Eileen and Reuben Seltzer Scholarship for Adult Learners

For General Studies majors (full- or part-time). Requires 2.0 GPA, 6 hours in BGS, essay; preferably from Chicago, surrounding IL counties.

Full description:
The following criteria must be met:

  1. The recipient(s) must be at least a part-time student majoring in the Bachelor of General Studies Program (BGS) and accepted to Eastern Illinois University.
  2. At the time of the award, the recipient(s) shall have completed at least 6 hours in the Bachelor of General Studies Program.
  3. Recipient(s) must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0.
  4. Financial need is not a consideration.
  5. Preference shall be given to applicants whose residence is Chicago or the surrounding area. The surrounding area includes the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, or Will Counties in Illinois.
  6. The recipient(s) may be eligible to receive the award again provided he/she continues to meet criteria.

This award shall be announced in the Fall and disbursed in the Spring semester.

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Eileen and Reuben Seltzer Scholarship for Adult Learners
Eastern Illinois University - General, School of Extended Learning
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you completed 6 hours in the Bachelor of General Studies program?
  2. Are you from Chicago, IL or the surrounding area? The surrounding area includes the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, or Will Counties in Illinois.
  3. Please submit a statement on the significance of returning to college as an adult learner and how your education is meaningful to you.