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Scholarships within the College of Arts & Sciences

Alfred J. Lindsey Memorial Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Junior, Senior, Graduate student
Major, Other Requirements: Exceptional interest and skill in writing; must submit example of writing expertise (10 page minimum)
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $1000
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Department of English and Journalism
Comments:
Bertha Grieshaber Fink Scholarship in Nursing
Nursing - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students from rural areas of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri admitted to the Western Illinois University nursing program. Preference will be given to undergraduate students with financial need and a desire to work in public health and community health in rural areas of Illinois and to students enrolled in the RN-BSN Completion program.
Major, Other Requirements: Applicants should have two letters of reference sent.
Deadline to Apply: May 1
Award Amount: $1000 each award
Apply to/Contact: School of Nursing Waggoner Hall 347 Western Illinois University
Comments: This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient(s) maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA, continue to be enrolled in the Western Illinois University nursing program, and continue to make satisfactory progress towards degree completion.
Beth M. Stiffler Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA, completed eligibility requirements for student teaching
Major, Other Requirements: English Major
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Must be nominated by English faculty person
Bill Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA, Junior
Major, Other Requirements: Mass Communication/Print Media/Journalism
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $1000
Apply to/Contact: Office of the Advisor, Print Media/Journalism Majors - Chair, English and Journalism Department
Comments: 60 hours completed at WIU, residence required in Quincy Herald Whig or LaHarpe Quill circulation area
Blenda Olson Scholarship
Foreign Languages and Literatures - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.5 GPA Foreign Lang./3.0 Overall, Junior/Senior
Major, Other Requirements: Female
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
Award Amount: $1000 annually
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Honors Committee, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Comments: Financial need, Dedication to profession of language studies, etc.
Charles A. Leonard Memorial Continuing Student Scholarship
Political Science - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding Political Science major; freshman, sophomore, junior
Major, Other Requirements: Declared Political Science major; students can apply directly or be nominated by faculty
Deadline to Apply: May 1
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Political Science
Comments: Not renewable, but former recipients can reapply.
Charles G. Sadler Memorial Scholarship
History - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: ACT 23 AND ABOVE WITH CLASS RANK IN TOP 10%
Major, Other Requirements: HISTORY MAJOR
Deadline to Apply: OPEN
Award Amount: $1000 per year for 4
Apply to/Contact: CHAIRPERSON, HISTORY DEPARTMENT OR SCHOLARSHIP OFFICE
Comments: ANNUAL RENEWAL REQUIRES 3.0 G.P.A., HISTORY MAJOR, TAKE AT LEAST 2 HISTORY COURSES PREVIOUS SEMESTER
Clarence E. Neff Memorial Scholarship
Political Science - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.25 GPA; Must be a junior, senior, or transfer student majoring in political science
Major, Other Requirements: Political Science
Deadline to Apply: Contact the Political Science Department
Award Amount: $500 each award
Apply to/Contact:
Comments: Must reside in the 17th Congressional District
Clifford A. and Rosa Julstrom Scholarship-Foreign Languages and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 cum. GPA, Junior
Major, Other Requirements: Foreign Language Major
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Honors Committee, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Comments: Selection made by Foreign Language faculty
Darrell and Virginia Dykstra Memorial Scholarship
History - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: New or returning Graduate Student in History. Returning Graduate Student in History must have 10 or less semester hours. All applicants must have a minimum of 3.25 GPA in History courses previous to application.
Major, Other Requirements: Must have a BA in History,have full-time status (9 s.h.) in History Graduate Department, and a Non-GA appointment. Award can be renewed a second year and held concurrently with GA appointment.
Deadline to Apply: March of each year
Award Amount: $1000 (2 installments)
Apply to/Contact: Dr. Virginia Jelatis Director of Graduate Studies Department of History Western Illinois University
Comments: Contact the WIU History Graduate Director for exact deadline date and application form. The Darrell and Virginia Dykstra Memorial Scholarship was established in November 2006 in memory of Professor Darrell Dykstra. Professor Dykstra earned his BA from Harvard in 1967; held a fellowship from the American Research Center in Egypt from 1971-1973, and received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan in 1977. He was Professor of Middle East History at WIU from 1977 to 2006 and was the History Department Graduate Advisor from 1987 to 2005. The scholarship will be awarded to a promising new/returning History Department graduate student at Western Illinois University.
David P. Pasquini Award
History - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Graduate Student
Major, Other Requirements: Pursuing a M.A. in History
Deadline to Apply: Prior to annual History Conference
Award Amount: $500 annually
Apply to/Contact: Chair, History Dept.
Comments: Award monies are to be used for resources directly related to the pursuit of the M.A. in history
Donald Poindexter Research Award Fund
Psychology - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: One student each year will be selected to receive a $150 award to help support his or her research. Student must be an American ethnic minority, and have an ongoing or completed independent research project.
Major, Other Requirements: Psychology major; the research must be an independent project
Deadline to Apply: Faculty nominate eligible students in Spring
Award Amount: Up to $150 (more if
Apply to/Contact: Chair, WIU Psychology Department
Comments: Priority will be given to undergraduate students, however graduate students are also eligible. Eligible students will need to submit a face sheet and 400-word abstract along with a copy of the completed paper(if applicable).
Doris Ruben Memorial Scholarship
Any Program in the College of Arts and Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on WIU course work.
Major, Other Requirements: Female, Jewish by birth or conversion
Deadline to Apply: September 15
Award Amount: Two $500 scholarships
Apply to/Contact: Director, University Scholarship Activities
Comments: Renewable
Dorothy R. Hanson Scholarship
School of Nursing - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Must be admitted to the WIU School of Nursing. Applicant's legal permanent address for the past year must be in McDonough County, Illinois.
Major, Other Requirements: Must enroll at Western to complete studies for a bachelors degree
Deadline to Apply: May 1
Award Amount: $2000 annually
Apply to/Contact: Director, WIU School of Nursing or WIU Scholarship Office
Comments: Renewable through reapplication
Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Hardin Scholarship
Chemistry - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Junior
Major, Other Requirements: Outstanding academic record in chemistry
Deadline to Apply: Spring Semester
Award Amount: $500 annually
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Chemistry Department
Comments:
Dr. Irving Garwood Shakespearean Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA, Junior
Major, Other Requirements: English Major, exceptional interest in Shakespeare
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $50
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Recommended by member of Dept. of English and Journalism teaching Shakespeare courses
Dr. Larry Balsamo Scholarship
History - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: BE A NEW ENTERING FRESHMAN HAVE AN ACT COMPOSITE SCORE OF AT LEAST 28
Major, Other Requirements: MUST BE A HISTORY EDUCATION MAJOR AND ENROLLED IN AT LEAST 12 SEMESTER HOURS.
Deadline to Apply: CONTACT HISTORY DEPT.
Award Amount: $1000 UP TO 5 YEARS
Apply to/Contact: CHAIRPERSON HISTORY DEPARTMENT
Comments: The scholarship will automatically be renewed as long as the recipient remains a full-time History Teacher Education major with at least 12 semester hours per semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA in History courses as well as 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Dr. Norbert Goekner Scholarship in Chemistry
Chemistry - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.5 OR BETTER GPA; UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE
Major, Other Requirements: CHEMISTRY MAJOR; PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO BURMESE STUDENT
Deadline to Apply: SPRING SEMESTER
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: CHAIR, CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT
Comments: IF THERE IS NO ELIGIBLE BURMESE STUDENT, THE AWARD WILL BE OPEN TO ALL CHEMISTRY MAJORS
Dr. Olive Fite American Literature Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA
Major, Other Requirements: English Major, Courses in American Lit
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $750
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Recommended by American Literature Faculty member
Dr. Paul Blackford British Literature Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA
Major, Other Requirements: English, Courses in British Literature
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: Two awards - $300 ea
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Recommended by a member of the British Literature Faculty
Dr. Robert Henry Biological Sciences Award
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Full-time undergraduate majoring in Biology
Major, Other Requirements: Biology (Plant Biology preferred)
Deadline to Apply: Spring Semester Contact Biological Sciences Department
Award Amount: $150
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Biological Sciences
Comments: Selection made by department
Dr. Yan N. Lwin Scholarhip in Physics
Physics - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: GRADUATE OR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT OUTSTANDING GPA
Major, Other Requirements: PHYSICS MAJOR; PREFERENCE IS TO BE GIVEN TO A BURMESE STUDENT, AND IF THERE IS NOT A BURMESE STUDENT ELIGIBLE, THEN IT SHOULD BE OPEN TO ALL QUALIFYING PHYSICS MAJORS
Deadline to Apply: CONTACT PHYSICS DEPT.
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: CONTACT THE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT
Comments:
Drs. Nai-Tung and Lee-Hsia Ting English Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Undergrad or grad
Major, Other Requirements: English Major
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $750
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments:
Emily V. Leonard History Memorial Scholarship
History - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: ACT 23 and above and top 10%
Major, Other Requirements: History Major
Deadline to Apply: End of fall semester for following year's award
Award Amount: $1000 per year for 4
Apply to/Contact: Chair, History Dept., Scholarship Office
Comments: Annual renewal requires 3.0 GPA, History major, taken at least 2 history courses previous semester
English Department Scholar of the Year Award
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding GPA and at least junior class standing
Major, Other Requirements: English or Journalism major
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Evidence of outside classroom activity that shows commitment to field of study
Eula Cordell Larner Writing Award
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: WIU Undergraduates, All majors, All classes
Major, Other Requirements: Creative Writing Required
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: WIU English faculty selects recipient
F. H. Currens Memorial Award
Chemistry - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding Senior
Major, Other Requirements: Chemistry Major
Deadline to Apply: Spring Semester
Award Amount: $350 annually
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Chemistry Dept.
Comments:
Foreign Languages Alumni Scholarship
Foreign Languages and Literatures - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: ACT of 25 or above,25% class rank, entering freshman
Major, Other Requirements: Foreign Language Major
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
Award Amount: $1000 ($250 for four
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Honors Committee, Foreign Languages and Literature
Comments: Selection made by Foreign Language faculty  
Fred Rattner Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
Mathematics - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: All math majors: 3.0 or higher for enrolled students and 24 ACT or higher and class rank of 10% for new Freshmen; Transfer and Community College students also considered
Major, Other Requirements: Mathematics Major enrolled full-time
Deadline to Apply: Open
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Mathematics Department
Comments: Selection by Department Advisory Council. Scholarship is renewable/no need to reapply
George M. Ward Scholarship
Biological Science - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Must have completed 60 semester hours by end of semester of application, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be working at the Alice L. Kibbe Life Science Station.
Major, Other Requirements: Must be major in Department of Biology. Preference given to applicants concerned about the future of environment and planning to pursue a career in natural resources conservation.
Deadline to Apply: April 1
Award Amount: $1000 annually
Apply to/Contact: Department of Biology Waggoner Hall 316 Western Illinois University
Comments: Renewable if recipient maintains a 3.5 GPA while making satisfactory progress towards degree completion and continues working at the Alice L. Kibbe Life Science Station.
Group O, Inc. Scholarship
- Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Be enrolled and entering junior or senior year. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all completed coursework is required.
Major, Other Requirements: Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. Preference is given to students of Hispanic origin.
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Award Amount: $950 to be divided between fall and spring.
Apply to/Contact: Director, Academic and Student Services WIU-Quad Cities 3561 60th Street Moline, IL 61265 (309) 762-9481 www.wiu.edu/qc
Comments: Must have the greatest need for financial assistance after federal and state aid has been awarded. This scholarship is not renewable. 
H. D. Waggoner Memorial Award
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding GPA, Sophomore
Major, Other Requirements: Biology Major
Deadline to Apply: Spring Semester
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Scholarship Committee, Dept. Biol. Sci.
Comments: No application required
H. Glenn Ayre Award
Mathematics - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA, Junior/Senior/Graduate
Major, Other Requirements: Mathematics Major
Deadline to Apply: Open
Award Amount: $1000
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Mathematics Department
Comments: Two letters of support, selection by Department Advisory Council 
Jacob Burlak Scholar Scholarship
Mathematics - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding Scholarship, Undergraduate
Major, Other Requirements: Mathematics Major
Deadline to Apply: Open
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Mathematics Department
Comments:   
Jean S. and Roger M. Morrow Award
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding GPA, Junior
Major, Other Requirements: Biology Education
Deadline to Apply: None
Award Amount: $300
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Scholarship Committee, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Comments: No application required
Jerry Purdum Memorial Scholarship in French
Foreign Languages and Literatures - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Must be full-time student, any class-freshman through senior; New freshman must have 25 or higher ACT and continuing students must have 3.0 or higher GPA
Major, Other Requirements: Preference will be given to incoming new freshman student
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
Award Amount: $1000 annually
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Honors Committee, Foreign Languages and Literature
Comments: Financial need, participation activities and community and academic affairs.
John F. Castle
General - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: ACT 28 , 3.0 GPA
Major, Other Requirements: English Major, 3.5 in English; ACT-28 in English
Deadline to Apply: Contact English and Journalism Department
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Chair, English Dept.
Comments:
John Merrett Scholarship in English
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Junior/Senior/Graduate
Major, Other Requirements: English Major
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism; March 1
Award Amount: $750
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Applicants are required to write an essay
Kenneth L. Dixon Memorial Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: ACT 26/Rank top 20%, McDonough County High School, Preference Colchester/First Time Freshman
Major, Other Requirements: Mass Comm./concentration Journalism
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Renewable-reapply, continue major, 3.0 cum GPA
Lila S. Linder English I Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.3 GPA, Sophomore
Major, Other Requirements: English Major, Female
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $750
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Leadership, Dependability and Service to Community and University, Renewable until graduation
Lila S. Linder English II Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.3 GPA, Sophomore
Major, Other Requirements: English Major, Male
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $750
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Leadership, Dependability and Service to Community and University, Renewable until graduation
Lois Cordell Bruner Writing Award
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Open to all WIU undergraduates, any major
Major, Other Requirements: Awards first, second and third place prize, honorable mention will be named
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: Amount of awards wil
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: Contact English Department for the approved format for submission of writing sample.
Mary A. Bennett Award
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding GPA, Senior
Major, Other Requirements: Biology Major
Deadline to Apply: Spring Semester
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Scholarship Committee, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Comments: No application required
Mary McCutcheon Hofsess Scholarship
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 25 ACT, Freshman preference
Major, Other Requirements: Brown County resident has first preference; Biology/Life Sciences
Deadline to Apply: September 1
Award Amount: $1000 Minimum
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Biological Sciences/Scholarship Coordinator
Comments: Renewable-Maintain 2.75 continue to major Biology/Life Sciences
Mary Olive Woods Scholarship
Philosophy/Religious Studies - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: All currently enrolled philosophy and religious studies majors can apply.
Major, Other Requirements: Awarded to philosophy and religious studies majors in separate scholarship competitions during the first month of each fall and spring semester.
Deadline to Apply: First month of each fall and spring semester.
Award Amount: $100 - $750 depending on available funding
Apply to/Contact: Contact Philosophy and Religious Studies website at www.wiu.edu/prs
Comments: Students must reapply for the scholarship each semester, and past award amounts neither affect nor guarantee future award amounts.
Mathematics Alumni Scholarship
Mathematics - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding academic record
Major, Other Requirements: Mathematics Major
Deadline to Apply: Open
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Mathematics Department
Comments: Selection by Department Advisory Council
New Graduate Fellowship in English
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Graduate student who has completed one semester of work in department of English and Journalism. Must have a GPA of 3.5 or above
Major, Other Requirements: If holding a teaching assistantship in the department must have completed a minimum of 6 hours / If holding a graduate assistantship must have completed a minimum of nine hours
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism
Comments: All full-time students meeting the criteria will be eligible for consideration
Norman and Carmelita Teeter Scholarships for Nursing
School of Nursing - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Applicants must have junior standing (minimum of 60 hours) by the end of the semester of application. A minimum grade point of 3.0 is required.
Major, Other Requirements: Applicants must be declared majors in the School of Nursing
Deadline to Apply: May 1
Award Amount: Two $2000 scholarships
Apply to/Contact: School of Nursing 347 Waggoner Hall Western Illinois University 309/298-2569
Comments: This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipients maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average and continue to make satisfactory progress toward degree completion.
P. James Nielsen Award
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Senior biology major accepted to an accredited medical program by the end of the spring semester in which the scholarship is given
Major, Other Requirements: Must have a score on one or more of the following tests: MCAT, DAT, OAT, or GRE (general)
Deadline to Apply: Contact Biology Department
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Contact Department of Biological Sciences Western Illinois University
Comments: Students going to medical (allopathic or osteopathic), dental, optometry or veterinary school are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Paul Nollen Biology Honors Scholarship
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Junior/Senior; 3.5 or better GPA
Major, Other Requirements: Must major in Dept. of Biological Sciences and be in good standing in Dept. Honors Program
Deadline to Apply: April 1 for senior awards and September 15 for junior awards
Award Amount: Two awards at $1000
Apply to/Contact: Chairperson, Department of Biological Sciences
Comments: Participation in University Honors Program and Department Student Activities is desirable. Financial need not a consideration. Renewable if maintain a 3.5 and Honors Program status
R. M. Myers Award
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding GPA, Junior
Major, Other Requirements: Biology
Deadline to Apply: Spring Semester
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Scholarship Committee, Dept. Biol. Sci.
Comments: No application required
Richard Schafer Freshman
Geology - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 25 ACT, Upper 25% of Class
Major, Other Requirements: Geology Major
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Geology
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Geology Dept.
Comments:
Richard Schafer Geology Summer Field Camp Award
Geology - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding student
Major, Other Requirements:
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Geology
Award Amount: $100 to $200
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Geology Dept.
Comments: Selection made by Geology Department Scholarship Selection Committee
Robert K. Fryzek Memorial Award
Geography - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Currently enrolled graduate student in Geography; 3.0 or better GPA
Major, Other Requirements: Geography Major; demonstrates excellence in leadership within the Dept. of Geography, University and Community
Deadline to Apply: Contact Geography Department
Award Amount: $300 - one award ann
Apply to/Contact: Chairperson, Geography Dept.
Comments:
Ronald P. Maurer Memorial
Mathematics - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Good standing
Major, Other Requirements: Mathematics Major, demonstrate financial need
Deadline to Apply: Open
Award Amount: $250 semester
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Mathematics Department
Comments: Attended WIU last three semesters
Roy M. Sallee Award
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding GPA, Freshman
Major, Other Requirements: Biology Major
Deadline to Apply: Spring Semester
Award Amount: Varies
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Scholarship Committee, Dept. Biol. Sci.
Comments: No application required
Ruth Russell Memorial Scholarship in Geography
Geography - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA, 60 or more sem. hrs. at time of application
Major, Other Requirements: Completed 9 or more hours of coursework in geography; be enrolled as full-time student; junior or senior classification
Deadline to Apply: Contact Geography Department
Award Amount: $1000-one award annu
Apply to/Contact: Chairperson, Geography Dept.
Comments: At least one letter of recommendation in support of application
Susan and Clifford Haka Opportunity Award
History - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during semester award is given; have completed at least 30 semester hours, at least 15 of which must have been completed at WIU by the semester the Haka award is given; have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA.
Major, Other Requirements: History major; have been endorsed by a member of the History faculty as having solid academic potential; qualify as having financial need to support direct educational necessities, such as the purchase of textbooks or payment of tuition and fees.
Deadline to Apply: CONTACT HISTORY DEPT.
Award Amount: Not less than $500
Apply to/Contact: Department of History Morgan Hall 438 (309)298-1053
Comments: To receive this award more than one semester, the recipient must reapply.
The Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb Mathematics Scholars
Mathematics - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: ACT 27/ACT22 and top 10%, Freshman
Major, Other Requirements: Mathematics Major-Teaching as a career goal
Deadline to Apply: Open
Award Amount: $750-Freshman and So
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Mathematics Department
Comments: Renewable, maintain 3.0 first year, 3.2 end of second year and thereafter
The Jim Ackil Research Award 
Psychology - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Undergraduate and graduate students
Major, Other Requirements: One student each year will be selected to receive $150 as a research award. To qualify the student must have an ongoing or completed independent research project in neuroscience.
Deadline to Apply: Faculty nominate eligible students in Spring
Award Amount: $150 (more if funds
Apply to/Contact: Students are nominated by faculty
Comments: Eligible students will need to submit a face sheet and 400-word abstract along with a copy of the completed paper(if applicable).
The Joseph and Mary Stipanowich Mathematics Scholarship
Mathematics - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.5 GPA, Undergraduate
Major, Other Requirements: Mathematics Major, good moral character, personal traits that demonstrate potential for successful teaching
Deadline to Apply: Open
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Mathematics Department
Comments:
The Richard Schafer Community College/Transfer Student Geology Scholarship
Geology - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA. 30 semester hours credit at enrollment
Major, Other Requirements: Completed 4 sem. hrs. of geology/earth sciences at time of enrollment at WIU
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Geology
Award Amount: $500- 2 Years if mai
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Dept. of Geology
Comments: Send scholarship application, transcripts and letters of recommendation to Chair
The Wanninger Foundation Scholarship
English and Journalism - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Undergrad or grad whose education was interrupted by at least 2 years
Major, Other Requirements: English Ed or Liberal Arts, Music Ed or vocal performance
Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of English and Journalism
Award Amount: $500
Apply to/Contact: Department of English and Journalism or Music Department
Comments: Can be renewed with faculty recommendation
Tillman Scholarship
Geography - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Entering Transfer and Community College Student; 3.0 GPA, 30 sem.hrs.at time of application - 48 sem.hrs.at time of enrollment
Major, Other Requirements: Completed geography/earth science coursework- minimum 3 hours at time of application 6 hours at time of enrollment
Deadline to Apply: Applications are due April 2
Award Amount: $500 (one year), $10
Apply to/Contact: Chairperson, Geography Dept. Applications are available from the Geography Department (Tillman 313) or : www.wiu.edu/geography/scholarships
Comments: Written recommendation of geography or earth science faculty member from the institution you will be transferring from. The scholarship is renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA and remains enrolled full-time as a Geography major. The Tillman Scholarship Committee, in consultation with the chairperson, will select recipient.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Internship Award
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Outstanding GPA, Undergraduate
Major, Other Requirements: Wildlife, Fisheries, Biology or Recreation Curriculum
Deadline to Apply: Contact Biological Sciences Department
Award Amount: $500 per semester
Apply to/Contact: Biological Sciences Department
Comments: One credit hour for each 40 hours of work
Victor and Mary Hicken History Scholarship
History - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: HAVE A MINIMUM OF 60 HOURS (i.e. junior status) HAVE A GPA OF 3.5 AND MAINTAIN A 3.5 GPA
Major, Other Requirements: MUST BE A HISTORY MAJOR MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED APPLICATION, THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. CANNOT BE A RECIPIENT OF THE LEONARD, SADLER OR BALSAMO SCHOLARSHIPS.
Deadline to Apply: Contact History Dept.
Award Amount: $1000 annually
Apply to/Contact: CHAIRPERSON HISTORY DEPARTMENT
Comments: THIS SCHOLARSHIP CAN BE AUTOMATICALLY RENEWED FOR A SECOND YEAR.
Walter H. Eller Physics Scholarship
Physics - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.5 GPA, Junior
Major, Other Requirements: Physics Major, Extracurricular contributions to the Physics Dept. considered
Deadline to Apply:
Award Amount: $300
Apply to/Contact:
Comments: Students are nominated by a physics faculty member
Whitetails Unlimited Inc. Scholarship
Biological Sciences - Arts and Sciences
GPA, ACT, Year in School: Junior/Senior; 2.5 GPA
Major, Other Requirements: Wildlife Major - must be enrolled fulltime
Deadline to Apply: Contact the Department of Biological Sciences
Award Amount: Amount varies and is
Apply to/Contact: Chair, Biological Sciences Department
Comments: A representative of Whitetails Unlimited Inc. will be part of the selection committee