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.

LISTED AWARD AMOUNTS ARE ESTIMATED AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Visit wiu.edu/scholarships for additional information.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline03/15/2020
$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 ASIS WIU CHAPTER SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP
The WIU Student Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security Scholarship encourages high academic achievement and assists students with...
The WIU Student Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$2000 Carol and Bill Myers Education scholarship
The Carol and Bill Myers Education Scholarship was created by Carol and Bill Myers. Carol and Bill met while attending WIU in 1968, and married...
The Carol and Bill Myers Education Scholarship was created by Carol and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2000
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
$1,200.00 CHEF JOHN LAWRENCE SCHOLARSHIP
The Chef John Scholarship was established by Mr. John R. Lawrence to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Dietetics. CRITERIA: To be...
The Chef John Scholarship was established by Mr. John R. Lawrence to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
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
varies Danielle Nguyen Memorial Scholarship
The Danielle Nguyen Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Danielle Nguyen, a senior student who was killed in a tragic accident....
The Danielle Nguyen Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
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
$1000 Donna S. Phillips Scholarship
This account was established in 2004 to honor Dr. Donna Phillips, former chair of the Dept. of Physical Education at WIU, upon her retirement from...
This account was established in 2004 to honor Dr. Donna Phillips, former...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 DORA SHARP SCHOLARSHIP
The Dora Sharp Scholarship was established by Helen Yeast to honor Ms. Dora Sharp, head of women’s physical education at Western from 1925 until...
The Dora Sharp Scholarship was established by Helen Yeast to honor Ms....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1200 DOROTHY W. HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP
The Dorothy Holland Scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to outstanding students in the DFMH Department with career goals...
The Dorothy Holland Scholarship was established to provide scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1200
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
$1,200.00 DR. MARGARET A LAVERY NSCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Lavery graduated from WIU in 1976 witha BS in Home Economics. She is an Assistant Professor at the Marshall University School of Medicine....
Dr. Lavery graduated from WIU in 1976 witha BS in Home Economics. She is...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$700 Dr. Marion Blackinton Kinesiology Scholarship
HISTORY: The Western Illinois University Foundation will hereby establish a scholarship endowment per the terms of this agreement, to become...
HISTORY: The Western Illinois University Foundation will hereby...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $700
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
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $900
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
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $700
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
$2000 GEORGE HERMANN GRADUATE SCHOARSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
Hermann established the George Hermann Graduate Scholarship in Sport Management to assist students with financial need. CRITERIA: Graduate standing...
Hermann established the George Hermann Graduate Scholarship in Sport...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000 to $4,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000 GREG AND DOROTHY CHAPMAN COMMUNITY POLICING SCHOLARSHIP
Greg Chapman served as a police officer in Plainfield, IL for six years while he attended classes at WIU. While employment expectations and a...
Greg Chapman served as a police officer in Plainfield, IL for six years...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
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
$750.00 HAROLD 'DENNY' BRIGNADELLO SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship shall be named the Harold “Denny” Brignadello Memorial Award and has been established through the Oak River Foundation by Theresa...
This scholarship shall be named the Harold “Denny” Brignadello Memorial...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 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
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $900
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
$0.00 Illinois Park District Internship Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
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
$600 JERILYN PECHARICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Jerilyn Pecharich Memorial Scholarship fund was established by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Jeri Pecharich. CRITERIA: Law...
The Jerilyn Pecharich Memorial Scholarship fund was established by...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $600
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