All 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 2018-19 links below to view scholarships according to applicant groups.

2018-19 DEADLINES:

  • GENERAL NEW FRESHMAN: February 15, 2018 – 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.
  • GENERAL NEW TRANSFER: May 1, 2018
  • GENERAL CURRENT STUDENT: Varies by scholarship

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
$1,000.00 Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship
The Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship was established by Josh and Mindy Dobereiner in honor of their son. Although Ethan’s life was short, his...
The Ethan Dobereiner Memorial Scholarship was established by Josh and...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline08/01/2018
Varies Paul Anast Sigma Chi Fraternity Annual Scholarship
This annual scholarship has been established by Paul Anast to help assist members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity with their educational expenses. Paul...
This annual scholarship has been established by Paul Anast to help...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/01/2018
$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 married after their sophomore year while they were attending WIU. This...
Eric and Cherie Clark became engaged after their freshman year and got...
  • Deadline: 08/03/2018
  • Award: $5,000 per spouse
Deadline08/03/2018
$1,000.00 Beu Jeans for Scholarships
The concept for Beu Jeans for Scholarships materialized during a Beu staff retreat when an employee requested a jeans day during Homecoming week,...
The concept for Beu Jeans for Scholarships materialized during a Beu...
  • Deadline: 09/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline09/01/2018
$1,500.00 Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship was established and funded by family and friends in memory of Joe Withers. CRITERIA: Enrolled full...
The Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship was established and funded by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship
The Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship was established by her family and friends upon her death at the age of 39. CRITERIA: Graduate of Macomb...
The Andrea Passmore Memorial Scholarship was established by her family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 C. Emery & Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship
The C. Emery and Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by John E. and Charles E. Sallstrom in memory of their parents,...
The C. Emery and Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 University Women's Scholarship
The University Women’s Scholarship was established by the WIU University Women’s Organization. CRITERIA: Currently enrolled female student on the...
The University Women’s Scholarship was established by the WIU University...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship
The Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship was established by Mandeep Singh and Sujata Karkare in memory of their daughter Anika. CRITERIA: Junior...
The Anika Singh Memorial Scholarship was established by Mandeep Singh...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Jack & Deedee Brannigan Scholarship
The fund was established by John “Jack” Brannigan and his wife Deedee Brannigan from Northfield, Illinois. CRITERIA: Must have completed 60...
The fund was established by John “Jack” Brannigan and his wife Deedee...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Leroy Daniels Scholarship
The Leroy Daniels Scholarship was established in 1986 by the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center and community donors including the late Lois Mills,...
The Leroy Daniels Scholarship was established in 1986 by the Gwendolyn...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Theta Chi Alumni Scholarship
The Theta Chi Alumni Scholarship was established by alumni of the Theta Chi Fraternity. CRITERIA: Enrolled as full-time student at WIU in...
The Theta Chi Alumni Scholarship was established by alumni of the Theta...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Carlson Family Educational Scholarship
Byron Carlson graduated from Western in 1968 with a Bachelor of Business degree and an MBA in 1971. CRITERIA: Open to all majors Full-time...
Byron Carlson graduated from Western in 1968 with a Bachelor of Business...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Gary & Jo Schwartz Scholarship
The Schwartzs established an endowment to support Leadership awards. CRITERIA: Must apply during freshman year Must be a sophomore at time award...
The Schwartzs established an endowment to support Leadership...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 James & Beatrice Wehrly Scholarship
The Bea and Jim Wehrly Scholarship Fund was established by Drs. Beatrice L. and James S. Wehrly. CRITERIA: Junior or senior class level with...
The Bea and Jim Wehrly Scholarship Fund was established by Drs. Beatrice...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Parent & Family Association (PFA) Book Award
This book scholarship is supported by the Parent & Family Association Fund drive. CRITERIA: Enrolled full time Preference to a student who...
This book scholarship is supported by the Parent & Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 PFA Dalcamo Leadership Scholarship
Bernie and Diane Dalcamo were the President and Vice President of the WIU Parents & Family Association (PFA) for the first 10 years of its...
Bernie and Diane Dalcamo were the President and Vice President of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 PFA Gold Scholarship
Members of the WIU Parents and Family Association (PFA) established the WIU PFA Gold Member Scholarship to recognize the dependent of a PFA Gold...
Members of the WIU Parents and Family Association (PFA) established the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 PFA Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Scholarship
The Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Textbook Award was established by the family of Mr. Lawrence Blatchley. CRITERIA: Enrolled full time Senior...
The Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Textbook Award was established by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Rudolph (Rudi) V. Womack Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Rudolph Womack was named Director of Academic Services at Western in 1972. Under the leadership of Dr. Womack, the program evolved from a...
Dr. Rudolph Womack was named Director of Academic Services at Western in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500 WIU Summer Scholarship
The WIU Foundation offers a limited number of academic scholarships for the Summer Session. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to...
The WIU Foundation offers a limited number of academic scholarships for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$300.00 Rebekah District Association #12 of Illinois 100F Scholarship
Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows And Rebekahs fund this scholarship. CRITERIA: Applicant must have a lodge affiliation in the...
Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows And Rebekahs fund this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Pogue Family Scholarship (Current)
The “Pogue Family Scholarship” was established to honor Captain Earl G. Pogue, his wife Evelyn M. Pogue, a graduate of WIU, and their son Lynn Earl...
The “Pogue Family Scholarship” was established to honor Captain Earl G....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Shane Van Vleet Memorial Scholarship for Biological Sciences
This scholarship has been funded by Carrie Van Vleet in memory of her husband, Shane Van Vleet. Shane, a native of Macomb, graduated from WIU in...
This scholarship has been funded by Carrie Van Vleet in memory of her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Susan D. & Timothy J. Adams Scholarship
The scholarship was established in 2001 by Sue and Tim Adams, both employed at the time with Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS)...
The scholarship was established in 2001 by Sue and Tim Adams, both...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended