Alumni Legacy Scholarship (2023-2024 Academic Year)

The Alumni Legacy scholarship awards $1,500 annually to an incoming child or grandchild of a WIU graduate.

What are the requirements?

  • Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Child or grandchild of a WIU graduate
  • Submit a current year FAFSA or Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid with WIU as a school choice prior to the start of the semester of award
  • Enroll full-time in WIU undergraduate courses

Is this scholarship renewable?

  • Yes, for an additional three years (six semesters) of continuous full-time undergraduate study

What else do I need to know?

  • Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts between the fall and spring semesters
  • Total financial aid and scholarships cannot exceed the direct cost of attendance for Western Illinois University (tuition, fees, on-campus housing, dining) and no cash refunds will be given
  • Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds
  • Available for domestic students only 

How to Apply

Apply by May 1 for freshman or August 1 for transfers and then be admitted to WIU after application. Indicate your alumni relationship on the application for admission.