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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Award Name Actions
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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020
$0.00 CHARLES GRICE AND JOSEPHINE LUMAN GRICE FLEISHER SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/15/2020
$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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/15/2020
$0.00 Leanne L. Grice Porch Scholarship
The Leanne L. Grice Porch Scholarship was established by Dr. George Grice in honor of his sister, Leanne L. Grice Porch. CRITERIA: Incoming...
The Leanne L. Grice Porch Scholarship was established by Dr. George...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/15/2020
$0.00 Wrenn R. and Evelyn J. Grice Scholarship
The Wrenn R. and Evelyn J. Grice Scholarship was established by Dr. George L. Grice to honor his parents, Wrenn Routh and Evelyn Janette Luman...
The Wrenn R. and Evelyn J. Grice Scholarship was established by Dr....
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/15/2020
$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: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1600
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1500
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1200
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$0.00 DR. ROSCOE G. LINDER GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
The Roscoe G. Linder Education-Graduate was established by Dr. Roscoe Linder. CRITERIA: Graduate student enrolled full time in the Teacher...
The Roscoe G. Linder Education-Graduate was established by Dr. Roscoe...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $850
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$0.00 Illinois Park District Internship Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$1000 Illinois State Police
HISTORY: This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Dennis Bowman in 2017. Dr. Bowman began at WIU in 1999 as a Professor in the School of Law...
HISTORY: This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Dennis Bowman in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$800 JAY W. STEIN YOUNG 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: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1200
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1450
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
$1000 JOHN D. & M. DENISE RANGER SCHOLARSHIP
The John D. and Mary Denise Ranger Scholarship was established by WIU alumnus, John D. Ranger. CRITERIA: Enrolled as a WIU graduate student in a...
The John D. and Mary Denise Ranger Scholarship was established by WIU...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$900 KARA LEIGH BROUGHTON MEMORIAL SCHOLAFRSHIP
The Kara Leigh Broughton Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Kara, who was killed in a car accident before...
The Kara Leigh Broughton Memorial Scholarship was established by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $900
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1500
Ended
$550 KATHLEEN BROPHY SCHOLARSHIP
The Kathleen Brophy Scholarship was established in honor of Kathleen Brophy, retired professor and chair of women’s physical education. CRITERIA:...
The Kathleen Brophy Scholarship was established in honor of Kathleen...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $550
Ended
$1500 KEITH WEBB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Keith Webb Memorial Scholarship was established by WIU alum, Dan K. Webb, in memory of his father, Keith Webb. CRITERIA: Be a major in the...
The Keith Webb Memorial Scholarship was established by WIU alum, Dan K....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1500
Ended
varies Kinesiology Alumni Scholarship
The Kinesiology Alumni Scholarship was established by funds contributed to the department by interested alumni. CRITERIA: Incoming Freshmen, ACT...
The Kinesiology Alumni Scholarship was established by funds contributed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended