Scholarships

 

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.

Scholarship Major GPA, ACT, etc Other requirements $ Awarded each year Deadline to apply Apply to:/Contact Comments
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
SDL365 Achievers Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Enrolled in a college, graduate, or professional program $500 Quarterly Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Study Abroad Scholarships Any         Website Link  
Rotary Peace Fellowship Program           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

LendUp Opportunity Scholarship

Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,500 Quarterly

Website Link

Essay
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  
EDU Birdie Scholarships for African American Students Various     Varies Varies Website Link Varies
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
Dick Hannah Dealership Scholarship Any   High School Senior  $1,000   Website Link Application
Speech Pathology Master's Program Scholarships Speech Pathology and Audiology Varies Graduate Varies Varies Website Link  
Access Scholarship Any     $1,000 Varies Website Link Application
American Indian Services College Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   One-half of the tuition fee  1st of July or 1st of November  Website Link Essay
180 Medical Scholarship Program Any   Legal resident of the United Stated, Full time student, must have: spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, and ostomy $1,000

Varies: 

January-June 

Website Link Application
Business-Forward Student Scholarship Business Development, Digital Marketing, Consumer Product Design, Sound Engineering, Entertainment Technology, Marketing or Automation  Minimum 2.50 GPA    $500

Ongoing August 1st of each year

  Application 
Soderman Scholarship  Any     $1,000

July 31st, Annually

Website Link Essay
The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,500 January 1st, and June 30th  Website Link Essay
The Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship  Any   Domestic,International,Online and Undocumented students can apply  $1,000

October 5th, Annually 

Website Link Essay 
Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship Any   Have been life altered due to an injury from a car, or truck accident, loved one injured or an influencial person $1,000

December 15th, Annually 

Website Link Essay
Fresh Start Business Grant New Business or grow an existing business   U.S Resident and 21 years of age $2,500

June 30th, September 30th, and Decemeber 31st

Website Link 2 minute video and business plan
Insight Scholarship technical, IT, marketing or business Munimum 3.5 GPA   $2,500

Fall: May 31st

Spring: November 30th 

Website Link Application and Essay 
Organic Life Start Empower Scholarship Any   .U.S citizen or permanent resident $500 each round

First round: June 30th 

Second round: December 31st

Website Link Essay 
Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant Starting Business  Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,500

June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st

Website Link  2 minute video and bussiness plan 
Game Development Scholarship Program For Australia, USA, & Canada Computer Engineer, Computer Science Minimum 3.0 GPA

Citizen of the USA, Full-time course in game development

$5,000 May 15th, 2022 Website Link Application
Scholarship Program for Graphic Web Design Students  Graphic Design  Minimum 3.0 GPA   Citizen or Pernament Resident  $5,000 May 15th, 2022 Website Link Graphic Design 
Scholarship for Accountant Accountant    Undergraduate $5,000 May 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
B.Davis Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 21st, 2022 Website Link Essay
The Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation  Any     $500-5,000 May 29th, 2022 Website Link Vaires
Digital Marketing Scholarship Specified on the Website   Recognized institution of higher learning  $1,500 May 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay
DistanceEducation360.Com Scholarship       $1,000 May 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Good Carpet Guide Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA    $1,000 May 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay 
American Association of School Personnel Administrators Leon Bradley Scholarship Any   Final year of completing certification/endorsement requirements, including student teaching $3,500 May 31st, 2022 Website Link Application
Anytime Games Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S citizen 

first place: $3,600

second place: $1,800

May 31st, 2022 Website Link Video
Workplus Scholarship Technical, IT, or non-technical(marketing or business) Minimum 3.5 GPA Currently enrolled in a college or online college $2,500 May 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Be Zen Sustainability Scholarship Any     $250 May 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay
1st Art Gallery Art & Design Scholarship Majors listed on website.      $1,000 June 1st, 2022 Website Link Art piece that makes you proud or essay
Disaster Relief Scholarship  Any      $10,000 June 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Scholarship for Futute Entrepreneurs  Business Program    High school graduate or GED without Bachelors degree  $1,000 June 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay Question 
Scholarship for Future Entreoreneurs  Business Program   High School Graudate or currenly in college $1,000 June 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship From Check City  Any  Minimum 2.5  Enrolled full time in college  $2,000 June 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay and Rederence Letter 
The Beham Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5  U.S military vetern, a current service member in the U.S military, or child of a veteran or current service member $1,000 June 6th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Clark Law Group Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S citizen or permanent resident and you are a child of a current or former military service member $1,000 June 8th, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 12th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Justice in Family Law Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.C citizen  $1,000 June 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Kanoski Bresney Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S citizen  $1,000 June 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC Healthcare Professional Scholarship Medical, pharmacy and pre-pharmacy, nursing, nursing practitioner, and physician assistant programs Minimum 3.5 GPA U.S citizen $1,000 June 16th, 2022 Website Link Essay
The Edwards Law Firm Scholarship Any  Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S citizen $1,000 June 23rd, 2022 Website Link Essay
Value CPR Foundation Scholarship Healthcare or eduction related field Minimum 2.8 GPA    $1,000 June 27th, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Eduloh Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Citizen of USA or Canada  $1,000 June 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Home William D King Scholarship  Any      $1,000 June 30th, 2022  Website Link Essay 
Schaefer Halleen's Social Equity Scholarship Gender, Religious, Racial Justice      $1,000 June 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay
The City That Works Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA    $1,000 June 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Tuff Shipping Containers Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay
AllCity Systems Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Farzam Law Firm Scholarship Any     $1,500 July 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay and video 
Jeffcoat Firm Nursing Scholarship Any   U.S resident or an international student attending U.S school $1,000 July 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Teen Safe Driving Scholarship Any     $2,000 July 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Cleanup.Expert 2022 Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S citizen 

1st: $3,500

2nd: $2,000

July 5th, 2022 Website Link Esay or Video
The Crowder Law Firm Scholarship Any Minimum 3.6GPA  Citizenship or permantent residency in U.S 

$1,000

July 7th, 2022 Website Link Application 
Law Offices of Kyle Robbins Announces Scholarship Any    

$1,500

July 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
 White Glove Moving Scholarship Any      $1,000 July 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Stangerlaw LLC Undergraduate Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 16th, 2022 Website Link Video Essay
A-Action Pest Control Scholarship Business Program     $1,000 July 22nd, 2022 Website Link Application
KCR's Equity Research Scholarship Any     $2,500 July 25th, 2022 Website Link Application/Stock Pitch 
Micklin Law Group Educational Scholarship Any   Accredited college in the USA  $1,000 July 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay/Application
Giving Back to the Community and Recognizing Our Local Heroes Any      $1,000 July 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Undergrad Scholarship  Any     $1,500 July 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Bond Exchange Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Eskew Law Scholarship  Any Minimum 3.0 Citizen/ Child of a convincted felon  $1,500 July 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Hacu Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship Any Minimum 2.0 GPA U.S citizen, permanent resident or eligible to work in the U.S  $5,000 July 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Zorayr Manukyan Scholarship Any    U.S citizen or resident  $1,000 July 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Brian Colombana Scholarship Any   USA University  $1,000 August 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Eric Dalius Scholarship Business, Education, Blogging and Technology   Graduate or Post-graduate level $1,000 August 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Gounaris Abboud Scholarship Contest Any     $1,000 August 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Maxwell Drever Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 1st, 2022 Website Link Application and Essay
Michael Moody Fitness Scholarshhip  Any     $1,500 August 1, 2022 Website Link Application
Shine Your Own Way Scholarship Any   Enrolled in an accredited college  $1,000 August 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Starpoint Scholarship  Any     $1,000 August 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
The Benefits of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Scholarship Any    Out-going high school senior or currently enrolled in college  $1,000 August 1, 2022 Website Link Essay 
The Zimmerman Law Firm Scholarship Any    Sustained injuries from an auto accident and mist be a high school senior or student that is enrolled in a college $1,500 August 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Workplace Rights Law Group Annual Scholarship Contest  Any      $500 August 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Peace Law Firm Disability Rights Advocacy Scholarship Any   High School Student, Undergradute, or Graduate  $1,500 August 3rd, 2022 Website Link Essay 
The Lem Garcia Law Scholarship Law school     $1,000 August 15th,2022 Website Link Essay
The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship Law student    Citize or permanent resident of U.S $1,000 August 17th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Empowering our future leaders Technology, Computer Science, or Engineering Minimum 3.0 GPA All women, all minorities $10,000 August 19th, 2022 Website Link Application/Essay
Bumblebee Linens Scholarship Any   Must be 18 years of age, legal resident of U.S or hold a valid student visa $500 August 22nd, 2022 Website Link Essay
RentHop's College and University Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Florin|Roebig Scholarship  Any   Full-time secondary or post-secondary  $1,500 September 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay
The Andrew S. Mathers Scholarship Any     $1,000 September 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay
BiOptimizers Scholarship Any   Full or part-time program in a University 

First place: $1,500

Second place: $1,000

Third place: $500

September 6th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Careery Scholarship  Any    

$1,000

September 14th, 2022 Website Link Application and Cover letter 
Thomas J. Powell Grant Any    

$1,000

September 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay/Application
Growing Together Scholarship Any Minimum 3.8 GPA   

$1,000

September 16th, 2022 Website Link Essay
CKitchen Scholarship Culinary or hospitality  Minimum 3.0 GPA  US citizen or permanent resident  $5,000 October 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Just Wright Dental Scholarship Any   U.S citizen $1,000 November 5th, 2022 Website Link Essay and video 
Scott Senft Scholarship Fund  Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Political Science Studies, Criminology Studies, Forensic Science Studies, Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, or any other undergraduate pre-law degrees Minimum 3.5 GPA  Legal US resident or citizen  $1,500 November 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Tommie A. Harsley Scholarship  Any     $1,000 November 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Aron Govil Giving  Any     $1,000 November 30th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Avalaunch Media Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay or Video
Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay
HomeLight Scholarship Interior Design, Architecture, Construction, Urban Planning, Real Estate, Business, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Economics, and Sociology     $1,000 December 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Nava Law Group Scholarship Pre-law Minimum 3.0 GPA Citizen of the U.S or legal resident  $1,000 December 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay
The Right to Trial Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1st, 2022 Website Link Essay 
Filter Vila Scholarship Any minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,200 December 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Fob James Law Firm Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
House Painter Today Scholarship Any minimum 2.5 GPA  legal residents of the U.S and Canada $500 December 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
NFT Calendar Crypto Art Scholarship Any minimum 2.5 GPA Legal residents of U.S and Canada  $500 December 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
Paul Haarman Shift Scholarship Any     $2,500 December 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay
The Study Cafe Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15th, 2022 Website Link Essay 
California Workers Compensation Lawyers Scholarship Any minimum 3.0 GPA U.S citizen $1,500 December 21st, 2022 Website Link Essay
FitMyCar Industrial Designer's Scholarship Industrial design/similar student   Legal Resident of Australia, U.S or have a valid student visa. $1,000 December 31st, 2022 Website Link Design an essential car accessory of the not-so-distant future 
Leaving it better than you found it- Hero in the community scholarship Any     $1,500 December 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay
NEON Direct Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31st, 2022 Website Link Essay
Undergraduate Student Scholarship Program  Any     $10,000 for tuition, monthly scholarship amount of $2,000, 50% payment for 3 year bacholar degree, 100% payment of abchelor degree for an entire period December 31st, 2022 Website Link Application, Essay 
California Workers Compensation Lawyers Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Citizen of the U.S  $1,500 January 15th, 2023 Website Link Essay 
Jinhee Wilde Grant Any     $1,000 February 15th, 2023 Website Link Application and essay
Jonah Engler Trust Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 15th, 2023 Website Link Understudy as per the appraisal of the articles submitted
Tommy Shek Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 20th, 2023 Website Link Essay 
Mesothelioma Scholarship Impacted by cancer Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S citizens  $4,000 March 31st, 2023 Website Link Essay/application

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