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Undergraduate Scholarships

Willis & Rosemary Zorn Scholarship

The purpose of the Willis & Rosemary Zorn Scholarship is to encourage good students who are committed to educating themselves, have been of service to people and organizations, and have financial need.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate majors who have completed fifteen (15) or more total hours at WIU and nine (9) or more hours in departmental courses, and
  • Must have a record of service to people and organizations, and
  • Demonstrate financial need and commitment to self education.

Award:

  • A $400 cash award will be applied to the recipient's University account
  • A permanent departmental plaque recording the recipient's name and year of presentation

Application information:


W.I. Taylor Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the W.I. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is to promote scholarship and professional development among majors and minors in the Department of Health Sciences.

Eligibility:

  • All undergraduate Health Sciences majors and minors are eligible
  • Previous recipients are ineligible

Award:

  • A one-time $150 cash award given to each recipient in the Fall semester
  • A permanent departmental plaque recording the recipient's name and year of presentation

Application information:


V.F. Lowell Award for Undergraduate Professionalism in Health Sciences

The purpose of the V. F. Lowell Award it to promote the development of undergraduate professionalism by recognizing those students who have made outstanding contributions to the department, university, and their chosen profession.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a major in the Department of Health Sciences
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester hours at WIU
  • Previous recipients are eligible to apply

Award:

  • A one-time $450 cash award will be given to the recipient in the Fall semester
  • A permanent departmental plaque recording the recipient's name and year of presentation

Application information:


John H. and Mary M. Leach Scholarship

The Drs. John H. and Mary M. Leach Scholarship was established by department alumni, faculty, and friends in recognition of their contributions to the students and professional community. This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman or other undergraduate student enrolled full-time in the Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality (even years) or in the Department of Health Sciences (odd years).

Eligibility:

  • Incoming Freshman: ACT score of 24 or higher or be in the upper 10% of his/her class
  • Currently enrolled full-time students: Major in the Department of Health Sciences of the Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality AND earned cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher

Award:

  • $350, depending on the availability of funds

Application information:


Gary & Nancy Brown Scholarship

The purpose of the Gary & Nancy Brown Scholarship is to encourage good students who are committed to educating themselves, minor in Occupational Safety to help attain short and long-term career goals, and have financial need.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate majors in the College of Education and Human Services with a minor in Occupational Safety
  • Completion of 90 semester hours by the conclusion of the spring semester
  • Demonstrated financial need, and
  • Earned minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

Award:

  • A one-time $500 cash award will be given to the recipient in the Fall semester

Application information:

 

Robert Clow Memorial Scholarship

The Robert Clow Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and associates in memory of retired gymnastics coach Robert Clow, who died in October 1979 after serving WIU for 31 years. Because of his active involvement and support for Eta Sigma Gamma, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students committed to the health education profession through education, research, and/or service. 

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate Health Sciences majors and minors are eligible
  • Demonstrated commitment to the health education profession through education, research, and/or service
  • Preference will be given to members of Eta Sigma Gamma

Award:

  • A one-time $150 cash award will be given to the recipient(s) in the Fall semester

Application information: