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
$2,000.00 C. Robin Frieden Memorial Scholarship
NOTE: THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP – eligible students should contact the Rockridge High School counselor to obtain and submit an...
NOTE: THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP – eligible students should contact...
  • Deadline: 04/09/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/09/2020
varies Carol J. Grice Major Scholarship
The Carol J. Grice Major Scholarship was established by Dr. George Grice in honor of his sister, Carol J. Grice Major. CRITERIA: Be enrolled for a...
The Carol J. Grice Major Scholarship was established by Dr. George Grice...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020
$0.00 CHARLES GRICE AND JOSEPHINE LUMAN GRICE FLEISHER SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/15/2020
$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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $4000
Deadline04/15/2020
$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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/15/2020
$0.00 Jesse Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship
The Jessie Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship was established by Dr. George Grice in honor of his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Ferne Routh Grice....
The Jessie Ferne Routh Grice Scholarship was established by Dr. George...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/15/2020
$0.00 Leanne L. Grice Porch Scholarship
The Leanne L. Grice Porch Scholarship was established by Dr. George Grice in honor of his sister, Leanne L. Grice Porch. CRITERIA: Incoming...
The Leanne L. Grice Porch Scholarship was established by Dr. George...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/15/2020
$1000 Western High- COEHS
This scholarship was founded through a bequest by John S. Knowles. Training School; Academy; Laboratory School; Campus School; Western High:...
This scholarship was founded through a bequest by John S. Knowles....
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline04/15/2020
$0.00 Wrenn R. and Evelyn J. Grice Scholarship
The Wrenn R. and Evelyn J. Grice Scholarship was established by Dr. George L. Grice to honor his parents, Wrenn Routh and Evelyn Janette Luman...
The Wrenn R. and Evelyn J. Grice Scholarship was established by Dr....
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/15/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 Beu Jeans for Scholarships
The concept for Beu Jeans for Scholarships materialized during a Beu staff retreat when an employee requested a jeans day during Homecoming week,...
The concept for Beu Jeans for Scholarships materialized during a Beu...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,500.00 C. Emery & Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship
The C. Emery and Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by John E. and Charles E. Sallstrom in memory of their parents,...
The C. Emery and Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 Carlson Family Educational Scholarship
Byron Carlson graduated from Western in 1968 with a Bachelor of Business degree and an MBA in 1971. CRITERIA: Open to all majors Full-time...
Byron Carlson graduated from Western in 1968 with a Bachelor of Business...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Chicago Mercantile Exchange Transfer Scholarship
The CME Group Foundation provides scholarship assistance to support students studying finance and agriculture business. CRITERIA: Incoming...
The CME Group Foundation provides scholarship assistance to support...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Chicago Mercantile Exchange Transfer Scholarship
The CME Group Foundation provides scholarship assistance to support students studying finance and agriculture business. CRITERIA: Incoming...
The CME Group Foundation provides scholarship assistance to support...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$500.00 COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship
Dr. Nancy Parsons created the COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship in September 2012 to assist transfer students with books who may not otherwise have...
Dr. Nancy Parsons created the COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$500.00 COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship
Dr. Nancy Parsons created the COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship in September 2012 to assist transfer students with books who may not otherwise have...
Dr. Nancy Parsons created the COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$500.00 COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship
Dr. Nancy Parsons created the COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship in September 2012 to assist transfer students with books who may not otherwise have...
Dr. Nancy Parsons created the COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Delta Tau Delta Scholarship
THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION. To apply, please contact Delta Tau Delta. The Delta Tau Delta Scholarship Fund was established...
THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION. To apply, please...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000 per spouse
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$500 Fusion for Innovation Scholarship
Full time enrollment, Undergraduate student pursuing a major or minor in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business and...
Full time enrollment, Undergraduate student pursuing a major or minor in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,500.00 Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship (Transfer)
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Leon & Marion Lamet Memorial Scholarship (Transfer)
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 Maxene Brooks Scholarship
Maxene graduated from WIU in 1940 with a Bachelors of Education. She taught at Francis Millard in Rock Island. CRITERIA: Incoming transfer student...
Maxene graduated from WIU in 1940 with a Bachelors of Education. She...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,500.00 MidAmerica National Bank Scholarship (Transfer)
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 Patrick M. Magoon Scholarship
This account was established after a donation from Mr. Patrick M. Magoon. Mr. Magoon is the President and CEO of the Ann & Robert H Lurie...
This account was established after a donation from Mr. Patrick M....
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$300.00 Rebekah District Association #12 of Illinois 100F Scholarship
Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows And Rebekahs fund this scholarship. CRITERIA: Applicant must have a lodge affiliation in the...
Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows And Rebekahs fund this...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$0.00 Sheila A. Grone Roehlk Scholarship (Transfer)
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$0.00 Sheila A. Grone Roehlk Scholarship (Transfer)
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 Susan D. & Timothy J. Adams Scholarship
The scholarship was established in 2001 by Sue and Tim Adams, both employed at the time with Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS)...
The scholarship was established in 2001 by Sue and Tim Adams, both...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Theodore A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship
The Theodore A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship has been generously funded by Kate Nelson in memory of her late husband and his love for Western...
The Theodore A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship has been generously funded...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Theodore A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship
The Theodore A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship has been generously funded by Kate Nelson in memory of her late husband and his love for Western...
The Theodore A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship has been generously funded...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $250-500
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 Western Illinois NOW (WIN) Alumni Council Scholarship (Transfer)
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$750.00 Western Illinois Now (WIN) Alumni Scholarships (Transfer)
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$750.00 Western Illinois Now (WIN) Alumni Scholarships (Transfer)
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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline05/01/2020