Scholarship Office

Incoming Transfers - General Foundation Scholarships


Accepted transfer students may login to the WIU Scholarship Portal and complete the General Application - this application will automatically consider you for most new transfer scholarships and recommend others that require additional questions be answered.

If you have questions regarding the WIU Scholarship Portal, please refer to our Online Application Instructions & FAQs.

Students should also review our New Transfer Scholarship Checklist for additional recommendations and resources! Scholarship award information will be sent to new transfer applicants at their home address 4-6 weeks after the posted deadline:

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Scholarship GPA, ACT, etc Major/Other Requirements Award Deadline to Apply Apply To
Award amounts are subject to change
Foundation Two Year Scholarship Minimum 3.4 GPA

Transferring 30 hours; Leadership; Extracurricular activities; and community service are considered


WIU Scholarship Portal

2019-20 Scholarships: Deadline is May 1, 2019




Western Illinois Now (WIN) Alumni  Scholarship   Child or grandchild of a WIU alumnus; Financial need $750
Western Illinois Now (WIN) Alumni Council Scholarship   Child or grandchild of a WIU alumnus; Financial need $1,000
MidAmerica National Bank Scholarship Minimum 3.5 GPA Transfer from Spoon River College; Extra-curricular activities, community involvement, volunteerism $1,500
Herman R. Koester Scholarship   Son or daughter of deceased veteran honorably discharged from Armed Forces; Financial need Varies
William "Dr. B." and Jacquie Brattain Transfer Scholarship   Resident of Hancock, McDonough, or Schuyler County, IL; Transfer from community college; Demonstration of academic excellence and community involvement Varies
Sheila A. Grone Roehlk Scholarship Minimum 3.25 GPA Education major; Financial need; Preference to a Galesburg IL high school graduate; Incoming freshman also considered $2,000
Joseph R. Withers Memorial Scholarship Minimum 2.8 GPA Enrolled full-time; Child of a single parent with financial need based on FAFSA; Preference given to student from Peoria or of Christian faith Varies
A. Gilbert Belles Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Graduate of McDonough County, IL high school; Demonstrated involvement in community college athletics or student activities  $1,000
Maxene Brooks Scholarship Minimum 3.2 GPA Transferring a minimum 30 semester hours; Demonstrated leadership and community service $1,000
COEHS Transfer Book Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Financial need; History of employment; Preference given to students with a major in College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) $500
Edward Ohlin Scholarship Minimum 3.4 GPA Leadership, extracurricular activities, and community service $1,000
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Scholarship   Ag Finance or Ag Business major; Financial need Varies
Patrick Magoon Scholarship Minimum 3.2 GPA Demonstrated leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, and/or employment; Financial need may be a consideration $1,000
G. Allan & Gertrude Laflin Alumni Council Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA Child of an alumnus; Completed 75 hours by end of semester in which applying; Active in university student organizations $1,500 March 30 Alumni House
Chad Stovall Memorial Scholarship   Must be diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or Attention Deficit Disorder; Good academic standing; Enrolled full time; Financial need will be considered Varies April 15 Disability Resource Center
Kristi Gilbert Memorial Scholarship   Diagnosed with epilepsy; Good academic standing; Full time; Financial need $1,000 Contact the Disability Resource Center Disability Resource Center
Fraternal Order of Police Book Scholarship   Full time; Resident of McDonough County when graduated from high school $100

January 5 for spring semester

August 1 for fall semester

Episcopal Church of St. George Harold McMullen Memorial Scholarship At least sophomore class level; enrolled full time Preference to Episcopal faith attending an Episcopal church; good academic and judicial standing $500 September 27 Scholarship Office