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Western Commitment Transfer Scholarships Program Revised

September 5, 2017

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- To better serve transfer students, Western Illinois University has recently revised its Transfer Commitment Scholarships for qualified students who transfer to Western beginning in Spring 2018.

The Western Commitment Transfer Scholarships provide new transfer students who have earned a 3.0-4.0 grade point average (GPA) with a renewable $2,000 scholarship and students who have earned a 2.5-2.99 GPA with a renewable $1,000 scholarship. The scholarships will be renewed each year if students maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA.

According to WIU Director of Admissions Seth Miner, the former Western Commitment Transfer Scholarship required participating students to have both an associate degree and at least a 3.5 GPA. The changes in the program bring Western in line with other institutions, he added.

"Western Illinois University makes the transfer process seamless to begin with, and the revisions to the scholarship provide additional incentives to those students looking to further their undergraduate education at a four-year institution," Miner added.

In addition, transfer students are part of the University's Cost Guarantee program, which locks in tuition, fees, room and meal plan beginning in their first semester of enrollment.

Along with the Western Commitment Transfer Scholarships, WIU offers many competitive transfer scholarships and grants for academics, alumni affiliation, art, athletics, ROTC, leadership, underrepresented status, music and theatre.

For more information on the Western Commitment Transfer Scholarship and other transfer scholarship opportunities, visit Macomb students seeking specific information about the new Western Transfer Commitment Scholarship should contact the WIU Transfer Center at (309) 298-3120 or, while WIU-QC students may contact WIU-QC Admissions at (309)762-1495 or

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