Scholarship Office

Private Scholarships

The WIU Scholarship Office receives information regarding private scholarships. While we have taken every effort to post reputable scholarship providers, it is your responsibility to make an informed decision whether or not to apply.

Scholarship Major GPA, ACT, etc Other requirements $ Awarded each year Deadline to apply Apply to:/Contact Comments
Institute for Humane Studies     Graduate level Varies Varies Website Link  
The Company Corporation's Quarterly Business Plan Contest Any   At least 18 years of age $1,000 Quarterly Website Link Submit a business plan
Study Abroad Scholarships Any         Website Link  
Navy Health Professions Scholarships Health Professions         Matt Birchall
Chief Hospital Corpsman
Navy Health Professions
(816) 501-6247
Active duty commitment required
RNtoBSN Scholarships Nursing       Varies Website Link  
AfterCollege Succurro Minimum 2.5 GPA       Multiple deadlines Website Link  
TG's Milton G. Wright Scholarship Drawing Any   Undergraduate level $500 Awarded Monthly Website Link Cannot be a TG employee
Comparecards.com Scholarship Any     $2,500 Awarded Monthly Website Link  
Student Fitness Scholarship Any     $1,000   Website Link  
NEWH Scholarships Hospitality Varies Varies Varies   Website Link  
Vet Tech Schools Scholarship Veterinary Related Fields   Pursuing an associates degree or certification as a veterinarian, veterinary assistant, or veterinary technician; at least 18 years of age $500 January 15 Website Link Essay
Dolman Law Group Video Essay Contest Any   Be in good academic standing $1,100 January 15 Website Link Video Essay
Garcia, Artigliere & Medby Scholarship Nursing   Nursing student accepted to an accredited four-year public or private university $1,000 January 15 Website Link  
Mesothelioma Center Scholarship Any   Undergraduate or graduate; full time $3,000/$2,000 January 20 Website Link Essay
Andrew Flusche Scholarship Any   High school senior or college student $1,000 January 28 Website Link Create a video
The Levin Firm Scholarship Any   Undergraduate or graduate $1,000 January 31 Website Link Essay
Bid 4 Papers Worldwide Essay Contest: Education In 50 Years Any   Must be 25 years and younger $500/$200 February 1 Website Link Essay
IAA Foundation Scholarship Agriculture, Agribusiness, or a closely related field   Must be a high school graduate or graduating in 2015; be an Illinois Farm Bureau member, spouse of member, or members child; be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college, university, community college, or trade school; resident of IL

3@$7,500

1@$1,100

3@$1,000

 

February 1 Website Link Essay
Material Handling Education Foundation Scholarship Engineering or related field; computer science; business administration; supply chain management   Full time; seeking career in material handling, logistics, and supply chain industry Varies February 2 Website Link  
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Any   Employed at Hy-Vee; full time student or entering freshman 40@$1,000 February 10 Website Link  
R. Gene Richter Scholarship Supply chain management or supply management   Seniors with a graduation date of Dec. 2015 or April/May 2016; enrolled full time Up to $5,000 February 13 Website Link  
8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Any   U.S. legal resident or international with student visa $10,000 February 18 Website Link Create a card
Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship Public Administration; Governmental Accounting; Finance; Political Science; Economics, or Business Administration   Minority as defined by U.S. Census Bureau; full time; graduate or undergraduate; citizen or permanent resident of U.S. or Canada $7,000 February 20 Website Link  
Frank L. Greathouse Scholarship Accounting   At least junior class level; undergraduate or graduate; full time; U.S. citizen or permanent resident of U.S. or Canada $7,000 February 20 Website Link  
Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Education Foundation Scholarship Civil Engineering; Engineering Science; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Science; Geology; Geological Engineering; Mineral Science; Mining Engineering Minimum B average Undergraduate; full time $2,000 February 20 Website Link  
Scholarship for Tomorrow's Entrepreneur Business Minimum 3.0 GPA Enrolled full time $2,000 February 28 Website Link  
The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship Any   Aspiring or current college student $1,000 March 1 Website Link Essay
Digital Third Coast's Digital Marketing Scholarship Marketing; Advertising; and/or Public Relations Minimum 2.5 GPA Be enrolled full time; pursing an undergraduate degree $500 March 1 Website Link Essay
AAG College Scholarship Any   Freshman, junior, or senior in college; graduating high school or be in college between ages 16 and 22 $1,000 March 30 Website Link Essay
SBO.net Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
Rasor Law Firm Marketing Ideas Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500 March 31 Website Link Create a Video
Dam Safety Scholarship Civil Engineering or related field Cumulative 2.5 GPA Senior class level; enrolled full time; pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology, or geotechnical discipline, or a discipline related to design, construction, and operation of dams $5,000-$10,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
Pointe Pest Control Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA High school senior or college freshman, demonstrate financial need; good achievement standards $750 March 31 Website Link  
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Enrolled full time; U.S. citizen; life has been impacted by cancer $4,000 March 31 Website Link  
Big Fish 2015 Gaming Scholarship Contest Any     $5,000 March 31 Website Link  
Petplan's Scholarship Contest Any Minimum 3.5 GPA   $1,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
TLMI Four Year College Degree Scholarship Management, Sales/Marketing, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design and Production Minimum 3.0 GPA Demonstrate interest in tag/label industry; junior or senior; full time $5,000 March 31 Website Link  
Best Value Schools STEM Scholarship for Women Science; Technology; Engineering; Math Minimum 3.0 GPA; rank in upper 30% Female; U.S. citizen; standardized test scores; full time $2,000 April 15 Website Link  
Marketing EDGE Scholarship Awards Marketing Minimum 3.0 GPA Reside in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident $1,000-$5,000 April 15 Website Link  
A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship Medical, Nursing, or Social Sciences field   Pursuing career involving senior citizens; attending classes at spring deadline date 5 @ $1,000 April 15 Website Link Essay
Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Any     $1,500 April 15 Website Link  
The HotelsCheap General Scholarship for Higher Learning Any   U.S. students who are ages 16 and older; enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program $1,500 April 15 Website Link  
Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss College Scholarship  Any   Be in good academic standing $2,500 April 17 Website Link Essay
Pelican Water Systems College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.5 GPA Must be U.S. resident; enrolled full time $1,500/$1,000/$500 April 17 Website Link Essay
Westway Electric Supply Scholarship Any   Be an undergraduate student $1,000 April 30 Website Link Persuasive Letter
RE/MAX of New Jersey Scholarship Any     $2,000/$1,000 April 30 Website Link  
Lawnstarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship Any   Own a lawn care business  $1,000 May 1 Website Link Essay
Thomas L. Dickson College Scholarship Any   Be in good academic standing $1,000 May 15 Website Link Video Essay
Mometrix College Scholarship Any     $5,000/$2,000/$1,000 May 22 Website Link Essay
Rocket55 Scholarship Any     $1,000   Website Link Essay
Finance or Accounting Scholarship from Common Form Finance, Accounting, or related field Minimum 3.2 GPA Full time; undergraduate or graduate; volunteered in non-profit setting $1,000 May 30 Website Link Essay
Cottage Inn Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 high school GPA U.S. resident $500-$2,500 May 31 Website Link Essay
Veterans Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness Scholarship Any   High school senior, freshman or sophomore in college; us citizen $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
Crown and Caliber Entrepreneur's Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Business Proposal
Sunoco Rewards Scholarships Any   U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.; graduating high school senior or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college $1,000 May 31 Website Link Digital marketing campaign
Online Brand Protection Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
ZAG Marketing Scholarship Contest Marketing, Business Administration, or Communications   Enrolled full time; freshman, sophomore, or junior $500 May 31 Website Link Essay
RevZilla Design Scholarship Any   Graduating high school senior or a freshman or sophomore in college; between the ages of 16 and 21 $1,000 June 1 Website Link Create a design for a T-Shirt
Autoaccessoriesgarage.com College Scholarship Any   Be a high school senior or freshman or sophomore in college $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
OZ Moving and Storage Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
Lamps.com Scholarship Essay Contest Any   Entering freshman, sophomore or junior $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
Save Plans College Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.; full time undergraduate or graduate student $750 June 1 at 11:00 AM EST Website Link Essay
AllJobOpenings.com Working Student Scholarship Any   Working while attending college $2,000 June 10 Website Link Essay
Dry Defender $1,000 Protect Your Bed Scholarship  Any   College student; legal U.S. resident $1,000 June 30 Website Link Creative Piece
Zip Conferencing Scholarship Communications, Marketing, or Business   Undergraduate or graduate student $2,500 June 30 Website Link Essay
Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship Law Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen or authorized to work in U.S.; accepted and will be attending law school in fall of the same year following application 2@$3,000 July 15 Website Link Essay
TheHealthy.com Scholarship Any   Incoming freshman; U.S. resident $500 July 15 Website Link Essay
Bright Minds Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen; over age 17 $500 July 30 Website Link Essay

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship

Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Diagnosed with epilepsy $1,000 July 31 Website Link Video Essay
d'Oliveria & Associates College Scholarshhip Law-related field   U.S. citizen $1,000 July 30 Website Link Essay
A Better America Scholarship Any   High school student; U.S. citizen or have a valid green card   July 31 Website Link Essay
The Doctor On Demand Scholarship Health related field   Student entering college or current student in college $5,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
TopMedicalAssistantSchools.com Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Must be at least 18 years old; currently attending college or will be attending in fall of 2015 $500 July 31 Website Link Essay
The Tix Team 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans Law Minimum 2.8 GPA Be active military service or retired $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA Hispanic heritage $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship Nursing Minimum 3.0 GPA Legal U.S. resident or hold valid visa $1,000 August 1 Website Link Essay
Navolutions "Let's Bury Internet Explorer" Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Enroll at an accredited two or four year university; be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident $500 August 1 Website Link Essay or Video
Mesothelioma Center Scholarship Any   Undergraduate or graduate; full time $3,000/$2,000 August 20 Website Link Essay
Karman Healthcare Scholarship  Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Undergraduate; 16 years or older; disability awareness $500 September 1 Website Link Essay
Single Parent Scholarships for Moms and Dads Any Minimum 2.7 GPA Single parent helping to raise at least one child $1,000 September 1 Website Link Essay
Cristia Medical Supply Caring Nurse Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen or hold valid visa $500 November 1 Website Link Essay
Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident $1,000 November 30 Website Link Essay
Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship Healthcare or life sciences field Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay