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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
Institute for Humane Studies     Graduate level Varies Varies Website Link  
Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions Design     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
Study Abroad Scholarships Any         Website Link  
Navy Health Professions Scholarships Health Professions         Matt Birchall
Chief Hospital Corpsman
Navy Health Professions
(816) 501-6247
Active duty commitment required
TG's Milton G. Wright Scholarship Any     $500 Monthly Awards 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
Sports Unlimited 2014 Scholarship Athlete     $1,000 April 20 Website Link  
Revzilla "The Future of Motorcycle Technology" Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 20 Website Link Essay
Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation Scholarship Any   African-American high school or college student from high school or live in Englewood, Bronzeville, Kenwood, Oakland, Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard, or Washington Park communities in Illinois $2,000 multiple awards April 25 Website Link Essay
Directvbeatscable Scholarship Any U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal U.S. Resident   $2,500 April 30 Website Link Post a blog
Emergency University Any   Incoming freshman through junior $1,000 April 30 Website Link Submit emergency plan to situation
RE/MAX of New Jersey Scholarship Any Any state Undergraduate $1,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
Westway Electric Supply "Illuminating Ideas" Scholarship Any   Incoming freshman or undergraduate $1,000 April 30 Website Link Submit hypothetical letter
Mercury e Digital Dreamer Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident $500 April 30 Website Link Essay
PeopleSmart Scholarship High school   U.S. citizen or permanent resident $2,500 April 30 Website Link Essay
HR Scholarship Human Resources or
HR-related field
Undergrads minimum 2.5 GPA; grads minimum 3.0 GPA Must have completed at least 1 HR class $1,000 April 30 Website Link  
A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship Gerontology, medicine, nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or long-term care administration Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate through graduate; U.S. citizen 5 @ $1,000 each April 30 Website Link Essay
Hartford Technology Rental Co. IT Scholarship IT Minimum 3.0 GPA College junior or senior; full time; show financial need; U.S. resident $1,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
HR Scholarship Human Resources or HR-related program Undergrad: Minimum 2.5 GPA Graduate: 3.0 GPA Completed at least one HR Management course; $1,000 April 30 Website Link  
AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship Do not need to be a marketing major     $1,000 May 1 Website Link  
Griswold Home Care Any     $1,000 May 1 Website Link Answer questions

Cash Store Continuing Education Scholarship

Any Minimum 2.75 GPA At least 25 years of age; $1,000 May 1 Website Link Do not need to be a Cash Store customer
Double D Trailers Scholarship Any, but interest in horses     $500 Noon, May 1 Website Link  
MassMutual Scholars Any; interest in pursuing career in insurance and financial services Minimum 3.0 GPA Sophomore through senior; U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident; leadership and participation in extracurricular activities Up to $5,000 May 2 Website Link  
Charter One Trufit Good Citizen Scholarship Any   Volunteer/community service $5,000 Midday, May 6 Website Link Essay
Pocketbook Scholarship Entrepreneurs     $1,000 May 14 Website Link Essay
Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Foundation Scholarship Bachelors in Fine Arts; Bachelor of Museum Studies   18 years of age; U.S. citizen or legal resident; good academic standing $2,000 BFA
$1,000 Museum Studies
May 15 Website Link  
Classic Diamond House Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 15 Website Link Essay
MCO Scholarship Any   High school senior; college freshman through junior; full time $500 May 15 Website Link Essay
Find a Law
Scholarship
Any   Full time; reside in the U.S. $500 May 15 Website Link Short question
George McKibben Memorial Scholarship Soil and water conservation   Demonstrated academic ability and achievement; potential for innovation and leadership ability $500 May 17 Website Link  
B. Davis Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 26 Website Link Essay
GreenPal Business Scholarship High school senior or college Business major Minimum 3.0 GPA Demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner $2,000 paid over 4 semesters May 30 Website Link  
Blaze Wifi Scholarship for Rural Students Any Minimum 3.0 GPA High school senior through graduate; full time; U.S. citizen or permanent resident $500 May 30 Website Link Attended high school or live in rural area
Verlon W. Braselton Memorial Foundation Scholarship Civil Engineering Earned at least 25 hours Resident of the Chicago Southland/Northwest Indiana area   May 30 Email  
Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate; minimum 100 hours volunteer work in last 2 years; U.S. or Canada resident $500 May 30 Website Link  
Source Supply College Scholarship Essay Content Any   Freshman through junior and high school students $1,000 May 31 Website Link  Essay
Big Fish Online Games Scholarship Any     $2,500 May 31 Website Link Essay
Nuvation Engineering Scholarship Engineering or Science     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
PicMonkey Scholarship Any   Graduating senior or college freshman $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
IssueTrak Help Desk Software Scholarship Computer emphasis     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
NAVEX Global Policy and Procedure Management Software Scholarship Ethics and compliance     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
Free Country Principles Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
Goldstein and Hayes Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
IDPH Nursing Education Scholarship Program Nursing U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; resident of Illinois at least 1 year Financial need Estimated up to $10,885 May 31 Website Link  
Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur's Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Submit a business proposal
Ornament Shop Annual $500 Scholarship Award Any, Marketing     $500; chance to interview for job Noon, May 31 Website Link Submit an online marketing strategy to acquire sales from Feb-Oct.
Yellow Pages United Mark Smith Scholarship Marketing, Graphic Design, related field Minimum 3.0 GPA Enrolled full time; U.S. citizen or permanent resident $2,500 May 31 Website Link Create an Infographic
LM Scholarship Program   Minimum 3.0 GPA Degree program; U.S. or Canada resident $500 May 31 Website Link Essay
ChristmasOrnaments.com Annual Scholarship Any     $500 May 31 Website Link Design and created a Christmas ornament
Sunoco Rewards Scholarships Creative writing     $1,000 June 1 Website Link  
Sunoco Rewards Scholarships Digital Marketing     $1,000 June 1 Website Link  
Odena Vacations College Scholarship   Minimum 2.5 GPA Be between ages of 17 and 24 by 9/1/14; U.S. or Canada resident $500 June 1 Website Link Essay
Lamps.com Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
The Goodwin Innovation Scholarship Pre-Law Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000/$500 June 1 Website Link Essay
The Lee Steinberg P.C. Law Scholarship Pre-Law Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
Non 12 Step Rehabs Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1 Email Essay
Digital Storm 2014 Scholarship Any   High school senior, college freshman or sophomore $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
The ProofreadServices.com High School and University Writing Scholarshipa Any Minimum 3.2 GPA   $100 to $500 June 1 Website Link Writing
Got a Spine Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Full time; U.S. or Canada resident $500 June 2 Website link Essay
Abbott and Fenner Scholarships Any   High school or college $1,000 June 14 Website Link  
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Resident of U.S. or Canada $500 June 15 Website Link Short story
Technology for Tuition Scholarship Any High school minimum 2.5 GPA or current college student minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident; high school through graduate $1,000 June 22 Website Link Short essay
Fitness Lifestyle Scholarship Any   High school or college $500 June 30 Website Link  
Chassis Plans Leadership in Engineering Scholarship Engineering Minimum 3.0 GPA Bachelor's or graduate program; enrolled full time; junior class standing; U.S. citizenship $1,500 June 30 Website Link Essay
JustWalkers.com Mobility Scholarship Program Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Must use mobility device; freshman through graduate; U.S. legal resident or valid student visa $1,000 June 30 Website Link Essay
Lift Parts Express Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA High school senior or college freshman or sophomore; between ages of 16 and 21; U.S. or Canada resident $500 June 30 Website Link Essay
Independent Accountants Association of Illinois Scholarship Accounting B average  
$1,000
June 30 Website Link  
Log Cabin Rustics Scholarship Architecture, Construction   U.S. legal resident or hold valid student visa $500 June 30 Website Link Essay
Reeves Law Group Scholarship Contest Any     $1,000 July 1 Website Link Writing/media assignment
My Alarm Center Criminal Justice Scholarship Law enforcement, criminal justice, or related field   High school senior or college freshman or sophomore $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship MBA, Finance, Accounting, Law, Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Business Administration Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 July 27 Website Link Essay
Foxytote's Fashion Corner Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA College level undergraduate; U.S. citizen or permanent resident $500 July 31 Website Link Essay
BuyVia Scholarship Any   Full or part-time college student $500 July 30 Website Link Video essay
Legal Leaders Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen; enrolled full time $1,000 August 15 Website Link Essay
Xero Scholarship Accounting or Finance   Currently enrolled; U.S. legal resident $5,000 August 30 Website Link Essay
Global Trade Specialists Scholarship Contest Any     $1,000 August 31 Website Link

Book report

 

K Alliance Scholarship Information Technology   U.S. legal resident or hold a valid visa $500 August 31 Website Link

Essay

Wimdu Scholarship Marketing, Business Administration, or Communications     $2,000 September 30 Website Link

Essay

AES Engineers Scholarship Any       October 6 Website Link Essay
HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship Business or Marketing Minimum 3.0 GPA Completed at least one year of college $1,000 November 1 Website Link  
Resume Genius Annual Scholarship Any   Enrolled full time $1,000 December 15 Website Link Submit a resume based on a fictional or non-fictional character
Hartford Technology Rental Co. IT Schlarship IT Minimum3.0 GPA Junior or senior college level; full time; U.S. resident; show financial need $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Job-Application.com Working Parent College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Residential parent of at least 1 minor child; have worked at least average of 12 hours/week the last 4 weeks; at least age 18; legal resident $1,000 December 19 Website Link  
Dialed Web Design Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate or graduate $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
DIY Instructional Video Scholarship Contest Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Create a video
Datatech Labs YouTube Scholarship Challenge Any   High school senior or current college student $1,00 December 31 Website Link Create a YouTube video
Dentistry at Happy Canyon Scholarship Any   Incoming freshman or current college $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Disguise Your External Hard Drive Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Upload photo of disguised hard drive
ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Nursing, Emergency medical program; medical field   Currently enrolled $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Sutliff & Stout Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500/$300 December 31 Website Link Create anti-texting and driving prototype
Best Price Nutrition & Health Scholarship Any   Enrolled full time $1,000 December 31 Website Link Survey
ACLS Recertification Healthcare Training Scholarship Plan Any, but preferred Emergency Medical Training, Nursing, Paramedic Training     $2,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
  Andrew Flusche Scholarship Any High school senior or college student $1,000 January 28, 2015 Website Link Create a video
Smile for the Future Scholarship Medicine or other health field Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen $1,000 February 15, 2015 Website Link Essay