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FAQ - Scholarships

  • When should I apply for scholarships?
    • Many scholarships have a February 1 deadline. New students should apply before that date.
  • Where can I find information on Scholarships?
    • Contact the WIU Scholarship Office to obtain application information for University scholarships, and individual University departments regarding their scholarship opportunities and materials (e.g. students majoring in psychology should contact the Department of Psychology Office). Also visit the Scholarship section of our website for a listing of free scholarship database resources.
  • Is there a separate application for scholarships?
    • Most scholarships have separate applications:
      • Contact the WIU Scholarship Office to obtain application information for University scholarships.
      • Contact individual University departments regarding their scholarship opportunities and materials (e.g. students majoring in psychology should contact the Department of Psychology Office).
      • Private scholarships generally require their own application, which can be obtained from the awarding organization (such as local clubs, businesses, etc.).