Center for International Studies

International Student Scholarships

There are many scholarships available to our international students. 

The Automatic Freshman Western Illinois University Commitment Scholarship offers eligible students up to $10,000 a year! 

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

 

Below are scholarships only available to international students.

Western Illinois University International Commitment Scholarship: $3,000, available fall and spring semester

* Must be a newly admitted undergraduate or graduate, non-sponsored international student enrolling to WIU for the first time

* No scholarship application is required

* 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.

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

 

Once you are enrolled at WIU, you will be able to apply for the scholarship listed below.

There are no scholarships that are currently accepting applications.  Check back in October 2015.

 

Ruth Hughes WESL Scholarship: $750, available fall semester only

* Open to a student enrolled at WIU who is preparing to enter the field of ESL and who might be a student assistant in the WESL Institute

* Open to a graduate of the WESL Institute who has become a regularly admissible full-time student at Western Illinois University

* Preference will be given to African American students

 

Rodney and Bertha Fink International Scholarship: $1,000 ($500 awarded in fall, $500 awarded in spring), available fall semester only

* Student must be current female international student

* 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

* Preference will be given to a female student from an emerging/developing country majoring in Agriculture or Agriculture Business

 

Oluseye Kolawole International Student Scholarship: $500, available fall and spring semester

* Student must be currently enrolled at WIU

* Demonstrate financial need

* Be an international student at WIU (preference will be given to Nigerian students)

* Be in good academic standing

Graduate students with assistantships are not eligible.

 

Phi Beta Delta International Student Scholarship: $500, available spring semester only

* Completion of one semester at WIU

* 3.2 GPA (undergraduates), 3.5 GPA (graduates)

* Be in good judicial standing

* Maintain full-time enrollment

 

Dr. In-Kon Kim Scholarship: $875 scholarship, available fall and spring semester

* 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

 

Macomb Branch AAUW International Student: $425 scholarship, available fall and spring semester

* 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

 

WEOG Awards for International Students: (5) - $500 scholarships, available fall and spring semester

* 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

 

Bessie Meyers Scholarship Fund: $375 scholarship, available fall and spring semester

* 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

 

Francis and Peggy Davern International Scholarship: $125 scholarship, available fall and spring semester

* 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