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 2018-19 links below to view scholarships according to applicant groups.

2018-19 DEADLINES:

  • GENERAL NEW FRESHMAN: February 15, 2018 – 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, 2018
  • 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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$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...
This account was established by Dr. Beatrice (Bea) & Jim...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Jim Miner Scholarship
Jim Miner Scholarship was established by Macomb resident, WIU alum, and former WIU employee Jim Miner. CRITERIA: Incoming freshman Graduate of...
Jim Miner Scholarship was established by Macomb resident, WIU alum, and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$200.00 John H. & Mary E. Watson Scholarship
This account was established by Dorothy Watson in the name of her parents John H. and Mary E. Watson. CRITERIA: Graduate of a McDonough County...
This account was established by Dorothy Watson in the name of her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship was established and funded by family and friends in memory of Joe Withers. CRITERIA: Enrolled full...
The Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship was established and funded by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$800 Julstrom Music Scholarship
The Julstrom Music Scholarship was established by Dr. Clifford A. and Rosa Julstrom. CRITERIA: String Music major Junior class level Minimum...
The Julstrom Music Scholarship was established by Dr. Clifford A. and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
$1,000.00 Keith F. Scott Scholarship
The Keith F. and Virginia M. Scott Scholarship was established by Mrs. Virginia M. Scott in memory of her husband, Keith F. Scott, a retired...
The Keith F. and Virginia M. Scott Scholarship was established by Mrs....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Minimum $500 Kenneth L. Dixon Memorial Scholarship
The Kenneth L. Dixon Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Kenneth L. Dixon, by Hugh and William Shearman, owners of the Shearman...
The Kenneth L. Dixon Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Minimum $500
Ended
$1,000.00 Kenneth T. & Betty L. Wright Scholarship
This scholarship was established by local veterinarian Dr. Kenneth and Betty Wright. CRITERIA: Incoming freshman graduating from a high school in...
This scholarship was established by local veterinarian Dr. Kenneth and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Laura Beu Music Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the estate of Dr. Frank A. Beu, President Emeritus of WIU. CRITERIA: Music major Sophomore, junior, or...
This scholarship was established by the estate of Dr. Frank A. Beu,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Leon & Marion Lamet Memorial Scholarship (Freshman)
The Leon and Marion Lamet Memorial Scholarship was established from the estate of Leon L. Lamet and his wife, Marion Lamet. Preference will be...
The Leon and Marion Lamet Memorial Scholarship was established from the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,500 Lillian Ruth Robertson Piano Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To apply for an audition, please visit the WIU Department of Music. The Lillian...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,250 Lillian Ruth Robertson Strings Scholarship
The Lilian Ruth Robertson Scholarship in Strings was established by Ms. Viriginia Erman in honor of her mother Lilian Ruth Robertson (Mrs. James C....
The Lilian Ruth Robertson Scholarship in Strings was established by Ms....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250
Ended
$750 Lillian Ruth Robertson Voice Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To apply for an audition, please visit the WIU Department of Music. The Lillian...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended
$2,250.00 Marilyn "Luan" Crawford Scholarship
This fund was established by a bequest from Marilyn “Luan” Crawford. Luan received a BS in Science Education from WIU. CRITERIA: Major or...
This fund was established by a bequest from Marilyn “Luan” Crawford....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,250.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Mary McCutcheon Hofsess Scholarship
The Mary McCutcheon Hofsess Scholarship was established by Helen E. Yeast in honor of her sister Mary McCutcheon Hofsess. CRITERIA: Preference to...
The Mary McCutcheon Hofsess Scholarship was established by Helen E....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$350.00 Matthew Kieffer Memorial Scholarship
The Matthew Kieffer Memorial Fund was established in memory of Matthew Scott Kieffer, a student at WIU who died of cancer. CRITERIA: Incoming...
The Matthew Kieffer Memorial Fund was established in memory of Matthew...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Michael Litwin Scholarship
The Michael J. Litwin Scholarship was established by WIU College of Business alumnus, Michael J. Litwin. CRITERIA: Incoming freshman Minority...
The Michael J. Litwin Scholarship was established by WIU College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 MidAmerica National Bank Scholarship (Freshman)
The MidAmerica National Bank Scholarship was established to provide scholarship support to encourage more academically talented students to enroll...
The MidAmerica National Bank Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Minority Achievement Scholarship
The Minority Achievement Program was established to support talented minority students enrolled at WIU. CRITERIA: Incoming freshman Ethnic...
The Minority Achievement Program was established to support talented...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Oren Gould Memorial Scholarship
This account was established by family and friends of Dr. A. Oren Gould to honor his memory and to encourage outstanding instrumental music...
This account was established by family and friends of Dr. A. Oren Gould...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Rex & Ann Collins Jazz Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For consideration, please visit WIU Jazz Scholarships. This scholarship was established...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,100 Rhoda Grass Butler Piano Scholarship
This scholarship was established and funded by Rhoda Grass Butler. CRITERIA: Students must be junior, senior, or possess graduate Minimum 3.0...
This scholarship was established and funded by Rhoda Grass...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
Ended
Varies Richard Cheadle Percussion Scholarship
The Richard Cheadle Percussion Scholarship was established in February 2015 to provide an annual award to a WIU percussion...
The Richard Cheadle Percussion Scholarship was established in February...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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
$750 Roscoe G. Linder Band Scholarship
This account was established after Dr. Roscoe G. Linder donated to WIU to fund band scholarships. CRITERIA: The applicant must be a second-year...
This account was established after Dr. Roscoe G. Linder donated to WIU...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended
$3,000 Ruby Miller Raglin Scholarship
The Ruby Miller Raglin Memorial Scholarship in Music was established by the Orpha Raglin Welke estate to provide scholarship assistance to...
The Ruby Miller Raglin Memorial Scholarship in Music was established by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
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
Varies Tom Wood Clarinet Scholarship
The Tom Wood Clarinet Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Tom Wood, a prominent Illinois jazz...
The Tom Wood Clarinet Scholarship was established by family and friends...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,100 Violet H. Poppleton Scholarship
The Violet H. Poppleton Scholarship for a female vocal music major was established by her children, Terry Poppleton, Nancy Krey, and Jill...
The Violet H. Poppleton Scholarship for a female vocal music major was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
Ended
$500 Walter H. Eller Music Scholarship
The Walter H. Eller Music Scholarship was established by Walter Eller, Associate Professor of Physics at Western Illinois University from 1920...
The Walter H. Eller Music Scholarship was established by Walter Eller,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
N/A Wanninger Family Scholarship
The Wanninger Foundation was established by the children of Forrest and Mary Wanninger in recognition of their parents’ long dedication to the...
The Wanninger Foundation was established by the children of Forrest and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: N/A
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
$1,000.00 Western Illinois NOW (WIN) Alumni Council Scholarship (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: $1,000.00
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
$500 WIU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Scholarship
The WIU Voca Jazz Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. James L. Conley in support of the WIU Newcomers. CRITERIA: Member of the WIU Vocal...
The WIU Voca Jazz Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. James L....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Women's Club Music Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING AWARD IS SELECTED BY AN EXTERNAL ORGANIZATION. To apply, eligible students should contact the Macomb High School band program. The...
THE FOLLOWING AWARD IS SELECTED BY AN EXTERNAL ORGANIZATION. To apply,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,500.00 Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship
The Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship was established by her family and friends upon her death at the age of 39. CRITERIA: Graduate of Macomb...
The Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship was established by her family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
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
$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
$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
$1,000.00 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 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
$500 Fraye McKnight Fall Scholarship & Ruth Nall McKnight Spring Scholarship
Ben McKnight, CPA and WIU Quad Cities graduate is creating the memorial scholarships. The Fraye McKnight Scholarship will be awarded in the fall...
Ben McKnight, CPA and WIU Quad Cities graduate is creating the memorial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended