Scholarship Office

Private Scholarships

The WIU Scholarship Office receives information regarding private scholarships. While we have taken every effort to post reputable scholarship providers, it is your responsibility to make an informed decision whether or not to apply.

Scholarship Major GPA, ACT, etc Other requirements $ Awarded each year Deadline to apply Apply to:/Contact Comments
Institute for Humane Studies     Graduate level Varies Varies Website Link  
The Company Corporation's Quarterly Business Plan Contest Any   At least 18 years of age $1,000 Quarterly Website Link Submit a business plan
Study Abroad Scholarships Any         Website Link  
Navy Health Professions Scholarships Health Professions         Matt Birchall
Chief Hospital Corpsman
Navy Health Professions
(816) 501-6247
Active duty commitment required
RNtoBSN Scholarships Nursing       Varies Website Link  
AfterCollege Succurro Minimum 2.5 GPA       Multiple deadlines Website Link  
TG's Milton G. Wright Scholarship Drawing Any   Undergraduate level $500 Awarded Monthly Website Link Cannot be a TG employee
Comparecards.com Scholarship Any     $2,500 Awarded Monthly Website Link  
Student Fitness Scholarship Any     $1,000   Website Link  
Advocacy Training for Interns Program Law   Interest in helping others $1,000   Website Link  
NEWH Scholarships Hospitality Varies Varies Varies   Website Link  
anyoption Scholarship Any   Less than 25 years of age $500   Website Link Essay
OnlineJobApplications.com Scholarship Any     $500   Website Link Essay
The Caregiver Scholarship Field related to the care of the injured and disabled     $3,000 July 17 Website Link  
Levin Firm Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 17 Website Link Essay
Gagne, Scherer & Associates Scholarship Any   18 years and older $1,200 July 17 Website Link Essay
Dolman Law Group Video Essay Contest Any     $1,100 July 22 Website Link Video Essay
LaMantia Law Firm Single Parent Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate and graduate students, U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the United States $1,000 July 27 Website Link Essay
Bright Minds Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen; over age 17 $500 July 30 Website Link Essay

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship

Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Diagnosed with epilepsy $1,000 July 31 Website Link Video Essay
d'Oliveria & Associates College Scholarshhip Law-related field   U.S. citizen $1,000 July 30 Website Link Essay
A Better America Scholarship Any   High school student; U.S. citizen or have a valid green card   July 31 Website Link Essay
The Doctor On Demand Scholarship Health related field   Student entering college or current student in college $5,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500/$100 July 31 Website Link Essay
Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Service College Book Scholarship Any   Proof that you or member of your immediate family is employed in a position of public service $500/$100 July 31 Website Link Essay
Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Contest Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate Students; Ages between 18-26 $500 July 31 by 11:59 pm Website Link Essay
TopMedicalAssistantSchools.com Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Must be at least 18 years old; currently attending college or will be attending in fall of 2015 $500 July 31 Website Link Essay
The Tix Team 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans Law Minimum 2.8 GPA Be active military service or retired $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA Hispanic heritage $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Domestic Violence Law Firm Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. Citizen $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Austism Any   Either you or a close family member has been diagnosed with a form of Autism (including Asperger syndrome); undergraduate or graduate $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Small Business, Big Impact Any     $2,500 July 31 Website Link Essay
Grapevine Evaluations Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. or Canadian citizen $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
The Medigo Scholarship Program Marketing     $2,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship Nursing Minimum 3.0 GPA Legal U.S. resident or hold valid visa $1,000 August 1 Website Link Essay
Navolutions "Let's Bury Internet Explorer" Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Enroll at an accredited two or four year university; be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident $500 August 1 Website Link Essay or Video
The Beltown Spine & Wellness Blog Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen; Incoming freshman $1,000 August 1 Website Link Essay
Free Speech Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA 18 years or older $1,000 August 1 Website Link Essay
Avomeen's Science Student Award Science   Full-time and part-time students $1,000/$500 August 1 Website Link  
Avant Garden Decor's Horticulture Scholarship Any     $500 August 10 Website Link Essay
Environment Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 August 15 Website Link Essay
Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship Any     $2,500 August 15 Website Link Essay
Race Entry Student Scholarship Any     $500 August 15 Website Link Essay
Mesothelioma Center Scholarship Any   Undergraduate or graduate; full time $3,000/$2,000 August 20 Website Link Essay
The Clubs of America Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 August 31 Website Link Essay
Highrises.com Scholarships Any   Undergraduate or graduate; 18 years and older; full time   August 31 Website Link Essay
The Zebra Safe Driver Scholarship Any     $500 August 31 Website Link Essay
Karman Healthcare Scholarship  Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Undergraduate; 16 years or older; disability awareness $500 September 1 Website Link Essay
Single Parent Scholarships for Moms and Dads Any Minimum 2.7 GPA Single parent helping to raise at least one child $1,000 September 1 Website Link Essay
OMAP's 100 Word Essay Health Care Scholarship Health Care Field   18 years or older; U.S. citizen $500 September 30 Website Link Essay
The Zieger Firm $1,000 College Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 September 30 Website Link Essay
Ignite AG Customer Advisory Board Scholarship Marketing Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate and graduate student $1,000 October 1 Website Link Essay
Illinois Environmental Health Association Environmental Health-related program   At least 2 years of college completed Up to $500 October 1 Website Link  
Jan Egerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship Any   Undergraduate and graduate students; 18 years old and older $2,500/$1,250/$750/$500 October 9 Website Link Essay
Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship Any   American or Canadian citizen, 18 years or older, Full-time student $1,000 October 1 Website Link Essay
General Scholarship for Higher Learning Any   Incoming freshman; Undergraduate; Graduate $1,500 October 15 Website Link Essay
Branson Show Inspired Scholarship Any     $1,000 October 15 Website Link Essay
Pelican Water College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.5 GPA U.S. resident; Full-time $1,500/$1,000/$500 October 16   Essay
Cristia Medical Supply Caring Nurse Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen or hold valid visa $500 November 1 Website Link Essay
TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen, Full Time $3,000 November 11 Website Link Essay
Zumper Apartments Scholarship Any   U.S. resident $1,000 November 15 Website Link Essay
Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident $1,000 November 30 Website Link Essay
Small Business, Big Impact Any     $2,500 December 1 Website Link Essay
Apartment List Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen $2,500 December 1 Website Link Essay
BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 5 Website Link Business Plan
Environment Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
2015 Clark Scholarship Any   Undergraduate and graduate students $350 December 15 Website Link Essay
Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship Healthcare or life sciences field Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Nursing or Emergency Medical Technician     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Dietspotlight.com Scholarship Any     $3,000/$1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Injury Lawyers News Annual Disability Scholarship Pre-law     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
HeadsetPlus.com $1000 College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Incoming freshman; Undergraduate students, U.S. citizen $1,000 December 31 Website Link Video
OMAP's 100 Word Essay Health Care Scholarship Health Care Field   18 years or older; U.S. citizen $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
2015 Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Any     $2,500 April 17, 2016 Website Link Essay
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 31,2016 Website Link Public Service Advertisement Video
BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15, 2016 Website Link Business Plan