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
Meldon Law College Scholarship Essay Contest Any     $1,000 January 20 Website Link Essay
Quit Smoking Community Scholarship Any     $1,500/$1,000/$500 January 21 Website Link Essay
Adze Ybrant Scholarship Marketing     $1,500/$1,000/$500 January 21 Website Link Essay
The Quality Formations Scholarship Any   Must exhibit determination to start a business $1,400 January 27 Website Link Essay
Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Nursing Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 January 29 Website Link Essay
PeanutPaws Scholarship Any     $500 January 31 Website Link Essay
Hitting the Golf Ball Sports Scholarship Any     $1,000 January 31 Website Link Essay
Tragos Write Your Own Law Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 January 31 Website Link Essay
Redfin Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $2,500 January 31 Website Link Essay
ListofFit's Scholarship for Business Majors Business     $1,000 February 1 Website Link Essay
Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest Any     $3,000/$2,000/$1,000 February 1 Website Link Essay
2017 MusicAuthority Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 1 Website Link Essay
EGC Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 1 Website Link Video
2017 GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Any   Survived intimate partner abuse; Recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency and/or counselor or social worker, willing to provide information on behalf of the applicant $2,500 February 3 Website Link Essay
Exchange Rate Guru $500 Scholarship Business, Economics, or related field Minimum 2.5 GPA   $500 February 10 Website Link Essay
Cancer Kickin' Scholarship Any   Freshman or Sophomore; Reside in Scott, Rock Island, Muscatine County, or Henry County $1,000 February 13 Website Link  
The Levin Firm Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 15 Website Link Essay
Manualbirds Video Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 February 27 Website Link Video
ReviewVote Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing, Business, Communication or IT     $500 February 28 Website Link Essay
Parentinn- Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship Any     $1,000 February 28 Website Link Essay
The Compression Info Scholarship Any     $500 February 28 Website Link Essay
I Heart My School Scholarship Any     $500 February 28 Website Link Essay
PrizeRebel College Scholarship  Any     $1,500 February 28 Website Link Essay
Carolina Pest Management Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 February 28 Website Link Essay
Motivis Learning Aspiring Educator Scholarship Education     $10,000 February 28 Website Link Essay
Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship Any Minimum 3.3 GPA   $1,000 March 1 Website Link Essay
Brown's Quality Coffee Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 1 Website Link Essay
Headphone Selection Annual Scholarship Any     $500 March 1 Website Link Essay
CGTrader Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 1 Website Link Essay
Foot Care Facts Academic Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 1 Website Link Essay
Future of Water Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 10 Website Link Essay
Ina Duncan Banks Memorial Fund Scholarship Any   Female entering junior or senior year;Resident of Rock Island County; 2 letters of recommendation $1,000 March 15 Website Link Essay
Smart Service Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA Pursuing a career in skilled trades $1,000 March 17 Website Link Video
HVAC Denver's 'The Perfect Home' Writing Scholarship Any     $3,000 March 27 Website Link Essay
SonoBoom Annual Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
WifeKnows Annual Scholarship Any   Be a female student $1,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
Dr.Felix Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Interest in public service $500 March 31 Website Link Essay
BestExerciseBikeSite Internet Marketing Scholarship Engineering or Medical Field     $1,000 March 31 Website Link Essay
Small Business Scholarship Any   Must have small business experience $1,500 March 31 Website Link Essay
Costculator Scholarship Any     $1,000 March 31 Website Link Article
Health & Technology 2.0 Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,200 March 31 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 Website Link Essay
Pet Care Sunday Animal Activism Scholarship Any     $500/$1,000/$1,500 March 31 Website Link Essay
The Pearl Source General Scholarship Any     $1,500 March 31 Website Link Essay
KidGuard for Education Scholarship Any     $1,500 March 31 Website Link Essay
Internet in Education Scholarship Any     $1,500 April 1 Website Link Essay
InvestmentZen Financial Future Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 1 Website Link Essay
Btrendie 2017 Scholarship Any   Must be in good academic standing $2,500 April 8 Website Link Essay
Plush & Loom2017 Essay Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,500 April 9 Website Link Essay
21Bottle.com Internet Marketing Scholarship Marketing     $800 April 15 Website Link Essay
WIMI Sports & Fitness Scholarship Any   Any student who has practiced any kind of sporting activity $1,000 April 15 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 Website Link Essay
Driving Geeks College Scholarship Any     $500 April 15 Website Link Essay
CarsHQ Scholarship Marketing or Management     $1,000 April 15 Website Link Essay
Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Any     $500 April 15 Website Link Essay
HonorsGraduation Multimedia Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 16 Website Link  
Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship Any   Must be in good academic  standing $2,500 April 21 Website Link Essay
Sleep Ridiculously Well Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 21 Website Link Essay
Job Application Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 25 Website Link Essay
Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship Any     $2,500 April 26 Website Link Essay
aDogsHouse Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 28 Website Link Essay
Batslover.com Scholarship Any   Be a baseball/softball player OR enthusiast $1,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
Get Reviewed Internet Marketing Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 30 Website Link Article
The Runnerclick Sports & Academic Scholarship Any     $2,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
2017 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $5,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
DCAcar Scholarship Any     $2,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
Precision Air & Heating $1,000 College Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
KitchenByte Scholarship Any     $1,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
17oxen Digital Marketing Scholarship Marketing     $1,000 April 30 Website Link Article
Venture Resorts 2017 Volunteer Scholarship Any   Must have performed at least 10 hours of volunteer work over the past 2 years $2,000/$1,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
2017 Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship Any     $5,000 April 30 Website Link Essay
Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 1 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 Website Link Essay
Archerstop Archery Scholarship Any   Interested in archery $500 May 1 Website Link  Essay
Annual Language Awareness Scholarship Any     $500/$200/$100 May 1 Website Link Essay
HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship Health Care Field Minimum 3.2 GPA   $2,000 May 1 Website Link Essay
McEwen & Kestner - Minnesota Truck Accident Lawyers Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 10 Website Link Essay
Westway Electric Supply Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 12 Website Link Essay
Dickson Law Group Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 15 Website Link Video Essay
Maven Ecommerce Scholarship Marketing, Business, IT, or related field     $1,000 May 15 Website Link Essay
Application.Careers $500 Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $500 May 15 Website Link Video
HiLine Coffee Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 15 Website Link Essay
10 Warriors Scholarship Marketing, Business, or Information Technology     $1,000 May 15 Website Link Article
PayScale's Future of Work Scholarship Human Resource     $2,000 May 30 Website Link Essay
Road Bike Hub Content Writing Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 30 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 Website Link Essay
OnlyCanisterVacuum Home Cleaning & Organizing Scholarship Any     $500 May 31 Website Link Essay
AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship Business, Marketing, or Communications     $2,500 May 31 Website Link Essay or Video
Queen Square Dental Clinic Scholarship Any     $1,000 May 31 Website Link Essay
Students of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $500 May 31 Website Link Essay
HelpTeaching.com Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
PixelPoynt Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1 Website Link Video
McCoy & Hiestand Better Chance Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Must be in good academic standing $500 June 1 Website Link Essay
BalanceBikeHQ Internet Marketing Scholarship Any   Interested in internet marketing $500 June 1 Website Link Essay
Annual CGTrader Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $2,000/$500 June 1 Website Link Essay
Essential Oil Diffuser Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 1 Website Link Essay
Picky Basket Scholarship Any     $400 June 1 Website Link Essay
SHT Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 3 Website Link Essay
Legit Review Machine Scholarship Any     $3,500 June 9 Website Link Essay
SelectBlinds Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 June 15 Website Link Essay
Pretty Presets Scholarship Any     $500 June 15 Website Link Essay
Mommasbaby Scholarship Any     $500 June 15 Website Link Essay
Athlionz Sports Scholarship Any   Student athlete $1,000 June 20 Website Link Essay
ECASSOC.org Scholarship Any     $500 June 20 Website Link Essay
AirToolsGuide Scholarship Any     $500/$300/$200 June 30 Website Link Article
Reviews-Guide Digital Entrepreneurship Scholarship Business     $500 June 30 Website Link Essay
MarkSaw Scholarship Any     $500/$300/$200 June 30 Website Link Article
Best II Shoes Scholarship  Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 June 30 Website Link Essay
Best Juicer Zone Essay Contest Any   Passion for internet marketing $1,000 June 30 Website Link Essay
LuvMiHome Scholarship Any     $1,000 June 30 Website Link Essay
Job Application Review Scholarship Contest Any     $1,000 June 30 Website Link Essay
AlgaeCal Health Scholarships Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 June 30 Website Link Essay
Tutor the People Pre-Med Scholarship Pre-Med     $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship Pre Law or Political Science Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 July 1 Website Link Essay
Orla James Scholarship Any     $1,200 July 10 Website Link Essay
Duffy Law Scholarship Any     $1,000 July 15 Website Link Essay
Christensen Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship Any     $2,500 July 15 Website Link Essay
FleasBeGone.com Scholarship Any     $1,000/$300/$200 July 30 Website Link Article
Annual Innovation Scholarship Any     $1,000/$500/$250 July 31 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 Website Link Essay
Driving Safety Scholarship Any     $1,500/$1,000/$500 July 31 Website Link Essay
Scholarship for Children of First Responders Any   Have a parent with a proper first responder certification $1,500 July 31 Website Link Essay
NewRelease.Stream Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA   $1,000 July 31 Website Link Essay
Military Dependent Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $500 August 1 Website Link Essay
Spirit Button Academic Scholarship Any       August 1 Website Link Essay
TFC Title Loans Scholarship for Financial Innovation Finance, Mathematics, Business, or Economics     $2,000 August 1 Website Link Essay
Gurovich, Berk & Associates, APC Scholarship Pre Law     $500 August 15 Website Link Essay
Australian Help Scholarship Any     $700/$500/$250 August 15 Website Link Essay
PricenFees Affiliate Marketing Scholarship Any Minimum 2.8 GPA   $750 August 15 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 Website Link Essay
BodyTechReview Scholarship Any   Student athlete $1,000 October 1 Website Link Essay
Couponbirds "Help To Save" Scholarship Any     $500 October 21 Website Link Essay
Women in Tech Scholarship Any Minimum 3.0 GPA Female student; Wanting to work or currently working in a technological field $1,500 October 30 Website Link Essay
The Modern Day Weave & Beauty Scholarship Any   Be a female student $1,000 November 15 Website Link Essay
BoB Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 November 30 Website Link Essay
CreditSpot's Essay Scholarship Any Minimum 2.5 GPA   $1,000 December 1 Website Link Essay
Steadyfoot Scholarship Any     $500 December 31 Website Link Essay