Our 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.

To begin applying:
•“Sign in” and use your EIU username and password to login. You will be prompted 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.
•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 may be for the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 academic year. You may find more information about when the scholarship recipient will be announced and awarded the fund in the award’s description.

If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award email sent to your EIU email address.
Before the award is updated on your PAWS, you may be requested to complete post-acceptance.

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

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Habeeb Family Scholarship for Business Students
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student with a declared major in Accounting, Finance, Management,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$0.00 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship
1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient(s) must be a declared major in one of...
1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies Dorothy E. Waldon Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application. The...
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Study Abroad Assistance Fund
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY This award is intended to benefit EIU students who are interested in EIU’s Study Abroad Program, but...
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY This award is intended to...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies English Study Abroad Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University with a declared major...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies Harlaxton Manor Study Abroad Scholarship
This award is for SUMMER SEMESTER 2020 programs ONLY The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student accepted...
This award is for SUMMER SEMESTER 2020 programs ONLY The following...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies Honors Study Abroad Scholarship
The Pine Honors College offers the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship, awarded competitively in three separate rounds per year. Amounts awarded depend...
The Pine Honors College offers the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship,...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies Kate and Cliff Strandberg Study Abroad in Europe Scholarship
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application. The...
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies Office of Study Abroad Grant
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application. Types of...
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies Robert and Ann Flick Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application. The...
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies Talented Student Award - Study Abroad
This award is for SUMMER 2020 exchange programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad...
This award is for SUMMER 2020 exchange programs ONLY To apply for this...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
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: 02/14/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/14/2020
Varies Score Scholarship for Entrepreneurship Students
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time junior or senior with a declared minor in Entrepreneurship, accepted to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Annie L. Weller Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in social sciences,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/21/2020
Varies Betty Wright Downing Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be a graduate student with the intent of pursuing a career in medicine or another...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be a...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/21/2020
Varies EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a degree-seeking graduate candidate enrolled at Eastern Illinois University during the...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/21/2020
Varies Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be accepted as a full-time graduate student in a Master’s degree program at Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be accepted...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/21/2020
Varies Graduate Alumni Board Outstanding Research/Creative Activity Award (Graduate Alumni Fund)
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1.) The recipient must be accepted as a full-time graduate student in a graduate...
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1.) The...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/21/2020
Varies David R. and S. Lynn Murphy Psychology Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time junior or senior student, majoring in Psychology, and accepted in good...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Dr. Kenneth E. Hadwiger Foreign Cultures Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student accepted and enrolled at Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Minority Affairs/TRiO Retention Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a participant in good standing in the TRiO Program. 2. Recipients must qualify...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Drake-Regan First Generation Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient(s)...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Eulalee Anderson Fund for International Students
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate student or graduate international student, accepted to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Frances Hoene Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Psychology, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Gerardo J. Solis Latino/Latina Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be of Latino/Latina heritage. 2. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be of...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies I. Roberta Bell Minority Scholarship
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1.) The recipient must be a minority. 2.) The student shall have enhanced the dignity...
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1.) The...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Johnetta Jones Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, enrolled in the Gateway Program, accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship award recipient shall be duly enrolled and in good academic standing at EIU. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship award recipient...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Minority Affairs Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Awarded to incoming, first-time freshmen with good academic backgrounds and a strong record of...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Awarded to incoming, first-time...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Mrs. Pratima Niranjan Shah Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be admitted to a graduate program at Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be admitted...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Nate Anderson Scholarship Incentive Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a minority student who is enrolled full-time in EIU. 2. The recipient(s) shall...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$0.00 Trio Housing Scholarship
The TRIO Student Support Services program at Eastern Illinois University invites you to apply for a TRIO scholarship to be applied toward each...
The TRIO Student Support Services program at Eastern Illinois University...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$0.00 Trio Tuition Scholarship
The TRIO Student Support Services program at Eastern Illinois University invites you to apply for a TRIO scholarship to be applied toward each...
The TRIO Student Support Services program at Eastern Illinois University...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Wang Tih-Wu Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time junior or senior at Eastern Illinois University. 2. Priority will be...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$0.00 Graduate Student Investigator Award
The Graduate Student Investigator Award (GSI) program was developed to support graduate research and to provide a forum for the presentation of...
The Graduate Student Investigator Award (GSI) program was developed to...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/02/2020
$0.00 Scholars in Undergraduate Research (SURE) Award
The SURE program fosters undergraduate research participation in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciencs. Undergraduate involvement in research with...
The SURE program fosters undergraduate research participation in the...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/02/2020
$0.00 Social Science Writing Award
The Departments of Economics, Geology-Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology-Anthropology of Eastern Illinois University...
The Departments of Economics, Geology-Geography, History, Political...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Emerging Leader Award
The Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office is looking to recognize and honor students who are active with our office and who have a strong track...
The Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office is looking to recognize and...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/10/2020
Varies Making a Difference Award
The Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office is looking to recognize and honor students who are active with our office and who have a strong track...
The Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office is looking to recognize and...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/10/2020
Varies Panther of the Year
The Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office is looking to recognize and honor students who are active with our office and who have a strong track...
The Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office is looking to recognize and...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/10/2020
Varies Honors Award for Incoming Freshmen
The Honors Award is up to $3,000 (split fall/spring) renewable for four years. This scholarship can be combined with other EIU academic merit...
The Honors Award is up to $3,000 (split fall/spring) renewable for four...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
Varies Al and Vesta Rundle Scholarship
Scholarship Criteria: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient(s) must be an...
Scholarship Criteria: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Alan R. Aulabaugh Music Scholarship
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a full-time student, majoring in music, accepted to...
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Alexander Briggs Memorial Award
The scholarship was established by Miss Margaret Briggs in memory of her father, Alexander Briggs, the contractor who completed the Main Building...
The scholarship was established by Miss Margaret Briggs in memory of her...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Alexander Hamilton Paper Award in American History
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The recipient must be a student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The...
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Alice Groff Pennybacker Secondary Education Scholarship
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, seeking certification in Secondary...
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Allan D. Heath Fifth Year Student Athlete Scholarship
The recipient must meet the following criteria: 1. Currently receiving athletically related aid; 2. Has competed at Eastern Illinois University...
The recipient must meet the following criteria: 1. Currently receiving...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Altamont Lions Club/Ernie C. Ballard Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) will be a student from any Effingham County High School that has been accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) will be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Alumni and Friends of Soccer Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University, and...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Amanda Kent Education Annual Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: a. Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Education and accepted to ...
Criteria for selection are as follows: a. Must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020