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WIU-Quad Cities Scholarships and Resource Information

Fall 2015 Scholarship Recipients

WIU-Quad Cities Fall 2015 Scholarship Recipients PDF File - October 7, 2015

The Scholarship Awards Breakfast was held October 7, 2015. Many thanks to the donors and congratulations to scholarship recipients!

Lowell N. Johnson Foundation Scholarship Recipients - October 7, 2015

R.I.A. Federal Credit Union Scholarship Recipients - October 7, 2015

Douglas and Alexandra Reiling Scholarship Recipient - October 7, 2015

Quad City Bank & Trust Scholarship Recipient - October 7, 2015

VIVA Quad Cities Scholarship Recipients - October 7, 2015

Scholarship Programs

Centennial Honors College Scholarships

Counselor Education Scholarships

Doris & Victor Day AmeriCorps Scholarship

Doris & Victor Day Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Engineering Scholarships

Museum Studies Scholarships

More WIU-Quad Cities Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships by Department

Study Abroad Scholarships

Private Scholarships

Things to do before you get started:

- Write a short (1-2 page) general essay explaining your educational goals and how obtaining a scholarship would help you to meet those goals. Many scholarship applications request an essay of this sort, so having one ready to go will put you one step ahead! make sure to type the essay and save it as an electronic document that can be edited as needed for various scholarship apllications.

- Identify some people you know who would be in a good position to write Letters of Recommendation. Scholarship applications oftern request "letters of recommendation" from sources who have been involved in your educational history, so it is helpful to think of who you would ask to write these letters. Good sources include past or present teachers, guidance counselors, and other sources qualified to provide such a letter.

You can make applying for a new scholarship a quick and easy process by having these items ready to go ahead of time. However, you will want to carefully read the essay and recommendation letter criteria for each scholarship that you wish to pursue, so that you may shape the content of the essay to fit the scholarship for which you are applying.

For more information about how to give your scholarship application essay and recommendation letters an edge, please visit www.scholarshiphelp.org, a site dedicated to helping you make the most of your scholarship application.

Search for Scholarships or Grants

Scholarships and grants are basically gifts which you don't have to pay back. However, they are often awarded based on financial need or on some type of merit. The trick is to figure out what you're skilled at, and seek out scholarships that find merit in that particular skill. In addition, scholarships and grants may also be awarded based on the career that you are pursuing (for instance teaching or science). Lastly, your local community, associations and organizations may award scholarships because you happen to live in their geographical area.

Scholarship Search Web Sites:

WIU Scholarship Sources

Western Illinois University oversees many of its own scholarships through our Scholarship Office, and applying for most of these can be as easy as submitting just one scholarship application form. This is a chance to file one single scholarship application that could put you into consideration for a wide range of scholarships with one easy step.

You can submit the application online or download a paper copy of the application forms:

For Entering Freshman: http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/scholarship/incomingProcess.php

For Transfer Students: http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/scholarship/transferProcess.php

Completed applications can be returned to the Scholarship Office at the address listed on the application form. Please contact the Scholarship Office with any questions about the applications (309)298-2001 or email SC-Office@wiu.edu .

WIU-Quad Cities Contact Information

Contact Curtis Williams with your questions about eligibility, scholarship search, loan request processing and other opportunities for educational funding.

Curtis Williams - Associate Director of Student Services/Admissions
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
Email: CM-Williams11@wiu.edu
Phone: (309)762-9080

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Quad Cities Complex

WIU Title IV School Code: 001780