Quad Cities Campus

Private Scholarships

SP Scholarship - $10,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:
A) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2015 at the latest.
B) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarship_8937.php

Odenza Vacations Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 1, 2015)

Student Eligibility:
A) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2015
B) Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2015 deadline.
C) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
D) Be a resident of the United States or Canada

Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_odenza_vacations_scholarship_8936.php

Got a Spine Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 2, 2015)

Student Eligibility:
A) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2015.
B) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2015.
C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.
D) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2015.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_got_a_spine_scholarship_8927.php

Scholarship: Internet Education Award

Description: Creating an original infographic showing how technology enhances learning

Amount: $1,000

Application: http://www.attsavings.com/scholarship

Deadline: June 17th, 2015

BBG Communications Scholarship 2015 - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2015)

Student Eligibility:
A) Be between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2015
B) Submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30, 2015 deadline.
C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award
D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_bbg_communications_scholarship_2015_8925.php

SLAC Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: September 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:
A) Be Enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than September 2015.
B) Complete the Online Application no later than September 15, 2015.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_slac_scholarship_8941.php

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
309-762-9481
CM-Williams11@wiu.edu

Disclaimer

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!