College of Education & Human Services

School of Education Scholarships

American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Scholarships

GPA: N/A
Year in School: Graduate
Major: Education Specialist/Superintendency certification
Other Requirments: Applicant must be recommended by the chair of the school of education in which the applicant is currently enrolled. Must have or will obtain a membership in AASA.
Deadline to Apply:
September 30th
Award Amount:
$2,500
Contact Information:
bfutrell@aasa.org
Apply to:
ASSA.org

Arnold W. “Arnie” Salisbury Educational Leadership Award

GPA: N/A
Year in school:
Graduate
Major: Educational Leadership
Other Requirments: This award is given annually to a student who has earned the EdS in Educational Leadership and has displayed exemplary leadership skills in his or her professional career.
Deadline to apply: The faculty in the Educational Leadership program select students each spring to receive the Salisbury award. Recipients of these awards are chosen through a process of faculty nomination and selection.
Award Amount: N/A
Contact Information: N/A
Apply to: N/A

Diversity Partners Program

GPA: N/A
Year in school:
Graduate
Major: Educational Leadership
Other Requirments:

  1. Candidate must be a minority.
  2. Candidate must meet the stated criteria for admission to the principal preparation program.
  3. Candidate must plan to work in a school setting upon completion of the program as a principal.
  4. Candidate must be eligible for certification as an Illinois school principal upon completion of the program.

Deadline to apply: March 10th
Award Amount: Qualified candidates receive two tuition waivers with a value of three semester hours each to use for registration in EDL 500 and EDL 504. Candidate will receive two additional tuition waivers with a value of three semester hours each upon successful completion of EDL 500 and EDL 504 and final admission by the Educational Leadership's faculty. The Educational Leadership program awards up to a total of 48 semester hours per year.
Contact Information: N/A
Apply to: Diversity Partners Program Application

Jay W. Stein Scholarship

GPA: N/A
Year in school: Senior or Graduate Student
Major: Any academic discipline in the College of Education and Human Services or the College or Arts and Sciences
Other Requirments: Applicant should demonstrate the promise of high quality, productive research and writing, a devotion to human kindness and integrity, and an insight for the interdisciplinary in his/her degree.
Deadline to apply: April 12th, 2019
Award Amount: $600
Contact Information: Department of Educational Studies scholarship committee chair: Carla Paciotto
Apply to: Click this link to access the online form

Dr. Joseph S. and Mrs. Carol C. Kersting Scholarship

GPA: N/A
Year in School: Graduate or Undergraduate
Major: Bilingual/ESL education major, Culture and Education graduate track, or minoring in Corrections Education
Other Requirments: Applicant must be recommended by the chair of the school of education in which the applicant is currently enrolled.
Deadline to Apply:
April 12th, 2019
Award Amount:
$500
Contact Information:
Department of Educational Studies scholarship committee chair: Carla Paciotto
Apply to:
Click this link to access the online form

M. Lynne Brown Memorial

Deadline to Apply: TBD
GPA: 3.5 cumulative
Requirements: Must be an Curriculum and Instruction Master's Degree candidate with a specialization in Early Childhood, must have at least 15 semester hours completed at Western
Award Amount: $300 per year
Apply to/Contact: Curriculum and Instruction Department @ C-I@wiu.edu or call 309-298-1961.

Norman L. and Eileen A. Krong Award

GPA: N/A
Year in school: Graduate
Major: Educational Leadership/Educational Administration
Other Requirments: This award is given in recognition of high scholastic achievement in the master’s degree program and promise for continuing educational leadership.
Deadline to apply: The faculty in the Educational Leadership programs in the Department of Educational Studies select a student each spring to receive the Salisbury award. Recipient of the award is chosen through a process of faculty nomination and selection.
Award Amount: N/A
Contact Information: N/A
Apply to: N/A

Ranger Scholarship

GPA: 3.0
Year in School: Graduate
Major: Master's degree program in the Department of Educational Studies.
Other Requirments:

  1. Must have completed 15 hours in the program by the end of the current spring semester.
  2. Are required to document leadership, (both community and university), and other accomplishments and awards.
  3. Are required to write two different essays: Persuasive Essay and Description of Leadership Work.

Deadline to Apply: March 1st
Award Amount:
$1000 ($500 fall and $500 spring)
Contact Information:
Educational Leadership Graduate coordinator
Apply to:

Robert F. Hall Dissertation Award

GPA: N/A
Year in School: Graduate
Major: Educational Leadership
Other Requirments: This award is given annually to a student who has completed an EdD in Educational Leadership and is in recognition of excellence in dissertation research.
Deadline to Apply:
N/A
Award Amount:
N/A
Contact Information:
Educational Leadership Graduate coordinator
Apply to:
N/A

Dr. Roscoe G. Linder Graduate

Deadline to Apply: TBD
GPA: 3.5
Requirements: Must be a grad student in the Teacher Education Program, Must have completed 12 semester hour of graduate education
Award Amount: Up to $1000 (2 installments)
Apply to/Contact: Dean's Office, College of Education and Human Services, 309-298-1690

Sarah Knight Memorial Scholarship

GPA: Minimum 3.0
Year in School: Full-time Undergraduate
Major: Bilingual/ESL education major
Other Requirements: Financial need; Preference will be given to student acquiring Spanish as a second or later language
Deadline to Apply: March 15
Award Amount: Amount Varies: 2020 Award is $5,500
Contact Information: Department of Educational Studies scholarship committee chair: Carla Paciotto
Apply to: Click this link to access the online form.

Wilson & Winifred Stone

Deadline to Apply: April 27
GPA: n/a
Requirements: Must be a Reading Master's Degree candidate and must have completed 15 semester hours of graduate coursework at WIU. If no eligible applicant in Reading, graduate students from the Department of Special Education may apply.
Award Amount: Approximately $500 per semester
Apply to/Contact: Curriculum and Instruction Department @ C-I@wiu.edu or call 309-298-1961.