Quad Cities Campus


WIU Quad Cities Scholarships

Scholarships

$10M in scholarships are awarded each year at Western Illinois University. WIU scholarship programs represent a strong tradition of helping WIU students, and are continually growing, with new scholarships established every year.

WIU-QC Book Award Scholarship

GPA: 2.5 GPA

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Requirements: Open to students in any Major at the Quad Cities campus

Award: Amounts vary

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: Awards based on financial need. Determined by Faculty and Staff each semester - will be notified. No application necessary.


RIA Federal Credit Union Scholarship

GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0

Year in School: Undergraduate

Renewable: No

Requirements: Open to students enrolled in a College of Business and Technology major at WIU-QC, Financial Need, Demonstrated Civic, Community, and College Extra-Curricular Activities

Award: $2,000 per year, $1,000 per semester maximum

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: Applications available from QC Scholarship Office




3M Engineering Scholarship*

GPA: Minimum GPA 2.75, minimum ACT 25 or SAT 1140

Year in School: Freshman

Renewable: No

Requirements: Open to entering freshman majoring in engineering

Award: $1000 ($500/semester)

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: While grade point is important, it should not overshadow the importance of outside activities or work experience.

Apply to/Contact Information:
Rafael Obregon
Title: Interim Director, School of Engineering & Technology
Department: School of Engineering and Technology
Office Location: Riverfront Hall 207B - WIU Quad Cities
Office Phone: 309/762-9481 Ext. 62783
Email: engineering@wiu.edu

*Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds.


 

Derek Bloomfield Engineering Scholarship*

Derek Bloomfield earned a B.S. degree in Engineering in 2011. He is Manager of the Product Engineering Department at Sivyer Steel, Bettendorf, IA.

GPA: Minimum GPA 3.0

Renewable: Scholarship/Award is renewable but applicants must reapply. Criteria for renewal: Compliance with the terms of the scholarship application, which includes compliance with the scholarship award in the year in which it was created.

Requirements: Must be enrolled in Engineering

Award: $1000 ($500/semester)

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

*Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds.


Lavern & Nola McEntire Engineering Scholarship*

GPA: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or all completed coursework is required and minimum 2.75 GPA in Engineering coursework

Year in School: Junior or senior

Renewable: No

Requirements: Students must be Engineering majors at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and have junior or senior year status

Award: $2,000 per year, $1,000 per semester

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: While grade point is important, it should not overshadow the importance of outside activities and work experience. Applications can be obtained from the QC Student Services

*Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds.


Shive Hattery Engineering Scholarship*

GPA: Minimum GPA 3.0

Year in School: Junior or senior status

Renewable: No

Requirements: Students must be Engineering majors at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and have junior or senior year status

Award: $2,000 per year, $1,000 per semester

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: Applications can be obtained from the QC Student Services

Contact Information:
Rafael Obregon
Title: Interim Director, School of Engineering & Technology
Department: School of Engineering and Technology
Office Location: Riverfront Hall 207B - WIU Quad Cities
Office Phone: 309/762-9481 Ext. 62783
Email: engineering@wiu.edu

*Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds.


Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Foundation Scholarship

GPA: 2.5 GPA

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Renewable: No

Requirements: Open to students enrolled in any major at WIU-QC, Resident of Milan, Illinois, demonstrate educational goals and career aspirations are aligned with a maximum 1000 word essay.

Award: Varies

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: Highest priority based on need.


Robert & Blenda Ontiveros Scholarship

GPA: 2.75 GPA

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Renewable: Not Automatically, Past recipients can reapply

Requirements: Open to students enrolled in any major at WIU-QC

Award: $1250 ($625/semester)

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: Preference given to students of Hispanic origin


Quad Cities Conservation Alliance Scholarship

The Quad City Conservation Alliance (QCCA) is a non-profit, volunteer-lead, organization made up of five clubs who together focus on educating, promoting and actively participating in local conservation efforts throughout the Quad Cities.

Each year the QCCA raises thousands of dollars to support conservation projects within the community by hosting events at their facility, the QCCA Expo Center.

Funds raised during these events are distributed to local educational institutions, civic organizations, youth groups and city, state and federal government agencies to support conservation programs and environmental education opportunities in a grant-style format. Since 1984, the QCCA has donated more than $2,000,000 to local conservation efforts.

GPA: Minimum GPA 2.5, good standing with the university

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Renewable: Not Automatically, Past recipients can reapply

Requirements: Open to undergrad and graduate students at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities who are focused on environmental studies with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average and in good standing with the University. Community Service and Campus Activities especially related to regional Conservation (Preservation, Restoration and Education) projects and events. An 500-1,000 word essay will be required addressing “Why Conservation of our natural resources is important to me”.

Award: Two separate awards of $1,000 each year, one in the spring and one award in fall. Scholarships are not automatically renewed but applicants may apply again. Funds deposited in student accounts.

Deadline: One deadline in the fall and one in the spring based on the academic calendar.

Comments: Selected by a committee of 5 including 3 WIU Faculty, a representative of the WIU Student Services and an at-large WIU staff member. Once candidate(s) have been selected the committee will forward applications and recommendations to the Board of the Quad City Conservation Alliance for approval.

Comments: Curtis Williams, Director of Student Services at the Quad Cities Campus.


The Michaela Romano Scholarship

The Michaela Romano Scholarship is given annually to students excelling in degree programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities. Gifts of the College faculty, these awards are offered every spring to two undergraduate and two graduate students to honor their academic commitment and to assist their completion of degree work in the coming semester or year. Presented since 2009, these scholarships were named in 2015 in remembrance of Michaela Rae Romano (1988-2015), daughter of Western Illinois University professors of biology Michael and Susan Romano. A cum laude graduate of Knox College with a major in Anthropology-Sociology and a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies, Michaela was an exemplary student of the liberal arts and sciences. At Knox, she received the Academic Achievers Scholarship and Howell Atwood Award and was an active member of Students against Sexism in Society and the Chinese Club. Michaela subsequently completed a Chinese Language Certificate at Beloit College and taught English in China.

GPA: Minimum GPA 3.5

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Major: College of Arts & Sciences degree at WIU-QC

Requirements: Faculty teaching eligible students are invited to nominate one undergraduate and one graduate student to a selection committee comprised of three faculty representing a variety of disciplines in the College. The committee will notify students of their nomination and that to be considered they must also submit an approximately 500-word essay demonstrating specific ways they’ve benefited from their WIU-QC CAS education. The committee will review and select two undergraduate and two graduate recipients. Portions of the recipients’ essays may be read at the WIU-QC CAS Spring Reception.

Award: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Contact: Dr. Everett Hamner, Professor of English, e-hamner@wiu.edu


Graduate students have numerous opportunities for financial assistance across the campus of Western Illinois University. There are a limited number of competitive academic scholarships available through the Foundation Scholarship Program. Graduate scholarships through the Foundation Scholarship Program will require separate applications. The criteria will vary.

Federal student loans through the FAFSA, student employment through the Financial Aid Office, and graduate assistantships through the Graduate Office may also be available.



WIU-Quad Cities LEJA Scholarships

GPA: Minimum GPA 3.0

Year in School: Undergraduate, full-time

Renewable: Not Automatically, Past recipients can reapply

Requirements: Students must be a Law Enforcement and Justice Administration major at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. Financial need is a primary consideration Submit an essay no longer than 500 words describing how this scholarship will help attain educational objectives

Award: varies

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD


Robert & Blenda Ontiveros Scholarship

GPA: Minimum GPA 2.75

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Renewable: Not Automatically, Past recipients can reapply

Requirements: Open to students enrolled in any major at WIU-QC

Award: $1250 ($625/semester)

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: Preference given to students of Hispanic origin


Joyce Wiley Quad Citians Affirming Diversity LGBTQIA Memorial Scholarship

The Joyce Wiley Quad Citians Affirming Diversity LGBTQIA Memorial Scholarship was established in 2020 to provide financial support to a member or supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community pursuing a college degree or specialized training. Application deadline will be November 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications and supporting documents can be emailed to qcad.outforgood@gmail.com.

Criteria for the scholarship:

  • Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing at an accredited institution or specialized training school
  • Demonstrated academic achievement, as evidenced by a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • A member or supporter of the LGBTQIA community
  • Demonstrated financial need

Using a separate piece of paper, including your Name at the top, provide an essay of 1,000 words or less which demonstrates all four of the following criteria:

  • The factors contributing to your needs for funds.
  • Your pursuit of funds to meet those needs.
  • Non-financial reasons for why you’re deserving of this award.
  • Connection to the LGBTQIA Community

A separate STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES must be attached to your essay.

For an application or questions, please email Curtis Williams at: cm-williams11@wiu.edu


2021 SAMI-Aid Scholarship

Deadline Date: November 30, 2021

Detailed description: At SAMI-Aid, we are proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree. The awarded student will receive $1,000 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree.

Value of scholarship: $1,000

School year: accepted to or currently attending a college or university

Major: no requirements or restrictions regarding academic major

Required college state: Any

Required college or university: Any

U.S citizenship: Reside in U.S. 50 states

Link to scholarship: https://samiaid.com/scholarship


Moline Foundation Scholarships

The Moline Foundation is pleased to announce a simplified form for the 2022 Scholarships. You only need to fill out one form for all scholarships!
The application is open November 1, 2021 to February 15, 2022.

  • Clement T. Hanson Scholarship: A multi-year scholarship
  • Lee McAllister Memorial Scholarship
  • Doug Reynolds Rotary Scholarship: A multi-year scholarship
  • Srikanth Yerra Memorial Scholarship

2022: Vietnam Veterans Scholarship/Assistance for Veterans Chapter 299

To apply for these scholarships, go to MolineFoundation.org for the application link. For more information, contact Susan Zelnio at 309-581-2974 or szelnio@molinefoundation.org .


Education.com is Awarding $20,000 in College Scholarships

We are offering two awards for teaching students from underrepresented groups this year.

Our Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship aims to make an impact in the lives of aspiring teachers in America. Twice per year, we award a teaching student with a $10,000 scholarship to further their educational goals. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Deadlines: June 30th and January 1st every year
  • Must be enrolled in an Education-related major (see scholarship page for details)
  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool through 5th grade teacher (any discipline)
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
  • Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Our Building the Future Scholarship program supports those who have financial or diversity struggles because we understand the need for a diverse classroom to create a stronger community. Twice per year, we will award two talented aspiring early childhood education teachers with a $5,000 scholarship each towards their educational expenses. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a low income student or student from an underrepresented group
  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline)
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
  • Open to college undergraduates
  • Must be enrolled in an Education-related major (see scholarship page for details)
  • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Open to students from all states
  • Scholarship winner must provide an official transcript for enrollment verification

You can find more detailed information on our scholarship awards at: https://www.education.com/scholarships/


Additional Private Scholarships

Additional private scholarships are listed on the Macomb private scholarship page.

Faculty and Staff:

Please forward any additional outside Scholarship information to the WIU-QC Scholarship Office:
Curtis Williams
309-762-9481
CM-Williams11@wiu.edu

Disclaimer

Private Scholarships are scholarships offered by providers who are not directly affiliated with Western Illinois University and the recipients may or may not be WIU students. There are many private scholarships available, as well as national scholarship search organizations. However, it is important that you educate yourself with the scholarship provider ensure the company is reputable before completing an application. Because these scholarships are through private sources, the WIU Scholarship Office cannot always verify their validity.

Avoid Scholarship Scams

Be aware of financial scams when researching and applying for private scholarships. Avoid scholarship agencies and applications that require a fee, guarantee financial assistance, or require attendance at a seminar. Be wary of completing an application or process that asks for personal information such as bank account number, credit card number, or Social Security number. Read the fine print!



Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Foundation Scholarship

GPA: 2.5 GPA

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Renewable: No

Requirements: Open to students enrolled in any major at WIU-QC, Resident of Milan, Illinois, demonstrate educational goals and career aspirations are aligned with a maximum 1000 word essay.

Award: Varies

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: Highest priority based on need.


William Butterworth Foundation Scholarship

Katherine Deere Butterworth’s community involvement and philanthropy led her to establish the William Butterworth Foundation in memory of her husband, William.

Mission: The William Butterworth Foundation is dedicated to leveraging its strong heritage and valuable resources to actively support artistic, charitable, cultural and educational endeavors that enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in the greater Quad Cities community.

Vision: The William Butterworth Foundation will, through sustained public engagement, support community education and lifelong learning by proactively identifying, providing, and funding quality programs as well as preserving accessible and hospitable facilities.

“How a degree in Elementary Education will enhance the quality of life for others in the QC Region?”

GPA: Minimum GPA 3.0

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Major: Early Childhood or Elementary Education

Renewable: No

Requirements: Student must be enrolled at the Quad Cities Campus and originate from Rock Island County, Illinois or Scott County, Iowa. Demonstrated financial need and community involvement. Complete 500 (max) word essay: “How a degree in Elementary Education will enhance the quality of life for others in the QC Region?”

Award: Varies

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD


Doris & Victor Day Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

GPA: Minimum GPA 2.0

Year in School: Undergraduate

Renewable: No

Requirements: Be a currently enrolled Undergraduate at WIU-Quad Cities and be officially listed as a major in one of the approved undergraduate degree programs.
Provide an ESSAY of not more than 1,000 words which demonstrates all three of the following criteria: factors contributing to your needs for funds, your pursuit of funds to meet those needs, and non-financial reasons you are deserving of this award.
Create a separate Statement of Income and Expenses and attach it to the Application. See example
Provide three Letters of Support (one must be a college professor)
Open to students enrolled in any major at WIU-QC

Award: Varies

Deadline: TBD Spring 2022


Dorothy Looser-Flake and Roberta Looser Scholarship

The Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation was created by the estate of Dorothy Looser-Flake and Roberta Looser who were born and raised on a farm near New Boston Township, Illinois. The sisters each were elementary school teachers in Mercer County as well Rock Island public schools and established their foundation to recognize their dedicated careers in education as well their upbringing in Mercer County. The mission of the Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation is to advance economic development and further cultural and educational opportunities in Mercer County, Illinois, with a particular focus on New Boston Township.

GPA: Minimum GPA 2.5

Year in School: Undergraduate

Renewable: No

Requirements: Any major, but a preference for Education or Agriculture majors and minors, resident of Mercer County, Illinois who enrolls full time at either WIU campus. Demonstrated community service to Mercer County, especially New Boston Township with a preference for those who plan to reside in Mercer County after degree attainment

Award: Varies

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD

Comments: Highest priority - based on financial need (FAFSA)


Lowell N. Johnson Scholarship

GPA: Minimum GPA 3.25

Year in School: Undergraduate

Major: Any WIU-QC major

Renewable: No

Requirements: must live in either Rock Island, Henry, or Mercer county for three years prior to application

Award: Varies

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD


Chris & Pam Ontiveros Scholarship

GPA: Not specified

Major: Any WIU-Quad Cities major

Renewable: No

Requirements: A past or current member or volunteer of the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley, must be enrolled for a minimum of 6.0 credit hours. Factors such as GPA, Financial need, and Community Involvement are considered.

Award: $2500

Deadline: Fall Semester: TBD


Quad Cities Conservation Alliance Scholarship

The Quad City Conservation Alliance (QCCA) is a non-profit, volunteer-lead, organization made up of five clubs who together focus on educating, promoting and actively participating in local conservation efforts throughout the Quad Cities.

Each year the QCCA raises thousands of dollars to support conservation projects within the community by hosting events at their facility, the QCCA Expo Center.

Funds raised during these events are distributed to local educational institutions, civic organizations, youth groups and city, state and federal government agencies to support conservation programs and environmental education opportunities in a grant-style format. Since 1984, the QCCA has donated more than $2,000,000 to local conservation efforts.

GPA: Minimum GPA 2.5, good standing with the university

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Renewable: Not Automatically, Past recipients can reapply

Requirements: Open to undergrad and graduate students at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities who are focused on environmental studies with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average and in good standing with the University. Community Service and Campus Activities especially related to regional Conservation (Preservation, Restoration and Education) projects and events. An 500-1,000 word essay will be required addressing “Why Conservation of our natural resources is important to me”.

Award: Two separate awards of $1,000 each year, one in the spring and one award in fall. Scholarships are not automatically renewed but applicants may apply again. Funds deposited in student accounts.

Deadline: One deadline in the fall and one in the spring based on the academic calendar.

Comments: Selected by a committee of 5 including 3 WIU Faculty, a representative of the WIU Student Services and an at-large WIU staff member. Once candidate(s) have been selected the committee will forward applications and recommendations to the Board of the Quad City Conservation Alliance for approval.

Comments: Curtis Williams, Director of Student Services at the Quad Cities Campus.


The Michaela Romano Scholarship

The Michaela Romano Scholarship is given annually to students excelling in degree programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities. Gifts of the College faculty, these awards are offered every spring to two undergraduate and two graduate students to honor their academic commitment and to assist their completion of degree work in the coming semester or year. Presented since 2009, these scholarships were named in 2015 in remembrance of Michaela Rae Romano (1988-2015), daughter of Western Illinois University professors of biology Michael and Susan Romano. A cum laude graduate of Knox College with a major in Anthropology-Sociology and a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies, Michaela was an exemplary student of the liberal arts and sciences. At Knox, she received the Academic Achievers Scholarship and Howell Atwood Award and was an active member of Students against Sexism in Society and the Chinese Club. Michaela subsequently completed a Chinese Language Certificate at Beloit College and taught English in China.

GPA: Minimum GPA 3.5

Year in School: Undergraduate and Graduate

Major: College of Arts & Sciences degree at WIU-QC

Requirements: Faculty teaching eligible students are invited to nominate one undergraduate and one graduate student to a selection committee comprised of three faculty representing a variety of disciplines in the College. The committee will notify students of their nomination and that to be considered they must also submit an approximately 500-word essay demonstrating specific ways they’ve benefited from their WIU-QC CAS education. The committee will review and select two undergraduate and two graduate recipients. Portions of the recipients’ essays may be read at the WIU-QC CAS Spring Reception.

Award: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Contact: Dr. Everett Hamner, Professor of English, e-hamner@wiu.edu


Contact Information

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

Curtis Williams
Director of Student Services, Quad Cities Campus
Email: CM-Williams11@wiu.edu
Phone: 309-762-9080
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

WIU Title IV School Code: 001780