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.

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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  
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
Bant.io 2016 Scholarship Opportunity Any     $2,000 September 30 Website Link Essay
Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer Scholarship Any   U.S. born student whose parents are both from another country or a foreign-born student who immigrated to the United States $1,000 September 30 Website Link Essay
Tobacco-Free Life Academic Scholarship Any     $1,000 September 30 Website Link Essay
$1,500 Psychology Access Scholarship Psychology, Counseling, Therapy, or Social Work Minimum 3.2 GPA   $1,500 October 1 Website Link Essay
Venngage Student Startup Scholarship Any     $5,000/$1,000 October 1 Website Link Infographic
Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women Any   Female $5,000 October 14 Website Link  
FormSwift $1,000 Business Plan Scholarship Program Any     $1,000 October 15 Website Link Business Plan
Interior Deluxe Scholarship Any     $1,500 October 15 Website Link Essay
TacticalTutor.com Scholarship Marketing   Passion for the outdoors $1,000 October 15 Website Link Essay
Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship Any     $1,500/$1,000/$500 October 15 Website Link Essay
Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C. Scholarship Any   Be in good academic standing $1,000 October 17 Website Link Essay
Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $2,500/$1,500/$1,000 October 21 Website Link Essay
Safeco Insurance Scholarship Any   Full time $1,500 October 30 Website Link Essay
Digital Marketing Scholarship Any     $2,000 October 31 Website Link Essay
The Children's Advocate Scholarship Any     $1,000 October 31 Website Link Essay
Slickdeals Student Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Full time Up to $5,000 October 31 Website Link Essay
Carpet & Flooring Liquidators Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 October 31 Website Link Essay
1-800-HANSONS Scholarship Any Minimum 3.3 GPA   $5,000/$1,000/$500 October 31 Website Link Essay
Fueloyal Trucking Industry Scholarship Any     $1,000 October 31 Website Link Essay
The 2016 Drug Lawsuit Source College Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 1 Website Link Essay
MigVapor Essay Contest Any     $1,900/$700/$400 November 1 Website Link Essay
"Business Plan" Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Any   Have a documented disability $1,000 November 1 Website Link Essay
Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship Supply Chain Management     $1,000 November 1 Website Link Essay
JAMAS Future Hispanic Leaders Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Be a U.S. citizen of Hispanic decent $2,500 November 1 Website Link Essay
The Internet Privacy Scholarship Any     $1,000/$750/$250 November 6 Website Link Essay
No-Hate Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 10 Website Link Essay
Essence of Arcadia Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing     $1,000 November 10 Website Link Essay
TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Any     $3,000 November 11 Website Link Essay
Zumper Apartments Scholarship Any   U.S. Resident $1,000 November 15 Website Link Essay
Start Standing Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Be in good standing $1,000 November 15 Website Link Essay
Escrow Tech's Scholarship for Single Parents Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Be a single parent $1,000 November 15 Website Link Video
Open Internet Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 November 18 Website Link Video
internetproviders.com Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 21 Website Link Essay
TruffleNation's $1,500 Annual Scholarship for Ambitious Students Medical Science, Culinary, Fine Arts, Law, Nursing, and Engineering Minimum 2.0 GPA   $1,500 November 30 Website Link Essay
Dogs By Nina $1,000 "Show and Tell" Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 30 Website Link Video
Folding Bike Community Scholarship Healthcare Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 November 30 Website Link Essay
ConsumerRemarks - Essay Writing Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 30 Website Link Essay
RapidSeedbox Scholarship Computer Engineering Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 November 30 Website Link Essay
2016 Deputy Scholarship for Women in Technology Technology Field Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 November 30 Website Link Essay
2016 Simple Texting $1,000 College Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Always For Me Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Instagram Post
Well-Being Secrets Scholarship Any     $5,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Staver Law Group National Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen $5,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Ghostek Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Wood Splitters Direct Annual Forestry Scholarship Environmental Science, Ecology, or Forestry     $500 December 1 Website Link Essay
Dallas DWI Specialists Law Offices Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Excellence in Psychology Scholarship Psychology   Be a declared psychology major $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Decker Sports Velocity Scholarship Any     $600 December 10 Website Link Essay
BrainBuxa Scholarship Management     $1,000 December 10 Website Link Essay
BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Business Plan
Colonial Ghosts Scholarship for Marketing Students Marketing     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Nootie Scholarship Any     $500 December 15 Website Link Essay
Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Have been diagnosed with diabetes (any type)   December 15 Website Link Essay
Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Cancer Awareness Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA You or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer (any type) $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship Any   Female $2,500/$1,500/$1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
CrowdReviews.com "Transparency" Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $5,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship Any   You or a loved have been affected by leukemia $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Safe Driver Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Have had driver's license for at least one year; Have no tickets or incidents on your traffic record for the past 3 years $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Hooked to Books Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 20 Website Link Essay
1Dental Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 21 Website Link  
Girlterest Scholarship Any   Be a female $1,000 December 30 Website Link Essay
The Matinee Voice-over Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link  
The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship Healthcare or Life Science Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Yoobly Business Scholarship Business     $2,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
A Better America Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Art of Wellbeing Scholarship Health related field     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Simon Law Office PLLC 2016 Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Annual Kenneth P. Carp $1,000 College Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Influence Print Award for Design Excellence 2016 Any   U.S. citizen $1,000 December 31 Website Link Design
CC Bank's Young Scholars Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,000 December 31 Website Link  
The Future Entrepreneurs of America Scholarship Business Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Promises Treatment Centers Scholarships Any     $6,000/$3,000/$1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Whitley Law Firm Distracted Driving Prevention Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Pro Mountain Biker Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Future of Freelance Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Growing Generations Scholarships Any Minimum 3.5 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
iSeeCars Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship Business   Full time; Interesting in being an entrepreneur $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Flight Network Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Beliz Law Firm Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Video
VFR "Electric Fireplaces Market Growth" Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Clean & Safe Home Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Bella Ella Boutique Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Social Media Post
Blue Kangaroo Community Activist Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Participation in a community project or program $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Theater Masks Scholarship Fine Arts     $500 January 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center Scholarship Any Minimum 3.2 GPA   $1,000 January 6, 2017 Website Link Essay
Coffee Barrister Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 14, 2017 Website Link Essay
FilterBuy Scholarship Any     $500 January 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
The Quality Formations Scholarship Any   Must exhibit determination to start a business $1,400 January 27, 2017 Website Link Essay
Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Nursing Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 January 29, 2017 Website Link Essay
PeanutPaws Scholarship Any     $500 January 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
ListofFit's Scholarship for Business Majors Business     $1,000 February 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
The Levin Firm Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Manualbirds Video Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0   $500 February 27, 2017 Website Link Video
ReviewVote Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing, Business, Communication or IT     $500 February 28, 2017 Website Link Essay
Parentinn- Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 28, 2017 Website Link Essay
Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship Any Minimum 3.3 GPA   $1,000 March 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Brown's Quality Coffee Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Future of Water Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 10, 2017 Website Link Essay
SonoBoom Annual Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Plush & Loom2017 Essay Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,500 April 9, 2017 Website Link Essay
21Bottle.com Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing     $800 April 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Any   Be in good standing $2,500 April 21, 2017 Website Link Essay
Batslover.com Scholarship Any   Be a baseball/softball player OR enthusiast $1,000 April 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 1, 2017 Website Link Personal Statement
Scholarship for Children of Police Officers Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Be a son or daughter of a police officer $2,000 May 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Dickson Law Group Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 15, 2017 Website Link Video Essay
Ampronix Scholarship Any   Have performed at least 20 hours of community service in the last year $1,000/$750/$500 May 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Legit Review Machine Scholarship Any     $3,500 June 9, 2017 Website Link Essay
SelectBlinds Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 June 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
AirToolsGuide Scholarship Any     $500/$300/$200 June 30, 2017 Website Link Article
Duffy Law Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Annual Innovation Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500/$250 July 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
SEO Services USA Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 31 Website Link Essay