Leatherneck Visitor Scholarships

Leatherneck Visitor scholarships are a one-time $1,000 award to incoming freshmen and transfer students who attend an event with Undergraduate Admissions.

What are the requirements?

  1. Attend an event with Undergraduate Admissions by August 1, 2022 for the summer/fall 2022 semester. 

    Check to view eligible visit options, including

    • Virtual presentations
    • Academic department events
    • Discover Western open houses
    • On-campus tours
    • Quad Cities Welcome Wednesday 
  2. Enroll full-time in WIU undergraduate courses

What else do I need to know?

  • Students are welcome to attend multiple events but will receive one visitor scholarship
  • Students who attended an event with Admissions prior to May 17, 2022 can be grandfathered and receive the scholarship up to fall 2024. If you attended an event after May 17, 2022, you are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts between the fall and spring semesters
  • Total financial aid and scholarships cannot exceed the direct total cost of attendance for Western Illinois University
  • Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds

How to Apply