WIU scholarship programs represent a strong tradition of helping WIU students.

2024-2025 scholarship information coming soon!

2023-2024 Scholarship Information

 President's Scholarship: 100% of tuition and more

Awards 100% of your tuition, fees, room and meal plan

 General Scholarships

View the list of awards and 'How to Apply' information below. May 1, 2023 is the application deadline for Fall 2023 students.

+ How to Apply

  1. Apply to be a student at WIU
  2. Complete a General Application to be automatically considered for most WIU scholarships.
  3. Receive additional recommendations on additional scholarships.

Scholarship awards are sent to new transfer applicants 4-6 weeks after the posted deadline.
Questions? View the FAQ

Scholarship GPA, ACT Requirements Award
Foundation Two Year Scholarship Minimum 3.4 GPA Transferring 30 hours; Leadership; Extracurricular activities; and community service are considered $1,000
Western Illinois Now (WIN) Alumni Scholarship No minimum requirements Child or grandchild of a WIU alumnus; Financial need $750
Western Illinois Now (WIN) Alumni Council Scholarship No minimum requirements Child or grandchild of a WIU alumnus; Financial need $1,000
MidAmerica National Bank Scholarship Minimum 3.5 GPA Transfer from Spoon River College; Extra-curricular activities, community involvement, volunteerism $1,500
Herman R. Koester Scholarship No minimum requirements Son or daughter of deceased veteran honorably discharged from Armed Forces; Financial need Varies
William "Dr. B." and Jacquie Brattain Transfer Scholarship No minimum requirements Resident of Hancock, McDonough, or Schuyler County, IL; Transfer from community college; Demonstration of academic excellence and community involvement Varies
Sheila A. Grone Roehlk Scholarship Minimum 3.25 GPA Education major; Financial need; Preference to a Galesburg IL high school graduate; Incoming freshman also considered $2,000
Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship Minimum 2.8 GPA Enrolled full-time; Child of a single parent with financial need based on FAFSA; Preference given to student from Peoria or of Christian faith Varies
A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Graduate of McDonough County, IL high school; Demonstrated involvement in community college athletics or student activities $1,000
Maxene Brooks Scholarship Minimum 3.2 GPA Transferring a minimum 30 semester hours; Demonstrated leadership and community service $1,000
COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Financial need; History of employment; Preference given to students with a major in College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) $500
Edward Ohlin Scholarship Minimum 3.4 GPA Leadership, extracurricular activities, and community service $1,000
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Scholarship No minimum requirements Ag Finance or Ag Business major; Financial need Varies
Patrick Magoon Scholarship Minimum 3.2 GPA Demonstrated leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, and/or employment; Financial need may be a consideration $1,000
Specialized Scholarships: Varied Application Deadlines
Scholarship GPA, ACT Requirements Award Deadline
G. Allan & Gertrude Laflin Alumni Council Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Child of an alumnus; Completed 75 hours by end of semester in which applying; Active in university student organizations $1,500 March 30
Chad Stovall Memorial Scholarship No minimum requirements Must be diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or Attention Deficit Disorder; Good academic standing; Enrolled full time; Financial need will be considered Varies April 15
Kristi Gilbert Memorial Scholarship No minimum requirements Diagnosed with epilepsy; Good academic standing; Full time; Financial need $1,000 Contact the Disability Resource Center
Fraternal Order of Police Book Scholarship No minimum requirements Full time; Resident of McDonough County when graduated from high school $100 January 5 for spring semester
August 1 for fall semester
Episcopal Church of St. George Harold McMullen Memorial Scholarship At least sophomore class level; enrolled full time Preference to Episcopal faith attending an Episcopal church; good academic and judicial standing $500 September 27

Foundation and department scholarships that require an application are available through the Scholarship Portal.

Students who started classes at WIU in Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 can find award and renewal criteria here.

Foundation and department scholarships that require an application are available on the Scholarship Portal.

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