Leatherneck Book Award

The Leatherneck book award provides $1,200 for textbooks and supplies in the University Bookstore.

What are the requirements?

  • Incoming freshman
  • Eligible for a federal Pell grant as determined through FAFSA
  • Enroll in WIU undergraduate courses

Is this scholarship renewable?

  • Yes, for an additional three years (six semesters) of continuous undergraduate study
  • Meet federal satisfactory academic progress requirements
  • Meet eligibility for a federal Pell grant as determined through FAFSA

What else do I need to know?

  • Book awards will be disbursed in equal amounts between the fall and spring semesters
  • Book awards do not carry forward to the next semester
  • Total financial aid, scholarships and book awards cannot exceed the direct total cost of attendance for Western Illinois University
  • Book awards are subject to the availability of funds

How to Apply

  • Apply and be accepted for admission at WIU
  • Add WIU's school code (001780) to your FAFSA application