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.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$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
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $700
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $700
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 ALBERT AND DOROTHY BURGARD SCHOLARSHIP IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
This account was established through a bequest of the estate of Dorothy Burgard. CRITERIA: The student must be enrolled at Western Illinois...
This account was established through a bequest of the estate of Dorothy...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 ALBERT AND DOROTHY BURGARD SCHOLARSHIP IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
This account was established through a bequest of the estate of Dorothy Burgard. CRITERIA: The student must be enrolled at Western Illinois...
This account was established through a bequest of the estate of Dorothy...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1600
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1600
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Alumni ACPA Convention
The CSP Alumni ACPA Scholarship was established by alumni of the CSP program. It is awarded to a CSP student who has a genuine interest in...
The CSP Alumni ACPA Scholarship was established by alumni of the CSP...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Alumni ACPA Convention
The CSP Alumni ACPA Scholarship was established by alumni of the CSP program. It is awarded to a CSP student who has a genuine interest in...
The CSP Alumni ACPA Scholarship was established by alumni of the CSP...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $650
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 BEN HUGHES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This account was established in memory of Dr. Benjamin (Ben) Hughes. CRITERIA: Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (overall...
This account was established in memory of Dr. Benjamin (Ben) Hughes. ...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1000 Bob and Donna Pierson Scholarship
HISTORY: This account was established in Nov 2013 by a donation from the Piersons. Bob was a Professor at WIU in the College of Education for 30...
HISTORY: This account was established in Nov 2013 by a donation from...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Brzozowski Emerging Student Affairs Professional Scholarship
Alana and Jeremy Brzozowski reside in Canada and established this scholarship to provide assistance and recognize the success of a first-year CSP...
Alana and Jeremy Brzozowski reside in Canada and established this...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Brzozowski Emerging Student Affairs Professional Scholarship
Alana and Jeremy Brzozowski reside in Canada and established this scholarship to provide assistance and recognize the success of a first-year CSP...
Alana and Jeremy Brzozowski reside in Canada and established this...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500 CHARLES A. LEONARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Charles A. Leonard Memorial Fund was created in memory of Charles A. Leonard, a professor in the Political Science Department at Western...
The Charles A. Leonard Memorial Fund was created in memory of Charles A....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 CHARLES GRICE AND JOSEPHINE LUMAN GRICE FLEISHER SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 CHARLES GRICE AND JOSEPHINE LUMAN GRICE FLEISHER SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $900
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $900
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 College Student Personnel Multicultural Scholarship
The CSP Multicultural Scholarship was established by an alumna of the CSP program. CRITERIA: Advanced student (have completed at least 20 hours by...
The CSP Multicultural Scholarship was established by an alumna of the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 College Student Personnel Multicultural Scholarship
The CSP Multicultural Scholarship was established by an alumna of the CSP program. CRITERIA: Advanced student (have completed at least 20 hours by...
The CSP Multicultural Scholarship was established by an alumna of the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Counselor Education Alumni Scholarship
The Counselor Education Alumni Scholarship was established by the Department of Counselor Education at WIU. CRITERIA: Major in Counselor Education,...
The Counselor Education Alumni Scholarship was established by the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 DAN AND SHERYL YODER RPTA SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 DAN AND SHERYL YODER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
varies Dea Forney CSP Alumni Scholarship
The College Student Personnel (CSP) Alumni Scholarship was established at Western Illinois University. CRITERIA: Advanced student (have completed...
The College Student Personnel (CSP) Alumni Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
varies Dea Forney CSP Alumni Scholarship
The College Student Personnel (CSP) Alumni Scholarship was established at Western Illinois University. CRITERIA: Advanced student (have completed...
The College Student Personnel (CSP) Alumni Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1200
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4800
Deadline03/15/2021