Scholarship Office

Foundation Scholarships for Incoming Freshman

Western Illinois University Foundation offers scholarships to entering freshman. These scholarships are based on individual criteria set forth by the scholarship donor. Criteria for each highly competitive scholarship varies based on high school Grade Point Average, cumulative ACT score, community service/volunteer activities, and possibly class rank or financial need.

High school seniors need to complete the 2017-18 Scholarship Application for Entering Freshman Students to be considered for most Foundation freshman scholarships at Western Illinois University. After each deadline date, the applications are submitted to the WIU Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee for review. Award announcements are sent to students in the spring via postal mail.

Deadline date for ACT 30 or higher: December 1, 2016

Deadline date for all scores: February 15, 2017

  Although the WIU Scholarship Office will share your application with your major department for their scholarships, we encourage you to contact the department of your declared major to inquire about department scholarships that may require additional application.