Student Development Office

Scholarships

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PFA Gold Member Scholarship

History:

Members of the WIU Parents and Family Association (PFA) established the WIU PFA Gold Member Scholarship to recognize the dependent of a PFA Gold member.

Criteria:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Demonstrate financial need using the FAFSA
    • Parent must be a PFA Gold member
    • Essay and WIU faculty recommendation letter

Application

PFA Textbook Scholarship

History:

This account was established in fiscal year 2011. This account will house funds received during the Parents & Family Association Fund Drive that are specifically designated to support textbook purchases.

Criteria:
    • Full time enrollment
    • Sophomore class level
    • Freshman year completed at WIU
    • Expected Family Contribution $0 from FAFSA
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • U.S. citizen
    • University/community involvement

Application

Dalcamo Leadership Scholarship

History:

Bernie and Diane Dalcamo were the President and Vice President of the WIU Parents and Family Association for many years. The two natives of Chicago volunteered their time to assist the University at Parent and Family Association events held both on and off campus.

Criteria
    • Enrolled full time
    • Sophomore, junior, or senior class level at the time the award is disbursed
    • Preference to a sophomore
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • U. S. citizen
    • Demonstrates volunteerism and/or community service on Western’s campus or in the Macomb community
    • Submit a written essay (up to 500 words typed or handwritten) or resume that demonstrates your volunteerism and/or community service on Western’s campus or in the Macomb community.

Application

Blatchley Memorial Textbook Scholarship

History:

The Lawrence Blatchley Memorial Textbook Award was established in October 2008 by the family of Mr. Lawrence Blatchley. Lawrence was an active member of the Western Illinois University Parents and Family Association. He had a love for education and fondness for reading.

Lawrence's wife, Lynne, was the secretary for the Parents and Family Association. At the time that this scholarship was established, their youngest daughter was finishing her degree at Western. This scholarship was intended to assist a student who is struggling to complete their senior year at Western Illinois University.

Criteria:
    • Enrolled full time during the scholarship term(s)
    • Senior class standing at the time the scholarship is disbursed
    • Working toward first baccalaureate degree
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • U.S. citizen
    • Demonstrates financial need using the FAFSA

Application