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
Legacy Lending Group Scholarship Business or Finance Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 November 30 Website Link Essay
Kiddie Collection Scholarship Any     Up to $3,500 December 1 Website Link Essay
Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship Any   Must have valid driver's license $1,000 December 1 Website Link Create social media awareness
Design a T-shirt Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; enrolled full time $500 December 1 Website Link Upload a design to Facebook
PensXpress Progressive Promotion Scholarship Any   Legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid visa $500 December 1 Website Link Creative Video
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers' Single Mother Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Be a mother who is attending college $1,000 December 5 Website Link Essay
Resume Genius Annual Scholarship Any   Enrolled full time $1,000 December 15 Website Link Submit a resume based on a fictional or non-fictional character
Hartford Technology Rental Co. IT Scholarship IT Minimum3.0 GPA Junior or senior college level; full time; U.S. resident; show financial need $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
MySolo401k.net Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Mhelpdesk Video Scholarship Any   Citizen or legal resident of the United States $1,500 December 15 Website Link Create a video
EmergencyLights.net Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen or legal resident $1,000 December 15 Website Link Video/Essay
Leadership in Engineering Scholarship Engineering Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen; undergraduate or graduate; full time; have completed 2 years of college $1,500 December 15 Website Link Essay
Puget Sound Moving Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Full time $500 December 15 Website Link Essay
Low Budget Movers Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Full time $500 December 15 Website Link Essay
Tractleads Scholarship Business or Marketing Minimum 3.0 GPA Full time $500 December 15 Website Link Personal Statement
Florence A. Cook Recruitment Grant Teacher Education Program Academic excellence Junior or senior; Illinois resident; attended high school in Knox, Warren, or Henderson County, IL; activites $1,000 December 15 WIU Scholarship Office  
Custom Recycling Sponsorship Any Minimum 3.0 high school GPA High school senior $500 December 15 Website Link  
JJ Construction Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 December 15 Website Link Essay
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
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 $1,00 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
Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship Pre-Law Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 January 1, 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
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
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  
SBO.net Scholarship Any     $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  
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
AllJobOpenings.com Working Student Scholarship Any   Working while attending college $2,000 June 10, 2015 Website Link Essay
Bright Minds Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen; over age 17 $500 July 30, 2015 Website Link Essay
d'Oliveria & Associates College Scholarshhip Law-related field   U.S. citizen $1,000 July 30, 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
Karman Healthcare Scholarship   Minimum 2.5 GPA Undergraduate; 16 years or older $500 September 1, 2015 Website Link Essay