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 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 Civil Service Council Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a former, current or retired Non-Negotiated Civil Service employee; or a child or...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2021
Varies Jesusa Valdez Kinderman Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an undergraduate student majoring in Physics and have the potential to successfully...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2021
Varies Amanda Kent Education Annual Scholarship
For Education majors from Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, Peoria, Shelby, or Tazewell counties. Requires 3.0 GPA. Full...
For Education majors from Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar,...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Anam Cara Scholarship
For Education majors planning to teach. Requires 3 essays, resume. Preference given to first-generation students, single parents, women. Full...
For Education majors planning to teach. Requires 3 essays, resume....
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Balsaar and Ruth Bubeck Scholarship
For undergraduate students from Marshall, Illinois (or Clark County) seeking teacher certification. Requires 30 credit hours, 3.5 GPA, resume. Full...
For undergraduate students from Marshall, Illinois (or Clark County)...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Brian and Trina Myerscough- Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
For juniors/seniors in Sigma Pi fraternity, majoring in education or the sciences. Requires 3.5 GPA, essay on community service, leadership. Full...
For juniors/seniors in Sigma Pi fraternity, majoring in education or the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Business and Education Scholarship
For majors in Business or Education. Requires 3.25 GPA. Preference given to students actively employed to pay for their own education. Full...
For majors in Business or Education. Requires 3.25 GPA. Preference given...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Charles L. and Kathryn Joley and Family Deans Scholarship in Education
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors getting teacher certification. Non-traditional students, single parents, financial need preferred. Full...
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors getting teacher certification....
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Dr. John Guckert Memorial Scholarship
For juniors/seniors getting teacher certification. Requires completion of EDF or SED course, 500-word essay on educational philosophy. Full...
For juniors/seniors getting teacher certification. Requires completion...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Dr. Louis Grado Scholarship in Education and Service
For undergraduate Education majors, preferably those planning to pursue a public service career. Requires short essay, resume. Full...
For undergraduate Education majors, preferably those planning to pursue...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
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: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Honnold Twin Creek Family Farm Scholarship
For juniors/seniors getting K-12 teacher certification, preferably from 1) Kansas 2) Edgar 3) Clark. Requires financial need. Renewable. Full...
For juniors/seniors getting K-12 teacher certification, preferably from...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Jackman Academic Excellence Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to and enrolled in Eastern Illinois University,...
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Kevin and Pam Savoree Scholarship – College of Education (even fiscal years)
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in business or education, accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
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: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Lincoln J., Florence M., and Bonita J. Woodyard Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must have achieved Sophomore or higher academic standing at the time the award is paid. 2....
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must have...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Margaret and Walter Lowell Voluntary Service Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with at least one semester of residence at Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Marjorie Baker Schnorf Teaching Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a graduating senior from Charleston High School who has indicated an intent to major in Education,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a graduating senior from...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies McCoy Family Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be an undergraduate student accepted to Eastern Illinois University and enrolled in...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be an...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Nancy E. Henn Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Applicants for this award: a. Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Applicants for this award: a....
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Ray and Evelyn Duncan Teaching Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Applicants will be awarded pending review by principals of the high schools of Crawford, Jasper,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Applicants will be awarded...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Ronald A. Wilson Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an Illinois resident. 2. The recipient must be enrolled in the College of...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Ronald E. Gholson Endowed Faculty and Student Service Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be an Eastern undergraduate student(s) pursuing teacher certification. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be an...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Rural Teacher Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be enrolled or accepted to Eastern Illinois University and plan to major in a field...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Verne Stockman Graduate Scholarship in Educational Technology
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must have applied and been accepted to the Graduate School and to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must have applied...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Honors Transfer Student Scholarship
The Honors Transfer Student Scholarship is a competitive award for new EIU students who have been enrolled in an honors program at a post-secondary...
The Honors Transfer Student Scholarship is a competitive award for new...
  • Deadline: 06/04/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/04/2021
Varies GEER Graduate Scholarship
The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), using federal dollars, is intended to overcome barriers created by the COVID-19...
The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), using federal...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
Varies Boys/Girls State Scholarship
For incoming freshmen who participated in Boys or Girls State Program at EIU. Requires letter of reference from principal. Full description: The...
For incoming freshmen who participated in Boys or Girls State Program at...
  • Deadline: 09/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/01/2021
Varies Ryland Hall Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. Grants may be used for scholarship to members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. 2. Grants may be...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Grants may be used for...
  • Deadline: 09/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/12/2021
Varies Mike and Susan Petrik Annual Scholarship for Excellence (School of Business FY2019)
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student majoring in Management, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies School of Continuing Education Staff Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time or part-time, non-traditional student enrolled in a Continuing Education...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies EIU Track and XC Alumni Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Geography of Ecuador and Latin America Enhancement Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. A student(s) enrolled in the Environment, Society, and Culture of Ecuador Study Abroad course or...
The following criteria must be met: 1. A student(s) enrolled in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Phi Beta Kappa Young Scholar Award
The following criteria must be met: 1) Recipient(s) must be a high school junior admitted to EIU. 2) Recipient(s) must give the email address for...
The following criteria must be met: 1) Recipient(s) must be a high...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Duane Elbert Summer Assistantship Annual Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a fully-admitted graduate student in the Historial Administration program accepted to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lily, Abby, and Nate Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. A) In even-numbered fiscal years, the earning of the Fund shall be used to fund the Lily, Abby, and Nate...
The following criteria must be met: 1. A) In even-numbered fiscal years,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Parents' Club Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing (at least a...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Sarah Wozencraft Cox Art Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award(s) will be given to one or more Eastern Illinois University students who participate in the...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award(s) will be given to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Tawani Cadet Award
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Communication Studies Talented Student Award: Incoming Students
This opportunity is for incoming freshman and transfer students. If you are a current or returning student, please apply for the other...
This opportunity is for incoming freshman and transfer students. If you...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Dr. Janet L. Norberg Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Communication Studies and/or Education and/or...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Drs. Christine and Larry Helsel Public Relations Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be U.S. Citizen and an Illinois Resident. 2. The recipient(s) must be a...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be U.S....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Stephen Jay Gould Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student and enrolled in good standing at Eastern Illinois University...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Talented Student Award in Journalism
This is a tuition only award. In order to apply, a student must meet and agree to the following criteria: Incoming freshmen/transfer...
This is a tuition only award. In order to apply, a student must meet and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eileen F. Hubbard Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time junior or senior level undergraduate student or a graduate level...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Redmond-Bey Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a sophomore, junior, or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship
The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient(s) must be a declared major in one of the...
The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended