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 community. He was a 2000 graduate of Macomb High School and a 2006 graduate of WIU, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. His passion was for law enforcement and his professional career included employment with the Macomb Police Department, the Illinois National Guard, and Meador Investigations. His dedication to family made him a wonderful father and a loving husband, and his likable personality and generosity made him a respected man who had many dear friends. He was an active volunteer in his church, teaching children’s Sunday school classes. He also served in his community as a volunteer for multiple organizations and fundraising events. Although his life was abruptly cut short at the age of 28, Hill’s legacy of helping others lives on through those who knew and loved him.

Michael Meador is a man of admirable character and great integrity. In their time of tragedy and uncertainty, he took it upon himself to go far above and beyond to provide support and security for Eric’s grieving family. His selflessness, compassion, and servant’s heart has created a lasting impression and great amount of gratitude with those he has impacted. This scholarship honors Michael as a small token of sincere thanks form the Hill family. This scholarship is intended to help further the education of an MHS graduate entering WIU who exemplifies the following type of student:


  • MHS senior committed to attending WIU the fall following graduation
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Financial need
  • Community Involvement (volunteering, mentoring, service, church involvement, etc.)

Questions regarding eligibility? Contact:
WIU Scholarship Office (New Freshman)