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
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: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Up to tuition, fees, room, & board
Deadline12/01/2020
$500 RONALD LANE ABRELL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ronald Abrell Scholarship was established by family and friends in honor of Abrell’s life-long commitment to student teachers and the teaching...
The Ronald Abrell Scholarship was established by family and friends in...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline12/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$500.00 Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship
The Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship was established by Mandeep Singh and Sujata Karkare in memory of their daughter Anika. CRITERIA: Junior...
The Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship was established by Mandeep Singh...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$0.00 CHARLENE CALLISON SCHOLARSHIP
The Charlene G. Callison Fashion Merchandising Scholarship was established by Dr. Charlene G. Callison and her husband, Dr. Larry T. Balsamo....
The Charlene G. Callison Fashion Merchandising Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$650.00 Clifford B. Latherow Memorial Scholarship
The Clifford B. Latherow Four-Year WIU Foundation Scholarship was established by family and friends after Cliff’s death. CRITERIA: Must be an...
The Clifford B. Latherow Four-Year WIU Foundation Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $650.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $850.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
$3000 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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $3000
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$200.00 Dorothy E. Watson Scholarship
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E. Watson. CRITERIA: Graduate of a McDonough County high school Incoming freshman...
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$200.00 Dorothy E. Watson Scholarship
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E. Watson. CRITERIA: Graduate of a McDonough County high school Incoming freshman...
This account was established in the name of Dorothy E....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1300
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $5,000 per spouse
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: TBD
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1100
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/01/2021