Scholarships

Western Commitment Scholarships

3.9+ GPA $8000 annually

3.6+ GPA$6000 annually

3.3+ GPA$3000 annually

Western Commitment Scholarships are automatically awarded to incoming freshmen with a 3.3 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).  Fall 2021 freshman students who are admitted to WIU with a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and students who are eligible for the Western Commitment Scholarship can petition for a higher award.

What are the requirements?

  • Incoming freshman
  • Meet high school GPA requirements
  • Enroll full-time in WIU undergraduate courses

Is this scholarship renewable?

  • Yes, for an additional three years (six semesters) of continuous full-time undergraduate study
  • You must also meet federal satisfactory academic progress requirements

Renewal criteria for students entering WIU in Spring 2020 and prior can be found online here.

What else do I need to know?

  • Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts between the fall and spring semesters
  • Total financial aid and scholarships cannot exceed the total cost of attendance for Western Illinois University
  • Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds

How to Apply

  • Apply for and be admitted to WIU
  • Petition to receive the scholarship (3.0+ GPA) or receive a higher award amount (3.3+ GPA)