Sheila A. Grone Roehlk Scholarship (Freshman)

Sheila attended Farnham, Allen Park, and Lombard schools before she graduated from Galesburg High school in 1959. She received an Illinois State Scholarship to attend Western Illinois University, graduating with a B.S. in Education in 1963. She received her Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois in 1966. She was awarded the National Defense Education Act grant to continue post graduate work at Northwestern Illinois University. She also studied at the University of Iowa, Illinois State University, and Northern Illinois University. Sheila taught at Allen Park, L.T. Stone, Steele, Nielson, Cooke, and Galesburg High Schools. She was a principal at Allen Park and Costa Catholic Academy as well as a part-time assistant to the Knox County Superintendent of Schools.
She was a past member of Alpha Delta Kappa and Phi Delta Kappa. Sheila was a life member of Sigma Kappa social sorority, the Illinois Education Association, and the National Education Association.


  • Minimum 3.25 GPA (high school GPA if entering freshman and transfer GPA if new transfer)
  • Financial need
  • Must award to qualified applicant if a graduate of Galesburg High School, IL
  • Education major
  • If no Galesburg High School graduate, second priority given to graduates from a Knox County, IL high school
  • If there are no applicants who meet these criteria, the scholarships shall then be made available to all education majors

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