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  
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
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
Ghostek Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Wood Splitters Direct Annual Forestry Scholarship Environmental Science, Ecology, or Forestry     $500 December 1 Website Link Essay
Dallas DWI Specialists Law Offices Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Excellence in Psychology Scholarship Psychology   Be a declared psychology major $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
InternetChoice.org Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $500 December 1 Website Link Essay
North American Van Lines 2016 Logistics Scholarship Supply Chain Management     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Should I Sign Rising Star Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Memorial Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Citrix ShareFile Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs Any     $5,000/$3,000/$2,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
'Looking Beyond College' Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 2 Website Link Essay
National Founder's Undergraduate Business Student Scholarship Business Minimum 3.0 GPA Interest in entrepreneurship $500 December 5 Website Link  
The Social Enterprise Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 8 Website Link Essay
Decker Sports Velocity Scholarship Any     $600 December 10 Website Link Essay
BrainBuxa Scholarship Management     $1,000 December 10 Website Link Essay
Best Book Light Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 12 Website Link Essay
iWP Clean Water Scholarship Water related field of study Minimum 3.0 GPA Completed first year of college; Pursuing a career working with the water environment $1,000 December 12 Website Link Essay
Dr. Gregory T. Amarantos Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 12 Website Link Essay
MyHairWeb's Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing     $1,000 December 12 Website Link Essay
Quitza Scholarship Any     $750 December 14 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
Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Have been diagnosed with diabetes (any type)  $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Cancer Awareness Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA You or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer (any type) $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship Any   Female $2,500/$1,500/$1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
CrowdReviews.com "Transparency" Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $5,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship Any   You or a loved has been affected by leukemia $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Safe Driver Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA Have had driver's license for at least one year; Have no tickets or incidents on your traffic record for the past 3 years $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Joseph J. LoRusso College Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Allen Roth Marketing Scholarship Marketing, Communications, Architecture, and related fields     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Education Foundation Scholarship Major compatible with a career in the aggregates industry Minimum 3.0 GPA Incoming freshman $2,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Jessica Gavin Scholarship Science or Technology program     $500 December 15 Website Link Essay
SGM Law Group Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Creative Safety Supply Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Abels & Annes, P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship Any   Identify as a woman; Must be over the age of 30 $2,500/$1,500/$1,000 December 15 Website Link Essay
Hooked to Books Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 20 Website Link Essay
Scholarship Essay Contest by EssayPro Any     $500/$250 December 20 Website Link Essay
1Dental Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 21 Website Link  
Diabetic FAQ 2016 Writing Contest Any   Provide diabetes documentation from a specialist $1,000 December 21 Website Link Essay
Smart.Study Essay Writing Scholarship Any     $700/$500/$300 December 29 Website Link Essay
SpearGearStore Scholarship Engineering, Applied Science, or Nursing Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 December 29 Website Link Essay
Girlterest Scholarship Any   Be a female student $1,000 December 30 Website Link Essay
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
CC Bank's Young Scholars Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,000 December 31 Website Link  
The Future Entrepreneurs of America Scholarship Business Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Promises Treatment Centers Scholarships Any     $6,000/$3,000/$1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Whitley Law Firm Distracted Driving Prevention Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Pro Mountain Biker Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Future of Freelance Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Growing Generations Scholarships Any Minimum 3.5 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
iSeeCars Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship Business   Full time; Interesting in being an entrepreneur $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Flight Network Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Beliz Law Firm Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Video
VFR "Electric Fireplaces Market Growth" Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Clean & Safe Home Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Bella Ella Boutique Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Social Media Post
Blue Kangaroo Community Activist Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Participation in a community project or program $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Grey Smoke Media Scholarship Business Marketing, Communications, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences   Preference to first or second year students $3,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
ADT Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Essay
Tobi Cares Scholarship Any   Female undergraduate student $3,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Toolversed Marketing Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Article
Henson Fuerst College Scholarship Essay Program Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
Zendyhealth Med Tech Scholarship Pre-Med, Computer Science, Public Health, Nursing, or Psychology     $2,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
KitchenByte Scholarship Any     $1,000 December 31 Website Link Essay
The Annual Safe Driving Scholarship 2016 Any     $2,500 December 31 Website Link Video
Theater Masks Scholarship Fine Arts     $500 January 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Carpet & Rug Superstore Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 January 5, 2017 Website Link Essay
Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center Scholarship Any Minimum 3.2 GPA   $1,000 January 6, 2017 Website Link Essay
Justice Empowerment Scholarship Any     $2,500 January 6, 2017 Website Link Video
Nearmefinds Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 8, 2017 Website Link Essay
Coffee Barrister Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 14, 2017 Website Link Essay
FilterBuy Scholarship Any     $500 January 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Warren & Kallianos Scholarship Any     $1,500/$1,000/$500 January 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Awesome Coupons! Scholarships Any     $750 January 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Pathable Scholarship Computer Science   Female with at least two semesters of coursework remaining $1,000 January 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Meldon Law College Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 January 20, 2017 Website Link Essay
Quit Smoking Community Scholarship Any     $1,500/$1,000/$500 January 21, 2017 Website Link Essay
Adze Ybrant Scholarship Marketing     $1,500/$1,000/$500 January 21, 2017 Website Link Essay
The Quality Formations Scholarship Any   Must exhibit determination to start a business $1,400 January 27, 2017 Website Link Essay
Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Nursing Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 January 29, 2017 Website Link Essay
PeanutPaws Scholarship Any     $500 January 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Hitting the Golf Ball Sports Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Tragos Write Your Own Law Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 January 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
ListofFit's Scholarship for Business Majors Business     $1,000 February 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest Any     $3,000/$2,000/$1,000 February 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
2017 MusicAuthority Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Exchange Rate Guru $500 Scholarship Business, Economics, or related field Minimum 2.5 GPA   $500 February 10, 2017 Website Link Essay
The Levin Firm Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Manualbirds Video Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 February 27, 2017 Website Link Video
ReviewVote Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing, Business, Communication or IT     $500 February 28, 2017 Website Link Essay
Parentinn- Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 28, 2017 Website Link Essay
The Compression Info Scholarship Any     $500 February 28, 2017 Website Link Essay
I Heart My School Scholarship Any     $500 February 28, 2017 Website Link Essay
PrizeRebel College Scholarship  Any     $1,500 February 28, 2017 Website Link Essay
Carolina Pest Management Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 February 28, 2017 Website Link Essay
Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship Any Minimum 3.3 GPA   $1,000 March 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Brown's Quality Coffee Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Headphone Selection Annual Scholarship Any     $500 March 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
CGTrader Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Future of Water Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 10, 2017 Website Link Essay
HVAC Denver's 'The Perfect Home' Writing Scholarship Any     $3,000 March 27, 2017 Website Link Essay
SonoBoom Annual Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
WifeKnows Annual Scholarship Any   Be a female student $1,000 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Dr.Felix Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Interest in public service $500 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
BestExerciseBikeSite Internet Marketing Scholarship Engineering or Medical Field     $1,000 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Small Business Scholarship Any   Must have small business experience $1,500 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Costculator Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 31, 2017 Website Link Article
Health & Technology 2.0 Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,200 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Worgul Law Firm Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Outstanding service to the community, high initiative to further education, and strong academic performance $10,000 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Pet Care Sunday Animal Activism Scholarship Any     $500/$1,000/$1,500 March 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Internet in Education Scholarship Any     $1,500 April 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
InvestmentZen Financial Future Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Plush & Loom2017 Essay Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,500 April 9, 2017 Website Link Essay
21Bottle.com Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing     $800 April 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
WIMI Sports & Fitness Scholarship Any   Any student who has practiced any kind of sporting activity $1,000 April 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
2017 Senior Care Scholarship Medical, Nursing, or Social Sciences related major   Pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens $1,000 April 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Driving Geeks College Scholarship Any     $500 April 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
CarsHQ Scholarship Marketing or Management     $1,000 April 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Any     $500 April 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
HonorsGraduation Multimedia Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 16, 2017 Website Link  
Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Any   Be in good standing $2,500 April 21, 2017 Website Link Essay
Sleep Ridiculously Well Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 21, 2017 Website Link Essay
Job Application Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 25, 2017 Website Link Essay
Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship Any     $2,500 April 26, 2017 Website Link Essay
aDogsHouse Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 28, 2017 Website Link Essay
Batslover.com Scholarship Any   Be a baseball/softball player OR enthusiast $1,000 April 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
Get Reviewed Internet Marketing Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 30, 2017 Website Link Article
The Runnerclick Sports & Academic Scholarship Any     $2,000 April 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
2017 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $5,000 April 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
DCAcar Scholarship Any     $2,000 April 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
Precision Air & Heating $1,000 College Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
KitchenByte Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
17oxen Digital Marketing Scholarship Marketing     $1,000 April 30, 2017 Website Link Article
Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 1, 2017 Website Link Personal Statement
Scholarship for Children of Police Officers Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Be a son or daughter of a police officer $2,000 May 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Archerstop Archery Scholarship Any   Interested in archery $500 May 1, 2017 Website Link  Essay
Annual Language Awareness Scholarship Any     $500/$200/$100 May 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship Health Care Field Minimum 3.2 GPA   $2,000 May 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
McEwen & Kestner - Minnesota Truck Accident Lawyers Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 10, 2017 Website Link Essay
Westway Electric Supply Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 12, 2017 Website Link Essay
Dickson Law Group Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 15, 2017 Website Link Video Essay
Maven Ecommerce Scholarship Marketing, Business, IT, or related field     $1,000 May 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Application.Careers $500 Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 May 15, 2017 Website Link Video
HiLine Coffee Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
PayScale's Future of Work Scholarship Human Resource     $2,000 May 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
Ampronix Scholarship Any   Have performed at least 20 hours of community service in the last year $1,000/$750/$500 May 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
OnlyCanisterVacuum Home Cleaning & Organizing Scholarship Any     $500 May 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
HelpTeaching.com Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
PixelPoynt Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1, 2017 Website Link Video
Legit Review Machine Scholarship Any     $3,500 June 9, 2017 Website Link Essay
SelectBlinds Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 June 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Pretty Presets Scholarship Any     $500 June 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Mommasbaby Scholarship Any     $500 June 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Athlionz Sports Scholarship Any   Student athlete $1,000 June 20, 2017 Website Link Essay
ECASSOC.org Scholarship Any     $500 June 20, 2017 Website Link Essay
AirToolsGuide Scholarship Any     $500/$300/$200 June 30, 2017 Website Link Article
Reviews-Guide Digital Entrepreneurship Scholarship Business     $500 June 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
MarkSaw Scholarship Any     $500/$300/$200 June 30, 2017 Website Link Article
Best II Shoes Scholarship  Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 June 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
Best Juicer Zone Essay Contest Any   Passion for internet marketing $1,000 June 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
LuvMiHome Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 30, 2017 Website Link Essay
Tutor the People Pre-Med Scholarship Pre-Med     $1,000 July 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship Pre Law or Political Science Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 July 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Duffy Law Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
Christensen Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship Any     $2,500 July 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
FleasBeGone.com Scholarship Any     $1,000/$300/$200 July 30, 2017 Website Link Article
Annual Innovation Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500/$250 July 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Single Parent Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Have primary physical custody of one or more minor children $1,000 July 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Driving Safety Scholarship Any     $1,500/$1,000/$500 July 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Scholarship for Children of First Responders Any   Have a parent with a proper first responder certification $1,500 July 31, 2017 Website Link Essay
Military Dependent Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $500 August 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Spirit Button Academic Scholarship Any       August 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Gurovich, Berk & Associates, APC Scholarship Pre Law     $500 August 15, 2017 Website Link Essay
SEO Services USA Scholarship Any     $1,000 August 31 Website Link Essay
Greg Baumgartner Scholarship Any   Student who is paying for their schooling without parental assistance $1,000 August 31 Website Link Essay
Dazzling Watch Scholarship Any     $1,500 September 9, 2017 Website Link Essay
BodyTechReview Scholarship Any   Student athlete $1,000 October 1, 2017 Website Link Essay
Couponbirds "Help To Save" Scholarship Any     $500 October 21, 2017 Website Link Essay
The Modern Day Weave & Beauty Scholarship Any   Be a female student $1,000 November 15, 2017 Website Link Essay