IDT

Undergraduate Scholarships

Mary I. Morton Scholarship

Instructional Design and Technology - Education and Human Services

GPA, ACT, Year in School: 2.5 Cum. GPA, and 3.0 in major, enrolled full-time
Major, Other Requirements: Major or minor in IDT, or teacher education with at least 10 semester hours in IDT; Two letters of reference (1 from IDT faculty)
Deadline to Apply: Fall Semester - see department for date
Award Amount: Varies each semester
Apply to/Contact: Department of Instructional Design and Technology
Comment: Student may receive only once

A.B. Roberts Scholarship

Instructional Design and Technology - Education and Human Services

GPA, ACT, Year in School: 2.5 GPA Overall, 3.0 in major, Junior/Senior
Major, Other Requirements: Major or minor in IDT, or teacher education with at least 10 semester hours in IDT; Two letters of reference (1 from IDT faculty)
Deadline to Apply: Fall semester - see department for date
Award Amount: Varies each semester
Apply to/Contact: Department of Instructional Design and Technology
Comment: Student may receive award only once

Earl and Ann Sawyer Scholarship

Instructional Design and Technology - Education and Human Services

GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 overall GPA, second semester sophomore, or a junior or senior, and enrolled full-time
Major, Other Requirements: A declared major in IDT, enrolled at WIU at least one semester prior to applying for scholarship, possess leadership qualities demonstrated by school and community involvement; two letters of recommendation (1 from IDT faculty)
Deadline to Apply: Fall semester - see department for date
Award Amount: Varies each semester
Apply to/Contact: Department of Instructional Design and Technology
Comment: Renewable if 3.0 GPA is maintained; preference to west central Illinois residents, children of veterans

Graduate Financial Aid

While the program is designed to fit into the lifestyles of working professionals, you may also choose to pursue your graduate degree full-time. To assist you, the Department offers graduate assistantships with monthly stipends and tuition waivers. In addition to graduate assistantships, WIU provides a number of financial aid programs including loans, grants, scholarships, work-study and part-time employment, and other financial aid programs.

Graduate Assistantships

The IDT Department has several graduate assistantships available each year. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis using undergraduate GPA, scholarship records, recommendations, and/or professional experiences.

Students wishing to apply for these positions must file a Graduate Assistantship Application and submit three letters of recommendation to the IDT Department. Preference is given to students enrolled in the IDT graduate program. Selection is usually made late spring for the following academic year. However, occasionally openings occur at other times.

Contact Information

For more information about assistantships, contact the IDT Department at 309-298-1186. Contact WIU Financial Aid Office at 309-298-2446 for information about other financial aid programs.