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  
Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions Design     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
Woodruff High School Alumni Association Scholarship     Woodruff High School, IL graduate or attended between 2006 and 2009 $1,000   Website Link  
TG's Milton G. Wright Scholarship Any     $500 Monthly Awards 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
Xero Scholarship Accounting or Finance   Currently enrolled; U.S. legal resident $5,000 August 30 Website Link Essay
Global Trade Specialists Scholarship Contest Any     $1,000 August 31 Website Link Book report
K Alliance Scholarship Information Technology   U.S. legal resident or hold a valid visa $500 August 31 Website Link Essay
BannerStandPros.com Scholarship Art, Graphic Design, or Marketing   Legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa $500 5 p.m. PST August 31 Website Link Create and upload a banner
Power Graphics Digital Imaging Scholarship Art, Graphic Design, Marketing, or any related field   Legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa
$500
5 p.m. PST August 31 Website Link Essay
Lexington Law Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $5,000 August 31 Website Link Essay
Clubs of America Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 August 31 Website Link Essay
Versitas Education Scholarship Business, Business Administration, Human Resources, Management, Adult Education Minimum 2.7 GPA   $1,000 August 31 Website Link Essay
Karman Healthcare Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Open to all college-age (16 yrs or older) students with mobility disability who use a mobility device $500 September 1 Website Link Create a presentation
Enviro Safety Scholarship Occuplation Health and Safety or related field   Enrolled full time; U.S. citizen or permanent resident $1,500 September 15 Website Link Brief statement
Conversion's Marketing Scholarship Marketing, Business, Communications, Information Technology, or related field   Enrolled full time; U.S. or Canadian citizen $1,000 September 19 Website Link Essay
Wimdu Scholarship Marketing, Business Administration, or Communications     $2,000 September 30 Website Link Essay
Legal Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Legal-related undergraduate degree   At least 18 years of age $1,000 October 1 Website Link Essay
AES Engineers Scholarship Any       October 6 Website Link Essay
Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship Any     $100-$5,000 October 7 Website Link Research essay
Pelican Water Systems Scholarship Any   U.S. legal resident; enrolled full time $1,000-$3,000 October 15 Website Link Essay
Goldberg & Osborne's Don't Text & Drive Scholarship Any     $1,000 October 15 Website Link Statement
Howard Chambliss Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail/Glenwood Lodge Scholarship Any     $1,000 October 20 Website Link  
William Gary Allen Scholarship Architecture, Civil Engineering, City Planning, Environmental Services or related fields Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident; enrolled full time $1,500 October 31 Website Link Essay
CARiD Scholarship Any   Between the ages of 16 and 20 $1,000 October 31 Website Link Submit photo
COIT Clean Living Scholarship Any     $2,000 October 31 Website Link Submit a video
HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship Business or Marketing Minimum 3.0 GPA Completed at least one year of college $1,000 November 1 Website Link  
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship Program Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Documented disability; U.S. citizen; completed at least one semester of college classes $1,000 November 1 Website Link Essay 
Griswold Home Care Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 1 Website Link  
Road to Success Scholarship Program Any   18 years or older; U.S. citizen $1,000 November 7 Website Link Essay
Legacy Lending Group Scholarship Business or Finance Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 November 30 Website Link Essay
Kiddie Collection Scholarship Any     Up to $3,500 December 1 Website Link Essay
Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship Any   Must have valid driver's license $1,000 December 1 Website Link Create social media awareness
Design a T-shirt Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; enrolled full time $500 December 1 Website Link Upload a design to Facebook
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers' Single Mother Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Be a mother who is attending college $1,000 December 5 Website Link Essay
Resume Genius Annual Scholarship Any   Enrolled full time $1,000 December 15 Website Link Submit a resume based on a fictional or non-fictional character
Hartford Technology Rental Co. IT Scholarship IT Minimum3.0 GPA Junior or senior college level; full time; U.S. resident; show financial need $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
MySolo401k.net Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Mhelpdesk Video Scholarship Any   Citizen or legal resident of the United States $1,500 December 15 Website Link Create a video
Job-Application.com Working Parent College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Residential parent of at least 1 minor child; have worked at least average of 12 hours/week the last 4 weeks; at least age 18; legal resident $1,000 December 19 Website Link  
Dialed Web Design Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate or graduate $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
DIY Instructional Video Scholarship Contest Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Create a video
Datatech Labs YouTube Scholarship Challenge Any   High school senior or current college student $1,00 December 31 Website Link Create a YouTube video
Dentistry at Happy Canyon Scholarship Any   Incoming freshman or current college $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Disguise Your External Hard Drive Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Upload photo of disguised hard drive
ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Nursing, Emergency medical program; medical field   Currently enrolled $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Sutliff & Stout Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500/$300 December 31 Website Link Create anti-texting and driving prototype
Best Price Nutrition & Health Scholarship Any   Enrolled full time $1,000 December 31 Website Link Survey
ACLS Recertification Healthcare Training Scholarship Plan Any, but preferred Emergency Medical Training, Nursing, Paramedic Training     $2,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Influence Print Award fro Design Excellence Applied arts, Graphic Design, Design Strong academic record   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Digital Work
In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship Any     $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Andrew Flusche Scholarship Any   High school senior or college student $1,000 January 28, 2015 Website Link Create a video
The Levin Firm Scholarship Any   Undergraduate or graduate $1,000 January 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
Smile for the Future Scholarship Medicine or other health field Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen $1,000 February 15, 2015 Website Link Essay
A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship Medical, Nursing, or Social Sciences field   Pursuing career involving senior citizens; attending college classes at spring deadline date 5 @ $1,000 May 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
AllJobOpenings.com Working Student Scholarship Any   Working while attending college $2,000 June 10, 2015 Website Link Essay
Bright Minds Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen; over age 17 $500 July 30, 2015 Website Link Essay