All 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
Up to tuition, fees, room, & board President's Four Year Scholarship
The President’s Four Year Scholarship is a supplemental Foundation scholarship that, in conjunction with the $8,000 Western Commitment ...
The President’s Four Year Scholarship is a supplemental Foundation...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2019
  • Award: Up to tuition, fees, room, & board
Deadline12/01/2019
$700 ADA B. DRAKE & HAZEL M. OEST SCHOL
The Ada B. Drake and Hazel M. Oest Scholarship was established by Roscoe G. Linder to honor his sisters, Ada Drake and Hazel Oest. CRITERIA:...
The Ada B. Drake and Hazel M. Oest Scholarship was established by Roscoe...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$1500 DOT Foods Scholarship
As the nation’s first and largest food redistributor, Dot Foods’ nine distribution centers serve all 50 states. CRITERIA: Junior through Senior...
As the nation’s first and largest food redistributor, Dot Foods’ nine...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1500
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $900
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $900
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$500 MAXINE ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Maxine L. Robinson Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Opal Wedeberg to honor her sister Maxine Robinson. CRITERIA: Elementary Education...
The Maxine L. Robinson Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Opal...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/15/2020
$0.00 OPAL STONE WEDEBERG SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by family and friends as a memorial to Opal Wedeberg. CRITERIA: Elementary Education and/or Reading major,...
This scholarship was established by family and friends as a memorial to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1500 WILLIAM L. EPPERLY SCHOLARSHIP
The Epperly Marketing Scholarship Fund was established to support academically meritorious Marketing majors in the WIU College of Business and...
The Epperly Marketing Scholarship Fund was established to support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1500
Deadline02/15/2020
$0.00 ADA B. DRAKE & HAZEL M. OEST SCHOL
The Ada B. Drake and Hazel M. Oest Scholarship was established by Roscoe G. Linder to honor his sisters, Ada Drake and Hazel Oest. CRITERIA:...
The Ada B. Drake and Hazel M. Oest Scholarship was established by Roscoe...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 ALEJANDRO VALADEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Following the death of Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity brothers chose to honor him with a scholarship at WIU....
Following the death of Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, Sigma...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1600 ALPHA CHI SCHOLARSHIP
The Alpha Delta Kappa-Alpha Chi Chapter Honorary Teachers Sorority ScholarshipFund was established by members of the sorority. CRITERIA: To apply...
The Alpha Delta Kappa-Alpha Chi Chapter Honorary Teachers Sorority...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1600
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Anita Magafas Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
The Anita Magafas Non-Traditional Student Scholarship was established in honor of Professor Magafas who was an RPTA professor for 15 years prior to...
The Anita Magafas Non-Traditional Student Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 ANNA FAGERLIE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Mrs. Anna Fagerlie was a professor of education at WIU from 1960 until she retired in 1983. She was the co-author of an English textbook for...
Mrs. Anna Fagerlie was a professor of education at WIU from 1960 until...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1500 ARLINGTON & ARLENE SEYMOUR SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created by educators Arlington “Arlie” and Arlene Seymour. CRITERIA: Accepted into the Teacher Education Program as...
This scholarship was created by educators Arlington “Arlie” and Arlene...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/15/2020
$650 ARTHUR CLAYTON AND RICHARD WESTGATE SCHOLARSHIP
The Arthur F. Clayton and Richard Westgate Scholarship was established by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration. CRITERIA:...
The Arthur F. Clayton and Richard Westgate Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $650
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 CHARLES GRICE AND JOSEPHINE LUMAN GRICE FLEISHER SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$900 CHOWN/HIMMEL SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Chown/Himmel Special Education Scholarship was established by former Vice President for Business (Administrative) Services, Art Chown, and his...
The Chown/Himmel Special Education Scholarship was established by former...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $900
Deadline03/15/2020
$500 COEHS Dean's Non-Traditional Scholarship
This scholarship was created to recognize single family or married individuals –especially parents- returning to school and working full or part...
This scholarship was created to recognize single family or married...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2020
$2000 COEHS Dean's Office Freshman Scholarship
The College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Office established this scholarship. CRITERIA: Applicant must be in incoming high school...
The College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Office established...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 DAN AND SHERYL YODER RPTA SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 DAN AND SHERYL YODER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 David & Gretchen Miller Scholarship
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider) Miller. CRITERIA: Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA Enrolled in a program of...
This scholarship was established by David and Gretchen (Bergschneider)...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 Dean and Ellen Zoerink Scholarship
Dean and Ellen Zoerink Scholarship established the scholarship upon their retirements from WIU. CRITERIA: Major in one of the following programs of...
Dean and Ellen Zoerink Scholarship established the scholarship upon...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$4800 DR. ANNA M GRUBER SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Gruber established this account. She served as Chairperson of the Department of Elementary Education. CRITERIA: Elementary Education major who...
Dr. Gruber established this account. She served as Chairperson of the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $4800
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
$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
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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1200 JOHN & BETTY STOREY SCHOLARSHIP
The John and Betty Storey Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Storey by his former students. CRITERIA: Fully admitted into the Counselor...
The John and Betty Storey Scholarship was established in honor of Dr....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1200
Deadline03/15/2020
$1450 JOHN A. & IVABELL M MEANS SCHOL
The John and Ivabell Means Scholarship was established by John A. and Ivabell Means. CRITERIA: Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education)...
The John and Ivabell Means Scholarship was established by John A. and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1450
Deadline03/15/2020
$350 JOHN AND MARY LEACH SCHOLARSHIP
The John H. and Mary M. Leach Scholarship was established by Drs. John H. and Mary M. Leach, emeriti faculty of Western Illinois University, to...
The John H. and Mary M. Leach Scholarship was established by Drs. John...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $350
Deadline03/15/2020
$400 JOHN B. BEAVER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline03/15/2020
$300 JOHN C. ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
The John C. Roberts Scholarship Fund was established by Professor John C. Roberts. CRITERIA: Senior class level at the time of award with at least...
The John C. Roberts Scholarship Fund was established by Professor John...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $300
Deadline03/15/2020
$1500 KATHARINE THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Katherine Thompson Scholarship was established by the Katherine Thompson Club. CRITERIA: Elementary Education major, Junior or senior class...
The Katherine Thompson Scholarship was established by the Katherine...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/15/2020