Quad Cities Campus

Private Scholarships

Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest

A brief of the Scholarship Program: The Innovation Essay Contest is designed to help high school seniors and college students who are attending an institution of higher learning. With combined scholarship grants worth $5,000, we are enthusiastic to provide students a chance to further their education as we recognize its value as a vital foundation for the creation and fulfillment of advantageous careers. All applications will be reviewed by the firm and we look forward to reviewing your application, and wish you success in all your future endeavors.

Here is a brief list of requirements:

  1. Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
  2. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in the U.S. (or will be by the time the scholarship is awarded).
  3. ALL the application must be submitted before December 1, 2017 via email at scholarship@herrmanandherrman.com .

Here is a URL to Scholarship Program: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/

Hard Money Lender Scholarship

Island View Private Loan Fund is proud to offer an annual scholarship to business students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university. As strong advocates of higher education, we recognize that today’s students need to be equipped if they hope to be successful as the business leaders of tomorrow.

Award Amount: $1,000

2017 Eligibility Requirements

This scholarship is available to all undergraduate or graduate-level students pursuing a degree in the field of business. Students must be currently enrolled in and attending a degree program at an accredited American college or university.

Application Deadline: Students must apply by July 1st, 2017 in order to qualify for the scholarship. A winner will be announced by August 1st, 2017.

Apply by clicking on the following link, www.ivplfund.com/hard-money-lender-scholarship/

The Beliz Law Firm Scholarship

Here are a few important details:

Scholarship: The Beliz Law Firm Scholarship

To Participate: Create a short video that raises awareness about bicycle safety

Prize Amount: $500

Deadline: November 28, 2017

Link for More Info: https://www.belizlaw.com/community/scholarship/

Lucid Scholarships

Lucid Software is FREE for students and teachers to use. Lucid Software has two products and each has their own scholarship. Below are pages with all the scholarship information.

Lucidchart Scholarship - Lucidchart is a collaborative diagramming tool free for educators and students that helps users to think visually.

  • Scholarship Name - Lucidchart Diagramming Scholarship
  • Description - Students use Lucidchart flowchart maker to craft a creative diagram in response to one of the three prompts provided on our page.
  • Amount - $1000
  • Deadline - June 17, 2017
  • Who can apply - Applicant must be a current or incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Scholarship Page URL - https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/scholarship

Lucidpress Scholarship - Lucidpress is a design tool free for students and educators that empowers users to create stunning visual communications.

  • Scholarship Name - Lucidpress Design Scholarship
  • Description - Student's apply using Lucidpress to design creative answers to one of the three prompts provided.
  • Amount - $1000
  • Deadline - June 17, 2017
  • Who can apply - Applicant must be a current or incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Scholarship Page URL - https://www.lucidpress.com/pages/scholarship

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 10th year.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline - June 12, 2017.

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on our site.

Additional Private Scholarships

Additional private scholarships are listed on the Macomb private scholarship page.

Faculty and Staff:

Please forward any additional outside Scholarship information to the WIU-QC Scholarship Office:
Curtis Williams


Private Scholarships are scholarships offered by providers who are not directly affiliated with Western Illinois University and the recipients may or may not be WIU students. There are many private scholarships available, as well as national scholarship search organizations. However, it is important that you educate yourself with the scholarship provider ensure the company is reputable before completing an application. Because these scholarships are through private sources, the WIU Scholarship Office cannot always verify their validity.

Avoid Scholarship Scams

Be aware of financial scams when researching and applying for private scholarships. Avoid scholarship agencies and applications that require a fee, guarantee financial assistance, or require attendance at a seminar. Be wary of completing an application or process that asks for personal information such as bank account number, credit card number, or Social Security number. Read the fine print!