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
$1,500.00 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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline08/01/2018
$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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline08/01/2018
$2,000 - $5,000 (progressive scholarship) Laura Janus Accountancy Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Laura Janus, a graduate of WIU’s Accountancy program. Laura was a founding partner of Holland Capital who...
This scholarship was established by Laura Janus, a graduate of WIU’s...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2018
  • Award: $2,000 - $5,000 (progressive scholarship)
Deadline08/01/2018
$1,000.00 Marchet Harts Communication Scholarship Award for Women of Color
This scholarship is established by WIU 2003 Communication Alumna Minda Harts in honor of her mother, Marchet Harts who graduated from the Western...
This scholarship is established by WIU 2003 Communication Alumna Minda...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline08/01/2018
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: 09/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline09/01/2018
$500 Wayne N. Thompson Graduate Scholar
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students will be contacted by department staff to apply. This account was established...
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students...
  • Deadline: 09/07/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/07/2018
$500 Wayne N. Thompson Undergraduate Scholar
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students will be contacted by department staff to apply. This account was established...
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students...
  • Deadline: 09/07/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/07/2018
$500 Wayne N. Thompson Graduate Scholar
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students will be contacted by department staff to apply. This account was established...
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students...
  • Deadline: 02/08/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/08/2019
$500.00 Wayne N. Thompson Undergraduate Honors Scholarship
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students will be contacted by department staff to apply. This account was established...
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students...
  • Deadline: 02/08/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/08/2019
$500 Wayne N. Thompson Undergraduate Scholar
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students will be contacted by department staff to apply. This account was established...
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. Eligible students...
  • Deadline: 02/08/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/08/2019
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
$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
$2,500.00 Craig F. Glattly Memorial Scholarship
The Craig F. Glattly Foundation was formed upon Craig?۪s untimely passing .Empowerment is the primary focus of the foundation, formed by Craig’s...
The Craig F. Glattly Foundation was formed upon Craig?۪s untimely...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000 Dale Hopper Jazz Studies Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For consideration, please visit WIU Jazz Scholarships. This account was established by...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 Dana Lynn Park Memorial Scholarship
The Dana Lynn Park Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Ellie O’Brien in memory of her daughter, Dana Lynn Park, who was an Elementary...
The Dana Lynn Park Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Ellie...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Dave & Jackie Thompson Scholarship for Military Dependents
Dave Thompson, a Macomb Northwestern Mutual Financial agent, and his wife, retired WIU Vice President for Administrative Services Jackie Thompson,...
Dave Thompson, a Macomb Northwestern Mutual Financial agent, and his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies David & Susan Reem Scholarship
This account was established by Dr. David and Susan Reem of Macomb to recognize and reward undergraduate musical excellence in the areas of voice...
This account was established by Dr. David and Susan Reem of Macomb to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Delbert & Olive Bussan Memorial Scholarship
The Delbert Bussan Memorial Scholarship was established by WIU alumnus Paul E. Bussan in memory of his father Delbert Bussan. CRITERIA: Incoming...
The Delbert Bussan Memorial Scholarship was established by WIU alumnus...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Diane Decker Scholarship
The Diane Decker Scholarship was established by alumnus, Joe Decker, who is also known as the “World’s Fittest Man”, according to Guinness World...
The Diane Decker Scholarship was established by alumnus, Joe Decker, who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Donald F. & Marcia Bouseman Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To apply for an audition, please visit the WIU Department of Music. Donald...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$200.00 Dorothy E. Watson Scholarship
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E. Watson. CRITERIA: Graduate of a McDonough County high school Incoming freshman...
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200.00
Ended
$750.00 Dr. L. R. & Leatha Bain Scholarship
This account was established by friends and family of Dr. L. R. Bain to honor his memory. CRITERIA: Entering freshman planning to major in...
This account was established by friends and family of Dr. L. R. Bain to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Dr. Russell R. Dohner Scholarship
Dr. Dohner graduated from Vermont High School in 1943. His father had hoped he would take up farming, but Russell knew since he was a young boy,...
Dr. Dohner graduated from Vermont High School in 1943. His father had...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Dr. Tanya Lesinsky Carey Suzuki Scholarship
The origin of the funds was from the donation of lesson fees paid by Suzuki families for Almita Vamos and Tanya Carey. CRITERIA: Undergraduate or...
The origin of the funds was from the donation of lesson fees paid by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 East Village Youth Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Karen Kolodzey, a WIU marketing graduate. Karen retired as president and managing partner of...
This scholarship was established by Karen Kolodzey, a WIU marketing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Eric Hill Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Michael Meador
This scholarship is a memorial for Eric Hill, an outstanding individual, dedicated to serving his family, his church, his country, and his...
This scholarship is a memorial for Eric Hill, an outstanding individual,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Frank W. Banks Memorial Scholarship
The Frank W. Banks Scholarship was established by Mr. Banks’ estate. CRITERIA: Be high school graduate of any McDonough County, Illinois school...
The Frank W. Banks Scholarship was established by Mr. Banks’...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Golden Lyre Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Golden Lyre Foundation. CRITERIA: Major in the WIU School of Music Demonstrate outstanding vocal musical talent
This scholarship is funded by the Golden Lyre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,100 Grant & Kathryn Shanklin Scholarship
John Shanklin and his wife Louise established this scholarship in honor of his parents Grant and Kathryn Shanklin. CRITERIA: Demonstrated...
John Shanklin and his wife Louise established this scholarship in honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
Ended
$1,000.00 Grove B. and Olive Tyson Scholarship
The Grove B. and Olive Tyson Scholarship was established by Thelma and William Byler in memory of Mrs. Byler’s parents. CRITERIA: Graduate of a...
The Grove B. and Olive Tyson Scholarship was established by Thelma and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Herman R. Koester Scholarship
The Herman Koester Scholarship was established by Roscoe Linder in honor of Herman Koester. CRITERIA: Son or daughter of a deceased veteran who...
The Herman Koester Scholarship was established by Roscoe Linder in honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$250.00 Hortense Young Simpson Scholarship
This account was established by Helen Young Pearson in honor of Hortense Young Simpson. CRITERIA: Incoming freshman Knox County resident ACT...
This account was established by Helen Young Pearson in honor of Hortense...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Hylton A. Huseth Family Memorial Scholarship
This account was established by Bide and Mary Thomas of Rushville, IL. CRITERIA: Incoming freshman from Rushville-Industry High...
This account was established by Bide and Mary Thomas of Rushville,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Ishikawa-Fullmer Family Trust Alumni Scholarship
The Ishikawa-Fullmer Family Trust Alumni Scholarship was established by Daniel W. Fullmer, Ph.D. and his wife, Janet S. Ishikawa-Fullmer,...
The Ishikawa-Fullmer Family Trust Alumni Scholarship was established by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$0.00 Jackie & Dave Thompson Scholarship
Retired WIU Vice President for Administrative Services Jackie Thompson and her husband Dave, a Macomb Northwestern Mutual Financial agent, have...
Retired WIU Vice President for Administrative Services Jackie Thompson...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$250 James Magsig Collaborative Piano Scholarship
The James Magsig Collaborative Piano Scholarship account was established as an endowment through the generosity of James (Jim)...
The James Magsig Collaborative Piano Scholarship account was established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$500.00 James S. & Beatrice Wehrly Book Scholarship
This account was established by Dr. Beatrice (Bea) & Jim Wehrly. CRITERIA: Entering freshman U.S. citizen Minimum ACT 24 Minimum high...
This account was established by Dr. Beatrice (Bea) & Jim...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies Jane Lanier Synovitz Memorial Scholarship
This account was established by Dr. Robert J. Synovitz, WIU professor,in memory of his late wife, Jane Lanier Synovitz. CRITERIA: Female Music...
This account was established by Dr. Robert J. Synovitz, WIU professor,in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended