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  
Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions Design     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  
Woodruff High School Alumni Association Scholarship     Woodruff High School, IL graduate or attended between 2006 and 2009 $1,000   Website Link  
TG's Milton G. Wright Scholarship Any     $500 Monthly Awards 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
Job-Application.com Working Parent College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Residential parent of at least 1 minor child; have worked at least average of 12 hours/week the last 4 weeks; at least age 18; legal resident $1,000 December 19 Website Link  
Dentistry Scholarship Pre-Dentistry   U.S. resident $1,000 December 21 Website Link Essay
Moriarty's Gem Art Rock Hound Scholarship Any     $500 December 25 Website Link Essay
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related life science field   Undergraduate or graduate student

2@$10,000

4@$5,000

December 29 Website Link  
Injury Lawyer News Disability Scholarship Pre-Law   Medically documented disability, either physical or learning $1,000 December 30 Website Link Essay
Excel Builders Blog Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen or legal resident $1,000 December 30 Website Link Essay
Fitness Lifestyle Scholarship Any   Full-time $500 December 30 Website Link Essay
Dialed Web Design Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate or graduate $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
DIY Instructional Video Scholarship Contest Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Create a video
Datatech Labs YouTube Scholarship Challenge Any   High school senior or current college student $1,000 December 31 Website Link Create a YouTube video
Dentistry at Happy Canyon Scholarship Any   Incoming freshman or current college $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Disguise Your External Hard Drive Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Upload photo of disguised hard drive
ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Nursing, Emergency medical program; medical field   Currently enrolled $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Sutliff & Stout Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500/$300 December 31 Website Link Create anti-texting and driving prototype
Best Price Nutrition & Health Scholarship Any   Enrolled full time $1,000 December 31 Website Link Survey
ACLS Recertification Healthcare Training Scholarship Plan Any, but preferred Emergency Medical Training, Nursing, Paramedic Training     $2,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Influence Print Award fro Design Excellence Applied arts, Graphic Design, Design Strong academic record   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Digital Work
In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship Any     $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Reeves Law Group Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay, PowerPoint, blog or video
Online Medical Assistant Programs Scholarship Health care   18 years old; U.S. citizen $500 December 31 Website Link Short essay
Imin.com Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
HomeownersInsurance.com Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.; freshman; full time $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
HomeownersInsurance.com Essay Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.; high school or home school senior graduating between Aug. 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015 $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
A Better America Scholarship Any   University student; U.S. citizen or have a valid green card; international students may be eligible $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Company Corporation's Quarterly Business Plan Contest  Any   Be at least 18 years of age $1,000 December 31 Website Link Business plan executive summary
Katz & Phillips, P.A. Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship Pre-Law Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 January 1, 2015 Website Link  
Wifi Security Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 1, 2015 Website Link Video
Essaymama's Christmas Writing Contest Any     3@$330 January 4, 2015 Website Link Essay
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Show leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate financial need; be a U.S. citizen; be a high school senior $10,000 January 8, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link Essay
Dolman Law Group Video Essay Contest Any   Be in good academic standing $1,100 January 15, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link  
Point Foundation's Scholarship         January 26, 2015 Website Link  
Andrew Flusche Scholarship Any   High school senior or college student $1,000 January 28, 2015 Website Link Create a video
The Levin Firm Scholarship Any   Undergraduate or graduate $1,000 January 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
Bid 4 Papers Worldwide Essay Contest: Education In 50 Years Any   Must be 25 years and younger $500/$200 February 1, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link  
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Any   Employed at Hy-Vee; full time student or entering freshman 40@$1,000 February 10, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link  
Smile for the Future Scholarship Medicine or other health field Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen $1,000 February 15, 2015 Website Link Essay
Garcia, Artigliere & Medby Scholarship Nursing and Pre-Law     $1,000 February 15, 2015 Website Link Essay
8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Any   U.S. legal resident or international with student visa $10,000 February 18, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link  
Scholarship for Tomorrow's Entrepreneur Business Minimum 3.0 GPA Enrolled full time $2,000 February 28, 2015 Website Link  
The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship Any   Aspiring or current college student $1,000 March 1, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link Essay
SBO.net Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
Rasor Law Firm Marketing Ideas Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500 March 31, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link Essay
Pointe Pest Control Scholarship   Minimum 3.0 GPA High school senior or college freshman, demonstrate financial need; good achievement standards $750 March 31, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link  
Big Fish 2015 Gaming Scholarship Contest Any     $5,000 March 31, 2015 Website Link  
Petplan's Scholarship Contest Any Minimum 3.5 GPA   $1,000 March 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
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, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link  
Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Any     $1,500 April 15, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link  
Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss College Scholarship  Any   Be in good academic standing $2,500 April 17, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link Essay
Westway Electric Supply Scholarship Any   Be an undergraduate student $1,000 April 30, 2015 Website Link Persuasive Letter
RE/MAX of New Jersey Scholarship       $2,000/$1,000 April 30, 2015 Website Link  
Lawnstarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship Any   Own a lawn care business  $1,000 May 1, 2015 Website Link Essay
Thomas L. Dickson College Scholarship Any   Be in good academic standing $1,000 May 15, 2015 Website Link Video Essay
Mometrix College Scholarship Any     $5,000/$2,000/$1,000 May 22, 2015 Website Link Essay
A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship Medical, Nursing, or Social Sciences field   Pursuing career involving senior citizens; attending college classes at spring deadline date 5 @ $1,000 May 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
Rocket55 Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
Cottage Inn Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 high school GPA U.S. resident $500-$2,500 May 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
Veterans Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness Scholarship Any   High school senior, freshman or sophomore in college; us citizen $1,000 May 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
Crown and Caliber Entrepreneur's Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link Digital marketing campaign
Online Brand Protection Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
ZAG Marketing Scholarship Contest Marketing, Business Administration, or Communications   Enrolled full time; freshman, sophomore, or junior $500 May 31, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link Essay
OZ Moving and Storage Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1, 2015 Website Link Essay
Lamps.com Scholarship Essay Contest Any   Entering freshman, sophomore or junior $1,000 June 1, 2015 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, 2015 at 11:00 AM EST Website Link Essay
AllJobOpenings.com Working Student Scholarship Any   Working while attending college $2,000 June 10, 2015 Website Link Essay
Dry Defender $1,000 Protect Your Bed Scholarship  Any   College student; legal U.S. resident $1,000 June 30, 2015 Website Link Creative Piece
Zip Conferencing Scholarship Communications, Marketing, or Business   Undergraduate or graduate student $2,500 June 30, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link Essay
Bright Minds Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen; over age 17 $500 July 30, 2015 Website Link Essay

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship

Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Diagnosed with epilepsy $1,000 July 31, 2015 Website Link Video Essay
d'Oliveria & Associates College Scholarshhip Law-related field   U.S. citizen $1,000 July 30, 2015 Website Link Essay
A Better America Scholarship Any   High school student; U.S. citizen or have a valid green card   July 31, 2015 Website Link Essay
The Doctor On Demand Scholarship Health related field   Student entering college or current student in college $5,000 July 31, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link Essay
Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000 July 31, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 Website Link Essay or Video
Karman Healthcare Scholarship   Minimum 2.5 GPA Undergraduate; 16 years or older $500 September 1, 2015 Website Link Essay