Center for International Studies

International Student Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students

A few important notes about the scholarship rules and regulations:

* These awards are available only to students who will be enrolled at WIU in the Fall 2015 semester (and who are currently enrolled Spring 2015 at WIU).

* All of the scholarship awards (except the Bessie Meyers award) must go to students who will be enrolled on a full-time status (i.e., 9 hours for grad students, 12 hours for undergrad students). 

* You may apply for as many of the scholarships as you wish, but you must submit a completed application package for each scholarship. For example, you can apply for both the WEOG and AAUW scholarships, but you will have to turn in a separate application package for both.

* Each individual application lists the required paperwork that must be submitted.  An application package consists of the completed application form and any other documents the application requests.  Application packages that do not contain all the required documents will not be considered for the award.

* All applications must be turned in by 4:30 PM, Friday, April 17, 2015. No applications will be taken after that day and time.

* Application packages can be submitted in person to Memorial Hall 350, or by email to dm-vizdal@wiu.edu.

*Please note that many of the scholarships have a GPA requirement and/or academic performance is considered.  If you have only been admitted to the WESL Institute or are a first semester WIU student, the International Admissions Office will provide your GPA to the scholarship committee. 

 

The scholarships available for the Fall 2015 semester are:

 

Dr. In-Kon Kim Scholarship: $875 scholarship

* Must be a Korean national, GPA 3.0 or higher

* Must demonstrate financial need

* Must be within one year of completing FIRST degree from WIU

* Must be in good judicial standing

 

Macomb Branch AAUW International Student: $425 scholarship

* Must be a current full-time international student

* Financial need will be regarded as an important requisite

* Must have attended WIU for two or more semesters

* Must have at least 2.5 GPA

* Must be undergraduate

* Preference may be given to applicants based on academic performance and/or demonstrated campus/community involvement

WEOG Awards for International Students: (5) - $500 scholarships

* Must be current full-time international student, male or female

* Financial need will be regarded as an important requisite

* Preference may be given to applicants based on academic performance and/or demonstrated campus/community involvement

 

Bessie Meyers Scholarship Fund: $375 scholarship

* Must be current full or part-time international student, male or female

* Financial need will be regarded as an important requisite

* Preference may be given to applicants based on academic performance and/or demonstrated campus/community involvement


Francis and Peggy Davern International Scholarship: $125 scholarship

* Must be current full-time international student, male or female, any major

* Grad students must have 3.5 GPA or better; undergrads must have 2.5 GPA or better

* Must have a letter of recommendation from WIU international alum

 

Rodney and Bertha Fink International Scholarship: $1,000 ($500 awarded in fall, $500 awarded in spring), available fall semester only

* Student must be current female international student

* Financial need will be regarded as an important requisite

* Preference may be given to applicants based on academic performance and/or demonstrated campus/community involvement

* Preference will be given to a female student from an emerging/developing country majoring in Agriculture or Agriculture Business

 

Ruth Hughes WESL Scholarship: $750, available fall semester only

* Open to a student enrolled at WIU who is preparing to enter the field of ESL and who might be a student assistant in the WESL Institute

* Open to a graduate of the WESL Institute who has become a regularly admissible full-time student at Western Illinois University

* Preference will be given to African-American students

 

Oluseye Kolawole International Student Scholarship, $500

* Student must be currently enrolled at WIU

* Demonstrate financial need

* Be an international student at WIU (preference will be given to Nigerian students)

* Be in good academic standing

Graduate students with assistantships are not eligible

 

Phi Beta Delta International Student Scholarship, $500

* Completion of one semester at WIU

* 3.2 GPA (undergraduates), 3.5 GPA (graduates)

* Be in good judicial standing

* Maintain full-time enrollment