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  
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  
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
OMAP's 100 Word Essay Health Care Scholarship Health Care Field   18 years or older; U.S. citizen $500 September 30 Website Link Essay
The Zieger Firm $1,000 College Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 September 30 Website Link Essay
Smart Shopper College Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen $1,000 September 30 Website Link Essay
Hunt.com Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen $1,000 September 30 Website Link Essay
Ignite AG Customer Advisory Board Scholarship Marketing Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate and graduate student $1,000 October 1 Website Link Essay
Illinois Environmental Health Association Environmental Health-related program   At least 2 years of college completed Up to $500 October 1 Website Link  
Jan Egerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship Any   Undergraduate and graduate students; 18 years old and older $2,500/$1,250/$750/$500 October 9 Website Link Essay
Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship Any   American or Canadian citizen, 18 years or older, Full-time student $1,000 October 1 Website Link Essay
RentLingo.com Dream Big Scholarship Any     $1,000 October 1 Website Link Essay
Ignite AG Customer Advisory Board Scholarship Marketing Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate and graduate students $1,000 October 1 Website Link Essay
Fall 2015 Scholarship Award Any   U.S. citizen $1,000 October 1 Website Link  
General Scholarship for Higher Learning Any   Incoming freshman; Undergraduate; Graduate $1,500 October 15 Website Link Essay
Branson Show Inspired Scholarship Any     $1,000 October 15 Website Link Essay
Fall 2015 General Scholarship Any     $1,500 October 15 Website Link  
Pelican Water College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.5 GPA U.S. resident; Full-time $1,500/$1,000/$500 October 16   Essay
David Zeno Founders' Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Incoming freshman $1,000/$500 October 31 Website Link Essay
Cristia Medical Supply Caring Nurse Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen or hold valid visa $500 November 1 Website Link Essay
TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen, Full Time $3,000 November 11 Website Link Essay
Zumper Apartments Scholarship Any   U.S. resident $1,000 November 15 Website Link Essay
Distracted Driver Awareness Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 15 Website Link Essay
ResumeSamples.net Choose Your Future Scholarship Any     $1,000 November 15 Website Link Essay
The McKenzie Law Firm Legacy Planning Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 November 29 Website Link Essay
Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident $1,000 November 30 Website Link Essay
The Sixt Rent a Car Scholarship Any Minimum 3.7 GPA Incoming freshman $5,000 November 30 Website Link  
Small Business, Big Impact Any     $2,500 December 1 Website Link Essay
Apartment List Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen $2,500 December 1 Website Link Essay
Berbay Scholarship Program Marketing, Public Relations, or Communications   In good standing $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
2015 Scholarship Essay Contest Any   U.S. citizen; 18 years or older $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Brunig Legal's 2015 Scholarship Program Any     $500 December 1 Website Link Essay
Insureon Scholarship Any     $2,500 December 1 Website Link Essay
Rocky Mountain Educational Dreams General Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen; Have sustained injuries in a car accident or have been personally impacted by another individuals accident $2,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Sore Coach's eCommerce Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Goldberg Weisman Cairo Annual Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 December 1 Website Link Essay
BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 5 Website Link Business Plan
College Moving Scholarship Any   Must live out of state $800/$500/$300 December 5 Website Link Essay
R&D Systems Scholarship Science     $1,500 December 11 Website Link Essay
Job-Applications.com Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen; Working for 4 weeks before applying; Have at least one child $1,000 December 12 Website Link  
Environment Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
2015 Clark Scholarship Any   Undergraduate and graduate students $350 December 15 Website Link Essay
The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship Any   You or a loved one affected by leukemia $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Ways to Watch Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
The ClickMinded Digital Marketing Scholarship Any   Interested in digital marketing and working on their own website $1,000 December 20 Website Link Essay
Dapper Fox Design Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $200 December 20 Website Link Essay
Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship Healthcare or life sciences field Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Nursing or Emergency Medical Technician     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Dietspotlight.com Scholarship Any     $3,000/$1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Injury Lawyers News Annual Disability Scholarship Pre-law     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
HeadsetPlus.com $1000 College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Incoming freshman; Undergraduate students, U.S. citizen $1,000 December 31 Website Link Video
OMAP's 100 Word Essay Health Care Scholarship Health Care Field   18 years or older; U.S. citizen $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Student-Caregiver Scholarship Any   Be a caregiver for an aging or elderly loved-one $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay or Video
Print Award for Design Excellence Art, Graphic Design Minimum 2.5 GPA Current U.S. citizen $1,000 December 31 Website Link Design
Annual Truckcrashlawgroup.com Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Infoparrot Scholarship Any     $1,250 December 31 Website Link Essay
MensWeddingBands.com Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Video
Shopventory Entrepreneurial Scholarship Business Minimum 3.2 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Insights in Marketing Scholarship Marketing, Business, or Communications Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,200 December 31 Website Link Essay
Healthcare Scholarship Program 2015 Healthcare   U.S. citizen $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Future Entrepreneurs of America Scholarship Business related Minimum 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Matsun Nutrition's $500 Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $500 January 1, 2016 Website Link  
The Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 January 31, 2016 Website Link Essay
The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 1, 2016 Website Link Essay
PayScale's Women in STEM Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics   Female $2,000 February 29, 2016 Website Link Essay
The Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 March 1, 2016 Website Link Essay
The Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 March 1, 2016 Website Link Essay
One Tri $500 Student Triathlete Scholarship Any   Participated in a triathlon, marathon, or half-marathon $500 March 1, 2016 Website Link  
Dolman Law Group College Scholarship Any   Must be in good standing $1,100 March 15, 2016 Website Link Video
2015 Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Any     $2,500 April 17, 2016 Website Link Essay
Park Plaza Dental Scholarship Any Minimum 2.75 GPA U.S. citizen $500 May 25, 2016 Website Link Essay
Service Pros Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen $500 June 1, 2016 Website Link Essay
SAT TV Depot Social TV Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA U.S. citizen $500 June 1, 2016 Website Link Essay
The Annual Brent Wieand Esquire Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate and graduate students $1,000 July 1, 2016 Website Link Essay
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 31,2016 Website Link Public Service Advertisement Video
BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 15, 2016 Website Link Business Plan