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.

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
$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: 06/03/2020
  • Award: $600
Deadline06/03/2020
$1000 CAROL JACOBSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Carol Jacobson Remembrance Fund was established by Dr. Michael Jacobson, former faculty member and chairperson in the Department of Elementary...
The Carol Jacobson Remembrance Fund was established by Dr. Michael...
  • Deadline: 06/05/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline06/05/2020
$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: 08/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000 to $4,000
Deadline08/01/2020
Varies Albert Eads Scholarship
Mary B. Ewing created this scholarship in memory of Albert Eads, who was a leader on the committee that established Western Normal School which...
Mary B. Ewing created this scholarship in memory of Albert Eads, who was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$1,000.00 WIU Foundation Two 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
$1,500.00 A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship (Freshman)
The A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship was established by professor emeritus Dr. Gil Belles. CRITERIA: Admitted incoming freshman or transfer...
The A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship was established by professor emeritus...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Alice Bennett Kellogg Kinesiology Scholarship
Alice Bennett Kellogg was a graduate of WIU and is a legendary name on the Western Illinois University Macomb campus and in the Macomb community....
Alice Bennett Kellogg was a graduate of WIU and is a legendary name on...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Alice Irene Gardner Schulze & Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship
The Alice Irene Gardner Schulze and Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship was established by William E. Schulze in memory of his grandmother, Alice,...
The Alice Irene Gardner Schulze and Irene M. Schulze Wilcox Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Betty & Henry Ruebush Scholarship
The Ruebush family has a strong reputation in McDonough County, IL as farmers and conservators of the rich farmland in the...
The Ruebush family has a strong reputation in McDonough County, IL as...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship
The Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of awarding scholarships to students from McDonough County,...
The Burdette & Kathryn Knappenberger Scholarship Fund was established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Clarence & Josephine Johnson Scholarship
The Clarence E. and Josephine L. Johnson Scholarship was established by the late Dr. Josephine L. Johnson. Clarence Johnson was Dr. Josephine...
The Clarence E. and Josephine L. Johnson Scholarship was established by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Clela Trotter Wilson Scholarship
NOTE: THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP – eligible students should contact the Macomb High School counselor to obtain and submit an application. The...
NOTE: THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP – eligible students should contact...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$850.00 Collin S. Wilcox Scholarship
The Collin S. Wilcox Scholarship was established by Mrs. Irene Schulze Wilcox in memory of her husband, Collin. CRITERIA: First preference to a...
The Collin S. Wilcox Scholarship was established by Mrs. Irene Schulze...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $850.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Corydon Hubbert Scholarship
The Corydon M. Hubbert Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Corydon M. Hubbert by his mother, Mrs. Esta Lou Hubbert; his widow, Mrs....
The Corydon M. Hubbert Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Craig F. Glattly Memorial Scholarship
The Craig F. Glattly Foundation was formed upon Craig?۪s untimely passing .Empowerment is the primary focus of the foundation, formed by Craig’s...
The Craig F. Glattly Foundation was formed upon Craig?۪s untimely...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Dana Lynn Park Memorial Scholarship
The Dana Lynn Park Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Ellie O’Brien in memory of her daughter, Dana Lynn Park, who was an Elementary...
The Dana Lynn Park Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Ellie...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Dave & Jackie Thompson Scholarship for Military Dependents
Dave Thompson, a Macomb Northwestern Mutual Financial agent, and his wife, retired WIU Vice President for Administrative Services Jackie Thompson,...
Dave Thompson, a Macomb Northwestern Mutual Financial agent, and his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1000 Delano and Margaret Kruzan Scholarship
Delano Kruzan graduated from WIU in 1960 with a Bachelor of Education degree in Spanish and later obtained a Masters of Arts in Spanish Arts...
Delano Kruzan graduated from WIU in 1960 with a Bachelor of Education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$1,000.00 Delbert & Olive Bussan Memorial Scholarship
The Delbert Bussan Memorial Scholarship was established by WIU alumnus Paul E. Bussan in memory of his father Delbert Bussan. CRITERIA: Incoming...
The Delbert Bussan Memorial Scholarship was established by WIU alumnus...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: TBD
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $250.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
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 school...
This account was established by Dr. Beatrice (Bea) & Jim...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
$1,000.00 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
$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
$1,000.00 Leroy Daniels Scholarship
The Leroy Daniels Scholarship was established in 1986 by the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center and community donors including the late Lois Mills,...
The Leroy Daniels Scholarship was established in 1986 by the Gwendolyn...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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
$1,000.00 Max Runkle Endowed Scholarship for Biology
Max William Runkle, a native of Macomb, Illinois, was a proud graduate of Western Illinois University earning a Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology...
Max William Runkle, a native of Macomb, Illinois, was a proud graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $300.00
Ended