Current Student Scholarships Requiring a Separate Application

Award amounts and deadline dates are subject to change.

Additional scholarships are available for application through the WIU Scholarship PortalIf you have questions regarding the WIU Scholarship Portal, please refer to our Online Application Instructions & FAQs.

Scholarship GPA, ACT, etc. Major/other requirements Award Deadline to Apply Apply/Contact Comments
Minority Book Award Min. 3.2 cumulative GPA Minority student, U.S. citizen, full-time $400/sem Varies (rolling application)


Students enrolled in internship, student teaching, study abroad not eligible
WIU Takes Care of Its Own Scholarship   WIU employee or dependent* of WIU employee currently in permanent layoff status; any class level; no minimum hours enrollment;demonstrated financial need (FAFSA); GPA may be considered Varies Contact the Scholarship Office

Contact the Scholarship Office

*Meets the definition of dependent for purposes of the 50% Tuition Waiver for Children of Public University Employee
Supporting LGBTQ+ Leathernecks  

For LGBTQ+ students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing.

Priority to Undergraduate students

$1000 May 1st

LGBTQA Resource Center/

Multicultural center

Students wanting to apply should submit a letter of application along with atleast 1, and up to 2, letters of recommendation.
Martin Dupuis Award   Leadership in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community

Leadership in historically underrepresented community
$1,000 Contact Office of Equal Opportunity & Access or the Centennial Honors College Office of Equal Opportunity & Access or the Centennial Honors College One scholarship is awarded from each department
Roland Grass Memorial Scholarship     $250 Contact Phi Kappa Phi Phi Kappa Phi  
Lowell/Grabill Scholarship   Any class level, student must submit an outstanding paper $200 Contact Phi Kappa Phi Phi Kappa Phi  
Phi Kappa Phi Award Top 5% of Junior class based on GPA Junior class standing $400 Contact Phi Kappa Phi Phi Kappa Phi  
Phi Kappa Phi Sheila & Paul Nollen Scholarship   Contact Phi Kappa Phi varies Contact Phi Kappa Phi Phi Kappa Phi  
Civil Service Dependents Scholarship   Full time undergraduate student who is a dependent of a Civil Service employee at WIU $1,000 Contact the Human Resources Office Application  
Shane and Tena Bennett Scholarship Minimum 3.5 GPA Second semester grad student at the time of award; Member of the Recreational Sports Professional Society; U.S. citizen $250 Contact Campus Recreation Campus Recreation  
Delta Sigma Phi Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Active member in good standing; Living in house at the time of award; Junior or Senior; Involved in campus activities and Greek life $300 Contact the Chapter Advisor of Delta Sigma Phi/ Gamma Kappa Chapter Chapter Advisor  
Delta Tau Delta Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduates of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at WIU; Enrolled in the semester following the one in which they receive the scholarship Varies Contact Delta Tau Delta Delta Tau Delta  
Delta Zeta Scholarship Minimum 2.7 GPA Active member of Delta Zeta; Demonstrate financial need $250 Contact Delta Zeta Epsilon Omicron chapter Delta Zeta Epsilon Omicron chapter  
Ron and Sharon Gierhan Scholarship   Has shown commitment and contribution to their extracurricular groups or organizations on campus $200 Spring Semester Office of Student Activities Nominated by faculty, staff, advisors, or other students
Zeta Theta Scholarship Minimum 2.75 GPA Member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity in good standing; In good judicial and academic standing with the University Varies Contact Tau Kappa Epsilon Tau Kappa Epsilon Selected by the TKE Alumni
Dr. Josephine Johnson Delta Upsilon Fraternity Scholarship   Junior or senior class level at time of nomination; Outstanding student from the WIU Greek community: scholarship, leadership, Greek community involvement; Demonstrated activities that benefit WIU; Varies Contact the Delta Upsilon Fraternity Contact the Delta Upsilon Fraternity Nomination by a member of the Greek community and/or a faculty member
Sigma Nu for Greek Student Leaders Minimum 3.5 GPA Junior or Senior; Active member of a Greek Fraternal organization $250 Contact Office of Student Activities Office of Student Activities  
Kelvin Butts Memorial Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Student currently residing in the residence halls with the intention of returning to the residence halls for the following year; Demonstrate outstanding character and leadership in residence halls $525 Contact University Housing & Dining Services Contact University Housing & Dining  
Resident Assistant (RA) Council Scholarship   Evaluated by accomplishments and contributions; Good GPA 2 @ $250 Contact University Housing & Dining Services University Housing & Dining Services Financial need may be considered
Kristi Gilbert Memorial Scholarship   Diagnosed with epilepsy; Good academic standing; Full time; Financial need $1,000 Contact the Disability Resource Center Contact the Disability Resource Center  
Robert Elkin/Jeanne Larkin Memorial Scholarship Minimum 3.5 GPA General Orientation student who has completed at least 12 hours at WIU; Contribution to the University $350 Contact University Advising Center University Advising Center  
Colonel Leo W. Manning Outstanding ROTC Cadet Award Minimum 3.0 GPA Meet all eligibility requirements for graduation and for military pre-commissioning; Assessment by Dept. of Army Selection and Branching Board $800 Contact Military Science Department Military Science Department  
Redeemed Students Fellowship Scholarship   Active member of the WIU Redeemed Students Fellowship; Good academic standing; Enrolled at least half time $200 Contact International Studies or the Redeemed Students Fellowship Contact International Studies or the Redeemed Students Fellowship Essay required
Sam Taylor Leadership Award   Agriculture major; Member of Alpha Gamma Sigma; Full time; Good academic standing Varies Contact the AGS house president Contact the AGS house president Award supports annual conference attendance
BCA Executive Board Award   Elected officer of the BCA E-board; The President must have held a BCA executive position in the prior year; Eligible students must hold an elected position on E-board Varies Contact BCA or the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication BCA or the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication  
Epsilon Beta Memorial Scholarship Minimum 2.5 GPA Undergraduate; Full time; African American; Completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of college courses, Involved in two or more student organizations on campus Varies February 5 Application  
Roy Shepard Scholarship Minimum 2.5 GPA African American student; 60 hours completed by the semester; Full-time; LEJA major $400 February 13 Application  
Illinois State Police Memorial Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Full-time, sophomore standing or above (including graduate). Must be either 1) descendant of IL State Police Officer (any major) or 2) LEJA major. $1,000 March 15 Application School of LEJA
Pre-Law Honors Scholarship Minimum 3.4 GPA Junior or Senior; Honors College Pre-Law Minor; Good academic standing; Campus/community service $5,000 March 24 Centennial Honors College  
G. Allan & Gertrude Laflin Alumni Council  Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Child of an alumnus of WIU; Completed 75 hours by end of semester in which applying; Active in university student organizations $1,000 March 30 Alumni House Must complete a fifth semester at WIU. Apply during Junior year
McDonough County Retired Teachers Association Minimum 3.0 GPA Accepted into a Teacher Certification Program; Graduate of a McDonough County high school or resident of McDonough county; Full time enrollment $500

March 31

(prior to the applicant's junior or senior year in college)

UNITY Textbook Scholarship   WIU UNITY member; Demonstrated leadership and/or service in the LGBTQA+ community; Financial need  Varies  April 1  Application  
Charles and Barbara Flack Scholarship   Good standing member of the Centennial Honors College; Intent to attend law school; Financial need $250 April 1 Centennial Honors College, Malpass Library Preference will be given to applicants from west central Illinois
Kerstin Taylor Student Alumni Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Sophomore or Junior class standing $200 April 1 Application  
Chad Stovall Memorial Scholarship   Must be diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or Attention Deficit Disorder; Good academic standing; Enrolled full time Varies April 15 Disability Resource Center Financial need will be considered; Renewable
Fallen Soldier Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Student with minimum 1 year active duty; Undergraduate having completed at least 30 credit hours at WIU or graduate class level; Full time $500

July 31

Black Alumni Scholarship Minimum 2.5 GPA African American student; Full time; Currently enrolled students have at least 24 hours completed by end of semester in which applying; Record of community service Varies

New freshman/transfer: August 1

Currently enrolled student: July 1

Application Renewable with reapplication
Fraternal Order of Police Book Scholarship   Full time; Resident of McDonough County when you graduated from high school $100

August 1 for Fall Semester

January 5 for Spring Semester

Application Drawing
Tug Haddock Memorial Scholarship   Highly gifted WIU student interested in broadcasting; Junior or senior; Board operator and/or broadcast journalist $1,500 September 15 WIUM-FM  
Episcopal Church of St. George Harold McMullen Memorial Scholarship At least sophomore standing Episcopal faith attending an Episcopal church; full time; good academic and judicial standing $500 September 27 Scholarship Office  
Pi Kappa Alpha Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Male freshman or transfer student; Good academic standing; Epitomize a scholar, leader, athlete, and gentleman varies September 27    
Marjorie Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Junior or Senior; has been a University Union employee for a minimum of one year $250 October 1 Office of Student Activities Preference given to a Hancock or McDonough County resident
William H. and Eva L. Graham Scholarship   Current employee of the University Library; Good academic standing $900 October 12 Leslie F. Malpass Library Administration Office Not renewable; Essay required
Richard J. Janoski Security Scholarship   Senior LEJA major with Security minor; enrolled full time $1,000 October 31 Stipes Hall 403, Macomb or WIU-QC 3300 River Drive, Moline Information also available at the ASIS International WIU-Macomb Student Chapter Meetings
Spring for Books Scholarship Minimum 2.5 GPA may be considered Enrolled full time at WIU at the time of application and when funds are disbursed; current year FAFSA completed Varies December 4 Application Preference may be given to students who: completed the current year FAFSA by Oct. 15 and/or have earned  10-59 semester hours at WIU