Centennial Honors College

HONORS GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Grants
Study Abroad Honors Grant

Award: Up to $500 / Once per academic year

Criteria:

  • Good standing in the Centennial Honors College
  • Demonstrated progress toward the completion of honors requirements
  • A completed “Descriptive Proposal” form with required signatures
  • a letter of support from a full time faculty member

Contact: Centennial Honors College
Download the Application (.doc)

Honors Research Grant

Award: Not to exceed $200 / Once per academic year

Criteria:

  • Good standing in the Centennial Honors College
  • Demonstrated progress toward the completion of honors requirements
  • Students must have a departmentally approved research project with a faculty research advisor and faculty research committee where relevant

Contact: Centennial Honors College
Download the Application (.doc and PDF)

Annette Homer Travel Grant

Award: $500 - $1,000 (depending on destination)

Criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing of the Centennial Honors College
  • Have applied and been accepted to a WIU authorized Study Abroad program or WIU faculty led travel course
  • Preference given to honors studnets planning to take a General Honors (GH) travel course
  • Preference given to those who demonstrate financial need
  • Supporting documents required:
    • Two page (minimum) typed essay explaining what you hope to learn during your travel-study experience

Contact: Centennial Honors College
Due Date: Ongoing until annual funds are depleted
Submit online application

Scholarships & Awards
Charles H. "Chick" & Barbara Joan Flack Pre-Law Scholarship

Award: $1,250 ($625 in fall and spring of following academic year) 

Criteria:

  • Good standing in the Centennial Honors College
  • Must be returning to WIU as a full-time undergraduate student the following academic year
  • Demonstrate intent to attend law school and practice law
  • Preference will be given to applicants from West Central Illinois
  • Financial need is a consideration
  • Supporting documents required:
    • Upload with your application: Two page (minimum) typed essay discussing your plans to study and practice law and why
    • Ask at least one faculty member to email a letter of recommendation directly to honors@wiu.edu

 

Keith Webb Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500 ($750 in fall and spring of following academic year)

Criteria:

  • Have a minor in pre-law
  • Have a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Be in good judicial standing
  • Demonstrate intent to attend law school and practice law
  • Must be returning to WIU as full-time undergraduate student the following academic year
  • Preference will be given to current sophomores and juniors 
  • Supporting documents required:
    • Upload with your application: Two page (minimum) typed essay discussing your plans to study and practice law and why
    • Ask at least one faculty member to email a letter of recommendation directly to honors@wiu.edu
Dan and Laura Webb Pre-Law Scholarship

Award: $10,000 ($5,000 in fall and spring of following academic year)

Criteria:

  • Member in good standing of the Centennial Honors College
  • Must be returning to WIU as a full-time undergraduate student the following academic year
  • Pursuing coursework leading to a career in law (pre-law, political science, etc.)
  • Demonstrate strong potential for attending law school and practicing law
  • Demonstrate leadership in the field of Pre-Law
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Supporting documents required:
    • Upload with your application: Two page (minimum) typed essay demonstrating your commitment to the study and practice of law and highlighting your leadership in the field
    • Ask at least two faculty members to email letters of recommendation directly to honors@wiu.edu
Maakestad/Wolf Scholarship

Award: $2,500 ($1,250 in fall and spring of following academic year)

Criteria:

  • Member in good standing of the Centennial Honors College
  • Must be returning to WIU as a full-time undergraduate student the following academic year
  • Minimum 3.6 GPA
  • Have completed the equivalent of one Honors class
  • Be in good judicial standing
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Demonstrate writing ability
  • Supporting documents required:
    • Upload with your application: Two page (minimum) typed essay on the following topic, "Choose an experience from your life and explain how it has influenced your personal development and/or character."
    • Ask at least one member of faculty, staff or administration to email a letter of recommendation directly to honors@wiu.edu
Ernest J. Codilis Jr. Pre-Law Scholarship

Award: $10,000 ($5,000 in fall and spring of following academic year)

Criteria:

  • Actively pursuing the Pre-Law Honors minor through the Centennial Honors College
  • Enrolled full-time at WIU
  • Full-time senior standing at WIU at time of award (fall semester)
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA at WIU
  • Demonstrate solid record of extracurricular participation- leadership preferred
  • Demonstrate solid record of campus and/or community service
  • Financial need is a consideration
  • Supporting documents required:
    • Ask at least two faculty members to email letters of recommendation directly to honors@wiu.edu
Martin Dupuis Leadership Award for Historically Underrepresented Communities

Award: $1,300 (lump sum in fall semester)

Criteria:

  • Must be a member of a historically underrepresented community
  • Demonstrate excellence in leadership at WIU
  • Must be returning to WIU as a junior or senior the following academic year
  • Good standing in the Honors College
  • Supporting documents required:
    • Upload with your application: Two page (minimum) typed essay explaining what you have learned or gained from your leadership activities
    • Ask at least one member of faculty, staff or administration to email a letter of recommendation directly to honors@wiu.edu