Scholarship Office

Spring 2018 Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application   

Scholarship award information will be sent to new freshman applicants at their home address within 4 weeks after the posted deadline. 

DEADLINE DATE: December 1, 2017

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(*) - Required Information

  Student Information
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  Optional Information:

This information is requested for the purpose of awarding specific funds.


Ethnic Origin:

Are you the child or grandchild of a WIU alum?

Are you the child of a deceased veteran? Do not include grandparent.

  High School and Community Involvement:
High school organizations and activities (Student Council, Theatre, Debate, etc.) Include community activities that were school-sponsored (community service, etc.)
Community involvement and volunteer work outside of high school Do not include school-sponsored activities
Awards you have received for high school and/or extracurricular work
Employment-list all jobs you have held while in high school

Are you currently employed?

  Additional Required Files:

Written essay (300-500 words)

Please address the following:

  • Why you have chosen WIU
  • Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your future goals.

Letter of recommendation

The recommendation must be on official letterhead.

The recommendation letter should be from, but not limited to, your high school teacher or other academic personnel. The recommendation letter should include information about your:

  • Leadership skills
  • Academic potential
  • Maturity
  • Interaction with other students
  • High school and volunteer activities
You must do one of the following to submit the letter of recommendation:
  1. Mail the additional required file to the following address:
    • Scholarship Office, Sherman Hall 308
      Western Illinois University
      1 University Circle, Macomb IL 61455
  2. Fax the additional required file to the following phone number:
    • (309) 298-2432
  3. Upload the additional required file here:

  Student's Signature:

By typing your full name in the box below you are certifying that you are in fact the individual applying for a freshman scholarship (or legal representative with appropriate authority on behalf of said individual) and that the information provided on the application is correct and complete.