Center for International Studies

Scholarship Listing

Below are scholarships that are available to currently enrolled students at WIU.

Please click here for scholarships that accepting applications.

Western Illinois University International Merit Ambassador's $3,000 Scholarship:available fall and spring semester

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

* Minimum 3.0 GPA (confirmed by International Admissions Office; 3.0 GPA must be maintained for renewal

* Admission into a degree program at WIU

* Full time enrollment (minimum 12 semester hours for undergraduate and 9 semester hours for graduate)

* $1,500 will be awarded fall semester and $1,500 will be awarded spring semester

* Required to utilize University Housing options or purchase a meal plan – student must live in university housing each semester if on the Macomb campus (some exceptions may apply)

* Scholarship only applied to WIU tuition. Students who are sponsored or have graduate assistantships are not eligible.                              

Ruth Hughes WESL Scholarship: $700, 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 from a country in Africa (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

International Graduate Student Scholarship in the College of Business and Technology $500 Scholarship, available fall and spring semester 

This scholarship provides tuition assistance to international graduate students who are enrolled in the Master of Computer Science program at Western Illinois University. Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship in conjunction with their application to graduate school. Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded $500 to be applied toward their University account in the first semester they attend Western.

Criteria:

1.  Students scoring in the 90th percentile both in GPA and on the GRE will receive first priority. If there are more students in this category than awards, further selection will be made based upon the letter of application and the diversity of the applicant.

2. If there are unused awards, the selection committee will lower the GPA/ GRE thresholds until a sufficient number of awardees are found.

3. Should a student receiving an award not be able to attend Western for the first semester they have applied, they may choose to postpone their award for up to two semesters.

Dr. In-Kon Kim Scholarship : $900 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 : $375 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 : $350 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.