All Opportunities

Welcome to Eastern Illinois University’s Scholarship Opportunities Homepage.

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply to scholarships which require an application, you must first sign in with the same EIU Net ID and password you use to access all of your EIU accounts. You will then have the opportunity to complete a General Application and, if applicable, apply for specific scholarships.

Application Process:
•To access the General Application, click “Sign in” and use your EIU username and password to login.
•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.
•The system may recommend additional scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible for, however additional steps must be taken to be considered for those scholarships.

Additional scholarship opportunities may become available after the General Scholarship Application has been completed. It is your responsibility to check your Academic Works page frequently for additional scholarship opportunities that may become available.

The “Deadline” column indicates the deadline to complete the application to receive consideration. This is not the deadline to accept the award.

The scholarship opportunities you are auto-matched to and apply to are for the 2018-19 academic year.

If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award email sent to your EIU email address.

For detailed information on how to use this system, download our Frequently Asked Questions.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies The Cal Smith Civic Engagement Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student majoring in Communication Studies...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 09/20/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/20/2019
Varies Communication Studies Talented Student Award: Current EIU Students
This award is for returning/current EIU students, if you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, please complete the application for incoming...
This award is for returning/current EIU students, if you are an incoming...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Charles B. Arzeni Tropical Biology Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/01/2019
Varies Charles E. and Ferne Tingley Compton Botany Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time junior or senior student, majoring in Biological Sciences at EIU. 2....
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/01/2019
Varies DEANS Ecological Sciences Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Biological Sciences, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/01/2019
Varies Ernest L. Stover Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be an outstanding junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences with a...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/01/2019
Varies Kenneth E. and Donelda A. Damann Aquatic Ecology Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The Award recipient shall be an undergraduate majoring in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or other fields...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The Award recipient shall be an...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/01/2019
Varies Leona Stanford Volintine Charitable Trust Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student pursuing a program of study that will lead to a career that...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/01/2019
Varies Carolyn Kluesner Modglin Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be studying Dietetics or if none are qualified, studying Food and Nutrition. 2. ...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Christopher E. Tredennick Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University majoring in Family and...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Donna Lynn Connelly Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be a full-time student majoring in Family Consumer Sciences with an option...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Eastern Illinois University Family and Consumer Sciences Elderhostel Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time or part-time graduate student, majoring in Gerontology, accepted to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Funkhouser Scholarship
Established in 2012, this scholarship holds the following eligibility criteria: 1. The recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at...
Established in 2012, this scholarship holds the following eligibility...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Gene and Dee (Carpenter) McDivitt Accounting Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be a full-time student majoring in Accounting accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The...
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be a full-time student...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Habeeb Habeeb Annual Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time or part-time student, majoring in the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Joyce S. Crouse Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The awards will...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies L. Joyce Taylor Student Teaching Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipients(s) must be a full-time student at Eastern Illinois University in a major leading to Teacher...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipients(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Lee and Sean Robinson Annual Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be an undergraduate in a declared major in the School of Business and accepted to Eastern Illinois...
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be an undergraduate in a...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Margaret Wente Seeboeck FCS Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be an undergraduate or...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies McNabb-Dow Graduate Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient must be full-time graduate students, majoring in Family and Sciences, accepted to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient must...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Omar Carl Schmeusser Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) should be a full-time student with a minimum of 60 semester hours completed, majoring in...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) should be a...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Ozier Child and Family Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences with an...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Randall M. Kob Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Recipient must be a full-time student majoring in one of the degree options in the School of Business...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Recipient must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Ruth E. Brandenberg Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship is to be available to students studying Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly Home...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship is to be...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Ruth Gaertner Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be a Junior or Senior majoring in Home Economics and be enrolled in the...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Ruth Miller Esbeck Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences, accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Schmalhausen Family Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in Family & Consumer Sciences,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Charles Jacobs and Mariann Younger Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/19/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/19/2019
Varies Volleyball Alumni Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student at Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient(s) must...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/24/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/24/2019
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Study Abroad Assistance Fund
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER AND SPRING BREAK 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER AND SPRING BREAK 2020 programs ONLY To...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/25/2019
Varies Harlaxton Manor Study Abroad Scholarship
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad...
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/25/2019
Varies Honors Study Abroad Scholarship
For currently enrolled undergraduate Honors students only: Note that there are three separate rounds of this scholarship. Apply in the correct...
For currently enrolled undergraduate Honors students only: Note that...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/25/2019
Varies Kate and Cliff Strandberg Study Abroad in Europe Scholarship
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad...
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/25/2019
Varies Mike and Susan Petrik Annual Scholarship for Excellence (FCS - Fiscal Year 2020)
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student majoring in Family & Consumer Sciences, accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/25/2019
Varies Office of Study Abroad Grant
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER AND SPRING BREAK 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER AND SPRING BREAK 2020 programs ONLY To...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/25/2019
Varies Robert and Ann Flick Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad...
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/25/2019
Varies Talented Student Award - Study Abroad
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER 2020 exchange programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad...
This award is for SPRING SEMESTER 2020 exchange programs ONLY To apply...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/25/2019
Varies Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA)
To support the University’s mission of fostering opportunities for student-faculty scholarship, the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College offers...
To support the University’s mission of fostering opportunities for...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/25/2019
Varies Dr. William Bailey Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student at Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient(s) must...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2019
Varies Sue B. Stoner Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate student, majoring in Psychology, accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2019
Varies Larry J. Ankenbrand Physical Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in physical education, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2019
Varies Phoebe and Mike Church Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must have been enrolled in EIU for a minimum of four semesters when receiving this award. ...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must have been...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2019
Varies Robert W. and Laura M. Hussey Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student majoring in Kinesiology and Sports Studies with the K-12 Teacher...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2019
Varies Shannon McNamara Outstanding Physical Education Student Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must demonstrate outstanding service to the Physical Education Department & involvement with...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must demonstrate...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2019
Varies William A. Smith Scholarship in Recreation Administration
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University, with a declared...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2019
Varies William and Melissa Higelmire Department of Recreation Administration Student of the Year Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student majoring in Recreation Administration accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2019
Varies Africana Studies Alumni Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student minoring in Africana Studies accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2019
Varies Eberly-Wallace Professional Development Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a graduate student, admitted to the Masters in the College Student Affairs program,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a graduate...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2019
Varies Plummer/HWCLABS Graduate Candidate Annual Research Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The applicant(s) must be a graduate candidate from the following degree programs: a. Master of Science...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The applicant(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 11/09/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/09/2019
Varies Birdina Gregg Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an persistent member of the EIU Campus Democrats (RSO) with a record of involvement...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2019