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
Highrises.com Scholarship Any   Undergraduate and graduate, 18 years and older, full time   February 28 Website Link Essay
Scholarship for Tomorrow's Entrepreneur Business Minimum 3.0 GPA Enrolled full time $2,000 February 28 Website Link  
The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship Any   Aspiring or current college student $1,000 March 1 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 Website Link Essay
Wifi Security Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 1 Website Link Video
Internet of Things Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 1 Website Link Essay
Internet Security Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 1 Website Link Essay
Keokuk Community School Foundation Scholarships Any   Graduates of Keokuk High School, B average $2,500 each March 9 Website Link  
POSGuys Scholarship Any   Undergraduate and master degree students   March 10 Website Link  
ACT Second-Year Scholarship Program Any   Demonstrate financial need; Undergraduate students entering sophomore year in the 2015-2016 school year $1,000 March 15 Website Link  
Western Illinois Regional Council Scholarship Any   Residents of Hancock, Henderson, McDonough and Warren counties; Traditional students: 25 years of age and under without dependents; Non-Traditional Students: 26 years of age and individuals with one or more dependents $2,000 March 20 Website Link  
Jan Egerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship Any   Undergraduate and graduate; 18 years and older $2,500/ $1,250/ $750/ $500 March 23 Website Link Essay
Jean German Scholarship Human Service or Career working with disabilities or developmental delays   Students from Henry, Stark, and Western Bureau Counties $500 March 27

Julie Landwehr

(309) 852-4626

 
Chicago Urban League Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Full-time undergraduate student or expecting to graduate this year from high school and enroll full-time; demonstrate financial need Up to $5,000 March 28

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 Website Link Essay
SBO.net Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
Rasor Law Firm Marketing Ideas Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500 March 31 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 Website Link Essay
Small Business, Big Impact Any     $2,500 March 31 Website Link Essay
Pointe Pest Control Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA High school senior or college freshman, demonstrate financial need; good achievement standards $750 March 31 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 Website Link  
Big Fish 2015 Gaming Scholarship Contest Any     $5,000 March 31 Website Link  
Petplan's Scholarship Contest Any Minimum 3.5 GPA   $1,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
Four Year College Degree Scholarship Program Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Full-time student in junior or senior year; Demonstrate interest in entering the tag and label industry $5,000 March 31 Website Link Personal Statement
TLMI Four Year College Degree Scholarship Management, Sales/Marketing, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design and Production Minimum 3.0 GPA Demonstrate interest in tag/label industry; junior or senior; full time $5,000 March 31 Website Link  
Insider Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 1 Website Link  
Zenni's Scholarship Poetry Contest Any   U.S. Citizen $3,000/$2,000/$1,000 April 1 Website Link Essay
Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship Any   Full or part-time Meijer team members or children of full or part-time Meijer team members (with a date of hire prior to 4/2/2014) $10,000/$2,500 April 1 Website Link  
Debt.com Scholarship Any     $500 April 1 Website Link  
ASCO Numatics Scholarship Engineering Minimum 3.2 GPA Undergraduate and graduate students; U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident; Full-time in an engineering instumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation discipline $5,000 April 3 Website Link  
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 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 Website Link  
A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship Medical, Nursing, or Social Sciences field   Pursuing career involving senior citizens; attending classes at spring deadline date 5 @ $1,000 April 15 Website Link Essay
Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Any     $1,500 April 15 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 Website Link  
Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss College Scholarship  Any   Be in good academic standing $2,500 April 17 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 Website Link Essay
Pelican Water College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.5 GPA U.S. resident; Full-time $1,500/$1,000/$500 April 17 Website Link Essay
Ruth Lambrick VanTieghem Scholar Award Any Minimum 3.0 based on a 4.0 system Completed at least two years of college $1,000 April 18 Website Link Essay
Ninja Essays Writing Contest Any     $500,$300,$150 April 27 Website Link Essay
Westway Electric Supply Scholarship Any   Be an undergraduate student $1,000 April 30 Website Link Persuasive Letter
RE/MAX of New Jersey Scholarship Any     $2,000/$1,000 April 30 Website Link  
Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $5,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
SpaceWays Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 30 Website Link Slide Presentation
GetApp's Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen $3,000/$1,500/$500 April 30 Website Link Essay
Lawnstarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship Any   Own a lawn care business  $1,000 May 1 Website Link Essay
African American Student Scholarship Any   Full-time; Must demonstrate a strong record of community service within the African American community $1,000 May 1 Website Link  
Student From Single Parent Home Scholarship Any   Full-time; Must have grown up in a single parent home for the majority of their academic career $1,000 May 1 Website Link  
Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship Business, Engineering, or related major Minimum 3.0 GPA Enrolled full-time, Completed at least 60 credit hours $1,000 May 1 Website Link Essay
Scholarship for Christian Students Any   Full-time; Must demonstrate strong involvement and commitment within a Christian community $1,000 May 1 Website Link  
Women in Computer Science Scholarship Computer Science   Full-time; Female $1,000 May 1 Website Link  
Student Athlete Scholarship Any   Full-Time; Must demonstrate a strong academic and athletic background $1,000 May 1 Website Link  
Jewish Student Scholarship Any   Full-time; Must demonstrate a strong academic background and be actively involved within the Jewish community $1,000 May 1 Website Link  
Scholarship for Latino Students Any   Full-time; Latino $1,000 May 1 Website Link  
Thomas L. Dickson College Scholarship Any   Be in good academic standing $1,000 May 15 Website Link Video Essay
Counterpath Scholarship Program Software Engineering, Computer Science, Communications or Telecommunications Technology   Full time $1,000 May 15 Website Link Essay
Mometrix College Scholarship Any     $5,000/$2,000/$1,000 May 22 Website Link Essay
Rocket55 Scholarship Any     $1,000   Website Link Essay
Finance or Accounting Scholarship from Common Form Finance, Accounting, or related field Minimum 3.2 GPA Full time; undergraduate or graduate; volunteered in non-profit setting $1,000 May 30 Website Link Essay
Cottage Inn Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 high school GPA U.S. resident $500-$2,500 May 31 Website Link Essay
Veterans Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness Scholarship Any   High school senior, freshman or sophomore in college; us citizen $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
Crown and Caliber Entrepreneur's Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31 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 Website Link Digital marketing campaign
Online Brand Protection Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
ZAG Marketing Scholarship Contest Marketing, Business Administration, or Communications   Enrolled full time; freshman, sophomore, or junior $500 May 31 Website Link Essay
AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program Behavioral Health, Nursing, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage/Family Therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues   Undergraduate or graduate students $5,000/$2,500 May 31 Website Link Essay
Price Gun Store Scholarship Any   Enrolled full time; freshman, sophomore, junior, or high school seniors $1,000 May 31 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 Website Link Create a design for a T-Shirt
Chicago Injury Center's Annual Scholarship Fund For Disabled Veterans Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Proof of honorable discharge $1,000/$500/$250 June 1 Website Link Essay
Autoaccessoriesgarage.com College Scholarship Any   Be a high school senior or freshman or sophomore in college $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
OZ Moving and Storage Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
Lamps.com Scholarship Essay Contest Any   Entering freshman, sophomore or junior $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
EDM Scholarship Any   U.S. Citizen or legal resident; Undergraduate and graduate students; Full-time $1,000 June 1 at 5 PM EST Website Link T-Shirt Design
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 at 11:00 AM EST Website Link Essay
AllJobOpenings.com Working Student Scholarship Any   Working while attending college $2,000 June 10 Website Link Essay
Tattoo Art Scholarship Graphic Design or Art Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate or graduate student $1,000/$500 June 15 Website Link  
Dry Defender $1,000 Protect Your Bed Scholarship  Any   College student; legal U.S. resident $1,000 June 30 Website Link Creative Piece
Zip Conferencing Scholarship Communications, Marketing, or Business   Undergraduate or graduate student $2,500 June 30 Website Link Essay
Healthcare Scholarship Healthcare Field   At least 18 years old; U.S. Citizen; Full-time $500 June 30 Website Link Essay
Technology Scholarship Science, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate; 18 years or older $1,000 June 30 Website Link Essay
Castlemahon History Group Scholarship Any   Entering college for the first time $2,500 July 1 Website Link Essay
CZ&R Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Charles J. Argento Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Delfino Green & Green Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Fischer & Van Thiel Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Haggai Law Firm Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Howard Craig Kornberg Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Jon Friedman Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Land Whitmarsh Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Lotze Mosley Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Marks Law Group Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Ramey Law Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
William S. Kroger Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Entering freshman; U.S. citizen $1,000 July 1 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 Website Link Essay
Newman, Anzalone & Newman General Education Scholarship Any   2014-2015 high school graduate $500 July 15 Website Link Essay
TheHealthy.com Scholarship Any   Incoming freshman; U.S. resident $500 July 15 Website Link Essay
Global Health Scholarship Public Health, Medicine Minimum 3.2 GPA   $3,000 July 15 Website Link Essay
A1 Garage Door Service College Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Full-time; U.S. citizen; Incoming freshman; incoming transfer $1,000 July 15 Website Link Essay or Short Video
LaMantia Law Firm Single Parent Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate and graduate students, U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the United States $1,000 July 27 Website Link Essay
Bright Minds Scholarship Any   U.S. citizen; over age 17 $500 July 30 Website Link Essay

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship

Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Diagnosed with epilepsy $1,000 July 31 Website Link Video Essay
d'Oliveria & Associates College Scholarshhip Law-related field   U.S. citizen $1,000 July 30 Website Link Essay
A Better America Scholarship Any   High school student; U.S. citizen or have a valid green card   July 31 Website Link Essay
The Doctor On Demand Scholarship Health related field   Student entering college or current student in college $5,000 July 31 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 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 Website Link Essay
Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA Hispanic heritage $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Austism Any   Either you or a close family member has been diagnosed with a form of Autism (including Asperger syndrome); undergraduate or graduate $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Small Business, Big Impact Any     $2,500 July 31 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 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 Website Link Essay or Video
Environment Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 August 15 Website Link Essay
Mesothelioma Center Scholarship Any   Undergraduate or graduate; full time $3,000/$2,000 August 20 Website Link Essay
Highrises.com Scholarships Any   Undergraduate or graduate; 18 years and older; full time   August 31 Website Link Essay
Karman Healthcare Scholarship  Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Undergraduate; 16 years or older; disability awareness $500 September 1 Website Link Essay
Single Parent Scholarships for Moms and Dads Any Minimum 2.7 GPA Single parent helping to raise at least one child $1,000 September 1 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
Ignite AG Customer Advisory Board Scholarship Marketing Minimum 3.0 GPA Undergraduate and graduate students $1,000 October 1   Essay
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
Pelican Water College Scholarship Any Minimum 3.5 GPA U.S. resident; Full-time $1,500/$1,000/$500 October 16   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
Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship Law Minimum 2.8 GPA U.S. citizen or permanent resident $1,000 November 30 Website Link Essay
Small Business, Big Impact Any     $2,500 December 1 Website Link Essay
BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 5 Website Link Business Plan
Environment Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 December 15 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
The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship Healthcare or Life Sciences 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
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