Justice, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Scholarship

The Justice, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity scholarship awards $1,000 annually to incoming freshman or transfer who is a student of color. This scholarship begins fall 2023.

What are the requirements?

  • Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Indicate on the admissions application a racial or ethnic identity of American Indian or Alaska native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino/a/x, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander or 2 or more races
  • Submit a current year FAFSA or Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid with WIU as a school choice prior to the start of the semester of award
  • 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

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 direct cost of attendance for Western Illinois University (tuition, fees, on-campus housing, dining) and no cash refunds will be given
  • Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds
  • Available for domestic students only

How to Apply

Apply and be accepted for admission at WIU