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
Air Force Health Professions Scholarships Health Professions        

Christopher Holt

(618) 610-0817

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
EssaysCapital.com Writing Contest Any     $3,000/$2,500/$2,000 June 25 Website Link Essay
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
BodyGearguide's $500 Scholarship for Medical and Engineering Students Nursing, Medicine, Natural or Applied Sciences, or Engineering Minimum 3.0   $500 June 30 Website Link Essay
RapidSeedbox's Scholarship Computer Engineering Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 June 30 Website Link Essay
Dave's $1,000 "Ride a Bike" Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 30 Website Link Video
Philadelphia Protestant Home Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 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
EZstorit.com "Get Ahead Scholarship" Any Minimum 2.75 GPA   $500 July 11 Website Link Essay
Annual Scholarship bespaardeals Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 July 14 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
Duffy Law, LLC Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 15 Website Link Essay
$1,000 College Scholarships for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Business, Finance, Computer Science, Economics, Accounting, or Mathematics   Full time $1,000 July 15 Website Link Essay
Whiting Law Group Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 15 Website Link Essay
Hastings Law Firm 2016 Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 July 15 Website Link Essay
LionsDeal.com Food service and Hospitality Industry     $1,200 July 15 Website Link Essay
The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship MBA, Finance, Accounting, Law, Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, or Business Administration Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 July 17 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
ARC Immigrant Scholar Award Any Minimum 3.2 GPA   $500 July 31 Website Link Essay
Scholarship for Students with Autism Any   U.S. citizen; have a documented autism diagnosis $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Single Parent Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Have legal and physical custody of one or more minor children; full time $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Maro Burunsuzyan Schoolbook Scholarship Any   Financial need $500 July 31 Website Link Essay
Ark Law Group Fresh Start Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Laubacher Law Firm Domestic Violence Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Dolman Law Group Video Essay Contest Any   Must be in good academic standing $1,100 July 31 Website Link Video
The Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC, Scholarship Program Any     $2,500 July 31 Website Link Essay
The HighGround Scholarship Business, Marketing, or Human Resources Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,000 August 1 Website Link Essay
Tent.net Scholarship Any     $500 August 1 Website Link Essay
Hansen Injury Law Firm Scholarship Any Minimum 3.5 GPA Have been injured in a car, bicycle or other type of accident $1,000 August 1 Website Link Essay
PlushBeds Green/Environmental Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 15 Website Link Essay
The White Buffalo Club Annual $500 Scholarship Contest Any     $500 August 15 Website Link Essay
Annual $500 Scholarship Award from Whistler Premier Any     $500 August 15 Website Link Essay
Race Entry Student Scholarship Any     $500 August 15 Website Link Essay
The Levin Firm Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 15 Website Link Essay
Brian Zeiger Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 15 Website Link Essay
Masergy STEM Scholarship Program 2016 Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics   Full time $5,000 August 15 Website Link Essay
Whistler Premier Scholarship Any     $500 August 15 Website Link Essay
H&M Law Firm Scholarship Any     $4,000 August 15 Website Link Essay
The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky Scholarship 2016 Any     $1,500 August 16 Website Link Essay
Arbor Builders Scholarship Home-Design, Architecture, or Construction     $750 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
$1,000 Bi-Yearly 2016 #BrokeScholar Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 August 31 Website Link  
FormsBirds $500 Scholarship Contest Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 August 31 Website Link Essay
Apartment List Scholarship Any     $2,500 September 1 Website Link Essay
Bant.io 2016 Scholarship Opportunity Any     $2,000 September 30 Website Link Essay
$1,500 Psychology Access Scholarship Psychology, Counseling, Therapy, or Social Work Minimum 3.2 GPA   $1,500 October 1 Website Link Essay
Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women Any   Female $5,000 October 14 Website Link  
FormSwift $1,000 Business Plan Scholarship Program Any     $1,000 October 15 Website Link Business Plan
Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C. Scholarship Any   Be in good academic standing $1,000 October 17 Website Link Essay
Digital Marketing Scholarship Any     $2,000 October 31 Website Link Essay
The 2016 Drug Lawsuit Source College Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 1 Website Link Essay
Open Internet Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 November 18 Website Link Video
TruffleNation's $1,500 Annual Scholarship for Ambitious Students Medical Science, Culinary, Fine Arts, Law, Nursing, and Engineering Minimum 2.0 GPA   $1,500 November 30 Website Link Essay
2016 Simple Texting $1,000 College Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Always For Me Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Instagram Post
Well-Being Secrets Scholarship Any     $5,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Staver Law Group National Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen $5,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Business Plan
Colonial Ghosts Scholarship for Marketing Students Marketing     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Nootie Scholarship Any     $500 December 15 Website Link Essay
1Dental Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 21 Website Link  
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
The Yoobly Business Scholarship Business     $2,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
A Better America Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Art of Wellbeing Scholarship Health related field     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Simon Law Office PLLC 2016 Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Annual Kenneth P. Carp $1,000 College Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Influence Print Award for Design Excellence 2016 Any   U.S. citizen $1,000 December 31 Website Link Design
Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center Scholarship Any Minimum 3.2 GPA   $1,000 January 6, 2017 Website Link Essay
The Quality Formations Scholarship Any   Must exhibit determination to start a business $1,400 January 27, 2017 Website Link Essay