Gordon W. Kirk Honors History Scholarship


  • Be a newly-accepted undergraduate or transfer student
  • Be in good standing as a full-time student at Western Illinois University and in the Centennial Honors College
  • Be a history major
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.5
  • Demonstrate solid record of extracurricular participation - leadership preferred
  • Demonstrate a strong record of campus and/or community service


$1,000 per year for four (4) years

Selection Process:

Selection will be based on GPA and service, in that order. Selection of the award recipient(s) each year shall be made by the Department of History at Western Illinois University.

Applications and Inquiries:

Department Chair
Department of History
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 438
Macomb, IL 61455

Deadline for Applications:

  • First Monday of April (for fall awards)
  • First Monday of November (for spring awards)
Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?


What are the Criteria for Renewal?

Renewal is automatic as long as the criteria are met