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 2019-20 links below to view scholarships according to applicant groups.

2020-21 DEADLINES:

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
$700 ADA B. DRAKE & HAZEL M. OEST SCHOL
The Ada B. Drake and Hazel M. Oest Scholarship was established by Roscoe G. Linder to honor his sisters, Ada Drake and Hazel Oest. CRITERIA:...
The Ada B. Drake and Hazel M. Oest Scholarship was established by Roscoe...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,500.00 Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship
The Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship was established by her family and friends upon her death at the age of 39. CRITERIA: Graduate of Macomb...
The Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship was established by her family...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 C. Robin Frieden Memorial Scholarship
NOTE: THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP – eligible students should contact the Rockridge High School counselor to obtain and submit an...
NOTE: THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP – eligible students should contact...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Delta Tau Delta Scholarship
THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION. To apply, please contact Delta Tau Delta. The Delta Tau Delta Scholarship Fund was established...
THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION. To apply, please...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$1500 DOT Foods Scholarship
As the nation’s first and largest food redistributor, Dot Foods’ nine distribution centers serve all 50 states. CRITERIA: Junior through Senior...
As the nation’s first and largest food redistributor, Dot Foods’ nine...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1500
Deadline02/15/2020
$1300 Dr. Gordon A. & Constance Taylor Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1988 by their four sons in honor of their parents, Dr. Gordon A. Taylor Sr. and Constance Taylor. Gordon Sr....
This scholarship was established in 1988 by their four sons in honor of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1300
Deadline02/15/2020
$900 ETHEL RAY SCHOLARSHIP
The Ethel Ray Scholarship was established by Ted and Diana Irish and other family members to honor Ethel Ray, a Western Illinois University...
The Ethel Ray Scholarship was established by Ted and Diana Irish and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $900
Deadline02/15/2020
$700 GEORGE F. AND ANN STAGG SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship was established to honor the late George Stagg, who served WIU as director of the College of Education Advising Center, and Ann...
The scholarship was established to honor the late George Stagg, who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline02/15/2020
$1100 Harry and Anna Paulsen Scholarship
HISTORY: Education is the key word for establishing the Harry and Anna Paulsen Scholarship. Anna always wanted to be a teacher, but living through...
HISTORY: Education is the key word for establishing the Harry and Anna...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1100
Deadline02/15/2020
$1000 HELEN BUCKLEY SCHOLARSHIP
The Helen Buckley Memorial Scholarship was established by Ms. Buckley for students majoring in Elementary Education and Reading. CRITERIA:...
The Helen Buckley Memorial Scholarship was established by Ms. Buckley...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline02/15/2020
$900 HELEN MCCUTCHEON YEAST SCHOLARSHIP
The Helen M. Yeast scholarship was established by Helen McCutcheon Yeast for transfer students majoring in Physical Education. CRITERIA:...
The Helen M. Yeast scholarship was established by Helen McCutcheon Yeast...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $900
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 James & Peppi Kenny Scholarship
This account was established Dr. James and Dr. Peppi Kenny. CRITERIA: Finance or marketing major (finance even years and marketing odd years) US...
This account was established Dr. James and Dr. Peppi...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$4000 James and Veronica Shipp Scholarship
HISTORY: James E. Shipp received his bachelor’s degree in education from Western in 1964. Shipp began his career in 1964 in the Juvenile Justice...
HISTORY: James E. Shipp received his bachelor’s degree in education from...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $4000
Deadline02/15/2020
$500 MAXINE ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Maxine L. Robinson Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Opal Wedeberg to honor her sister Maxine Robinson. CRITERIA: Elementary Education...
The Maxine L. Robinson Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Opal...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/15/2020
$0.00 OPAL STONE WEDEBERG SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by family and friends as a memorial to Opal Wedeberg. CRITERIA: Elementary Education and/or Reading major,...
This scholarship was established by family and friends as a memorial to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1500 WILLIAM L. EPPERLY SCHOLARSHIP
The Epperly Marketing Scholarship Fund was established to support academically meritorious Marketing majors in the WIU College of Business and...
The Epperly Marketing Scholarship Fund was established to support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1500
Deadline02/15/2020
$4,000.00 "Three M" Communication Department Scholarship
The “Three M” Scholarship is established by Communication Department alumni, Michael Gerrish, Matthew Sager and Martina Jackson Green to give...
The “Three M” Scholarship is established by Communication Department...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Accountancy Scholarship
This scholarship is funded through annual donations to the Accountancy Department. CRITERIA: Accounting major Sophomore or junior Selection...
This scholarship is funded through annual donations to the Accountancy...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 ADA B. DRAKE & HAZEL M. OEST SCHOL
The Ada B. Drake and Hazel M. Oest Scholarship was established by Roscoe G. Linder to honor his sisters, Ada Drake and Hazel Oest. CRITERIA:...
The Ada B. Drake and Hazel M. Oest Scholarship was established by Roscoe...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 ALEJANDRO VALADEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Following the death of Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity brothers chose to honor him with a scholarship at WIU....
Following the death of Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, Sigma...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1600 ALPHA CHI SCHOLARSHIP
The Alpha Delta Kappa-Alpha Chi Chapter Honorary Teachers Sorority ScholarshipFund was established by members of the sorority. CRITERIA: To apply...
The Alpha Delta Kappa-Alpha Chi Chapter Honorary Teachers Sorority...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1600
Deadline03/15/2020
$500.00 Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship
The Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship was established by Mandeep Singh and Sujata Karkare in memory of their daughter Anika. CRITERIA: Junior...
The Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship was established by Mandeep Singh...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Anita Magafas Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
The Anita Magafas Non-Traditional Student Scholarship was established in honor of Professor Magafas who was an RPTA professor for 15 years prior to...
The Anita Magafas Non-Traditional Student Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 ANNA FAGERLIE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Mrs. Anna Fagerlie was a professor of education at WIU from 1960 until she retired in 1983. She was the co-author of an English textbook for...
Mrs. Anna Fagerlie was a professor of education at WIU from 1960 until...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 APICS
APICS is the leading provider of supply chain, logistics and operations management research, publications, and education and certification...
APICS is the leading provider of supply chain, logistics and operations...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1500 ARLINGTON & ARLENE SEYMOUR SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created by educators Arlington “Arlie” and Arlene Seymour. CRITERIA: Accepted into the Teacher Education Program as...
This scholarship was created by educators Arlington “Arlie” and Arlene...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/15/2020
$650 ARTHUR CLAYTON AND RICHARD WESTGATE SCHOLARSHIP
The Arthur F. Clayton and Richard Westgate Scholarship was established by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration. CRITERIA:...
The Arthur F. Clayton and Richard Westgate Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $650
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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 County,...
The Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship Fund was established...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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 County,...
The Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship Fund was established...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,500.00 C. Emery & Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship
The C. Emery and Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by John E. and Charles E. Sallstrom in memory of their parents,...
The C. Emery and Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Carol J. Grice Major Scholarship
The Carol J. Grice Major Scholarship was established by Dr. George Grice in honor of his sister, Carol J. Grice Major. CRITERIA: Be enrolled for a...
The Carol J. Grice Major Scholarship was established by Dr. George Grice...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 CAROL JACOBSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Carol Jacobson Remembrance Fund was established by Dr. Michael Jacobson, former faculty member and chairperson in the Department of Elementary...
The Carol Jacobson Remembrance Fund was established by Dr. Michael...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$2,000.00 CBT Distinguished Alumnus Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor Holly Deem, a graduate of Western Illinois University and 2013 Distinguished Alumnus for the University’s...
This scholarship was created to honor Holly Deem, a graduate of Western...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$250.00 CBT Outstanding Graduate Scholarship
The CBT Outstanding Graduate Award was created to reward a student who demonstrates outstanding ability and contributions in their...
The CBT Outstanding Graduate Award was created to reward a student who...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$250.00 CBT Outstanding Senior Scholarship
The CBT Outstanding Senior Award was created to reward a student who demonstrates outstanding ability and contributions in their...
The CBT Outstanding Senior Award was created to reward a student who...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 CHARLENE CALLISON SCHOLARSHIP
The Charlene G. Callison Fashion Merchandising Scholarship was established by Dr. Charlene G. Callison and her husband, Dr. Larry T. Balsamo....
The Charlene G. Callison Fashion Merchandising Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 CHARLES GRICE AND JOSEPHINE LUMAN GRICE FLEISHER SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020