Alumni Legacy Scholarship 2024-25

The Alumni Legacy scholarship awards up to $1,000 annually to an incoming child or grandchild of a WIU graduate.

What are the requirements?

  • Incoming freshman. 
  • Child or grandchild of a WIU graduate (must have graduated, not just attended).
  • 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 (requires continuous enrollment in fall and spring semesters each year).

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 cost of attendance for Western Illinois University (tuition, fees, on-campus housing, dining) and no refunds will be given.
  • All scholarships are subject to the continued availability of funding.
  • Available for domestic students only. 

Priority Deadline to Apply for Admission and Register for Classes

  • Awarding concludes when funds are exhausted. 
  • For  summer/fall 2024, the priority deadline to apply for admission is May 15, 2024. Register for classes by August 1, 2024.
  • For  spring 2025, the priority deadline to apply for admission is November 1. Register for classes by January 1, 2025.