Quad Cities Campus

New Student & Transfer Engineering Scholarships

New Scholarship STEM-B Scholarship

GPA, ACT, Year in School: Freshman; minimum GPA 3.0, minimum ACT 20 (SAT 1030) or Transfer minimum community college GPA 2.75

Major, Other Requirements: Open to entering freshman or transfer students majoring in engineering, engineering technology, or any major in the College of Business & Technology at WIU-Quad Cities. Students must be enrolled full-time, taking at least six semester hours of math, science, engineering or business classes, and involved in a STEM or business club (i.e. First Lego League, Science Olympiad, 4-H, eSports, Entrepreneurship Club, etc.), in high school.

Program Information: Engineering

Deadline to Apply: Rolling. First 50 enrolled students.

Award Amount: $500 ($250/semester)

Apply to/Contact Information: Chair, Engineering Department

Comments:  Letter of Recommendation from STEM Leader/Mentor. Must obtain a "C" or above in all enrolled classes each semester.

Online Application Form


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3M Engineering Scholarship

GPA, ACT, Year in School: Freshman; minimum GPA 2.75, minimum ACT 25 or SAT 1140

Major, Other Requirements: Open to entering freshman majoring in engineering

Program Information: Engineering

Deadline to Apply: September 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Award Amount: $1000 ($500/semester)

Apply to/Contact Information: Chair, Engineering Department

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

Application Form


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Andy Zinn-Genesis Systems Group Scholarship

GPA, ACT, Year in School: Freshman

Major, Other Requirements: Open to entering freshman majoring in engineering

Program Information: Engineering

Deadline to Apply: TBD

Award Amount: $2500 ($1,250/semester)

Apply to/Contact Information: Chair, Engineering Department

Comments:  Scholarship requires a period of job-shadowing through Genesis Systems Group.


Current Engineering Student Scholarships

New ScholarshipSTEM-Volunteering Scholarship

GPA, ACT, Year in School: Current Student; minimum GPA 2.5; maintain "C" or above in all enrolled classes

Major, Other Requirements: This scholarship is available to current full-time students who volunteer with local high schools in STEM and business-related clubs and activities. Students should be enrolled in at least six semester hours of math, science, or engineering/CBT classes as an accepted Engineering, Engineering Technology or College of Business & Technology student on the Quad Cities Campus.

Program Information: Engineering

Deadline to Apply: Rolling. First 50 enrolled students.

Award Amount: $500 ($250/semester)

Apply to/Contact Information: Chair, Engineering Department

Comments:  Activity verification from STEM Club Leader/Mentor. Must obtain a "C" or above in all enrolled classes. Must pass a background check or other requirement of high school. Recipients selected by CBT-QC board of faculty/staff.

 Online Application Form


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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, ACT, Year in School: Minimum GPA 3.0

Major, Other Requirements: Must be enrolled in Engineering

Deadline to Apply: September 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Award Amount: $1000 ($500/semester)

Apply to/Contact Information: Chair, Engineering Department

Comments:  Scholarship/Award is renewable but applicant 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.

Application Form


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Lavern & Nola McEntire Engineering Scholarship

CRITERIA: To apply for this scholarship, a student must be enrolled at Western Illinois University, majoring in Engineering and be entering his/her junior or senior year. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or all completed coursework is required and a minimum 2.75 grade point average in Engineering coursework is also required. While grade point is important, it should not overshadow the importance of outside activities and work experience.

ELIGIBILITTY: Students must be Engineering majors at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities.

APPLICATIONS and PROCESS: Applications can be obtained from the QC Student Services

Applicant must submit the following:

  • Attached application
  • Resume

Deadline to Apply: TBD

TERMS: One $2,000 scholarship is available. The recipient will have $1,000 applied to their student account for the fall and spring semesters.

INQUIRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO: School of Engineering

IS THE AWARD OR SCHOLARSHIP RENEWABLE: No



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Dr. William & Carol Pratt Engineering Scholarship

GPA, ACT, Year in School: 2.75 GPA

Major, Other Requirements:Open to engineering majors enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours for the semester at WIU-QC

Program information: Engineering

Deadline to Apply: September 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Award Amount: $1800 ($900/semester)

Applications and Process: Applications can be obtained from the QC Student Services

Contact Information: Director, School of Engineering

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

Application Form


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Sedona Technologies Engineering Scholarship

GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0, Junior/Senior standing

Major, Other Requirements:Open to engineering majors enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours for the semester at WIU-QC

Program information: Engineering

Deadline to Apply: TBD

Applications and Process: Applications can be obtained from the QC Student Services

Contact Information: Director, School of Engineering

Additional Materials or Instructions: Must submit a FAFSA application (www.fafsa.ed.gov, WIU School Code = 001780. Must perform 12 hours of approved community service during the academic year.


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Shive Hattery Engineering Scholarship

GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0, Junior/Senior standing

Major, Other Requirements: Student must be enrolled in the Engineering Program at WIU-Quad Cities.

Program information: Engineering

Deadline to Apply: TBD

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

Applications and Process: Applications can be obtained online and from the QC Student Services

Contact Information: Director, School of Engineering


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External Scholarships

National Association of Women in Construction Scholarships

The Quad Cities Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction promotes education and contributes to the betterment of the construction industry.  To further this goal, our chapter annually awards scholarships to local/regional male and female students pursuing an education in a construction-related field.  Since beginning our scholarship program, we have awarded over $182,000 in scholarship funds!  Applications are due March 31st each year.

Apply at: http://www.nawicqc.org/

2018 BluePay STEM Scholarship

Deadline date: December 2019 (TBD)

Detailed description: Payment processing is already driven and enabled by technology. Successful execution in the future of payments requires educated minds that focus on both business goals and cutting-edge innovation. As an industry leader, BluePay is continuing our support of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

Value of scholarship: $1,000 (1 winner), $250 (2 runner ups)

Qualifications: To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university. The application includes an essay answering 1 of 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words:

  1. What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life?
  2. What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business?
  3. What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information?

Application Form


AMERICANMUSCLE AUTOMOTIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

AmericanMuscle: 4 x $2000 scholarships for students pursuing an automotive themed major(mechanical engineering, robotics etc.) Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year

Scholarship information and deadlines are found on the company website.

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WIU Scholarship Sources

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

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

Director of Engineering Program Contact Information

William Pratt

Title: Director, Engineering Program
Department: WIU-QC Engineering
Office Location: Riverfront Hall 207B - WIU Quad Cities
Office Phone: 309/762-9481 Ext. 62783
Email: WF-Pratt@wiu.edu