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
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1300 Dr. Gordon A. & Constance Taylor Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1988 by their four sons in honor of their parents, Dr. Gordon A. Taylor Sr. and Constance Taylor. Gordon Sr....
This scholarship was established in 1988 by their four sons in honor of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1300
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,200.00 DR. MARGARET A LAVERY NSCHOLARSHIP
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$600 DRJ OSEPH S. KERSTING SCHOLARSHIP
The Dr. Joseph S. Kersting Scholarship was established by friends, colleagues,and former students of Joe Kersting upon his retirement from the...
The Dr. Joseph S. Kersting Scholarship was established by friends,...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $600
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2020
$850 ERNEST PAUL LAMBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ernest Paul Lambert Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Christina Taggert and her two nieces, Joyce Hughes and Janis McCurley, in...
The Ernest Paul Lambert Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $850
Deadline03/15/2020
$900 ETHEL RAY SCHOLARSHIP
The Ethel Ray Scholarship was established by Ted and Diana Irish and other family members to honor Ethel Ray, a Western Illinois University...
The Ethel Ray Scholarship was established by Ted and Diana Irish and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $900
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 ETHEL RAY SCHOLARSHIP
The Ethel Ray Scholarship was established by Ted and Diana Irish and other family members to honor Ethel Ray, a Western Illinois University...
The Ethel Ray Scholarship was established by Ted and Diana Irish and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Foundation Transfer SCholarship
This Scholarship was created to award $50,000 in scholarship funds for the 2019-20 academic year. The Scholarship will continue for future academic...
This Scholarship was created to award $50,000 in scholarship funds for...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Gary & Nancy Brown Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Gary and Nancy Brown, and a matching gift. CRITERIA: Health Sciences-related major with a minor in Occupational...
This scholarship was established by Gary and Nancy Brown, and a matching...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$700 GEORGE F. AND ANN STAGG SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship was established to honor the late George Stagg, who served WIU as director of the College of Education Advising Center, and Ann...
The scholarship was established to honor the late George Stagg, who...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 GEORGE F. AND ANN STAGG SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship was established to honor the late George Stagg, who served WIU as director of the College of Education Advising Center, and Ann...
The scholarship was established to honor the late George Stagg, who...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$2000 GEORGE HERMANN GRADUATE SCHOARSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
Hermann established the George Hermann Graduate Scholarship in Sport Management to assist students with financial need. CRITERIA: Graduate standing...
Hermann established the George Hermann Graduate Scholarship in Sport...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,100
Deadline03/15/2020
$2,000 to $4,000 Great River Teacher Corps
CRITERIA: • Recipient must be enrolled in a teacher education course of study, or declare pre-teacher education upon initial enrollment at...
CRITERIA: • Recipient must be enrolled in a teacher education course...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000 to $4,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 GREG AND DOROTHY CHAPMAN COMMUNITY POLICING SCHOLARSHIP
Greg Chapman served as a police officer in Plainfield, IL for six years while he attended classes at WIU. While employment expectations and a...
Greg Chapman served as a police officer in Plainfield, IL for six years...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 GRETCHEN & DAVID MILLER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider) Miller. CRITERIA: Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA, Enrolled in the Teacher...
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider)...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$750.00 HAROLD 'DENNY' BRIGNADELLO SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship shall be named the Harold “Denny” Brignadello Memorial Award and has been established through the Oak River Foundation by Theresa...
This scholarship shall be named the Harold “Denny” Brignadello Memorial...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1100 Harry and Anna Paulsen Scholarship
HISTORY: Education is the key word for establishing the Harry and Anna Paulsen Scholarship. Anna always wanted to be a teacher, but living through...
HISTORY: Education is the key word for establishing the Harry and Anna...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1100
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 HELEN BUCKLEY SCHOLARSHIP
The Helen Buckley Memorial Scholarship was established by Ms. Buckley for students majoring in Elementary Education and Reading. CRITERIA:...
The Helen Buckley Memorial Scholarship was established by Ms. Buckley...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 HELEN BUCKLEY SCHOLARSHIP
The Helen Buckley Memorial Scholarship was established by Ms. Buckley for students majoring in Elementary Education and Reading. CRITERIA:...
The Helen Buckley Memorial Scholarship was established by Ms. Buckley...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$900 HELEN MCCUTCHEON YEAST SCHOLARSHIP
The Helen M. Yeast scholarship was established by Helen McCutcheon Yeast for transfer students majoring in Physical Education. CRITERIA:...
The Helen M. Yeast scholarship was established by Helen McCutcheon Yeast...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $900
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Henry and Evelyn Kleen
Henry and Evelyn Kleen Endowed Scholarship. Betty graduated from WIU with a Bachelor of Business Degree in 1971 and a Master of Science degree in...
Henry and Evelyn Kleen Endowed Scholarship. Betty graduated from WIU...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 Ida BRUNER/Verlin K. JOHNSON FAMILY SCHOL
The Ida Blanche Bruner/Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship was established by Dr. Verlin K. Johnson in memory of his wife, Ida, and her family....
The Ida Blanche Bruner/Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Illinois Park District Internship Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 IVY CASSIDY FOSTER SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Ilo Smith Charitable Foundation established the scholarship to honor Ivy Cassidy Foster. CRITERIA: Accepted into the Teacher Education...
The Mary Ilo Smith Charitable Foundation established the scholarship to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$500.00 James & Peppi Kenny Scholarship
This account was established Dr. James and Dr. Peppi Kenny. CRITERIA: Finance or marketing major (finance even years and marketing odd years) US...
This account was established Dr. James and Dr. Peppi...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 JAMES AND EVA ANN ELMER BGS & TEACH EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
James received a Board of Trustees Bachelor’s and MBA degree from WIU. Eva Ann received a MS in Math from WIU. The scholarship is for individuals...
James received a Board of Trustees Bachelor’s and MBA degree from WIU....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$4000 James and Veronica Shipp Scholarship
HISTORY: James E. Shipp received his bachelor’s degree in education from Western in 1964. Shipp began his career in 1964 in the Juvenile Justice...
HISTORY: James E. Shipp received his bachelor’s degree in education from...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $4000
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000 - $4,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$800 JAY W. STEIN YHOUNG SCHOLARS AWARD
The Jay W. Stein Young Scholars Award in Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies was established by the Society of Educators and Scholars in...
The Jay W. Stein Young Scholars Award in Educational and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $800
Deadline03/15/2020