WESTERN COMMITMENT SCHOLARSHIP: Rewarding Academic Achievement (4-years)
The Western Commitment Scholarship is a new program intended to reward students with excellent academic ability who demonstrate achievement in high school by offering 4-year scholarships towards the cost of attendance at Western Illinois University. New freshmen who submit all application materials for admission by May 15 are automatically considered for Western Commitment Scholarships. No separate scholarship application is required to be considered for a Western Commitment Scholarship. Awards are based on student's high school GPA and ACT/SAT score. High school GPA will be based on weighted or unweighted GPA, which ever is higher, and converted to a 4.0 scale. The ACT score considered is the highest composite score submitted to WIU. Students can enter as new freshmen in any semester but the Western Commitment Scholarship may only be used for Fall and Spring semesters. The scholarship will be distributed half in the fall semester and half in the spring semester. Western Commitment Scholarships are renewable for up to four years (eight semesters) of undergraduate study at WIU by maintaining eligibility requirements. Students may move up in scholarship levels if they improve their ACT/SAT scores prior to the start of the academic year.
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