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 2019-20 links below to view scholarships according to applicant groups.

2019-20 DEADLINES:

  • GENERAL NEW FRESHMAN: February 15, 2019 – 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, 2019
  • 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
$1,250 Ann Collins Jazz Piano Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For consideration, please visit WIU Jazz Scholarships. The Ann Collins Jazz Piano...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000 Bessie Myers Music Scholarship
The Bessie Myers Music Scholarship Fund was established by Ms. Bessie Myers through a bequest. CRITERIA: Applicants should demonstrate...
The Bessie Myers Music Scholarship Fund was established by Ms. Bessie...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Blyler Scholarship for Music Excellence
This account was established by Dr. Dorothea Blyler to provide an annual scholarship for Music majors in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter...
This account was established by Dr. Dorothea Blyler to provide an annual...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Charolette Megginson Endowed Vocal Scholarship
After having taught for 35 years, Charolette Megginson established this scholarship as a gift to show her love for performing and the students whom...
After having taught for 35 years, Charolette Megginson established this...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500 Claire & Hazel Faust Horn Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Randall and Sharon Faust in memory of Randall’s parents, Claire and Hazel Faust. CRITERIA: Currently...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Randall and Sharon Faust in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000 Dale Hopper Jazz Studies Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For consideration, please visit WIU Jazz Scholarships. This account was established by...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies David & Susan Reem Scholarship
This account was established by Dr. David and Susan Reem of Macomb to recognize and reward undergraduate musical excellence in the areas of voice...
This account was established by Dr. David and Susan Reem of Macomb to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Donald F. & Marcia Bouseman Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To apply for an audition, please visit the WIU Department of Music. Donald...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Dr. Claudia McCain Music Business Scholarship
This account was established to create the Dr. Claudia McCain Music Business Scholarship Fund. CRITERIA: Music Business major Senior class...
This account was established to create the Dr. Claudia McCain Music...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Dr. Tanya Lesinsky Carey Suzuki Scholarship
The origin of the funds was from the donation of lesson fees paid by Suzuki families for Almita Vamos and Tanya Carey. CRITERIA: Undergraduate or...
The origin of the funds was from the donation of lesson fees paid by...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500 Gene Michael Goad Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Sue and Brett Goad in memory of their son, Gene. CRITERIA: Major in Choral Music Junior class...
This scholarship was established by Sue and Brett Goad in memory of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Golden Lyre Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Golden Lyre Foundation. CRITERIA: Major in the WIU School of Music Demonstrate outstanding vocal musical talent
This scholarship is funded by the Golden Lyre...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,100 Grant & Kathryn Shanklin Scholarship
John Shanklin and his wife Louise established this scholarship in honor of his parents Grant and Kathryn Shanklin. CRITERIA: Demonstrated...
John Shanklin and his wife Louise established this scholarship in honor...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,100
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000 Hei Chu & Hyung Ja Kim Piano Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Hei Chu Kim by Hyung Ja Kim and her family to support graduate or undergraduate piano study in...
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Hei Chu Kim by Hyung...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500 Hugo Magliocco Trombone Scholarship
In tribute to a long and distinguished career culminating with 36 years at Western Illinois University as the first trombone instructor, Dr. Hugo...
In tribute to a long and distinguished career culminating with 36 years...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2019
$250 James Magsig Collaborative Piano Scholarship
The James Magsig Collaborative Piano Scholarship account was established as an endowment through the generosity of James (Jim)...
The James Magsig Collaborative Piano Scholarship account was established...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $250
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Jane Lanier Synovitz Memorial Scholarship
This account was established by Dr. Robert J. Synovitz, WIU professor,in memory of his late wife, Jane Lanier Synovitz. CRITERIA: Female Music...
This account was established by Dr. Robert J. Synovitz, WIU professor,in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$800 Julstrom Music Scholarship
The Julstrom Music Scholarship was established by Dr. Clifford A. and Rosa Julstrom. CRITERIA: String Music major Junior class level Minimum...
The Julstrom Music Scholarship was established by Dr. Clifford A. and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $800
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Laura Beu Music Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the estate of Dr. Frank A. Beu, President Emeritus of WIU. CRITERIA: Music major Sophomore, junior, or...
This scholarship was established by the estate of Dr. Frank A. Beu,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500 Lillian Ruth Robertson Piano Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To apply for an audition, please visit the WIU Department of Music. The Lillian...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,250 Lillian Ruth Robertson Strings Scholarship
The Lilian Ruth Robertson Scholarship in Strings was established by Ms. Viriginia Erman in honor of her mother Lilian Ruth Robertson (Mrs. James C....
The Lilian Ruth Robertson Scholarship in Strings was established by Ms....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline02/15/2019
$750 Lillian Ruth Robertson Voice Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To apply for an audition, please visit the WIU Department of Music. The Lillian...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUDITION APPLICATION. To...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $750
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Oren Gould Memorial Scholarship
This account was established by family and friends of Dr. A. Oren Gould to honor his memory and to encourage outstanding instrumental music...
This account was established by family and friends of Dr. A. Oren Gould...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000 R. Bruce & Lila L. Gardner Singer Scholarship
This account was created after Associate Professor of Music emeritus, R. Bruce, and his wife, Linda L. Gardner, established an...
This account was created after Associate Professor of Music emeritus, R....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Rex & Ann Collins Jazz Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For consideration, please visit WIU Jazz Scholarships. This scholarship was established...
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES A SEPARATE APPLICATION. For...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,100 Rhoda Grass Butler Piano Scholarship
This scholarship was established and funded by Rhoda Grass Butler. CRITERIA: Students must be junior, senior, or possess graduate Minimum 3.0...
This scholarship was established and funded by Rhoda Grass...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,100
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Richard Cheadle Percussion Scholarship
The Richard Cheadle Percussion Scholarship was established in February 2015 to provide an annual award to a WIU percussion...
The Richard Cheadle Percussion Scholarship was established in February...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$750 Roscoe G. Linder Band Scholarship
This account was established after Dr. Roscoe G. Linder donated to WIU to fund band scholarships. CRITERIA: The applicant must be a second-year...
This account was established after Dr. Roscoe G. Linder donated to WIU...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $750
Deadline02/15/2019
$3,000 Ruby Miller Raglin Scholarship
The Ruby Miller Raglin Memorial Scholarship in Music was established by the Orpha Raglin Welke estate to provide scholarship assistance to...
The Ruby Miller Raglin Memorial Scholarship in Music was established by...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Tom Wood Clarinet Scholarship
The Tom Wood Clarinet Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Tom Wood, a prominent Illinois jazz...
The Tom Wood Clarinet Scholarship was established by family and friends...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,100 Violet H. Poppleton Scholarship
The Violet H. Poppleton Scholarship for a female vocal music major was established by her children, Terry Poppleton, Nancy Krey, and Jill...
The Violet H. Poppleton Scholarship for a female vocal music major was...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,100
Deadline02/15/2019
$500 Walter H. Eller Music Scholarship
The Walter H. Eller Music Scholarship was established by Walter Eller, Associate Professor of Physics at Western Illinois University from 1920...
The Walter H. Eller Music Scholarship was established by Walter Eller,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/15/2019
N/A Wanninger Family Scholarship
The Wanninger Foundation was established by the children of Forrest and Mary Wanninger in recognition of their parents’ long dedication to the...
The Wanninger Foundation was established by the children of Forrest and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: N/A
Deadline02/15/2019
$500 WIU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Scholarship
The WIU Voca Jazz Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. James L. Conley in support of the WIU Newcomers. CRITERIA: Member of the WIU Vocal...
The WIU Voca Jazz Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. James L....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Women's Club Music Scholarship
THE FOLLOWING AWARD IS SELECTED BY AN EXTERNAL ORGANIZATION. To apply, eligible students should contact the Macomb High School band program. The...
THE FOLLOWING AWARD IS SELECTED BY AN EXTERNAL ORGANIZATION. To apply,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019