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.

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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  
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
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
Self Education Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 14 Website Link Essay
The Cooler Reviews Scholarship Any     $1,500 December 14 Website Link Essay
VIOR Spine & Posture Scholarship Any     $750 December 14 Website Link Essay
Health & Spine Medical Center Scholarship Any     $500 December 14 Website Link Essay
Health Spawn Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 14 Website Link Essay
Casey Dilworth Scholarship Any     $500 December 14 Website Link Video
10rows.com Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Brennan Law Scholarship Any     $500 December 15 Website Link Video
Harry Stone Memorial Scholarship Any     $500 December 15 Website Link Video Essay
Unpakt College Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500/$100 December 15 Website Link Essay
Homedust Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Sarasota Dentistry Dental Scholarship Any     $1,500 December 15 Website Link Essay
Pillows For Life Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
AvaCare Medical Scholarship Medical Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay, Video, or Image
Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship Medical Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
StudyPug Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Square One Insurance Scholarship Any     $500 December 15 Website Link Essay
Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery Scholarship Any     $1,200 December 15 Website Link Essay
Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship Any   Must identify as a female and be age 30 or older $2,500/$1,500/$1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Student Loan Hero Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Support Collectors Scholarship Any     $500 December 15 Website Link Essay
Nicholas Wooldridge Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
IP Address Definition Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Emroch & Kilduff, LLP Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
ZEQR Scholarship  Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Article
Hexter & Baines' Annual Scholarship Any     $1,250 December 15 Website Link Essay
Simple Texting Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
VelvetJobs Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 16 Website Link Essay
CouponMeld Annual Student's Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 16 Website Link Essay
Comfy PC Work Internet Marketing Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 20 Website Link Essay
Hooked to Books Scholarship 2017 Any     $1,000/$500 December 20 Website Link Essay
BabyGears Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 20 Website Link Essay
Internet Effects Scholarship Any     $1,500 December 20 Website Link Essay
HandyGenerators Scholarship Any     $2,000 December 25 Website Link Essay
Arnold Palmer Scholarship Any     $500/$300/$200 December 25 Website Link Essay
Home Clean Experts Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 25 Website Link Article
GrillBuff Internet Marketing Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $750 December 28 Website Link Essay
EducationBloom Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 30 Website Link Essay
Pro Beasts Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 30 Website Link Essay
Fitwirr Scholarship for All Majors Any     $1,000 December 30 Website Link Essay
Steadyfoot Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Travel ixiGo Scholarship Any

Minimum 3.0 GPA

  $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Best Dehumidifiers Scholarship Any

Minimum 2.5 GPA

  $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Expert Institute's Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship Healthcare or Life Sciences

Minimum 3.0 GPA

  $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Bugs Killer Scholarship Any   Special consideration to students pursuing courses in biology, entomology, or a related field $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Smart Furniture For Smart Home Creative Writing Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
InformedMag Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Phil's Reviews 2017 Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Video
Sleeve a Message Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Green Building Technology Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Apex Bikes Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Chococraft Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
FishingLab.net Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Virtual Reality Rental Co. Scholarship Any   Interested in starting a business $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Paid Traffic Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Video
Video Game Design Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Tacticalgearslab.com Scholarship Any     $2,000 December 31 Website Link Article
Budge & Heipt, PLLC Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
LTC Nursing Home Administrators Scholarship Any     $2,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Addon Kitchen Scholarship  Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Article
Empowering the Education for All Students Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Justice Solutions Group "Future Mentors" Scholarship Any     $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay and Video
Householdnow.com Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
iBuySmurf Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Want a Fresh Start Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Diet Spotlight Scholarship Any     $3,000/$1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Down to Five Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Go Green Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship Any     $2,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Berger and Green Heart Disease Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA You have been diagnosed with heart disease or a congenital heart defect $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
PuppyWire Scholarship for the Betterment of Dogs Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Healthy USA Scholarship Any     $3,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
MattressFun Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
BestGamingPC.com Scholarship Any     $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Claim Social Authority Scholarship Any     $500 January 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
E-Cigarette Pro Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,500 January 5, 2018 Website Link Essay
Satellite for Internet Scholarship Any     $500 January 7, 2018 Website Link Essay
Planet DISH Scholarship Any     $500 January 7, 2018 Website Link Essay
HairBrushStraightener Beauty Scholarship Any     $5,000 January 11, 2018 Website Link Essay
The Rafi Law Firm Golden Gavel Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000 January 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Distillery Scholarship Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, IT, or related field   Must be in good standing $1,000 January 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
IDSecurityOnline Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics     $1,000 January 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
May Firm Injury Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC Essay Writing Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
GoWin Scholarship Any     $3,000 January 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Green Ladies Cleaning Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $500 January 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Reyna Injury Lawyers Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
MaxFilings Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 19, 2018 Website Link Essay
Glen Lerner Gives Back Community Service Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 January 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Liana's Kitchen Scholarship Any     $500 January 31, 2018 Website Link Recipe
IACAC Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Graduating senior from an IACAC member high school $1,000 January 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
WOTM Scholarship with WIU Match STEM related field (science, technology, engineering, math)   Resident of Ogle, Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, or Rock County $1,000 WOTM Scholarship + $1,000 WIU Match February 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Green Way Carpet Cleaning Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship Any   IHMVCU member; Current college student $1,000 February 9, 2018 Website Link Essay
Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship Any   IHMVCU member; High school seniors planning to enter college in 2018 $1,500/$1,000/$750/$500 February 9, 2018 Website Link Essay
Pokethrift Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 10, 2018 Website Link Essay
Forshaving Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 10, 2018 Website Link Article
London Scholarship Any     $1,500 February 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Levin Firm Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 21, 2018 Website Link Writing Piece
Social Aid Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $750 February 28, 2018 Website Link Essay
Robo Advisor - Scholarship: Investing Early? Any     $1,500 February 28, 2018 Website Link Essay
HouseholdQuotes Scholarship Any     $1,250 February 28, 2018 Website Link Essay
Military Scholarship for Military Personnel, Veterans, and Spouses Any   Veteran, Active-Duty Service Member, Honorably Discharged or Spouse of a Veteran $1,000 February 28, 2018 Website Link Essay
Credible Scholarship  Any      $2,500 February 28, 2018  Website Link  
Qualify Me! Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $2,000/$750 March 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Jittery Monks Scholarship Any     $1,500 March 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
IRTA Foundation Scholarship Teacher Education Minimum 3.0 GPA Apply before Junior or Senior year; Resident of Illinois or have graduated from an Illinois high school $1,500 March 7, 2018 Website Link Statement
Yacht Rental Miami Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 March 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Theh Rybak Firm, PLLC Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Twenty Motion - Internet Marketing Scholarship Any   Passion for technology $1,000 March 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Possess a history of raising alcohol addiction awareness $500 March 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Stewart J. Guss Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 15, 2018 Website Link Video
Tankless Water Heater Scholarship Any     $500 March 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Bikejar Scholarship "Cycling in Campus Life" Any     $1,000 March 30, 2018 Website Link Video
g9sleeptight.com Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 March 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Hot Home Air Scholarship Any     $3,000 March 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Loans Made Easy Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
SUV Chicago Limo Scholarship Any     $1,500 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
BestBTDevices Scholarship Any     $500 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Krist Law Firm, P.C. National Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $10,000 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Pinoy Tambayan Scholarship Business, Communications, or Media Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 March 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
White Sage Spa Scholarship Any     $500 April 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
JustRentToOwn Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 April 10, 2018 Website Link Article
Gaming Gearoid Essay Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Milwaukee Heating and Cooling Scholarship Any     $500 April 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Dr. Marine Martirosyan Scholarship Any     $300 April 18, 2018 Website Link Essay
Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Any     $2,500 April 21, 2018 Website Link Essay
OTZIshirts.com Scholarship Any   Must be in good academic standing $500 April 25, 2018 Website Link Essay
Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 April 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Law Offices of Randolph Rice Scholarship Any     $1,500 May 1, 2018 Website Link Inforgraphic
Simply SUP Boards Scholarship Any     $500 May 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Leap Clixx Marketing Scholarship Any     $2,500 May 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
HigherVisibility Marketing Scholarship Marketing or Journalism     $1,000 May 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
1800wheelchair.com Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 May 1, 2018 Website Link Visual Poem
Junk Car Medics Scholarship  Any    Current freshman, sophomore, or junior  $1,000 May 4, 2018  Website Link Essay
ArmYourDesk Scholarship Any     $500 May 11, 2018 Website Link Essay
Thomas L. Dickson Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 15, 2018 Website Link Video
Lalco Interiors Scholarship Any     $500 May 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Trove Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 18, 2018 Website Link Essay
B. Davis Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 22, 2018 Website Link Essay
Top Best Reviews Consumerism & Internet Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 27, 2018 Website Link Essay
Kids Offer - Annual Scholarship Any     $2,000 May 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
PFA Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $500 May 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Be the victim, child or dependent of a victim, or spouse of a victim of a drunk driving accident $1,000 May 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Sattiraju Employment Law Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Plan to attend law school $1,000 May 31, 2018 Website Link Essay
Analyzed Media Scholarship Any     $2,500 June 1, 2018 Website Link PowerPoint
Central Infusion Alliance Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
FishingRex.com Scholarship Any     $2,000 June 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Lodlois 2018 Scholarship Any     $1,000/$250 June 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
Page Law Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
BodyShape 101 Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
FishingRex.com Scholarship Any     $2,000 June 30, 2018 Website Link Essay
My Alarm Center Student Scholarship Law Enforcement   Freshman or Sophomore $1,000 July 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
PushToFitness Scholarship Any     $1,500 July 6, 2018 Website Link Essay
Duffy Law Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
HammockStandExpert.com Annual Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 August 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Sutliff & Stout First Step Scholarship Any     $2,500 August 1, 2018 Website Link Essay
Hunting Bow Yearly Scholarship Any     $500 August 15, 2018 Website Link Essay
Cogniizant Transformation Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $500 August 17, 2018 Website Link Video
Innovative Smiles Scholarship Any     $500 August 27, 2018 Website Link Essay
Trove Scholarship Any     $1,000 September 14, 2018 Website Link Essay
Boston Personal Injury Scholarship Any     $500 December 15, 2018 Website Link Essay