarship opportunities available

Carole Hodorowicz, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

As of 2018, 69 percent of college students in the United States take out student loans, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. One of the few ways college students can avoid breaking the bank is to apply for scholarships. Eastern students seek out scholarship opportunities through AcademicWorks. The...

Glassman optimistic about future of university in State of University address

Eastern President David Glassman gave his State of the University Address at 3:30pm Wednesday at the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 3, 2018

Eastern President David Glassman gave his Fall 2018 State of the University Address, which focused on the challenges of past years and the improvements looking forward, Wednesday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This is Glassman’s fourth year as Eastern’s president, an...

AIM HIGH Grant funding will make Eastern accessible to bigger pool of future students

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2018

The EIU Promise Program that was revealed Thursday will reduce or offset the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees costs, including textbook rental fees, for qualified Illinois students who enroll as a way to curb out-migration. Room and board, course-specific fees such as laboratory fees, study abroad fe...

Eastern looks to retention efforts following increase in enrollment

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2018

With enrollment up by 7.1 percent, with a total head count of 7,526 students compared to last year’s number of 7,030, Eastern is taking steps to retain students in order to continue to grow enrollment after the release of Tenth Day Enrollment numbers. These steps include revamping the merit scholarship...

Deadline for scholarships approaches

Staff Report

March 5, 2018

The application deadline for most Eastern scholarships is coming up in March. Local and “legacy” students, along with current students, are able to apply for these. Applicants from Charleston High School or relatives of a Teachers College/Eastern State High School alumnus can apply for the TC Hig...

Graduate Student Advisory Council offers $300 scholarship to one student

Staff Report

February 9, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is our weekly column where we highlight awards, grants and other accomplishments given to Eastern’s students, staff and faculty. If you have a new item you would like highlighted, contact [email protected] The Graduate Student Advisory Council will give a $300 scholarship out to o...

Office of Financial Aid breaks down FAFSA process

Veronica Martin, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid and loans are starting to be processed by Eastern’s financial aid coordinators. Amanda Starwalt, financial aid director, is responsible for how much money students receive in grants and loans. She also decides how much money is distributed to each student. “I...

Student finds comfort in her own skin at EIU

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Paisley Adams, a senior spansih major overcame her struggles with microaggressions to discover a newfound convidence.

Dillan Schorfheide, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017

Though Paisley Adams, a senior Spanish major, is confident in her skin now, even competing in the Miss Black EIU pageant, she had trouble finding her identity as a black woman growing up. Paisley said she felt alone at times, though she knew what she was feeling was not OK. Paisley moved to Bloomington,...

Student senate to talk scholarships, pamphlets

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 1, 2016

  The Student Senate will hear about grade appeal pamphlets and scholarship presentations at their meeting Wednesday. Luke Young, student vice president for student affairs, said he gave the grade appeal pamphlets he created to Shelley James, the interim director of Ninth Street Hall, to look...

Law School Scholarship offered by bar association

Staff Editorial

November 30, 2015

The Coles-Cumberland Bar Association has established a Law School Scholarship Program. The bar association, which is a private organization composed of attorneys practicing in Coles and Cumberland Counties. The organization has created the scholarship program to recognize and assist law students who...

Commitment to Excellence Scholarship gains support

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

­­ The Annual Faculty and Staff Fund Campaign is generating support this year for the Commitment to Excellence Scholarship. The campaign works to supply funds, donated by faculty and staff members, for various programs such as scholarships. Gary Aylesworth, a chair for the campaign, said the...

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