Leatherneck Book Award

The Leatherneck Book Award provides $1,200 for textbooks and supplies in the University Bookstore.

What are the requirements?

  • Incoming freshman
  • Eligible for a federal Pell grant as determined through FAFSA
  • 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 in WIU undergraduate courses

Is this scholarship renewable?

  • Yes, for an additional three years (six semesters) of continuous undergraduate study
  • Meet eligibility for a federal Pell grant as determined through FAFSA

What else do I need to know?

  • Book awards will be disbursed in equal amounts between the fall and spring semesters
  • Book awards do not carry forward to the next semester
  • 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
  • Book awards are subject to the availability of funds
  • Available for domestic students only

How to Apply

  • Apply for admission by May 1 and then be admitted to WIU after application. 
  • Add WIU's school code (001780) to your FAFSA application