All Opportunities

Welcome to Western Illinois University’s Scholarship Opportunities Homepage!

Western Illinois University proudly supports students’ academic achievements through our scholarship opportunities. These opportunities are made possible through generous financial support from our alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff, who believe a high-quality education should be accessible to deserving students without imposing excessive financial burden. Their commitment to education and dedication to our students enables us to award nearly $2 million in scholarship assistance every year.

We are grateful to our scholarship donors, who make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and enhance the quality of a WIU education. We invite all students to explore the various scholarship opportunities available. Your dreams are within reach, thanks to those who believe in you.

2024-2025 Scholarship Deadlines:

We also recommend students use our Scholarship Checklist for New Freshman or 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. .

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.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$4,000.00 "Three M" Communication Department Scholarship
The “Three M” Scholarship is established by Communication Department...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies A. L. Knoblauch Scholarship
The A.L. and Muriel Knoblauch Scholarship was established in honor of...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 A.B. ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
The A.B. Roberts Scholarship was originally establised by Mr. Roberts in...
Deadline03/01/2024
$0.00 A.J. Ryden Scholarship
This fund was established by Mr. A.J. Ryden, who graduated from WIU in...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Accountancy Scholarship
This scholarship is funded through annual donations to the Accountancy...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 ADA B. DRAKE AND HAZEL M. OEST SCHOL
The Ada B. Drake and Hazel M. Oest Scholarship was established by Roscoe...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies African American Studies Experiential Learning Scholarship
This scholarship was created to provide students with financial support...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1000 African American Studies Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship is supported by the Dean’s Office, College of Arts &...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,500.00 Agnes Brody and Sue Lambert Kinesiology Scholarship
This scholarship endowment fund has been established by Dr. Jill M....
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,400.00 ALBERT & DOROTHY BURGARD SCHOLARSHIP IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
This account was established through a bequest of the estate of Dorothy...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,400.00 Albert Eads Scholarship
Mary B. Ewing created this scholarship in memory of Albert Eads, who was...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,400.00 ALEJANDRO VALADEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Following the death of Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, Sigma...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,200.00 ALFRED LINDSEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Alfred J. Lindsey Memorial Scholarship was established by Mary K....
Deadline03/01/2024
$2,000.00 Alice Bennett Kellogg Kinesiology Scholarship
Alice Bennett Kellogg was a graduate of WIU and is a legendary name on...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Alice Irene Gardner Schulze & Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship
The Alice Irene Gardner Schulze and Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship...
Deadline03/01/2024
$4,000.00 Alpha Chi Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Teachers Sorority Scholarship
The Alpha Delta Kappa-Alpha Chi Chapter Honorary Teachers Sorority...
Deadline03/01/2024
$5,000.00 ALPHONS J. RICHERT SCHOLARSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY
The Alphons J. Richert Scholarship in Psychology Clinical/Community...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Epsilon WIU Chapter Scholarship
Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Phi Alpha Epsilon Chapter) initiated a criminal...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Andy Zinn-Genesis Systems Group Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Genesis Systems Group,...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500.00 Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship
The Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship was established by Mandeep Singh...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,300.00 Anita Magafas Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
The Anita Magafas Non-Traditional Student Scholarship was established in...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,500.00 ANNA FAGERLIE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Ivlrs. Anna Marie Fagerlie was a professor of elementary education at...
Deadline03/01/2024
$3,500.00 ANNA MARIE GRUBER SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Gruber established this account in 1974. She served as Chairperson...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 ARLIN FENTEM AND RONALD NELSON STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP IN GEOGRAPHY
Fentem & Nelson each served over 30 years in the Geography Department at...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,500.00 ARLINGTON AND ARLENE SEYMOUR TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created by educators Arlington “Arlie” and Arlene...
Deadline03/01/2024
$2,500.00 ARTHUR G. TILLMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR GEOGRAPHY & METEOROLOGY MAJORS
The Arthur G. Tillman Memorial was established in honor of Dr. Arthur G....
Deadline03/01/2024
$300.00 ASIS SCHOLARSHIP
The WIU Student Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Benjamin G. and Donna M. Hughes Scholarship in Chemistry
The Dr. Benjamin G. Hughes Chemistry Memorial Fund was established on...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Bernita “Bee” Otto Scholarship
Bernita “Bee” Otto was a Canton, IL native who taught elementary...
Deadline03/01/2024
$900.00 BETH M STIFFLER SCHOLARSHIP
This account was established in honor of Dr. Beth M. Stiffler. CRITERIA:...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500.00 Betty & Henry Ruebush Scholarship
The Ruebush family has a strong reputation in McDonough County, IL as...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500.00 Bettye Thompson Scholarship in Gerontology
HISTORY: Dr. Bettye D. Thompson served as a faculty member from 1978...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Beu Jeans for Scholarships
The concept for Beu Jeans for Scholarships materialized during a Beu...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 BGS Alumni Scholarship
One of the most important measures of an institution is the success of...
Deadline03/01/2024
$0.00 BILL BRADSHAW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Bill Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship was established in the fall of...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500.00 Biological Science Fund Scholarship
The Biological Science Fund was established by the Department of...
Deadline03/01/2024
$150.00 Biological Sciences Department Scholar
A Departmental Scholar is an outstanding degree candidate in an academic...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,600.00 BLENDA OLSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Blenda Olson Scholarship was established to honor the late Blenda...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,500.00 Bob and Donna Pierson Scholarship
HISTORY: This account was established in Nov 2013 by a donation from...
Deadline03/01/2024
$2,700.00 BOB DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP
The Bob & Alice Davis Scholarship is funded by land sales proceeds....
Deadline03/01/2024
$2,000.00 Bonnie Norway Keeley ('58) Scholarship
Bonita Lou (Bonnie) Norway Keeley was a Western Illinois University...
Deadline03/01/2024
$300.00 Broadcasting & Journalism Banquet Scholarship
This scholarship was created to recognize outstanding students at the...
Deadline03/01/2024
$5,000.00 Bruce and Betty Karaffa Family Scholarship
Bruce and Betty Karaffa started this scholarship as a way to support...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,400.00 Bruce Engnell Memorial Scholarship
Bruce Engnell joined Western Illinois University, Department of...
Deadline03/01/2024
$2,600.00 BRUCE KRUSE SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Bruce Kruse began his teaching career at Western Illinois University...
Deadline03/01/2024
$250.00 Brzozowski Emerging Student Affairs Professional Scholarship
Alana and Jeremy Brzozowski reside in Canada and established this...
Deadline03/01/2024
$2,000.00 Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship
The Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship Fund was established...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,500.00 C. Emery & Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship
The C. Emery and Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund was...
Deadline03/01/2024
$4,000.00 C. JOHN MAHONEY ENGLISH GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
The Graduate Fellowship in English was established by the English and...
Deadline03/01/2024
$2,000.00 C. Robin Frieden Memorial Scholarship
NOTE: THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP – eligible students should contact...
Deadline03/01/2024