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
SDL365 Achievers Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Enrolled in a college, graduate, or professional program $500 Quarterly Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Study Abroad Scholarships Any         Website Link  
Rotary Peace Fellowship Program           Website Link  
Navy Health Professions Scholarships Health Professions         Matt Birchall
Chief Hospital Corpsman
Navy Health Professions
(816) 501-6247
Active duty commitment required
Air Force Health Professions Scholarships Health Professions        

Christopher Holt

(618) 610-0817

Active duty commitment required
LendUp Opportunity Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,500 Quarterly

Website Link

Essay
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
Visual Arts Scholarship Program Visual Arts related major Minimum 3.0 GPA Taking an Art, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, and Creative Advertising course $1,000 May 15, 2019 Website Link Three Logo Design Samples
Real Estate Scholarship Real Estate Program Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 May 15, 2019 Website Link Essay
Kingsberg Medical Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   Varies May 24, 2019 Website Link Essay
The Steers and Associates Aspiring Attorney Scholarship Law   Undergraduate and Graduate $1,000 May 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
Leon Bradley Scholarship Teaching/School leadership   Minority seeking student teaching career Varies May 31, 2019 Website Link Application
Catdi Printing Scholarship Design Field w/ minor in business     $500 June 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
Lotus Boutique Scholarship Any     $500 June 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
Alarm Systems Calgary Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 June 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
DO Supply, Inc. Academic Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
Car Loans of America scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/Transcripts
The Berkley Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 June 15, 2019 Website Link Essay
Becker Law Office Scholarship Any   Incoming freshmen $1,000-2,500 June 15, 2019 Website Link Essay/Transcript
Think Einstein HR Knowledge Scholarship Any Minimum GPA 3.0   $500 June 15, 2019 Website Link Essay
Think Einstein HR Knowledge Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 June 15, 2019 Website Link Essay
Same Day Loans 365 Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $500 June 28, 2019 Website Link
Essay
Education.com Scholarships Education Minimum 3.0 GPA Varies $5,000-10,000 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship Any Minimum 2.0 GPA Design and engineering-related majors or minorities preferred $2,500 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
AlgaeCal Health Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
Rising Stars Interior Design Scholarship Design-Related Field Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,500 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
Community Superhero Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA

Demonstrable history of community service and volunteerism

$1,500 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay/Transcripts
The Beacon Scholarship for Rural America Any Minimum 3.0 GPA

Must live in a rural area and meet low-income criteria

$1,000 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
Heart Disease Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA

You have been diagnosed with heart disease or a congenital heart defect

$1,000 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay/Transcripts
Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship Education-related degree Minimum 3.0 GPA

Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline)

$10,000 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
CFF Foundation Education Award Any     $1,500 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
Lodlois Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
Building the Future Scholarship Education-related degree Minimum 3.0 GPA Low income or minority undergraduate student pursuing a career in early education. $5,000 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship Education-related degree Minimum 3.0 GPA High school senior pursuing an education-related degree. $5,000 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
Invest in Your Future Scholarship   Minimum 3.0 GPA   $5,000 June 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
SkyPrep Scholarship Business-related degree   Between ages 18-25 $1,000 July 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/CV
iboss Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Full-time juniors or seniors $2,500 July 1, 2019 Website Link  Essay/Proof of enrollment
Goedecker's College Scholarships Any     $500 July 7, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
First Year College Students Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 12, 2019 Website Link Essay/Acceptance Letter
Office Chairs Unlimited Scholarship Any     $2,000 July 15, 2019 Website Link Essay or Video/Proof of enrollment
The Sure Oak Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 15, 2019 Website Link Essay
Reports Healthcare Scholarship Any   Good academic standing $1,500 July 15, 2019 Website Link Essay
Aspire-To-Be Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Have a career goal of running your own business $1,000 July 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
Future Contractors Scholarship Any     $750 July 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
Jet Insurance Services Scholarship Any   Preference for those interested in pursuing a career in business $500 July 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
AdvancePoint Capital's Financial Literacy Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
PixelPlex Scholarship Engineering, science, math, physics, economics, or business     $2,000 August 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
Workplace Rights Law Group Scholarship Any     $500 August 1, 2019 Website Link Quiz/Resume/Transcript
Sleep Junkie's Student Sleep Health Awareness Award Any Minimum 2.4 GPA   $1,000 August 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Travel Photography and Savings Scholarship Any   Undergraduate or Graduate $500 August 1, 2019 Website Link Photograph
The Youthist Scholarship Any   Undergraduate or Graduate $1,000 August 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
Gatekeeper Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Teachinguide Online Learning Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Texas Premier Locksmith Scholarship Any     $500 August 13, 2019 Website Link Essay
G2 Entrepreneurial Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $5,000 August 16, 2019 Website Link Essay
Monstratext Essay Writing Contest Any     $3,000 August 20, 2019 Website Link Essay
Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $5,000 August 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
Future Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $2,000 August 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
NetSpot Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA At least 18 years of age $2,000 August 31, 2019 Website Link Video/Transcript/Proof of enrollment
PracticeReasoningTests Scholarship Any   Financial need $1,000 August 31, 2019 Website Link  
Beldon Scholarship Business, Management, Communications, Marketing, or related field Minimum 3.5 GPA   $1,000 September 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
We Mount TVs Scholarship Any     $1,000 September 5, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Fast Water Heater Engineering, Mechanical Systems, or Energy Efficiency related field     $500 September 8, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Expert Insurance Reviews' Young Drivers Scholarships Any     $1,000 September 25, 2019 Website Link Essay
Same Day Loans 365 Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $500 September 28, 2019 Website Link Essay
Price It Here Scholarship Marketing or business Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 October 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/Transcript
Bookmundi's Travel the World Scholarship Any     $1,000 October 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship Any     $1,000 October 5, 2019 Website Link Essay
Kiss My Keto Scholarship Food-related fields Minimum 3.5 GPA Must use funds for a project, study, or research on the ketogenic diet $2,500 October 11, 2019 Website Link Video/Acceptance letter/Transcript
GreenPal's Scholarship for Tomorrow College of Business Minimum 3.5 GPA Must have declared major or minor in business, economics, or finance $2,000 October 15, 2019 Website Link Essay
Reveka Rose Scholarship Any   Applicants must identify as female $1,000 October 28, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Privacy Matters Scholarship Any     $2,000 October 30, 2019 Website Link Essay
NCSM Annual Student Scholarship Any     Varies October 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
The Pond Guy Entrepreneurship and Biology Scholarship Biology or Entrepreneurship     $1,500 November 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
DebtConsolidation Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 November 15, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Surgent CPA Review Scholarship Accounting or finance Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500-1,000 November 15, 2019 Website Link Essay/Transcript
The Haven At College Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 18, 2019 Website Link Essay
Skoolville's Scholarship for Exemplary International Students Any Minimum 3.4 GPA Full-time international student $1,000 December 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Ashoori Law Scholarship  Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate or Graduate $1,000 December 1, 2019 Website Link Essay/Transcript
FortZed Scholarship Any     $2,500 December 1, 2019 Website Link Essay
Marketing & Branding Scholarship Any     $1,500 December 13, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
CryptoPotato Scholarship Any   Must be enrolled in an economics or computer science course $1,400 December 15,2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship Any   Documented diagnosis of brain injury $1,000 December 15, 2019 Website Link Essay
New York Engineers Engineering Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 16, 2019 Website Link Blog post
Pet Parents Scholarship Any     $500 December 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
Mobility Tech Scholarship Health-related     $500 December 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
Intoxalock Drunk Driving Scholarship Any     $3,000 December 31, 2019 Website Link Video
Biology Dictionary Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 December 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
Biology Dictionary Scholarship Any Minimum 3.5 GPA   $1,000 December 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
National Debt Relief Scholarship STEM related Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
VIP Puppies Scholarship Any     $500 December 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
Tobi Cares Scholarship     Women $3,000 December 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
Illinois Tour Guide Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31, 2019 Website Link Video
My China Interpreter Scholarship Any     $500 December 31, 2019 Website Link Essay
RevPart STEM Scholarship STEM     $1,000 December 31, 2019 Website Link Essay/Transcript
Morgan Law Group Legal Scholarship Pre-law Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 January 31, 2020 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment/Proof of residency
Protoly Leadership Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 1, 2020 Website Link Essay/proof of enrollment
Yonkers Honda Inspiration Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 4, 2020 Website Link Essay
BrightStar Systems Future Technologies Scholarship Any   General interest in technology $1,000 March 15, 2019 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
Modern Castle Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 March, 2020 Website Link Video
MusicAuthority's Annual Music Lovers Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 1, 2020 Website Link Essay/Proof of enrollment
ASMZINE Scholarship Any   Graduate student $350 April 15, 2020 Website Link Essay
HomeLight Scholarship Architecture, Business, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Economics, Sociology     $1,000 April 15, 2020 Website Link Essay
Art Graphic Design ,  Visual Communication  and  Creative Advertising course