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.

2019-20 DEADLINES:

  • GENERAL NEW FRESHMAN: February 15, 2019 – 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.
  • GENERAL NEW TRANSFER: May 1, 2019
  • GENERAL CURRENT STUDENT: Varies by scholarship

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
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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Diane Decker Scholarship
The Diane Decker Scholarship was established by alumnus, Joe Decker, who is also known as the “World’s Fittest Man”, according to Guinness World...
The Diane Decker Scholarship was established by alumnus, Joe Decker, who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Diane Decker Scholarship
The Diane Decker Scholarship was established by alumnus, Joe Decker, who is also known as the “World’s Fittest Man”, according to Guinness World...
The Diane Decker Scholarship was established by alumnus, Joe Decker, who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Don Johnson Memorial Scholarship
NOTE: THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP – eligible students should contact the Astoria High School counselor to obtain and submit an application. Mr....
NOTE: THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP – eligible students should contact...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$200.00 Dorothy E. Watson Scholarship
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E. Watson. CRITERIA: Graduate of a McDonough County high school Incoming freshman...
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$200.00 Dorothy E. Watson Scholarship
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E. Watson. CRITERIA: Graduate of a McDonough County high school Incoming freshman...
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline02/15/2019
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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$750.00 Dr. L. R. & Leatha Bain Scholarship
This account was established by friends and family of Dr. L. R. Bain to honor his memory. CRITERIA: Entering freshman planning to major in...
This account was established by friends and family of Dr. L. R. Bain to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline02/15/2019
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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Dr. Russell R. Dohner Scholarship
Dr. Dohner graduated from Vermont High School in 1943. His father had hoped he would take up farming, but Russell knew since he was a young boy,...
Dr. Dohner graduated from Vermont High School in 1943. His father had...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Dr. Russell R. Dohner Scholarship
Dr. Dohner graduated from Vermont High School in 1943. His father had hoped he would take up farming, but Russell knew since he was a young boy,...
Dr. Dohner graduated from Vermont High School in 1943. His father had...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 East Village Youth Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Karen Kolodzey, a WIU marketing graduate. Karen retired as president and managing partner of...
This scholarship was established by Karen Kolodzey, a WIU marketing...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Edward Ohlin Scholarship
The Edward Ohlin Scholarship was created with a $1,000 donation from Edward Ohlin. Edward graduate from WIU in 1973 with a degree in political...
The Edward Ohlin Scholarship was created with a $1,000 donation from...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Eric Hill Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Michael Meador
This scholarship is a memorial for Eric Hill, an outstanding individual, dedicated to serving his family, his church, his country, and his...
This scholarship is a memorial for Eric Hill, an outstanding individual,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$5,000 per spouse Eric R. and Cherie J. Clark Scholarship for Married Students
Eric and Cherie Clark became engaged after their freshman year and got married after their sophomore year while they were attending WIU. This...
Eric and Cherie Clark became engaged after their freshman year and got...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $5,000 per spouse
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship
The Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship was established by Josh and Mindy Dobereiner in honor of their son. Although Ethan’s life was short, his...
The Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship was established by Josh and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Excellence in Business & Technology Scholarship
The College of Business and Technology at Western Illinois University provides a focus for educational excellence that promotes the intellectual...
The College of Business and Technology at Western Illinois University...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
TBD First State Bank of Illinois Scholarship
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. To obtain an application, please contact the counselor at an eligible high school listed...
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. To obtain an...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: TBD
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Frank W. Banks Memorial Scholarship
The Frank W. Banks Scholarship was established by Mr. Banks’ estate. CRITERIA: Be high school graduate of any McDonough County, Illinois school...
The Frank W. Banks Scholarship was established by Mr. Banks’...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Frank W. Banks Memorial Scholarship
The Frank W. Banks Scholarship was established by Mr. Banks’ estate. CRITERIA: Be high school graduate of any McDonough County, Illinois school...
The Frank W. Banks Scholarship was established by Mr. Banks’...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies G. Allan Laflin Business Scholarship
The G. Allan and Gertrude Laflin Scholarship in Business was established in honor of G. Allan Laflin, former professor and WIU’s first full-time...
The G. Allan and Gertrude Laflin Scholarship in Business was established...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 Gary & Jo Schwartz Scholarship
The Schwartzs established an endowment to support Leadership awards. CRITERIA: Must apply during freshman year Must be a sophomore at time award...
The Schwartzs established an endowment to support Leadership...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500 Gene Michael Goad Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Sue and Brett Goad in memory of their son, Gene. CRITERIA: Major in Choral Music Junior class...
This scholarship was established by Sue and Brett Goad in memory of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies George Baughman Scholarship
This account was established in 1997 by George Baughman, who received a BS and MS in Business Education at WIU. CRITERIA: Junior or senior (60+...
This account was established in 1997 by George Baughman, who received a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies George C. Potter Scholarship in Finance
Dr. George C. Potter, professor of finance at Western Illinois University, established the George C. Potter Scholarship in...
Dr. George C. Potter, professor of finance at Western Illinois...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 George W. Krull Scholarship
Dr. George W. Krull was the chair of the Department of Accountancy Advisory Board in 2000 when the department received the AACSB accounting...
Dr. George W. Krull was the chair of the Department of Accountancy...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies GMAT Scholarship
The GMAT Scholarship was created by the Department of Accountancy and Finance to assist with payment of taking the GMAT to enter the Master of...
The GMAT Scholarship was created by the Department of Accountancy and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Golden Lyre Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Golden Lyre Foundation. CRITERIA: Major in the WIU School of Music Demonstrate outstanding vocal musical talent
This scholarship is funded by the Golden Lyre...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,100 Grant & Kathryn Shanklin Scholarship
John Shanklin and his wife Louise established this scholarship in honor of his parents Grant and Kathryn Shanklin. CRITERIA: Demonstrated...
John Shanklin and his wife Louise established this scholarship in honor...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,100
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Grove B. and Olive Tyson Scholarship
The Grove B. and Olive Tyson Scholarship was established by Thelma and William Byler in memory of Mrs. Byler’s parents. CRITERIA: Graduate of a...
The Grove B. and Olive Tyson Scholarship was established by Thelma and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 Harriet Hunt Memorial Scholarship
Established by Dr. Steven Hunt, Professor of Accounting at the Western Illinois University Quad Cities Campus in memory of his mother Harriet...
Established by Dr. Steven Hunt, Professor of Accounting at the Western...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000 Hei Chu & Hyung Ja Kim Piano Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Hei Chu Kim by Hyung Ja Kim and her family to support graduate or undergraduate piano study in...
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Hei Chu Kim by Hyung...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Herman R. Koester Scholarship
The Herman Koester Scholarship was established by Roscoe Linder in honor of Herman Koester. CRITERIA: Son or daughter of a deceased veteran who...
The Herman Koester Scholarship was established by Roscoe Linder in honor...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$250.00 Hortense Young Simpson Scholarship
This account was established by Helen Young Pearson in honor of Hortense Young Simpson. CRITERIA: Incoming freshman Knox County resident ACT...
This account was established by Helen Young Pearson in honor of Hortense...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Howard C. Nudd Scholarship
This account was established by donations from alumni, faculty, and friends collected during a retirement party and fund drive held for Dr....
This account was established by donations from alumni, faculty, and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500 Hugo Magliocco Trombone Scholarship
In tribute to a long and distinguished career culminating with 36 years at Western Illinois University as the first trombone instructor, Dr. Hugo...
In tribute to a long and distinguished career culminating with 36 years...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Hylton A. Huseth Family Memorial Scholarship
This account was established by Bide and Mary Thomas of Rushville, IL. CRITERIA: Incoming freshman from Rushville-Industry High...
This account was established by Bide and Mary Thomas of Rushville,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Ishikawa-Fullmer Family Trust Alumni Scholarship
The Ishikawa-Fullmer Family Trust Alumni Scholarship was established by Daniel W. Fullmer, Ph.D. and his wife, Janet S. Ishikawa-Fullmer,...
The Ishikawa-Fullmer Family Trust Alumni Scholarship was established by...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies J. David and Nancy Smith Memorial Scholarship
The J. David Smith Accountancy Award was established by family and friends of Dr. J. David Smith, former Professor of Accountancy at WIU, who...
The J. David Smith Accountancy Award was established by family and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500.00 Jack & Deedee Brannigan Scholarship
The fund was established by John “Jack” Brannigan and his wife Deedee Brannigan from Northfield, Illinois. CRITERIA: Must have completed 60...
The fund was established by John “Jack” Brannigan and his wife Deedee...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$0.00 Jackie & Dave Thompson Scholarship
Retired WIU Vice President for Administrative Services Jackie Thompson and her husband Dave, a Macomb Northwestern Mutual Financial agent, have...
Retired WIU Vice President for Administrative Services Jackie Thompson...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 James & Beatrice Wehrly Scholarship
The Bea and Jim Wehrly Scholarship Fund was established by Drs. Beatrice L. and James S. Wehrly. CRITERIA: Junior or senior class level with...
The Bea and Jim Wehrly Scholarship Fund was established by Drs. Beatrice...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000 - $4,000 James M. Clary Scholarship
This account was established by James Clary. Clary established the fund to give back to the place that helped him gain success and to help those...
This account was established by James Clary. Clary established the fund...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000 - $4,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$250 James Magsig Collaborative Piano Scholarship
The James Magsig Collaborative Piano Scholarship account was established as an endowment through the generosity of James (Jim)...
The James Magsig Collaborative Piano Scholarship account was established...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $250
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 James S. & Beatrice Wehrly Book Scholarship
This account was established by Dr. Beatrice (Bea) & Jim Wehrly. CRITERIA: Entering freshman U.S. citizen Minimum ACT 24 Minimum high school...
This account was established by Dr. Beatrice (Bea) & Jim...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 James S. & Beatrice Wehrly Book Scholarship
This account was established by Dr. Beatrice (Bea) & Jim Wehrly. CRITERIA: Entering freshman U.S. citizen Minimum ACT 24 Minimum high school...
This account was established by Dr. Beatrice (Bea) & Jim...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Jane Lanier Synovitz Memorial Scholarship
This account was established by Dr. Robert J. Synovitz, WIU professor,in memory of his late wife, Jane Lanier Synovitz. CRITERIA: Female Music...
This account was established by Dr. Robert J. Synovitz, WIU professor,in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019