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 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
$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
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
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $700
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
$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
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
Varies ASIS WIU CHAPTER SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP
The WIU Student Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security Scholarship encourages high academic achievement and assists students with...
The WIU Student Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
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
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
$2000 Carol and Bill Myers Education scholarship
The Carol and Bill Myers Education Scholarship was created by Carol and Bill Myers. Carol and Bill met while attending WIU in 1968, and married...
The Carol and Bill Myers Education Scholarship was created by Carol and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2000
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
$1,200.00 CHEF JOHN LAWRENCE SCHOLARSHIP
The Chef John Scholarship was established by Mr. John R. Lawrence to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Dietetics. CRITERIA: To be...
The Chef John Scholarship was established by Mr. John R. Lawrence to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$900 CHOWN/HIMMEL SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Chown/Himmel Special Education Scholarship was established by former Vice President for Business (Administrative) Services, Art Chown, and his...
The Chown/Himmel Special Education Scholarship was established by former...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $900
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2020
$500 COEHS Dean's Non-Traditional Scholarship
This scholarship was created to recognize single family or married individuals –especially parents- returning to school and working full or part...
This scholarship was created to recognize single family or married...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2020
$2000 COEHS Dean's Office Freshman Scholarship
The College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Office established this scholarship. CRITERIA: Applicant must be in incoming high school...
The College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Office established...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2020
$2,000.00 Colonel Marinda Coultas Wood Scholarship
This scholarship was established by WIU alum Col. Marinda Coultas Wood, who is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. CRITERIA: Accountancy...
This scholarship was established by WIU alum Col. Marinda Coultas Wood,...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$2,000.00 Country Financial Scholarship
This account was established by Country Financial to support business scholarships. CRITERIA: Applicants must be majoring in Finance or any of...
This account was established by Country Financial to support business...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$2,000.00 Craig Neader Scholarship for Accountancy
Craig Neader, a graduate of Western Illinois University, is currently the owner and founder of the Continuum Financial...
Craig Neader, a graduate of Western Illinois University, is currently...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 DAN AND SHERYL YODER RPTA SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 DAN AND SHERYL YODER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Danielle Nguyen Memorial Scholarship
The Danielle Nguyen Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Danielle Nguyen, a senior student who was killed in a tragic accident....
The Danielle Nguyen Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 David & Gretchen Miller Scholarship
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider) Miller. CRITERIA: Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA Enrolled in a program of...
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider)...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$350.00 David J. Bloomberg MBA Scholarship
Dr. Bloomberg was an Assistant Dean in the College of Business and Technology who taught in the Department of Marketing, Finance, and...
Dr. Bloomberg was an Assistant Dean in the College of Business and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $350.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 Dean and Ellen Zoerink Scholarship
Dean and Ellen Zoerink Scholarship established the scholarship upon their retirements from WIU. CRITERIA: Major in one of the following programs of...
Dean and Ellen Zoerink Scholarship established the scholarship upon...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Delores M. Ryner Scholarship
The Dolores M. Ryner Scholarship was established after the deaths of Edith M. Frederick and her niece, Dolores M. Ryner. CRITERIA: Major in the...
The Dolores M. Ryner Scholarship was established after the deaths of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Delta Sigma Pi Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship was established by two Alumni Brothers of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), Andrew Wold and Andrew Krohn. CRITERIA: CBT major Minimum 60...
This scholarship was established by two Alumni Brothers of Delta Sigma...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity,...
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 Department of Finance Real Estate Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by an anonymous donor. CRITERIA: Finance major taking the real estate concentration (Finance 321, 421 and...
This scholarship is funded by an anonymous donor. CRITERIA: Finance...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 Donna S. Phillips Scholarship
This account was established in 2004 to honor Dr. Donna Phillips, former chair of the Dept. of Physical Education at WIU, upon her retirement from...
This account was established in 2004 to honor Dr. Donna Phillips, former...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 DORA SHARP SCHOLARSHIP
The Dora Sharp Scholarship was established by Helen Yeast to honor Ms. Dora Sharp, head of women’s physical education at Western from 1925 until...
The Dora Sharp Scholarship was established by Helen Yeast to honor Ms....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1200 DOROTHY W. HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP
The Dorothy Holland Scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to outstanding students in the DFMH Department with career goals...
The Dorothy Holland Scholarship was established to provide scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1200
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $4800
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Dr. Claudia McCain Music Business Scholarship
This account was established to create the Dr. Claudia McCain Music Business Scholarship Fund. CRITERIA: Music Business major Senior class...
This account was established to create the Dr. Claudia McCain Music...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020