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  • AAUW Angeline Gale Scholarship
    This scholarship is for women who are at least 26 years old, and pursues to complete their education even if they may have been interrupted for various reasons.
  • Alpha Delta Kappa-Alpha Chi Chapter Scholarship
    This scholarship is for female student must be a rising junior, senior or graduate student enrolled at Western Illinois University, have a 3.0 GPA and be pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Reading or Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural Education.
  • Alverno College Mossa Scholarship
    This scholarship is for out of state students going to Alverno College in Wisconsin.
  • Music
    Ann Collins Jazz Piano Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students enrolled in a music degree program as a major or minor and exhibit interest/talent in jazz piano performance.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Arlington & Arlene Seymour Scholarship
    This scholarship is for undergraduate student accepted into the Teacher Education Program, enrolled full time and have completed a minimum of 65 semester hours of credit.
  • Music
    Bessie Myers Music Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students who are music major and have capability and proficiency in performance. Applicants should demonstrate significant musical talent
  • Beu Jeans for Scholarships
    This scholarship is for students with financial need who plan to enter a health-related field.
  • Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program
    This scholarship is for students who wish to earn a degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Architecture or Art Education.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Carol Jacobson Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for junior (or Junior by the fall the ward is applied), students enrolled in special Education major and have a commitment to the field of special education as evidenced by professional activity in/to the field of special education.
  • Carol Strip Whitney Scholarship
    This scholarship is for candidates considered gifted, as denoted by the parent ID letter from their school district.
  • Carter Opportunity Scholarships
    This scholarship is for female Hispanic/Latino descent from the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.
  • Business Administration / Management
    CBT Distinguished Alumnus Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in business or technology major, completed at least 60 semester hours by the end of the spring semester of application and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    C. Emery & Thelma B. Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for a junior or senior student at the time the award is given and planned career in teaching.
  • Music
    Charles Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is to support to a student majoring in theory or piano who is in good standing at the university.
  • City Treasurer's Black History Month Scholarship
    This scholarship is for a senior in high school who has displayed outstanding academic achievement or community involvement and writes a thoughtful and impactful essay (600-1,200 words) on a topic related to Black History Month.
  • Music
    Claire & Hazel Faust Horn Scholarship
    This scholarship is for currently enrolled WIU horn student (undergraduate or graduate) pursuing a degree in music and be enrolled in Mus 227, Mus 427 or Mus 527 and Mus 121 or 501 in the same semester.
  • Colonel Henry Crown Scholarships
    This scholarship is for a high school senior who has participated in Junior Achievement of Chicago programs. Must have an average of "B" or better beginning in the sophomore year.
  • Accounting
    Colonel Marinda Coultas Wood Scholarship
    This scholarship is for junior or senior class level enrolled full time in Accountancy major.
  • Music
    Constance Eloise Aagesen Endowed Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is to support to a full time undergraduate student majoring in keyboard or woodwind in the School of Music.
  • Country Financial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students majoring in Finance or any of the business majors, including Accountancy, Economics, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain Management and have a minimum of 60 hours (junior standing) by the end of the semester of application.
  • Accounting
    Craig Neader Scholarship for Accountancy
    This scholarship is for accounting major entering the fourth or fifth year of the Integrated Accounting Program who have an involvement in Beta Alpha Psi.
  • Music
    Dale Hopper Jazz Studies Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students who are a Music major, significant musical talent and possesses an interest in and talent for jazz performance and provided service to WIU jazz ensembles.
  • Pilot / Aviation
    Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship
    The Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship was established in the honor and memory of Dan L. Meisinger Sr., whose career in aviation spanned 63 years. He was founder of Executive Beechcraft, headquartered in Kansas City, MO, and was twice named Beech Aircraft's Man of the Year.
  • Business Administration / Management
    David & Gretchen Miller Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students who have earned a minimum of 60 semester hours, junior or senior status and enrolled full time in a program of study leading to the Bachelor of Business degree.
  • Dean and Ellen Zoerink Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students enrolled in major in one of the following programs of study: Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration – Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration – Recreation Management with minor in Non-Profit Administration, Social Work and have a cumulative GPA of 3.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Chicago Alumnae Chapter Scholarship
    This scholarship is for high school seniors who are of African-American or African descent.
  • Donald A. & Robert C. Long Scholarship in Education
    This scholarship is for currently enrolled student in a School of Education Health and Human Behavior undergraduate major and must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Donald M. Wells Scholarship
    This foundation awards scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.
  • Exercise Science / Physiology / Kinesiology
    Donna S. Phillips Scholarship
    This scholarship is for sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student with a major in the Department of Kinesiology and have a minimum WIU GPA of 2.75.
  • Dora Sharp Scholarship
    This scholarship is for female junior or senior students enrolled in major in Kinesiology and pursuing Physical Education Teacher Education Certification.
  • Fine Arts
    Dorathea & Richard Beard Scholarship for the Arts
    This scholarship is to support for students who are declared majors in one of the following: Art History, Drawing or Painting.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Dr. Anna M. Gruber Scholarship
    This scholarship is for Elementary Education major who will have completed their sophomore year, with at least two semesters remaining before graduation.
  • Business Administration / Management
    Dr. Gordon A. & Constance Taylor Scholarship
    This scholarship is for a student with a declared major in business who has an ACT score of 22 or above or is in the upper 25% of graduating class. Applicants must show evidence of extra curricular activities and community service.
  • Political Science / Government
    Dr. Russell W. Smith Memorial Endowment in Political Science
    This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a full-time degree-seeking master’s or PhD candidates in political science.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Dunham Fund Scholarship for Education
    This scholarship is for full-time North Central College students from the greater Aurora area who are majoring in education and have aspirations to teach in the Aurora community. Open to incoming new and continuing students who meet the criteria.
  • Edward G. Irvin Scholarship Foundation
    This scholarship is for male Chicagoland high school seniors of African-American descent.
  • Advertising / Marketing
    EM Bolden Endowed Scholarship for Women in Marketing
    This scholarship is for current Marketing majors who are actively participating in paying for their education while focusing on their studies, as well as participating in campus or community based organizations.
  • Music
    Gene Michael Goad Scholarship
    This scholarship is for junior class level major in Choral Music. Applicants must demonstrated outstanding academics and musical performance and have a participation in at least two School of Music ensembles.
  • Exercise Science / Physiology / Kinesiology
    George Hermann Graduate Scholarship in Sport Management
    This scholarship is for full time graduate standing in Sport Management in the Department of Kinesiology student.
  • Gerald L. and Eugenia Bradford Stevenson Scholarship
    This scholarship is for incoming undergraduate students majoring in Chemical Engineering that reside outside of the state of Missouri.
  • Music
    Grant & Kathryn Shanklin Scholarship
    This scholarship is for sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate class standing with Music major and demonstrate significant musical talent.
  • Gread "Lefty" McKinnis Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for male African American high school seniors pursuing higher education.
  • Gread "Lefty" McKinnis Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for male African American high school seniors.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Great River Teacher Corps
    This scholarship is for students enrolled in a teacher education course of study, or declare pre-teacher education upon initial enrollment at WIU.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Gretchen & David Miller Scholarship
    This scholarship is for junior or senior class level who have earned a minimum of 60 semester hours and enrolled full time in the Teacher Education Program seeking teaching certificate.
  • Harry and Anna Paulsen Scholarship
    This scholarship is for entering freshman with a declared major in teacher education, art, law enforcement & justice administration or business and have an ACT score of at least 22 or a class rank in the upper 25% of graduating class.
  • Music
    Hei Chu & Hyung Ja Kim Piano Scholarship
    This scholarship is for International graduate or undergraduate student who demonstrated outstanding piano performance and/or outstanding skills as an accompanist.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Helen Buckley Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for freshman or sophomore class level with Elementary Education major. Applicants must be rank in top 10% of graduating class and demonstrated excellence through academics and/or activities.
  • Music
    Hugo Magliocco Trombone Scholarship
    This scholarship is for undergraduate student with Music major.
  • Environment / Natural Resources / Conservation
    ICF Conservation Achievement Scholarship Program
    This scholarship is awarded to four students who have demonstrated effective, voluntary and long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois' natural resources.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Ida Blanche Bruner/Verlin K. Johnson Family Scholarship
    This scholarship is for junior class level enrolled full time with Elementary Education major. Applicants must have completed one full year of enrollment at WIU prior to scholarship period and demonstrated evidence of dependability, leadership and service will be considered in the selection process.
  • IFT Carl J. Megel Special Education Scholarship
    This scholarship is awarded to a deserving high school senior who is enrolled in a special education school, class, or program for students with disabilities.
  • IFT Robert G. Porter Scholarship
    This scholarship is for the children of members (current, retired or deceased) of the Illinois Federation of Teachers.
  • Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students pursuing Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management in post-secondary degrees.
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Educational Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship is for seniors at a Chicago public high school, planning to major in science, engineering, or pre-law in college.
  • IPLAC Educational Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship is a one-time scholarship for seniors at a Chicago public high school, planning to major in science, engineering, or pre-law in college.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Ivy Cassidy Foster Scholarship
    This scholarship is for undergraduate student accepted into the Teacher Education Program, have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit and demonstrates promise and potential of becoming an outstanding teacher.
  • Fine Arts
    Jack and Margaret Arends Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for assistance to a talented student who is recognized to be seriously involved in the Art field.
  • James and Eva Ann Elmer BGS & Teach Education Scholarships
    This scholarship is for junior class level enrolled in the Teacher Education Program pursuing a degree in Elementary Education or Math Education preparing for a career of teaching mathematics or in the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program.
  • James and Veronica Shipp Scholarship
    This scholarship is for African-American incoming freshmen student major in the university’s STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) programs. (A change in majors terminates their eligibility for funding from these resources.
  • Economics / Finance
    James M. Clary Scholarship
    This scholarship is for incoming freshman with Finance major. Applicants must displays academic excellence.
  • Music
    Janet and A. Oscar Haugland Scholarship in Music Composition or Music Theory
    This scholarship is for an undergraduate student studying Music Theory and/or Composition.
  • Psychology / Psychiatry / Mental Health / Counseling
    John and Betty Storey Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students admitted into the Counselor Education Program. Preference will be given to a veteran.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    John and Ivabell Means Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students who have completed 60 semester hours by the end of the semester of application and enrolled in Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education) major.
  • John "Jack" Daniels Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students with minimum 60 hours earned by the end of the semester of application (junior class standing) and major in the College of Business and Technology.
  • John L. and Linda D. Bohnel Scholarship Fund
    Recipient must be a first generation college student with financial need. The recipient must be attending a college or university that partners with upswing
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Katherine Thompson Scholarship
    This scholarship is for junior or senior class level enrolled in Elementary Education major.
  • Accounting
    Laura Janus Accountancy Scholarship
    This scholarship is for WIU sophomore (30-59 credit hours earned) enrolled in Accounting major.
  • Music
    Leigh A. Williams Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship
    This scholarship is for a student with a music major studying brass instruments in the NIU School of Music with a preference given to a student studying the French horn.
  • Lila S. Linder Scholarship in Dietetics, Fashion, Merchandising, and Hospitality
    This scholarship is for incoming freshman with declared major in Dietetics, Fashion, Merchandising, and Hospitality and who are in upper 20% of their high school graduating class.
  • Music
    Lillian Ruth Robertson Piano Scholarship
    This scholarship is for female entering freshman committed to majoring in music.
  • Music
    Lillian Ruth Robertson Strings Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students with Music major and participation in ensembles.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Lois and Lowell Lueck Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
    This scholarship is for non-traditional student (25 years or older) junior or senior class level with a minimum 3.0 GPA, or Graduate student with a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA enrolled in the Teacher Education Program.
  • Exercise Science / Physiology / Kinesiology
    Lola “Westy” Westendorf Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for rising junior or senior majoring in Kinesiology and active in department activities and demonstrate professional promise.
  • Exercise Science / Physiology / Kinesiology
    Loren K. Dittus Physical Education Scholarship
    This scholarship is for junior class level (60 semester hours of credit) and have completed all course work at WIU with the intent to complete a bachelor’s degree at WIU with Kinesiology major.
  • Elementary / High School Education
    Louis & Alice Schleier Memorial Teacher Education Scholarship for Academic Achievement
    This scholarship is for junior or senior student in the teacher education program at time of scholarship award.
  • Public Relations / Communication
    Marchet Harts Communication Scholarship Award for Women of Color
    This scholarship is for incoming freshman or transferring junior and Woman of color. Student should pursue a Communication major in any related discipline with the Department of Communication, and demonstrate a desire to graduate and contribute to said career field.
  • Accounting
    Marcus K. Sipolt Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students with minimum 90 credit hours earned by end of spring semester of deadline and enrolled in Accountancy Major.
  • Fine Arts
    Marilyn Sjoholm Student Scholarship for Fine Art
    This scholarship is to support for full time, degree seeking students within the School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts, who are declared majors in fine art.
  • Culinary Arts / Chef
    Marriott Culinary Arts-to-Hospitality Management Scholarship
    This scholarship is to support to community college graduates interested in reinforcing their culinary background with a theoretical and managerial foundation.
  • Travel / Tourism
    Marriott Hotel-Track Retention Scholarship
    This scholarship is to support for students currently working in the hotel industry who have committed to the hotel track.
  • Travel / Tourism
    Marriott ProStart to College Scholarship
    This scholarship is to support to students from the ProStart program who have proven their commitment to the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Political Science / Government
    Martin David Dubin Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for assistance to a student in Political Science – International Relations.
  • Exercise Science / Physiology / Kinesiology
    M. Bernadette Mings Kinesiology Scholarship
    This scholarship is for undergraduate junior or senior class level with Kinesiology major.
  • Naperville Woman's Club Scholarship for the Arts
    This scholarship is for full-time sophomore, junior or senior status who have declared a major in art, music and/or theatre and be involved in community outreach through community service.
  • Exercise Science / Physiology / Kinesiology
    Olga Kennedy Scholarship in Kinesiology
    This scholarship is for female student completed at least 60 semester hours of credit by the beginning of the award year majoring in Kinesiology.
  • Paul & Kathryn Bobzin Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students who have earned at least 90 semester hours by the spring semester of application and major in the College of Business & Technology.
  • Peg Bond Art Education Scholarship
    This scholarship is for a student majoring in art education at NIU.
  • Accounting
    Penelope J. Yunker Scholarship
    This scholarship is for graduate student or student entering the fifth year of the Integrated Accounting Program.
  • Peters Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students pursuing studies in the field of environment, conservation and forestry at any college OR students pursuing studies in primary or secondary education at a Christian college.
  • Business Administration / Management
    P.K. Morris Scholarship
    This scholarship is for a graduate student of Business Administration and demonstrates outstanding contributions to the field of business through activities on the WIU campus and/or the community.
  • Law Enforcement / Corrections / Criminal Justice
    Pogue Family Scholarship
    This scholarship is for current WIU student who reside in West Central Illinois area with major in Law Enforcement & Justice Administration.
  • Music
    R. Bruce & Lila L. Gardner Singer Scholarship
    This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate with music major.
  • Music
    Rhoda Grass Butler Piano Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students must be junior, senior, or possess graduate with preference for music major.
  • Accounting
    Rhonda Haffner Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students who earned at least 60+ semester hours with Accounting major.
  • Music
    Richard A. Keefer Music Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is to support to a student studying harpsicord, organ or harp.
  • Music
    Ruby Miller Raglin Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students with music major and participate in performance groups.
  • Accounting
    Samuel N. Oliva Scholarship
    This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate Accounting major.
  • Foreign Languages / Linguistics
    Sarah Knight Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is for full time undergraduate bilingual/bicultural education major.
  • Scholarship of Distinction Level 4
    This scholarship if for out-of-state students attending West Virginia University at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Values are different depending on the campus you will be attending. Offers are based on high school GPA and test scores.
  • SIU Carbondale Glenn Abe Martin Student Award
    This scholarship is for students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services. Applicants must submit a resume and two essays about the following: 1) your Leadership Philosophy, and 2) your Professional Goals.
  • SIU Carbondale Pathways to STEM Leadership Scholarship
    This scholarship is for a community college graduate and earned an associate’s degree enrolled in one of SIU’s STEM majors who have earned a minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA and have the desire and drive to become a leader.
  • TheDream.US National Scholarships
    This scholarship is for applicants who have continuously resided in the United States since November 1, 2014 up to the present time and have had no lawful status.
  • Accounting
    Thomas R. Rauman Scholarship
    This scholarship is for sophomore, Junior, Senior enrolled in the Integrated Masters Degree program or current graduate student accountancy major.
  • Public Relations / Communication
    Three M Communication Department Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students enrolled as a Communication Major, demonstrate a potential for growth within a communication field and demonstrate ambition through a written essay due with the application
  • Music
    Violet H. Poppleton Scholarship
    This scholarship is for female student who is Voice major in the WIU School of Music and demonstrate outstanding musical talent.
  • Wiliam L. Epperly Scholarship
    This scholarship is for junior or senior students who has declared a major in Marketing.
  • Business Administration / Management
    Willie Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is for enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior College of Business major in good standing at Illinois State University with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75/4.00 or higher and be a student of African American experience or a non-traditional student of any race.
  • Economics / Finance
    WIU Department of Finance Real Estate Scholarship
    This scholarship is for finance major taking the real estate concentration (Finance 321, 421 and 495.) and must have either completed Finance 321 with a grade of C or better, or currently be taking Finance 321.
  • WIU Excellence in Business & Technology Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students who have earned at least 90 semester hours by the spring semester of application and major in the College of Business & Technology.