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Scholarships & Awards

2015 IFT Robert G. Porter Scholarship 

Information and an application for the 2015 IFT Robert G. Porter scholarship are now available online.

Each year, the IFT Porter scholarship provides two $6,000 scholarship awards ($1,500 each year for four years) to outstanding high school seniors with no less than a cumulative "B" grade average. Applicants must be the children of IFT members or retirees. Click here for eligibility details and application instructions.

The application deadline is December 15, 2014.


EIU-UPI Graduate Labor Essay Contest   

The Graduate School is accepting applications or nominations for the EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship. Requirements for the scholarship include that the recipient is a degree candidate, has a graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher in any discipline, and earns the highest rank on a 2000-word (minimum) essay on a topic which makes a contribution to understanding the significance of organized labor.

The Council on Graduate Studies Scholarships Committee will review the essays and select the recipient based on the highest ranked essay. Graduate candidates selected for the award will attend the Distinguished Graduate Students Awards Ceremonies to receive the award.

For complete details visit http://www.eiu.edu/graduate/students_awards_scholarships.php#upi

Urge your graduate students to submit! You can also make a donation through the EIU Foundation. Be sure to note that you would like your gift to go to the EIU-UPI Graduate Labor Essay Contest.

Completed application packets are due to the Graduate School by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015.