All Opportunities

Welcome to Western Illinois University’s Scholarship Opportunities Homepage!

Western Illinois University proudly supports students’ academic achievements through our scholarship opportunities. These opportunities are made possible through generous financial support from our alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff, who believe a high-quality education should be accessible to deserving students without imposing excessive financial burden. Their commitment to education and dedication to our students enables us to award nearly $2 million in scholarship assistance every year.

We are grateful to our scholarship donors, who make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and enhance the quality of a WIU education. We invite all students to explore the various scholarship opportunities available. Your dreams are within reach, thanks to those who believe in you.

2024-2025 Scholarship Deadlines:

We also recommend students use our Scholarship Checklist for New Freshman or Scholarship Checklist for New Transfers or Scholarship Checklist for Returning Students

If you have questions regarding the WIU Scholarship Portal, refer to our Online Application Instructions & FAQs. .

Late applications will be accepted for reduced consideration during subsequent rounds of awarding. Students submitting a late application will only be contacted if they are selected as a scholarship recipient.

LISTED AWARD AMOUNTS ARE ESTIMATED AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,100.00 Illinois State Police (ISP) Memorial Scholarship
HISTORY: This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Dennis Bowman in...
Deadline05/17/2024
$650.00 MAXINE L. ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Maxine L. Robinson Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Opal...
Deadline05/17/2024
$1,300.00 LILA S. LINDER FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP
The Lila S. Linder Scholarship in Dietetics, Fashion, Merchandising, and...
Deadline05/24/2024
$2,800.00 NOLA AND LAVERN MCENTIRE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship has been established by Nola and LaVern McEntire of...
Deadline05/24/2024
$1,000.00 Roscoe G. Linder Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality Scholarship
The Roscoe G. Linder Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising and Hospitality...
Deadline05/24/2024
$1,000.00 3M Foundation Engineering Scholarships
3M is a diversified technology company serving customers and communities...
Deadline07/01/2024
$500.00 Black Alumni Scholarship
The Western Illinois University (WIU) Black Alumni Council Scholarship...
Deadline07/01/2024
$5,000.00 Christopher & Pamela Ontiveros Boys and Girls Club
Chris Ontiveros earned a bachelor’s in business in 1983 from WIU. Since...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,000.00 Coal Valley Township District 40 Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Township of Coal...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,000.00 Derek Bloomfield Engineering Scholarship
Derek Bloomfield earned a B.S. degree from Western Illinois University...
Deadline07/01/2024
$6,000.00 Dorothy Looser-Flake & Roberta Looser Scholarship
The Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation was established to recognize the...
Deadline07/01/2024
$200.00 Gary and Linda Rowe Book Scholarship
Gary Rowe was director of Development at WIU-QC for six...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,250.00 Goldstein Family Internship Scholarship
The Goldstein Family Foundation would like to provide financial support...
Deadline07/01/2024
$5,876.00 Grant W. Brissman & Virginia M. Brissman Foundation
Long-term residents of Milan, Illinois, the Brissmans wanted to make...
Deadline07/01/2024
VARIES Group O, Inc. Scholarship
This endowment fund has been established by Robert and Blenda Ontiveros...
Deadline07/01/2024
$3,200.00 Lavern and Nola McEntire Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Lavern & Nola McEntire in 2010 for...
Deadline07/01/2024
$3,000.00 Lowell N. Johnson Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by a donation from the Lowell N. Johnson...
Deadline07/01/2024
$900.00 Michaela Rae Romano WIU Quad Cities Administrative Scholarship
This fund was named in 2015 in remembrance of Michaela Rae Romano...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,000.00 MidAmerican Energy Engineering Scholarship
The foundation supports various charitable organizations as well as...
Deadline07/01/2024
$2,000.00 QCESC Engineering Scholarship
Western would like to have the WIU-Quad Cities Engineering and Science...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Quad Cities Book Scholarship
CRITERIA: WIU-QC student Minimum 6 credit hours...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,500.00 Quad City Bank & Trust College of Business Scholarships
Quad City Bank and Trust is a local financial institute based in the...
Deadline07/01/2024
$2,000.00 R.I.A. Federal Credit Union College of Business and Technology Scholarship in the Quad Cities
The R.I.A Federal Credit Union in the Quad Cities initiated a...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Royal Neighbors of America Scholarship
As one of the largest women-led life insurance organizations, Royal...
Deadline07/01/2024
$2,000.00 Sedona Technologies Engineering Scholarship
Sedona Technologies, a division of The Sedona Group and based in the...
Deadline07/01/2024
$2,000.00 Shive-Hattery Scholarship
Shive-Hattery is an architecture and engineering firm that has been in...
Deadline07/01/2024
$2,500.00 William Butterworth Foundation Scholarship
Katherine Deere Butterworth’s community involvement and philanthropy led...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,000.00 WIU-QC Minority Student Scholarship
CRITERIA: Any class level Undergraduate or graduate WIU-QC...
Deadline07/01/2024
$2,000 to $4,000 Great River Teacher Corps Scholarship
CRITERIA: • Recipient must be enrolled in a teacher education course...
Deadline07/15/2024
$4,000.00 "Three M" Communication Department Scholarship
The “Three M” Scholarship is established by Communication Department...
Ended
$1,500.00 A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship
The A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship was established by professor emeritus...
Ended
Varies A. L. Knoblauch Scholarship
The A.L. and Muriel Knoblauch Scholarship was established in honor of...
Ended
$1,000.00 A.B. ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
The A.B. Roberts Scholarship was originally establised by Mr. Roberts in...
Ended
$0.00 A.J. Ryden Scholarship
This fund was established by Mr. A.J. Ryden, who graduated from WIU in...
Ended
Varies Accountancy Scholarship
This scholarship is funded through annual donations to the Accountancy...
Ended
$1000 African American Studies Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship is supported by the Dean’s Office, College of Arts &...
Ended
$1,400.00 Albert Eads Scholarship
Mary B. Ewing created this scholarship in memory of Albert Eads, who was...
Ended
$1,200.00 ALFRED LINDSEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Alfred J. Lindsey Memorial Scholarship was established by Mary K....
Ended
$2,000.00 Alice Bennett Kellogg Kinesiology Scholarship
Alice Bennett Kellogg was a graduate of WIU and is a legendary name on...
Ended
$1,000.00 Alice Irene Gardner Schulze & Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship
The Alice Irene Gardner Schulze and Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship...
Ended
Varies Andy Zinn-Genesis Systems Group Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Genesis Systems Group,...
Ended
$2,500.00 ARTHUR G. TILLMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR GEOGRAPHY & METEOROLOGY MAJORS
The Arthur G. Tillman Memorial was established in honor of Dr. Arthur G....
Ended
$900.00 BETH M STIFFLER SCHOLARSHIP
This account was established in honor of Dr. Beth M. Stiffler. CRITERIA:...
Ended
$500.00 Betty & Henry Ruebush Scholarship
The Ruebush family has a strong reputation in McDonough County, IL as...
Ended
$1,000.00 Beu Jeans for Scholarships
The concept for Beu Jeans for Scholarships materialized during a Beu...
Ended
$0.00 BILL BRADSHAW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Bill Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship was established in the fall of...
Ended
$500.00 Biological Science Fund Scholarship
The Biological Science Fund was established by the Department of...
Ended
$150.00 Biological Sciences Department Scholar
A Departmental Scholar is an outstanding degree candidate in an academic...
Ended
$2,700.00 BOB DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP
The Bob & Alice Davis Scholarship is funded by land sales proceeds....
Ended
$2,000.00 Bonnie Norway Keeley ('58) Scholarship
Bonita Lou (Bonnie) Norway Keeley was a Western Illinois University...
Ended