Our 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 2021-22 links below to view scholarships according to applicant groups.

2021-22 DEADLINES:

We also recommend students use our Scholarship Checklist for New Freshman 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. For questions regarding department scholarships, please contact the appropriate department.

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. Visit wiu.edu/scholarships for additional information.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$4800 DR. ANNA M GRUBER SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Gruber established this account. She served as Chairperson of the Department of Elementary Education. CRITERIA: Elementary Education major who...
Dr. Gruber established this account. She served as Chairperson of the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4800
Deadline03/15/2021
$4800 DR. ANNA M GRUBER SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Gruber established this account. She served as Chairperson of the Department of Elementary Education. CRITERIA: Elementary Education major who...
Dr. Gruber established this account. She served as Chairperson of the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4800
Deadline03/15/2021
$250 DR. IRVING GARWOOD SHAKESPEARIAN
The Dr. Irving Garwood Shakespearian Award was established by Mrs. Garwood in memory of her late husband, who was Chair of the English Departmentat...
The Dr. Irving Garwood Shakespearian Award was established by Mrs....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,200.00 DR. MARGARET A LAVERY SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Lavery graduated from WIU in 1976 witha BS in Home Economics. She is an Assistant Professor at the Marshall University School of Medicine....
Dr. Lavery graduated from WIU in 1976 witha BS in Home Economics. She is...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$700 Dr. Marion Blackinton Kinesiology Scholarship
HISTORY: The Western Illinois University Foundation will hereby establish a scholarship endowment per the terms of this agreement, to become...
HISTORY: The Western Illinois University Foundation will hereby...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $700
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 DR. ROSCOE G. LINDER GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
The Roscoe G. Linder Education-Graduate was established by Dr. Roscoe Linder. CRITERIA: Graduate student enrolled full time in the Teacher...
The Roscoe G. Linder Education-Graduate was established by Dr. Roscoe...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 DR. ROSCOE G. LINDER GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
The Roscoe G. Linder Education-Graduate was established by Dr. Roscoe Linder. CRITERIA: Graduate student enrolled full time in the Teacher...
The Roscoe G. Linder Education-Graduate was established by Dr. Roscoe...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$600 DRJ OSEPH S. KERSTING SCHOLARSHIP
The Dr. Joseph S. Kersting Scholarship was established by friends, colleagues,and former students of Joe Kersting upon his retirement from the...
The Dr. Joseph S. Kersting Scholarship was established by friends,...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $600
Deadline03/15/2021
$600 DRJ OSEPH S. KERSTING SCHOLARSHIP
The Dr. Joseph S. Kersting Scholarship was established by friends, colleagues,and former students of Joe Kersting upon his retirement from the...
The Dr. Joseph S. Kersting Scholarship was established by friends,...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $600
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 EDUCATORS FOR TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP
The Educators for Tomorrow Scholarship was established by Dr. Beatrice Wehrly, professor emeritus in the Counselor Education Department. CRITERIA:...
The Educators for Tomorrow Scholarship was established by Dr. Beatrice...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 EDUCATORS FOR TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP
The Educators for Tomorrow Scholarship was established by Dr. Beatrice Wehrly, professor emeritus in the Counselor Education Department. CRITERIA:...
The Educators for Tomorrow Scholarship was established by Dr. Beatrice...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
$4,000 ELIZABETH GLENADINE GIBB MATH SCHOLARSHIP
The Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb Mathematics Scholarship was established by a gift from the estate of the late Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb. CRITERIA:...
The Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb Mathematics Scholarship was established by...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$850 ERNEST PAUL LAMBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ernest Paul Lambert Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Christina Taggert and her two nieces, Joyce Hughes and Janis McCurley, in...
The Ernest Paul Lambert Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $850
Deadline03/15/2021
$850 ERNEST PAUL LAMBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ernest Paul Lambert Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Christina Taggert and her two nieces, Joyce Hughes and Janis McCurley, in...
The Ernest Paul Lambert Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $850
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $900
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $900
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 F. H. CURRENS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The F.H. Currens Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Professor F.H. Currens by his family. CRITERIA: Applicant must be a senior...
The F.H. Currens Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
varies Gary & Nancy Brown Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Gary and Nancy Brown, and a matching gift. CRITERIA: Health Sciences-related major with a minor in Occupational...
This scholarship was established by Gary and Nancy Brown, and a matching...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $700
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $700
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2000 GEORGE HERMANN GRADUATE SCHOARSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
Hermann established the George Hermann Graduate Scholarship in Sport Management to assist students with financial need. CRITERIA: Graduate standing...
Hermann established the George Hermann Graduate Scholarship in Sport...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,000 to $4,000 Great River Teacher Corps
CRITERIA: • Recipient must be enrolled in a teacher education course of study, or declare pre-teacher education upon initial enrollment at...
CRITERIA: • Recipient must be enrolled in a teacher education course...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000 to $4,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,000 to $4,000 Great River Teacher Corps
CRITERIA: • Recipient must be enrolled in a teacher education course of study, or declare pre-teacher education upon initial enrollment at...
CRITERIA: • Recipient must be enrolled in a teacher education course...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000 to $4,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 GREG AND DOROTHY CHAPMAN COMMUNITY POLICING SCHOLARSHIP
Greg Chapman served as a police officer in Plainfield, IL for six years while he attended classes at WIU. While employment expectations and a...
Greg Chapman served as a police officer in Plainfield, IL for six years...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 GRETCHEN & DAVID MILLER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider) Miller. CRITERIA: Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA, Enrolled in the Teacher...
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider)...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 GRETCHEN & DAVID MILLER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider) Miller. CRITERIA: Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA, Enrolled in the Teacher...
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider)...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$750.00 HAROLD 'DENNY' BRIGNADELLO SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship shall be named the Harold “Denny” Brignadello Memorial Award and has been established through the Oak River Foundation by Theresa...
This scholarship shall be named the Harold “Denny” Brignadello Memorial...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $900
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 Ida BRUNER/Verlin K. JOHNSON FAMILY SCHOL
The Ida Blanche Bruner/Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship was established by Dr. Verlin K. Johnson in memory of his wife, Ida, and her family....
The Ida Blanche Bruner/Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 Ida BRUNER/Verlin K. JOHNSON FAMILY SCHOL
The Ida Blanche Bruner/Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship was established by Dr. Verlin K. Johnson in memory of his wife, Ida, and her family....
The Ida Blanche Bruner/Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Illinois Park District Internship Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 Illinois State Police
HISTORY: This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Dennis Bowman in 2017. Dr. Bowman began at WIU in 1999 as a Professor in the School of Law...
HISTORY: This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Dennis Bowman in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 IVY CASSIDY FOSTER SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Ilo Smith Charitable Foundation established the scholarship to honor Ivy Cassidy Foster. CRITERIA: Accepted into the Teacher Education...
The Mary Ilo Smith Charitable Foundation established the scholarship to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 IVY CASSIDY FOSTER SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Ilo Smith Charitable Foundation established the scholarship to honor Ivy Cassidy Foster. CRITERIA: Accepted into the Teacher Education...
The Mary Ilo Smith Charitable Foundation established the scholarship to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 JAMES AND EVA ANN ELMER BGS & TEACH EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
James received a Board of Trustees Bachelor’s and MBA degree from WIU. Eva Ann received a MS in Math from WIU. The scholarship is for individuals...
James received a Board of Trustees Bachelor’s and MBA degree from WIU....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 JAMES AND EVA ANN ELMER BGS & TEACH EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
James received a Board of Trustees Bachelor’s and MBA degree from WIU. Eva Ann received a MS in Math from WIU. The scholarship is for individuals...
James received a Board of Trustees Bachelor’s and MBA degree from WIU....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$800 JAY W. STEIN YOUNG SCHOLARS AWARD
The Jay W. Stein Young Scholars Award in Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies was established by the Society of Educators and Scholars in...
The Jay W. Stein Young Scholars Award in Educational and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $800
Deadline03/15/2021
$800 JAY W. STEIN YOUNG SCHOLARS AWARD
The Jay W. Stein Young Scholars Award in Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies was established by the Society of Educators and Scholars in...
The Jay W. Stein Young Scholars Award in Educational and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $800
Deadline03/15/2021
$600 JERILYN PECHARICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Jerilyn Pecharich Memorial Scholarship fund was established by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Jeri Pecharich. CRITERIA: Law...
The Jerilyn Pecharich Memorial Scholarship fund was established by...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $600
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Jesse Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship
The Jessie Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship was established by Dr. George Grice in honor of his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Ferne Routh Grice....
The Jessie Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship was established by Dr. George...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Jesse Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship
The Jessie Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship was established by Dr. George Grice in honor of his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Ferne Routh Grice....
The Jessie Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship was established by Dr. George...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1300 JOHN & BETTY STOREY SCHOLARSHIP
The John and Betty Storey Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Storey by his former students. CRITERIA: Fully admitted into the Counselor...
The John and Betty Storey Scholarship was established in honor of Dr....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1300
Deadline03/15/2021