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.

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.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000.00 Pogue Family Scholarship (Freshman)
The “Pogue Family Scholarship” was established to honor Captain Earl G. Pogue, his wife Evelyn M. Pogue, a graduate of WIU, and their son Lynn Earl...
The “Pogue Family Scholarship” was established to honor Captain Earl G....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Robert S. Krause Scholarship
Robert Krause received his bachelor’s degree in art in 1967. He was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Kansas State University...
Robert Krause received his bachelor’s degree in art in 1967. He was Vice...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,250.00 Sheila A. Grone Roehlk Scholarship (Freshman)
Sheila attended Farnham, Allen Park, and Lombard schools before she graduated from Galesburg High school in 1959. She received an Illinois State...
Sheila attended Farnham, Allen Park, and Lombard schools before she...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Western Heritage Scholarship
The Western Heritage Program was established in recognition of Western’s commitment to Higher Values in Higher Education and civic...
The Western Heritage Program was established in recognition of Western’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$750.00 Western Illinois Now (WIN) Alumni Scholarships (Freshman)
This scholarship was established in May of 1990 upon recommendation of the WIU Alumni Council. The awards are funded out of the annual...
This scholarship was established in May of 1990 upon recommendation of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$500.00 William Harris-Kiwanis Pre-Law Scholarship
The William R. Harris Kiwanis Scholarship was established by the Macomb Kiwanis Club in memory of William R. Harris, prominent Macomb...
The William R. Harris Kiwanis Scholarship was established by the Macomb...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 William Kinley & Alan Baise Memorial Scholarship
The William Kinley and Alan Baise Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established by Gary and Ann Baise in memory of William Kinley and Alan...
The William Kinley and Alan Baise Memorial Scholarship Endowment was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 William S. Gillidette Memorial Scholarship
The William S. Gillidette Memorial Scholarship was established from the estate of William S. Gillidette. CRITERIA: Must have attended all four...
The William S. Gillidette Memorial Scholarship was established from the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 WIU Foundation Four Year Scholarship
The Western Illinois University Foundation Scholars program was first introduced in 1978 as a leading long-range student scholar recruitment...
The Western Illinois University Foundation Scholars program was first...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 WIU Foundation One Year Scholarship (Freshman)
The Western Illinois University Foundation Scholars program was first introduced in 1978 as a leading long-range student scholar recruitment...
The Western Illinois University Foundation Scholars program was first...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $4,000.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$0.00 ALBERT AND DOROTHY BURGARD SCHOLARSHIP IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
This account was established through a bequest of the estate of Dorothy Burgard. CRITERIA: The student must be enrolled at Western Illinois...
This account was established through a bequest of the estate of Dorothy...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1600
Ended
$0.00 Alumni ACPA Convention
The CSP Alumni ACPA Scholarship was established by alumni of the CSP program. It is awarded to a CSP student who has a genuine interest in...
The CSP Alumni ACPA Scholarship was established by alumni of the CSP...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1500
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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
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
$1000 Bob and Donna Pierson Scholarship
HISTORY: This account was established in Nov 2013 by a donation from the Piersons. Bob was a Professor at WIU in the College of Education for 30...
HISTORY: This account was established in Nov 2013 by a donation from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$0.00 Brzozowski Emerging Student Affairs Professional Scholarship
Alana and Jeremy Brzozowski reside in Canada and established this scholarship to provide assistance and recognize the success of a first-year CSP...
Alana and Jeremy Brzozowski reside in Canada and established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
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
$0.00 College Student Personnel Multicultural Scholarship
The CSP Multicultural Scholarship was established by an alumna of the CSP program. CRITERIA: Advanced student (have completed at least 20 hours by...
The CSP Multicultural Scholarship was established by an alumna of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$0.00 Counselor Education Alumni Scholarship
The Counselor Education Alumni Scholarship was established by the Department of Counselor Education at WIU. CRITERIA: Major in Counselor Education,...
The Counselor Education Alumni Scholarship was established by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
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
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
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
varies Dea Forney CSP Alumni Scholarship
The College Student Personnel (CSP) Alumni Scholarship was established at Western Illinois University. CRITERIA: Advanced student (have completed...
The College Student Personnel (CSP) Alumni Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1200
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2000 Dr. George E. Ayers Scholarship
The Ayers Family Established this memorial scholarship for Dr. George E. Ayers who earned a B.S. degree from WIU in 1961. Dr. Ayers spent more than...
The Ayers Family Established this memorial scholarship for Dr. George E....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
Varies Dr. Robert M. and Judith A. Crowley Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Robert M. and Judith A. Crowley. CRITERIA: Accounting major Graduate student or student enrolled in the...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Robert M. and Judith A....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended