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Welcome to Western Illinois University’s Scholarship Opportunities Homepage!

Western Illinois University proudly supports students’ academic achievements through our scholarship opportunities. These opportunities are made possible through generous financial support from our alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff, who believe a high-quality education should be accessible to deserving students without imposing excessive financial burden. Their commitment to education and dedication to our students enables us to award nearly $2 million in scholarship assistance every year.

We are grateful to our scholarship donors, who make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and enhance the quality of a WIU education. We invite all students to explore the various scholarship opportunities available. Your dreams are within reach, thanks to those who believe in you.

2024-2025 Scholarship Deadlines:

We also recommend students use our Scholarship Checklist for New Freshman or 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. .

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.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500.00 Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship
The Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship was established by Mandeep Singh...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Beu Jeans for Scholarships
The concept for Beu Jeans for Scholarships materialized during a Beu...
Deadline03/01/2024
$5,000.00 Bruce and Betty Karaffa Family Scholarship
Bruce and Betty Karaffa started this scholarship as a way to support...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,500.00 C. Emery & Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship
The C. Emery and Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund was...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Carlson Family Educational Scholarship
Byron Carlson graduated from Western in 1968 with a Bachelor of Business...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Delta Tau Delta Scholarship
THIS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL APPLICATION. To apply, please...
Deadline03/01/2024
$5,000 per spouse Eric R. and Cherie J. Clark Scholarship for Married Students
Eric and Cherie Clark became engaged after their freshman year and got...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship
The Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship was established by Josh and...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500.00 Fusion for Innovation Scholarship
Full time enrollment, Undergraduate student pursuing a major or minor in...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500.00 Gary & Jo Schwartz Scholarship
The Schwartzs established an endowment to support Leadership...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,500.00 Jack & Deedee Brannigan Scholarship
The fund was established by John “Jack” Brannigan and his wife Deedee...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 James & Beatrice Wehrly Scholarship
The Bea and Jim Wehrly Scholarship Fund was established by Drs. Beatrice...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Jon Slater Theta Chi Alumni Scholarship
The Theta Chi Alumni Scholarship was established by alumni of the Theta...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Parent & Family Association (PFA) Book Award
This book scholarship is supported by the Parent & Family Association...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Paul Anast Sigma Chi Fraternity Annual Scholarship
This annual scholarship has been established by Paul Anast to help...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 PFA Dalcamo Leadership Scholarship
Bernie and Diane Dalcamo were the President and Vice President of the...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500.00 PFA Gold Scholarship
Members of the WIU Parents and Family Association (PFA) established the...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500.00 PFA Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Scholarship
The Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Textbook Award was established by the...
Deadline03/01/2024
$2500 Sentry Insurance Diversity Scholarship
HISTORY: To provide scholarships within WIU that encourage diversity,...
Deadline03/01/2024
$0.00 Sigma Chi House Scholarship
This scholarship by Dr. Charles “Chuck” Gilbert of Nauvoo, IL. Chuck...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Susan D. & Timothy J. Adams Scholarship
The scholarship was established in 2001 by Sue and Tim Adams, both...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 University Women's Scholarship
The University Women’s Scholarship was established by the WIU University...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1000 Willis and Thermutis Christie Scholarship
The Willis and Thermutis Christie Scholarship was established in...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500 WIU Summer Scholarship
The WIU Foundation offers a limited number of academic scholarships for...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,500.00 Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship
The Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship was established by her family...
Deadline05/01/2024
$1,500.00 Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship was established and funded by...
Deadline05/01/2024
$1,000.00 Leroy Daniels Scholarship
The Leroy Daniels Scholarship was established in 1986 by the Gwendolyn...
Deadline05/01/2024
$0.00 Rebekah District Association #12 of Illinois 100F Scholarship
Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows And Rebekahs fund this...
Deadline05/01/2024
$1,000.00 Pogue Family Scholarship (Current)
The “Pogue Family Scholarship” was established to honor Captain Earl G....
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