Darrell & Virginia Dykstra Memorial Scholarship


  • New or returning full-time graduate student in History
  • 3.25 GPA in History courses previous to application
  • Undergraduate degree in History
  • Letter of application
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty (minimum one)


The award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment and will be applied to the student's university account half in the fall and half in the spring. Should the recipient not retain eligibility for the spring semester, the selection committee will choose another recipient.

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of History Graduate Committee 

Applications and Inquiries:

Graduate Coordinator
Department of History
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 438
Macomb, IL 61455

Deadline for Application

March of each year: contact the WIU History Graduate Director for exact application date

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Renewable for a second year provided original criteria is met