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WIU-Quad Cities Scholarships and Resource Information

Fall 2014 Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Awards Breakfast was held October 15, 2014.
Many thanks to the donors and congratulations to scholarship recipients!

Diana Montelongo and Jose Hernandez, Robert and Belinda Ontiveros Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Kelli Koch, Charissa Sanders, Barbara Gonzalez, and Ryan Olson (not pictured Jessia Tucker, Myka Walljasper), Lowell N. Johnson Foundation Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Ryan Olson, Ethan Harrison, and Jocab Klauer, 3M Foundation Engineering Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Bryce Brewer and Brandon Brewer, John Deere Tech Center Alumni Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Heidi Pierson, Lavern and Nola McEntire Engineering Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Jose Hernandez, Dr. William and Carol Pratt Engineering Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Charissa Sanders and Prophete Saint Fleur, Quad City Bank & Trust Scholarship - October 15, 2014

John Stanley, Sedona Technologies Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Thao Tran, Angela Martin, Charissa Sanders, and Barbara Gonzales, Royal Neighbors of America Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Kelly Carnes and Jennifer Gibson, RIA Federal Credit Union Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Prophete Saint Fleur, Dr. Emeric and Shirley Solymossy Merit Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Mackenzie Comer, WIU-Quad Cities LEJA Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Angela Martin, Douglas and Alexandra Reiling Scholarship - October 15, 2014

John Stanley, Shive Hattery Engineering Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Aleatha Quarles, Josie Mumm, Laura Huicochea, Jose Hernandez, Jennifer Gibson, Nicolas Moreno, Christi Stephenson JennaRae DePorter, Mackenzie Comer, Ashly Ochoa, Barbara Gonzales (not pictured Bailey Lyon, Rebecca Rumler, Liza Appenzeller, Taylor Kerr, Michelle Larson, Wendy Orman, Jessica Tucker, Sara Zichert, Claire Chouinard) Doris and Victor Day Foundation Scholarships - October 15, 2014

JennaRae Deporter (not pictured Beth Carroll, Emily Robinson), Doris and Victor Day Foundation Teaching Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Alexandria Hunter, Mary Cay Talbott Memorial Scholarship - October 15, 2014

Julia Churchill, Molly Watkins, Michael Coziahr, Department of Counselor Education Alumni Scholarships - October 15, 2014

Ashley Ochoa, Gary and Linda Rowe Book Scholarship - October 15, 2014

John Harker, William Hovendon (not pictured Nicole Hubbs, Zachary Almquist, Janetta Jackson, Bradley Demont, Amy Eayrs, Tamikka Elliot, Vincent Jones, Sabri Goxhufi), WIU-Quad Cities Faculty and Staff Book Awards - October 15, 2014

Scholarship Programs

Centennial Honors College Scholarships

Counselor Education Scholarships

Doris & Victor Day AmeriCorps Scholarship

Doris & Victor Day Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Engineering Scholarships

Museum Studies Scholarships

More WIU-Quad Cities Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships by Department

Study Abroad Scholarships

Private Scholarships

Things to do before you get started:

- Write a short (1-2 page) general essay explaining your educational goals and how obtaining a scholarship would help you to meet those goals. Many scholarship applications request an essay of this sort, so having one ready to go will put you one step ahead! make sure to type the essay and save it as an electronic document that can be edited as needed for various scholarship apllications.

- Identify some people you know who would be in a good position to write Letters of Recommendation. Scholarship applications oftern request "letters of recommendation" from sources who have been involved in your educational history, so it is helpful to think of who you would ask to write these letters. Good sources include past or present teachers, guidance counselors, and other sources qualified to provide such a letter.

You can make applying for a new scholarship a quick and easy process by having these items ready to go ahead of time. However, you will want to carefully read the essay and recommendation letter criteria for each scholarship that you wish to pursue, so that you may shape the content of the essay to fit the scholarship for which you are applying.

For more information about how to give your scholarship application essay and recommendation letters an edge, please visit www.scholarshiphelp.org, a site dedicated to helping you make the most of your scholarship application.

Search for Scholarships or Grants

Scholarships and grants are basically gifts which you don't have to pay back. However, they are often awarded based on financial need or on some type of merit. The trick is to figure out what you're skilled at, and seek out scholarships that find merit in that particular skill. In addition, scholarships and grants may also be awarded based on the career that you are pursuing (for instance teaching or science). Lastly, your local community, associations and organizations may award scholarships because you happen to live in their geographical area.

Scholarship Search Web Sites:

WIU Scholarship Sources

Western Illinois University oversees many of its own scholarships through our Scholarship Office, and applying for most of these can be as easy as submitting just one scholarship application form. This is a chance to file one single scholarship application that could put you into consideration for a wide range of scholarships with one easy step.

You can submit the application online or download a paper copy of the application forms:

For Entering Freshman: http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/scholarship/incomingProcess.php

For Transfer Students: http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/scholarship/transferProcess.php

Completed applications can be returned to the Scholarship Office at the address listed on the application form. Please contact the Scholarship Office with any questions about the applications (309)298-2001 or email SC-Office@wiu.edu .

WIU-Quad Cities Contact Information

Contact Curtis Williams with your questions about eligibility, scholarship search, loan request processing and other opportunities for educational funding.

Curtis Williams - Associate Director of Student Services/Admissions
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
Email: CM-Williams11@wiu.edu
Phone: (309)762-9080

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Quad Cities Complex

WIU Title IV School Code: 001780