BGS

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Scholarships

There are many scholarships available to students. These scholarships listed below are specifically administered by the BGS degree program, but there are many others available. Contact the Scholarship Office for information regarding other scholarships.

BGS Alumni Scholarship
Nearly 7,000 people living throughout the world are proud to trace their academic roots to Western Illinois University’s Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program. This scholarship is funded by BGS alumni donations that provide current BGS students with the necessary assistance that will aid them in receiving their degrees.

James and Eva Ann Elmer Scholarship
A scholarship in the name of James and Eva Ann Elmer has been established to be awarded specifically to a student in the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000 annually ($500 in the fall semester and $500 in the spring semester) to be applied to the student’s account. Please be certain to review carefully the criteria for the scholarship.

Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts Foundation
William (Bill) P. McCamey Scholarship
A scholarship in memory of William (Bill) P. McCamey has been established by the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts (IAFPD) foundation to be awarded specifically to a WIU student who is also a firefighter in the State of Illinois with a fire station that is a member of the IAFPD. The scholarship is offered in the fall and the spring semesters depending on availability of funds. The award will be applied to the student's account. Please be certain to review carefully the criteria for the scholarship.