Graduate Student Scholarships
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 and deadlines will vary.
Graduate scholarship opportunities through the Foundation Scholarship Program.
|Scholarship||GPA, ACT, etc||Major/other requirements||$ Awarded each year||Deadline to apply||Apply to:/Contact||Comments|
|Amy Titus Memorial Fund||WIU Westernette or WIU Cheerleader||$250||Feb. 1 after Westernette/Cheerleader season||Scholarship Office Sherman Hall 308|
|University Women Scholarship||3.0 GPA||Female; Sophomore-Graduate||$1,200||April 1||Scholarship Office Sherman 308||Personal statement required|
|Leroy Daniel Scholarship||Must be of ethnic minority; Any class level; Resident of Illinois; Full-time; Good standing||$750||April 30||Scholarship Office|
|Ron and Sheila Gierhan||Has shown commitment and contribution to their extracurricular groups or organizations on campus||$200||Spring Semester||Office of Student Activities||Nominated by faculty, staff, advisors, or other students|
|Kelvin Butts Memorial Scholarship||3.0 GPA||Student currently residing in the residence halls with the intention of returning to the residence halls for the following year; Demonstrate leadership||$500||May 1||Office of Residence Life|
|Western Illinois Black Alumni Scholarship||2.5 GPA||African American student; 24 hours through Graduate; Full-time; Record of community service||$250||July 1||Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center||500 word essay required|
|William and Eva Graham Scholarship||Current employee of the University Library; Good academic standing||$500||Oct. 12||Leslie F. Malpass Library Administration Office|
|RA Council Award||Evaluated by accomplishment and contribution; Good GPA||$250||Contact University Housing and Dining Services||University Housing and Dining Services|
|Shane and Tena Bennett Scholarship||3.5 GPA||Second semester grad student at the time of award; Member of the Recreational Sports Professional Society; U.S. citizen/permanent resident||$250||Contact Campus Recreation||Campus Recreation|
|Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI)||Minimum 2.75 GPA in last two years undergraduate work & minimum 3.2 GPA in at least 9 hours of graduate study||Accepted and enrolled in a graduate program at least half time; Illinois resident or high school or college graduate from an Illinois school or registered to vote in IL with minimum 3 years residency; must be member of an underrepresented group (African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American)||$12,500 stipend||February of each year-contact the WIU Graduate Office||Ron Williams, Assistant Vice President, Provost and Academic Affairs||Must plan to teach or administer at an Illinois post-secondary institution or take a position at one of the post-secondary education governing or coordinating boards in Illinois for equal to the number of years of award; Financial need from FAFSA is considered|