International Admissions

International Student Scholarships

There are many scholarships available to students at WIU. 

  • Freshman: The Automatic Freshman Western Illinois University Commitment Scholarship offers eligible students up to $10,000 a year!  Documents must be submitted by May 15th.
  • Graduate Students: Learn more about graduate assistantships 
  • WESL Students$1,000 WESL scholarship for new WESL students.
  • Transfer Students: $2000 or $1000 Western Commitment Transfer Scholarship.

All students: For a listing of other available scholarships, visit the Scholarship Office's website.

  Western Illinois University International Commitment Scholarship

Award: $3,000, available fall and spring semester
Criteria:

  • Must be a newly admitted undergraduate or graduate, non-sponsored international student enrolling to WIU for the first time
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA (confirmed by International Admissions Office; 3.5 GPA must be maintained for renewal)
  • Admission into a degree program at WIU
  • Full-time enrollment (minimum 12 semester hours for undergraduate or 9 semester hours for graduate)
  • $1,500 will be awarded fall semester and $1,500 will be awarded spring semester
  • Undergraduate students are required to live in University Housing, subject to availability, waived in the Quad Cities. University Housing options include: Bayliss-Henninger, Tanner, Grote, Corbin-Olson, Lincoln-Washington, Thompson
  • Scholarship only applied to WIU tuition. No cash refund is available for this scholarship.
  • Available for up to four years OR two years for graduate students OR until student receives a degree, whichever comes first.
  • No scholarship application is required. Qualifying students are notified through email.

Students who are sponsored or have a graduate assistantship are not eligible for this scholarship.

International students: Once you are enrolled at WIU, you will be able to apply for the scholarships listed below. 

Award: $500 scholarships, available fall and spring semester
Criteria:

  • Must be current full-time international student, male or female
  • Financial need will be regarded as an important requisite
  • Preference may be given to applicants based on academic performance and/or demonstrated campus/community involvement 

 

Award: $400 scholarship, available fall and spring semester
Criteria:

  • Must be current full or part-time international student, male or female
  • Financial need will be regarded as an important requisite
  • Preference may be given to applicants based on academic performance and/or demonstrated campus/community involvement

 

Award: $425 scholarship, available fall and spring semester
Criteria:

  • Must be current full-time international student, male or female, any major
  • Grad students must have 3.5 GPA or better; undergrads must have 2.5 GPA or better
  • Must have a letter of recommendation from WIU international alum 

 

Award: $500 scholarship, available fall and spring semester
Criteria:

  • Must be current full-time international student
  • Financial need will be regarded as an important requisite
  • Must have attended WIU for two or more semesters
  • Must have at least 2.5 GPA
  • Must be undergraduate
  • Preference may be given to applicants based on academic performance and/or demonstrated campus/community involvement

 

Award: $1000 scholarship, available fall and spring semester
Criteria:

  • Must be Korean National, GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be within one year of completing FIRST degree from WIU
  • Must be in good judicial standing 

 

Award: $200 scholarship
Criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled at WIU
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a member of the Redeemed Students Fellowship
  • Be an international student at WIU
  • Be in good academic standing