Financial Aid

FAQ - Scholarships

  • When should I apply for scholarships?
    • Each scholarship has varying deadlines. Make sure to check the WIU Scholarship Portal for upcoming scholarship deadlines. Most scholarships for freshman are due February 15th, while many scholarships for transfer students are due May 1st. 
  • Where can I find information on Scholarships?
    • Contact the WIU Scholarship Office to obtain application information for University scholarships, and individual University departments regarding their scholarship opportunities and materials (e.g. students majoring in psychology should contact the Department of Psychology Office). Also visit the Scholarship section of our website for a listing of free scholarship database resources.
  • Is there a separate application for scholarships?
    • Most scholarships have separate applications:
      1. Contact the WIU Scholarship Office to obtain application information for University scholarships. You can view upcoming WIU scholarships by logging into the WIU Scholarship Portal.
      2. Contact individual University departments regarding their scholarship opportunities and materials.
      3. Private scholarships generally require their own application, which can be obtained from the awarding organization (such as local clubs, businesses, etc.).