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
Nursing scholarships           Website Link  
MBA Scholarships           Website Link  
Women's Scholarships           Website Link  
Military Veteran Scholarships           Website Link  
LGBTQ Scholarships           Website Link  
Minority Scholarships           Website Link  
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  
Advocacy Training for Interns Program Law   Interest in helping others $1,000   Website Link  
NEWH Scholarships Hospitality Varies Varies Varies   Website Link  
anyoption Scholarship Any   Less than 25 years of age $500   Website Link Essay
OnlineJobApplications.com Scholarship Any     $500   Website Link Essay
Success for Survivors Scholarship Any   Survived intimate partner abuse; U.S. citizen; recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency and/or counselor/social worker $2,500 February 5 Website Link Essay
Hy-Vee Scholarship Any   Been employed at a Hy-Vee location after June 1, 2015; Full time freshman, sophomore, junior year at time of applying, but be a sophomore, junior, or senior when funds are disbursed $1,000 February 10 Website Link Personal Statement
The Levin Firm Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 15 Website Link Essay
Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Education Foundation Scholarship  Engineering

 

Incoming freshman $2,000 February 19 Website Link Essay
PayScale's Women in STEM Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics   Female $2,000 February 29 Website Link Essay
The Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 March 1 Website Link Essay
The Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 March 1 Website Link Essay
One Tri $500 Student Triathlete Scholarship Any   Participated in a triathlon, marathon, or half-marathon $500 March 1 Website Link  
Jupiter Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen $500 March 1 Website Link Essay
Frame My Future Scholarship 2016 Any   U.S. citizen $1,000 March 8 Website Link Visual Entry
Dolman Law Group College Scholarship Any   Must be in good standing $1,100 March 15 Website Link Video
The Sleekens Academic Scholarship Any     $2,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
Travel Lovers Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
ASDSO Senior Undergraduate Scholarship Engineering or related filed Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen; full time; planned to graduate in May/December of 2017 Varies March 31 Website Link Essay
Phil Pustejovsky Freedom Mentor Video Review Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 31 Website Link Video
OMAP's 100 Word Essay Health Care Scholarship Healthcare related field   U.S. citizen $2,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2016 Disability Scholarship Any   Completed at least one semester; has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis $1,000 April 1 Website Link Essay
The Clements Law Biannual College Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 April 11 Website Link Essay
Shear Comfort Scholarship Any     $1,500 April 15 Website Link Essay
Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship Any Minimum 3.5 GPA Legal U.S. resident $1,500/$1,000/$500 April 15 Website Link Essay
2015 Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Any     $2,500 April 17 Website Link Essay
2016 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $5,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
The Ovid Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate and graduate students $500- $1,500 April 30 Website Link Essay
The KaplunMarx, Attorneys at Law, College Student Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 1 Website Link Essay
The Illuminating Ideas Scholarship Any   Expected to graduate no earlier than December 2016 $1,000 May 12 Website Link Essay
SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship Any   Caring for an aged loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will impact the elder population $1,500 May 15 Website Link Essay
Nursing Education Scholarship Nursing Minimum GPA 3.0 Be enrolled full-time in a nursing or medical program $1,000 May 17 Website Link Essay
Park Plaza Dental Scholarship Any Minimum 2.75 GPA U.S. citizen $500 May 25 Website Link Essay
2016 Cottage Inn Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA High school senior $2,500/$1,000/$500 May 31 Website Link Essay
Golden Asp College Scholarship Essay Contest Any   Full time freshman, sophomore or junior $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
David Ghozland Scholarship Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy or related sciences     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
Addiction Resource Scholarship Any     $2,000/$700/$300 May 31 Website Link Essay
AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
Service Pros Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen $500 June 1 Website Link Essay
SAT TV Depot Social TV Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen $500 June 1 Website Link Essay
Blue Fire Broadband Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen; Undergraduate and graduate students $500 June 1 Website Link Essay
inSegment Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Academic status should be "good standing' $1,000 June 3 Website Link Essay
Typology Central Personality Type Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Must have 15 or more credit hours $2,000/$500 June 4 Website Link Essay
Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Diagnosed with diabetes (any type) $1,000 June 15 Website Link Essay
Lister Frost Scholarship Any     $500 June 15 Website Link Video
The Urban Mattress Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen $2,500 June 30 Website Link Essay
Medical Assistant Degrees Healthcare Scholarship 2016 Healthcare   U.S. citizen $500 June 30 Website Link Essay
Ray Snyder Scholarship Any   Have a parent currently in prison for a felony offense or a parents prior incarceration the family is unable to provide financial help $2,000 June 30 Website Link Essay
The Annual Brent Wieand Esquire Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate and graduate students $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Blitz $1,000 Annual Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
2016 Lumity Health Care and Science Scholarship Health Care Field Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000/$500 July 1 Website Link Essay
RMFW Law General Education Scholarship Any   Incoming freshman $500 July 15 Website Link Essay
2016 General Education Scholarship Any   2016 High school graduate $500 July 15 Website Link Essay
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 31 Website Link Public Service Advertisement Video
Ernst Law Group Brain Injury Caregivers Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA You are, or have been, a caregiver of someone living with a serious brain injury $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Design Thinking Scholarship Any   Legal resident of the United States $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
PlushBeds Green/Environmental Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 15 Website Link Essay
The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky Scholarship 2016 Any     $1,500 August 16 Website Link Essay
Legal Templates Annual Scholarship Any   Full time $1,000 August 20 Website Link Essay
EverSpark Autism Awareness Scholarship Any Minimum 2.6 GPA Have been diagnosed with autism of any form or are studying autism-related research at a university $1,000 August 30 Website Link Essay/ Video Essay
BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Business Plan
The Matinee Voice-over Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link  
The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship Healthcare or Life Science Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center Scholarship Any Minimum 3.2 GPA   $1,000 January 6, 2017 Website Link Essay