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
Nursing scholarships           Website Link  
MBA Scholarships           Website Link  
Women's Scholarships           Website Link  
Military Veteran Scholarships           Website Link  
LGBTQ Scholarships           Website Link  
Minority Scholarships           Website Link  
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  
Rotary Peace Fellowship Program           Website Link  
Navy Health Professions Scholarships Health Professions         Matt Birchall
Chief Hospital Corpsman
Navy Health Professions
(816) 501-6247
Active duty commitment required
Air Force Health Professions Scholarships Health Professions        

Christopher Holt

(618) 610-0817

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
Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 21, 2018 Website Link Writing Piece
Social Aid Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $750 February 28, 2018 Website Link Essay
Robo Advisor - Scholarship: Investing Early? Any     $1,500 February 28, 2018 Website Link Essay
HouseholdQuotes Scholarship Any     $1,250 February 28, 2018 Website Link Essay
Military Scholarship for Military Personnel, Veterans, and Spouses Any   Veteran, Active-Duty Service Member, Honorably Discharged or Spouse of a Veteran $1,000 February 28, 2018 Website Link Essay
Credible Scholarship  Any      $2,500 February 28, 2018  Website Link  
Qualify Me! Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $2,000/$750 March 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Jittery Monks Scholarship Any     $1,500 March 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
IRTA Foundation Scholarship Teacher Education Minimum 3.0 GPA Apply before Junior or Senior year; Resident of Illinois or have graduated from an Illinois high school $1,500 March 7, 2018 Website Link Statement
Yacht Rental Miami Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 March 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Theh Rybak Firm, PLLC Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Twenty Motion - Internet Marketing Scholarship Any   Passion for technology $1,000 March 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Possess a history of raising alcohol addiction awareness $500 March 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Stewart J. Guss Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 15, 2018 Website Link Video
Tankless Water Heater Scholarship Any     $500 March 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Bikejar Scholarship "Cycling in Campus Life" Any     $1,000 March 30, 2018 Website Link Video
g9sleeptight.com Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 March 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Hot Home Air Scholarship Any     $3,000 March 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Loans Made Easy Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
SUV Chicago Limo Scholarship Any     $1,500 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
BestBTDevices Scholarship Any     $500 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Krist Law Firm, P.C. National Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $10,000 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Pinoy Tambayan Scholarship Business, Communications, or Media Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
White Sage Spa Scholarship Any     $500 April 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
JustRentToOwn Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 April 10, 2018 Website Link Article
Gaming Gearoid Essay Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Milwaukee Heating and Cooling Scholarship Any     $500 April 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Dr. Marine Martirosyan Scholarship Any     $300 April 18, 2018 Website Link Essay
Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Any     $2,500 April 21, 2018 Website Link Essay
OTZIshirts.com Scholarship Any   Must be in good academic standing $500 April 25, 2018 Website Link Essay
Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 April 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Law Offices of Randolph Rice Scholarship Any     $1,500 May 1, 2018 Website Link Inforgraphic
Simply SUP Boards Scholarship Any     $500 May 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Leap Clixx Marketing Scholarship Any     $2,500 May 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
HigherVisibility Marketing Scholarship Marketing or Journalism     $1,000 May 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
1800wheelchair.com Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 May 1, 2018 Website Link Visual Poem
Veteran's Scholarship Any   Veteran or active duty, or direct family member $5,000 May 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Junk Car Medics Scholarship  Any    Current freshman, sophomore, or junior  $1,000 May 4, 2018  Website Link Essay
ArmYourDesk Scholarship Any     $500 May 11, 2018 Website Link Essay
Thomas L. Dickson Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 15, 2018 Website Link Video
Lalco Interiors Scholarship Any     $500 May 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Trove Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 18, 2018 Website Link Essay
B. Davis Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 22, 2018 Website Link Essay
Kids Offer - Annual Scholarship Any     $2,000 May 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
PFA Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $500 May 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Be the victim, child or dependent of a victim, or spouse of a victim of a drunk driving accident $1,000 May 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Sattiraju Employment Law Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Plan to attend law school $1,000 May 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Analyzed Media Scholarship Any     $2,500 June 1, 2018 Website Link PowerPoint
Central Infusion Alliance Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship Any Minimum 2.0 GPA   $2,500 June 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Rising Stars Interior Design Scholarship Design-Related Field Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,500 June 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Page Law Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
BodyShape 101 Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
My Alarm Center Student Scholarship Law Enforcement   Freshman or Sophomore $1,000 July 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
PushToFitness Scholarship Any     $1,500 July 6, 2018 Website Link Essay
Duffy Law Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Sutliff & Stout First Step Scholarship Any     $2,500 August 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Hunting Bow Yearly Scholarship Any     $500 August 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Cogniizant Transformation Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $500 August 17, 2018 Website Link Video
Innovative Smiles Scholarship Any     $500 August 27, 2018 Website Link Essay
Brian White & Associates Undergraduate Scholarship Any     $1,500 August 30, 2018 Website Link College Acceptance/Resume
Trove Scholarship Any     $1,000 September 14, 2018 Website Link Essay
Boston Personal Injury Scholarship Any     $500 December 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship Any Minimum 2.0 GPA   $2,500 January 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
Rising Stars Interior Design Scholarship Design-Related Field Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,500 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay