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 2021-22 links below to view scholarships according to applicant groups.

2021-22 DEADLINES:

We also recommend students use our Scholarship Checklist for New Freshman 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. 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 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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $4000
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$1000 Janice Owens and Dr. Eric M. Stiffler Scholarship
This fund was established by Janice Owens upon her retirement form WIU. Janice retired as the Scholarship Director at WIU in 2010. Under her...
This fund was established by Janice Owens upon her retirement form WIU....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/01/2021
$500 Jerry Logan Scholarship
Gerald “Jerry” Logan was an alum of WIU, having completed a Bachelor of Science of Men’s Physical Education in 1959 and a Master of Science in...
Gerald “Jerry” Logan was an alum of WIU, having completed a Bachelor of...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Minimum $500
Deadline03/01/2021
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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Minimum $500
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,250.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,250.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $350.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$300.00 Mitchell John Sportsmanship Scholarship
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. To obtain an application, please contact the Macomb High School counselor. The Mitchell A....
NOTE: THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES OUTSIDE APPLICATION. To obtain an...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$0.00 NORTHWEST SUBURBAN DNA CHAPTER #253
The Northwest Suburban Delta Nu Alpha Chapter 253 Scholarship was established by Karl Kompare, Chair of the Scholarship Committee of DNA Chapter...
The Northwest Suburban Delta Nu Alpha Chapter 253 Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Parent & Family Association (PFA) Book Award
This book scholarship is supported by the Parent & Family Association Fund drive. CRITERIA: Enrolled full time Preference to a student who will...
This book scholarship is supported by the Parent & Family Association...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Paul Anast Sigma Chi Fraternity Annual Scholarship
This annual scholarship has been established by Paul Anast to help assist members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity with their educational expenses. Paul...
This annual scholarship has been established by Paul Anast to help...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
$1,000.00 PFA Dalcamo Leadership Scholarship
Bernie and Diane Dalcamo were the President and Vice President of the WIU Parents & Family Association (PFA) for the first 10 years of its...
Bernie and Diane Dalcamo were the President and Vice President of the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$500.00 PFA Gold Scholarship
Members of the WIU Parents and Family Association (PFA) established the WIU PFA Gold Member Scholarship to recognize the dependent of a PFA Gold...
Members of the WIU Parents and Family Association (PFA) established the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$500.00 PFA Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Scholarship
The Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Textbook Award was established by the family of Mr. Lawrence Blatchley. CRITERIA: Enrolled full time Senior...
The Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Textbook Award was established by the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$1,000.00 Pogue Family Scholarship (Current)
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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$2,000.00 President's Minority Graduate Access Program (PMGAP)
THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION. To apply, please complete the President’s MInority Graduate Access Program...
THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION. To apply, please...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
Up to tuition, fees, room, & board Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is a supplemental Foundation scholarship that, in conjunction with the Western Commitment Scholarship, offers a...
The Presidential Scholarship is a supplemental Foundation scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Up to tuition, fees, room, & board
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$500.00 Shane Van Vleet Memorial Scholarship for Biological Sciences
This scholarship has been funded by Carrie Van Vleet in memory of her husband, Shane Van Vleet. Shane, a native of Macomb, graduated from WIU in...
This scholarship has been funded by Carrie Van Vleet in memory of her...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$1,000.00 Theta Chi Alumni Scholarship
The Theta Chi Alumni Scholarship was established by alumni of the Theta Chi Fraternity. CRITERIA: Enrolled as full-time student at WIU in...
The Theta Chi Alumni Scholarship was established by alumni of the Theta...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$0.00 UNITY TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarhsip is supported by annual donations. CRITERIA: Membership in UNITY, Demonstrated leadership and/or service in the LGBTQA+ community,...
This scholarhsip is supported by annual donations. CRITERIA: Membership...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$250-500 UNITY TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarhsip is supported by annual donations. CRITERIA: Membership in UNITY, Demonstrated leadership and/or service in the LGBTQA+ community,...
This scholarhsip is supported by annual donations. CRITERIA: Membership...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $250-500
Deadline03/01/2021
$1,000.00 University Women's Scholarship
The University Women’s Scholarship was established by the WIU University Women’s Organization. CRITERIA: Currently enrolled female student on the...
The University Women’s Scholarship was established by the WIU University...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021