Quad Cities Campus

Private Scholarships

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

Information and Application

This LULAC scholarship application has an extended deadline of April 6, 2018.


If you thought R.I.A. could only help you pursue a college education by offering student loans, think again! R.I.A. Federal Credit Union will be awarding five $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. Two additional scholarships will also be offered through the Illinois Quad City Chapter of Credit Unions. 

These scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, exhibit outstanding contributions to their school and community and are current credit union members. 

Applications may be filled out by clicking the apply now link below. Once filling out the online application you can save the pdf and email to kmaher@riafcu.com along with supporting documents or print and drop off at any of our locations. You can also mail completed applications to:

Attn: Scholarship Committee
R.I.A. Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 4750
Rock Island, IL 61204

Filing deadline for applications is  March 1st

IHMVCU to award $29K in scholarships with $10K as top prize

QUAD CITIES, USA (01/16/18) – IHMVCU wants to help students reduce their student loan debt by offering a $10,000 scholarship to an undergraduate, graduate or vocational/technical school student who stands out in the class room and stands up in their community.

According to Student Loan Hero, Americans own more than $1.45 trillion in student loan debt. The average Class of 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from 2015. Assuming another increase of six percent for 2017, we can expect that class’s average student to have over $39,000 in debt.

“Scholarships are a worthy investment,” says Brian Laufenberg, IHMVCU President & CEO. “When we invest in a student’s education, it’s more than just a benefit for the student. It’s a benefit for the individuals who’ll be helped by them. It’s a benefit for the organizations that hire them. It’s a benefit for the communities where they’ll live.”

Since 1999, IHMVCU has invested nearly $225,000 in scholarships for 232 students.

Additional awards include two $5,000 scholarships, eight $1,000 scholarships and three $500 scholarships totaling $29,500. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 28.

Full details can be found at IHMVCU.org/Scholarships.

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!