Local Leatherneck Housing Scholarships (2023-2024 Academic Year)

Local Leatherneck Housing scholarships are a one-time $3,000 award towards an on-campus residence hall room to students in the Western Illinois region.

What are the requirements?

  • Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Resident of Adams, Brown, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Schuyler or Warren counties in Illinois
  • 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

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 freshmen or August 1 for transfers and then be accepted for admission at WIU after application
  • Complete your contract to live in University housing