All Opportunities

The WIU Scholarship Portal is now open for select new freshmen, new transfer, and current student scholarships. Scroll down to view a complete list of available scholarships, or click on the 2018-19 links below to view scholarships according to applicant groups.

2018-19 DEADLINES:

  • GENERAL NEW FRESHMAN: February 15, 2018 – 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.
  • GENERAL NEW TRANSFER: May 1, 2018
  • GENERAL CURRENT STUDENT: Varies by scholarship

We also recommend students use our Scholarship Checklist for New Freshman, Scholarship Checklist for New Transfers, or our Scholarship Checklist for Returning Students for additional scholarship resources and instructions!

If you have questions regarding the WIU Scholarship Portal, refer to our Online Application Instructions & FAQs. For questions regarding department scholarships, please contact the appropriate department.

LISTED AWARD AMOUNTS ARE ESTIMATED AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Visit wiu.edu/scholarships for additional information.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000.00 Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship
The Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship was established by Josh and Mindy Dobereiner in honor of their son. Although Ethan’s life was short, his...
The Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship was established by Josh and...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/27/2018
$1,000.00 Max Runkle Endowed Scholarship for Biology
Max William Runkle, a native of Macomb, Illinois, was a proud graduate of Western Illinois University earning a Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology...
Max William Runkle, a native of Macomb, Illinois, was a proud graduate...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/27/2018
$2,000.00 President's Minority Graduate Access Program (PMGAP)
THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION. To apply, please complete the President’s MInority Graduate Access Program...
THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION. To apply, please...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/27/2018
$0.00 A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship (Transfer)
The A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship was established by professor emeritus Dr. Gil Belles. CRITERIA: Admitted incoming freshman or transfer...
The A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship was established by professor emeritus...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 Carlson Family Educational Scholarship
Byron Carlson graduated from Western in 1968 with a Bachelor of Business degree and an MBA in 1971. CRITERIA: Open to all majors Full-time...
Byron Carlson graduated from Western in 1968 with a Bachelor of Business...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
Varies Chicago Mercantile Exchange Transfer Scholarship
The CME Group Foundation provides scholarship assistance to support students studying finance and agriculture business. CRITERIA: Incoming...
The CME Group Foundation provides scholarship assistance to support...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2018
$500.00 COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship
Dr. Nancy Parsons created the COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship in September 2012 to assist transfer students with books who may not otherwise have...
Dr. Nancy Parsons created the COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 Edward Ohlin Scholarship
The Edward Ohlin Scholarship was created with a $1,000 donation from Edward Ohlin. Edward graduate from WIU in 1973 with a degree in political...
The Edward Ohlin Scholarship was created with a $1,000 donation from...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$500.00 Gary & Jo Schwartz Scholarship
The Schwartzes established an endowment to support Leadership awards. CRITERIA: Must apply during freshman year Must be a sophomore at time...
The Schwartzes established an endowment to support Leadership...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 James & Beatrice Wehrly Scholarship
The Bea and Jim Wehrly Scholarship Fund was established by Drs. Beatrice L. and James S. Wehrly. CRITERIA: Junior or senior class level with...
The Bea and Jim Wehrly Scholarship Fund was established by Drs. Beatrice...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,500.00 Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship (Transfer)
The Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship was established and funded by family and friends in memory of Joe Withers. CRITERIA: Enrolled full...
The Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship was established and funded by...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2018
Varies Leon & Marion Lamet Memorial Scholarship (Transfer)
The Leon and Marion Lamet Memorial Scholarship was established from the estate of Leon L. Lamet and his wife, Marion Lamet. Preference will be...
The Leon and Marion Lamet Memorial Scholarship was established from the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 Maxene Brooks Scholarship
Maxene graduated from WIU in 1940 with a Bachelors of Education. She taught at Francis Millard in Rock Island. CRITERIA: Incoming transfer student...
Maxene graduated from WIU in 1940 with a Bachelors of Education. She...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,500.00 MidAmerica National Bank Scholarship (Transfer)
The MidAmerica National Bank Scholarship was established to provide scholarship support to encourage more academically talented students to enroll...
The MidAmerica National Bank Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2018
Varies Parent & Family Association (PFA) Book Award
This book scholarship is supported by the Parent & Family Association Fund drive. CRITERIA: Enrolled full time Preference to a student who...
This book scholarship is supported by the Parent & Family...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 Patrick M. Magoon Scholarship
This account was established after a donation from Mr. Patrick M. Magoon. Mr. Magoon is the President and CEO of the Ann & Robert H Lurie...
This account was established after a donation from Mr. Patrick M....
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 PFA Dalcamo Leadership Scholarship
Bernie and Diane Dalcamo were the President and Vice President of the WIU Parents & Family Association (PFA) for the first 10 years of its...
Bernie and Diane Dalcamo were the President and Vice President of the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$500.00 PFA Gold Scholarship
Members of the WIU Parents and Family Association (PFA) established the WIU PFA Gold Member Scholarship to recognize the dependent of a PFA Gold...
Members of the WIU Parents and Family Association (PFA) established the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$500.00 PFA Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Scholarship
The Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Textbook Award was established by the family of Mr. Lawrence Blatchley. CRITERIA: Enrolled full time Senior...
The Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Textbook Award was established by the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$500.00 Rudolph (Rudi) V. Womack Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Rudolph Womack was named Director of Academic Services at Western in 1972. Under the leadership of Dr. Womack, the program evolved from a...
Dr. Rudolph Womack was named Director of Academic Services at Western in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$0.00 Sheila A. Grone Roehlk Scholarship (Transfer)
Sheila attended Farnham, Allen Park, and Lombard schools before she graduated from Galesburg High school in 1959. She received an Illinois State...
Sheila attended Farnham, Allen Park, and Lombard schools before she...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 Susan D. & Timothy J. Adams Scholarship
The scholarship was established in 2001 by Sue and Tim Adams, both employed at the time with Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS)...
The scholarship was established in 2001 by Sue and Tim Adams, both...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
Varies Theodore A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship
The Theodore A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship has been generously funded by Kate Nelson in memory of her late husband and his love for Western...
The Theodore A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship has been generously funded...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 Western Illinois NOW (WIN) Alumni Council Scholarship (Transfer)
This scholarship was established in May of 1990 upon recommendation of the WIU Alumni Council. The awards are funded out of the annual...
This scholarship was established in May of 1990 upon recommendation of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$750.00 Western Illinois Now (WIN) Alumni Scholarships (Transfer)
This scholarship was established in May of 1990 upon recommendation of the WIU Alumni Council. The awards are funded out of the annual...
This scholarship was established in May of 1990 upon recommendation of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 Western Transfer Scholarship
The Western Transfer Scholarship is funded with appropriated dollars given to University Scholarship Activities each year to be used for student...
The Western Transfer Scholarship is funded with appropriated dollars...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,250.00 Willliam "Dr. B." & Jacquie Brattain Transfer Scholarship
The William “Dr. B.” and Jacquie Brattain Transfer Scholarship was established to recognize and reward a community college transfer student to...
The William “Dr. B.” and Jacquie Brattain Transfer Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 WIU Foundation One Year Scholarship (Transfer)
The Western Illinois University Foundation Scholars program was first introduced in 1978 as a leading long-range student scholar recruitment...
The Western Illinois University Foundation Scholars program was first...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$500 WIU Foundation Summer Scholarship
The WIU Foundation offers a limited number of academic scholarships for the Summer Session. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to...
The WIU Foundation offers a limited number of academic scholarships for...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 WIU Foundation Two Year Scholarship
The Western Illinois University Foundation Scholars program was first introduced in 1978 as a leading long-range student scholar recruitment...
The Western Illinois University Foundation Scholars program was first...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000.00 Pogue Family Scholarship (Transfer)
The “Pogue Family Scholarship” was established to honor Captain Earl G. Pogue, his wife Evelyn M. Pogue, a graduate of WIU, and their son Lynn Earl...
The “Pogue Family Scholarship” was established to honor Captain Earl G....
  • Deadline: 05/18/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/18/2018
Varies A. L. Knoblauch Scholarship
The A.L. and Muriel Knoblauch Scholarship was established in honor of former Western Illinois University President, Dr. Arthur L. Knoblauch, and...
The A.L. and Muriel Knoblauch Scholarship was established in honor of...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/15/2018
Varies Paul Anast Sigma Chi Fraternity Annual Scholarship
This annual scholarship has been established by Paul Anast to help assist members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity with their educational expenses. Paul...
This annual scholarship has been established by Paul Anast to help...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/01/2018
$5,000 per spouse Eric R. and Cherie J. Clark Scholarship for Married Students
Eric and Cherie Clark became engaged after their freshman year and got married after their sophomore year while they were attending WIU. This...
Eric and Cherie Clark became engaged after their freshman year and got...
  • Deadline: 08/03/2018
  • Award: $5,000 per spouse
Deadline08/03/2018
$1,000.00 Beu Jeans for Scholarships
The concept for Beu Jeans for Scholarships materialized during a Beu staff retreat when an employee requested a jeans day during Homecoming week,...
The concept for Beu Jeans for Scholarships materialized during a Beu...
  • Deadline: 09/26/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline09/26/2018
Up to tuition, fees, room, & board President's Four Year Scholarship
The President’s Four Year Scholarship is a supplemental Foundation scholarship that, in conjunction with the $10,000 Western Commitment...
The President’s Four Year Scholarship is a supplemental Foundation...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to tuition, fees, room, & board
Ended
$1,500.00 A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship (Freshman)
The A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship was established by professor emeritus Dr. Gil Belles. CRITERIA: Admitted incoming freshman or transfer...
The A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship was established by professor emeritus...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Alice Bennett Kellogg Kinesiology Scholarship
Alice Bennett Kellogg was a graduate of WIU and is a legendary name on the Western Illinois University Macomb campus and in the Macomb community....
Alice Bennett Kellogg was a graduate of WIU and is a legendary name on...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Alice Irene Gardner Schulze & Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship
The Alice Irene Gardner Schulze and Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship was established by William E. Schulze in memory of his grandmother, Alice,...
The Alice Irene Gardner Schulze and Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,250 Ann Collins Jazz Piano Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For consideration, please visit WIU Jazz Scholarships. The Ann Collins Jazz Piano...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250
Ended
$1,000 Bessie Myers Music Scholarship
The Bessie Myers Music Scholarship Fund was established by Ms. Bessie Myers through a bequest. CRITERIA: Applicants should demonstrate...
The Bessie Myers Music Scholarship Fund was established by Ms. Bessie...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500.00 Betty & Henry Ruebush Scholarship
The Ruebush family has a strong reputation in McDonough County, IL as farmers and conservators of the rich farmland in the...
The Ruebush family has a strong reputation in McDonough County, IL as...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies Blyler Scholarship for Music Excellence
This account was established by Dr. Dorothea Blyler to provide an annual scholarship for Music majors in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter...
This account was established by Dr. Dorothea Blyler to provide an annual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000.00 Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship
The Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of awarding scholarships to students from McDonough...
The Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
Varies Charolette Megginson Endowed Vocal Scholarship
After having taught for 35 years, Charolette Megginson established this scholarship as a gift to show her love for performing and the students whom...
After having taught for 35 years, Charolette Megginson established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,500 Claire & Hazel Faust Horn Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Randall and Sharon Faust in memory of Randall’s parents, Claire and Hazel Faust. CRITERIA: Currently...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Randall and Sharon Faust in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$2,000.00 Clarence & Josephine Johnson Scholarship
The Clarence E. and Josephine L. Johnson Scholarship was established by the late Dr. Josephine L. Johnson. Clarence Johnson was Dr. Josephine...
The Clarence E. and Josephine L. Johnson Scholarship was established by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$650.00 Clifford B. Latherow Memorial Scholarship
The Clifford B. Latherow Four-Year WIU Foundation Scholarship was established by family and friends after Cliff’s death. CRITERIA: Must be an...
The Clifford B. Latherow Four-Year WIU Foundation Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $650.00
Ended
$850.00 Collin S. Wilcox Scholarship
The Collin S. Wilcox Scholarship was established by Mrs. Irene Schulze Wilcox in memory of her husband, Collin. CRITERIA: First preference to a...
The Collin S. Wilcox Scholarship was established by Mrs. Irene Schulze...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $850.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Corydon Hubbert Scholarship
The Corydon M. Hubbert Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Corydon M. Hubbert by his mother, Mrs. Esta Lou Hubbert; his widow, Mrs....
The Corydon M. Hubbert Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended