All Opportunities

Welcome to Eastern Illinois University’s Scholarship Opportunities Homepage!

Below is a list of scholarships available to EIU students, with brief information about each scholarship’s requirements. To apply for scholarships, you must first sign in with the same EIU Net ID and password you use to access all of your EIU accounts. You can then complete a General Application and, if applicable, apply for specific scholarships.

To begin applying:

  • Sign in using your EIU Net ID and password. If you need help locating your EIU Net ID or password, please visit http://www.eiu.edu/nsp/EandNetID.php or contact the Help Desk at 217-581-HELP.
  • You must first complete a short General Application giving EIU permission to use your student information for scholarship purposes. You will be asked to complete or renew your General Application each year after November 1.
  • After you have completed your General Application, the system will automatically match you to all scholarships you are eligible for, based on the information you provided. You do not need to apply separately for these scholarships.
  • The system may then recommend additional scholarship opportunities that you may qualify for. You must apply separately for each of these scholarships.

Other important information:

  • Additional scholarship opportunities may become available after you have completed your General Scholarship application. Check this account frequently to make sure you don’t miss any of these opportunities.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be sent an email to your EIU email address. Check your email account regularly for updates about your scholarship opportunities and deadlines.
  • The “Deadline” column shows the deadline for you to complete the application to be considered for that scholarship. It is not the deadline to accept the scholarship.
  • The scholarship opportunities you are auto-matched to and apply for could be for either the current or the next academic year. You can find more information in each scholarship’s description, such as when you will be notified if you received the award, and when the funds will be added to your student account.
  • For some scholarships, you may need to complete post-acceptance paperwork online before the scholarship award is updated on your PAWS account.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Academic Excellence Communication Studies Talented Student Award
This is a tuition waiver to provide financial assistance to students...
Deadline11/30/2022
Varies Eberly-Wallace Professional Development Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a graduate...
Deadline11/30/2022
Varies Stephen Kai Lindsey Travel Funds
These funds have been established by the generosity of Lou Hencken to...
Deadline11/30/2022
Varies Africana Studies Alumni Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies David Coon Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Nilsen Research Presentation Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be an...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Presidential Scholarship
For exceptionally strong incoming freshman students, the Pine Honors...
Deadline01/13/2023
Varies Sarah Bush Lincoln Scholarship
Full-ride scholarship for local, high-achieving, freshman Nursing...
Deadline01/13/2023
Varies Dorothy E. Waldon Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline02/11/2023
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Study Abroad Scholarship
For students with financial need who wish to Study Abroad. Preference...
Deadline02/11/2023
Varies Harlaxton Manor Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline02/11/2023
Varies Kate and Cliff Strandberg Study Abroad in Europe Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline02/11/2023
Varies Office of Study Abroad Grant
Types of awards: 1. Financial-need based- established by the student’s...
Deadline02/11/2023
Varies Robert and Ann Flick Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline02/11/2023
Varies Talented Student Award - Study Abroad
Our office has an exchange agreement with several different institutions...
Deadline02/11/2023
Varies Annie L. Weller Scholarship
For undergraduate or graduate students with a 3.5 GPA, majoring in...
Deadline02/21/2023
Varies Betty Wright Downing Award
For high-achieving graduate students pursuing a career in medicine or...
Deadline02/21/2023
Varies EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship
For graduate students with a 3.0 GPA. Requires 2,000-word essay on...
Deadline02/21/2023
Varies Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
For incoming/current graduate students. Requires 3 letters of...
Deadline02/21/2023
Varies Graduate Alumni Board Outstanding Research/Creative Activity Award (Graduate Alumni Fund)
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1.) The...
Deadline02/21/2023
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Minority Affairs/TRiO Retention Fund
For undergraduates in TRiO with a 3.0 GPA who qualify for financial aid....
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies TRIO Housing Scholarship
For students in the TRiO program with a 2.0 EIU GPA and financial need....
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies TRIO Tuition Scholarship
For students in the TRiO program with a 2.0 EIU GPA and financial need....
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Dorothy E. Waldon Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline03/04/2023
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Study Abroad Scholarship
For students with financial need who wish to Study Abroad. Preference...
Deadline03/04/2023
Varies Harlaxton Manor Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline03/04/2023
Varies Kate and Cliff Strandberg Study Abroad in Europe Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline03/04/2023
Varies Office of Study Abroad Grant
Types of awards: 1. Financial-need based- established by the student’s...
Deadline03/04/2023
Varies Robert and Ann Flick Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline03/04/2023
Varies Talented Student Award - Study Abroad
Our office has an exchange agreement with several different institutions...
Deadline03/04/2023
Varies Ahmad Murad Scholarship
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Al and Vesta Rundle Scholarship
For students majoring in Art, Music, Speech Communication, or Theatre...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Alan R. Aulabaugh Music Scholarship
For Music majors with a 3.0 GPA. Preference given (in this order) to...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Alberta and Raymond Zuber Future Teachers Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be elementary education...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Alexander Briggs Memorial Award
For Business majors who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Requires...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Alexander Hamilton Paper Award in American History
For undergraduates. Awarded to author of best paper on American History...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Alice Groff Pennybacker Secondary Education Scholarship
For students in Secondary Education planning to teach. Requires 2.5 GPA....
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Allan D. Heath Fifth Year Student Athlete Scholarship
For athletes, juniors and above, with athletic aid but no eligibility...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Alpha Phi Alpha Banquet and Scholarship Fund
The Following Criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Alpha Phi Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: The recipient(s) shall be a...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Altamont Lions Club/Ernie C. Ballard Scholarship
For Biology majors from Effingham County. Requires 2.5 GPA,...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Alumni and Friends of Soccer Scholarship
For athletes on the men’s soccer team. Requires 2.5 GPA, compliance with...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Amanda Kent Education Annual Scholarship
For Education majors from Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar,...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Amelia Daddazio Women's Studies Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The Amelia Daddazio Women’s...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Amy Blumberg Memorial Scholarship
For new, active members of Gamma Mu Chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority....
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Amy Blumberg/Collinsville High School Scholarship
For seniors about to graduate from Collinsville High School. Requires a...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Anam Cara Scholarship
For Education majors planning to teach. Requires 3 essays, resume....
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Ann Frommel Memorial Award
For undergraduate Biology or Chemistry majors, sophomore and above, with...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Anna Roberta Sain Nursing Scholarship
For Nursing majors, full- or part-time, in the RN to BSN program....
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Anne Frank Award
For undergraduates. Awarded to author of the best paper on the Holocaust...
Deadline03/15/2023