LCBAS and Applied Sciences International Merit Awards in USA

  • Bachelor, Master
  • $1,500
  • 1 May 2022

The Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences International Merit Award is open to newly admitted international students seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree majoring in the areas of business or applied sciences. Awards are competitive and designed to promote cultural exchange and diversity. Awards may be granted on the basis of one or both of the following: academic excellence and personal essay. The scholarship is a one-time award which pays $1500 toward tuition, fees or other expenses for the Fall semester for minimum full-time enrollment in EIU courses. See below for details about eligibility and deadlines.


Applicants Must:

  • Be admitted to EIU as full-time, degree-seeking student

  • Have a demonstrated record of academic achievement

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.0 (graduate), as converted to the EIU grading scale

  • A new international student with full academic admission to Eastern Illinois University for the semester in which they are applying and a declared major in Business, Technology, or Family Consumer Sciences. For more information about the various majors and options within each School, please visit:

  • Demonstrate proof of funding for tuition, living expenses and fees (see financial affidavit form at
  • Submit a 500-1000 word essay on “Why I want to study at EIU?” Be sure to include your financial need for the merit award and your future goals.
  • Complete the merit award application


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