Quad Cities Campus

Private Scholarships

Joyce Wiley Quad Citians Affirming Diversity LGBTQIA Memorial Scholarship

The Joyce Wiley Quad Citians Affirming Diversity LGBTQIA Memorial Scholarship was established in 2020 to provide financial support to a member or supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community pursuing a college degree or specialized training. Application deadline will be November 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications and supporting documents can be emailed to qcad.outforgood@gmail.com.

Criteria for the scholarship:

  • Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing at an accredited institution or specialized training school
  • Demonstrated academic achievement, as evidenced by a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • A member or supporter of the LGBTQIA community
  • Demonstrated financial need

Using a separate piece of paper, including your Name at the top, provide an essay of 1,000 words or less which demonstrates all four of the following criteria:

  • The factors contributing to your needs for funds.
  • Your pursuit of funds to meet those needs.
  • Non-financial reasons for why you’re deserving of this award.
  • Connection to the LGBTQIA Community

A separate STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES must be attached to your essay.

For an application or questions, please email Curtis Williams at: cm-williams11@wiu.edu


2021 SAMI-Aid Scholarship

Deadline Date: November 30, 2021

Detailed description: At SAMI-Aid, we are proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree. The awarded student will receive $1,000 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree.

Value of scholarship: $1,000

School year: accepted to or currently attending a college or university

Major: no requirements or restrictions regarding academic major

Required college state: Any

Required college or university: Any

U.S citizenship: Reside in U.S. 50 states

Link to scholarship: https://samiaid.com/scholarship


Moline Foundation Scholarships

Ina Duncan Banks Scholarship

Ina Duncan Banks Scholarship is awarded to a female who will be in her junior or senior year of college by Fall 2021 and is a resident of Rock Island County. Can be a current community college student. The scholarship will be awarded to one person for $1,000. Applicants must show academic achievement, community service involvement, and to some extent, financial need.

Ina Duncan Banks was a certified public accountant and a member of the Moline-Rock Island Zonta Club. She also was the past president of the Rock Island County American Cancer Society and treasurer of the Volunteer Action Center in Rock Island Scott Counties.

Two scholarships at The Moline Foundation are open to community college students who live within the Moline-Coal Valley School District border. Can be used at community college until finish with basic coursework or towards associates degree attainment. Applicant must plan to continue by transferring to get a bachelor’s’ degree.

Clement T. Hanson Scholarship

Clement T. Hanson Scholarship will be awarded to up to four people, for 4 years, and a total up to $6,000. $750 is paid out for each semester winners are working towards a bachelor’s degree. The student must have at least a 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA and show some financial need.

Clement T. Hanson was a Moline businessman and community leader. He was widely respected for his exemplary business ethics and a visionary executive in human rights and participative management in corporate life.

Srikanth Yerra Memorial Scholarship

Srikanth Yerra Memorial Scholarship is for one year and $1,000 total. The student must have a 3.5 out of 4.0 GPA and show some financial need. Preference given to student with activities in art, music or writing.

Srikanth Yerra, a 2005 graduate of Moline High School, was involved in tennis and basketball. His philanthropic spirit also led him to donate blood, work at the hospital in his hours after school, and work in the Moline Public Library during the summer.

How to Apply for Moline Foundation Scholarships

To apply for these scholarships, go to MolineFoundation.org for the application link. For more information, contact Susan Zelnio at 309-581-2974 or szelnio@molinefoundation.org .


Education.com is Awarding $20,000 in College Scholarships

We are offering two awards for teaching students from underrepresented groups this year.

Our Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship aims to make an impact in the lives of aspiring teachers in America. Twice per year, we award a teaching student with a $10,000 scholarship to further their educational goals. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Deadlines: June 30th and January 1st every year
  • Must be enrolled in an Education-related major (see scholarship page for details)
  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool through 5th grade teacher (any discipline)
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
  • Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Our Building the Future Scholarship program supports those who have financial or diversity struggles because we understand the need for a diverse classroom to create a stronger community. Twice per year, we will award two talented aspiring early childhood education teachers with a $5,000 scholarship each towards their educational expenses. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a low income student or student from an underrepresented group
  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline)
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
  • Open to college undergraduates
  • Must be enrolled in an Education-related major (see scholarship page for details)
  • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Open to students from all states
  • Scholarship winner must provide an official transcript for enrollment verification

You can find more detailed information on our scholarship awards at: https://www.education.com/scholarships/


Additional Private Scholarships

Additional private scholarships are listed on the Macomb private scholarship page.

Faculty and Staff:

Please forward any additional outside Scholarship information to the WIU-QC Scholarship Office:
Curtis Williams
309-762-9481
CM-Williams11@wiu.edu

Disclaimer

Private Scholarships are scholarships offered by providers who are not directly affiliated with Western Illinois University and the recipients may or may not be WIU students. There are many private scholarships available, as well as national scholarship search organizations. However, it is important that you educate yourself with the scholarship provider ensure the company is reputable before completing an application. Because these scholarships are through private sources, the WIU Scholarship Office cannot always verify their validity.

Avoid Scholarship Scams

Be aware of financial scams when researching and applying for private scholarships. Avoid scholarship agencies and applications that require a fee, guarantee financial assistance, or require attendance at a seminar. Be wary of completing an application or process that asks for personal information such as bank account number, credit card number, or Social Security number. Read the fine print!