Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Mary Olive Woods Scholarships Available for Philosophy Minors

Scholarship for Philosophy Minors in a Philosophy Course

Each semester, scholarships are available for philosophy minors who are also enrolled in a Philosophy course.  The award is up to $1000/semester.  Due dates vary each semester, but typically within two weeks of the start of the semester. Funding comes from the Mary Olive Woods Trust.

Requirements:
  • Declared Philosophy minor (as of application date)
  • Enrolled full-time at WIU
  • Current registration in a WIU Philosophy class
  • GPA of at least 2.5 (3.0 for transfer or high school students)
  • Letter of Recommendation (brief letter/email from a faculty member)
Terms:

Award amount is up to $1,000/semester. The award money will typically be disbursed in late September and late January/early February. The Mathematics and Philosophy Department has the discretion of deciding the amount of the scholarship and the number of scholarships to award each year. A new application is required each semester, with a maximum of eight semesters of MOW awards per student. The scholarship is subject to funding availability through the Mary Olive Woods Trust.

Application process:

Contact Dr. Gordon Pettit at G-Pettit@wiu.edu or Dr. Sarah Haynes at S-Haynes@wiu.edu for an application.  Fill out the application and submit electronically to Dr. Haynes at S-Haynes@wiu.edu
Recommendation letters may be emailed to S-Haynes@wiu.edu. Students will be notified of successful applications within three weeks.

Scholarship for Philosophy Minors in a Religious Studies Course

Each semester, scholarships are available for philosophy minors who are also enrolled in a Religious Studies course.  The award is up to $1500/semester.  Due dates vary each semester, but typically within two weeks of the start of the semester. Funding comes from the Mary Olive Woods Trust.

Requirements:
  • Declared African American Studies, Cannabis & Culture, Philosophy, or
    Women’s Studies minor (as of application date)
  • Enrolled full-time at WIU
  • Current registration in a WIU Religious Studies class
  • GPA of at least 2.5 (3.0 for transfer or high school students)
  • Letter of Recommendation (brief letter/email from a faculty member)
Terms:

Award amount is up to $1,500/semester. The award money will typically be disbursed in late September and late January/early February. Religious Studies faculty have the discretion of deciding the amount of the scholarship and the number of scholarships to award each year. A new application is required each semester, with a maximum of eight semesters of MOW awards per student. The
scholarship is subject to funding availability through the Mary Olive Woods Trust.

Application process:

Fill out the application and submit electronically to Dr. Haynes at S-Haynes@wiu.edu. Recommendation letters may be emailed to S-Haynes@wiu.edu. Students will be notified of successful applications within three weeks.

Past Mary Olive Woods Scholarship Recipients

Here are previous Mary Olive Woods Scholarship Recipients.