Larry Balsamo Scholarship


  • Incoming freshman
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Minimum ACT composite of 25
  • Plan to major in history teacher certification
  • Demonstrated leadership or civic duty through activities or community service


$1,000 per year for five (5) years

Selection Process:

Recipients will be chosen by the Department of History Scholarship Committee

Applications and Inquiries:

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

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Yes, up to five (5) years

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Remain in history teacher education
  • Show progress toward graduation