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 Talented Student Award - Communication Studies
This is a tuition waiver to provide financial assistance to students with academic talent or special status; fees are not waived. The following...
This is a tuition waiver to provide financial assistance to students...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2019
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: 01/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2019
Varies Ewen "Lefty" Bryden Alumni Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must have completed a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 59 semester hours at Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must have...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
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: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
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: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
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: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
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: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
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: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
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: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
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: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
Varies Calvin Countryman Memorial Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an art education major. 2. The recipient shall be a senior. 3. The recipient...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an art...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Dorothy E. Waldon Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be enrolled in good standing as a full-time student at EIU. 2. The recipient must...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be enrolled...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Study Abroad Assistance Fund
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in good standing at EIU and qualify for financial aid. For at least half of the scholarships awarded in a...
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in good standing at EIU and...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Kate and Cliff Strandberg Study Abroad in Europe Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate domestic student, accepted to EIU and in...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Miranda Rice Weiss Art History Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time Junior or Senior student, majoring in Art History, accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Office of Study Abroad Grant
Types of awards: 1. Financial-need based- established by the student’s filed FAFSA 2. Merit-based- typically the top students in the...
Types of awards: 1. Financial-need based- established by the student’s...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Robert and Ann Flick Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Talented Student Award - Study Abroad
Our office has an exchange agreement with several different institutions overseas. As a result of this relationship, we are able to offer...
Our office has an exchange agreement with several different institutions...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Honors Study Abroad Scholarship
For currently enrolled undergraduate Honors students only: The Pine Honors College offers the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship, awarded...
For currently enrolled undergraduate Honors students only: The Pine...
  • Deadline: 02/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/08/2019
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: 02/12/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/12/2019
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: 02/22/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/22/2019
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: 02/22/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/22/2019
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: 02/22/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/22/2019
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: 02/22/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/22/2019
Varies David R. & 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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2019
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Study Abroad Assistance Fund
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in good standing at EIU and qualify for financial aid. For at least half of the scholarships awarded in a...
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in good standing at EIU and...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2019
$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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2019
Varies Office of Study Abroad Grant
Types of awards: 1. Financial-need based- established by the student’s filed FAFSA 2. Merit-based- typically the top students in the...
Types of awards: 1. Financial-need based- established by the student’s...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2019
Varies Robert and Ann Flick Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2019
$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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2019
$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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2019
Varies Talented Student Award - Study Abroad
Our office has an exchange agreement with several different institutions overseas. As a result of this relationship, we are able to offer...
Our office has an exchange agreement with several different institutions...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
Varies Anne Frank Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient must write an...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a student...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
Varies Charles H. and Dorothee Coleman Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship/assistantship recipient(s) shall be a graduate student majoring in History. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship/assistantship...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
Varies Errett & Mazie Warner History Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be a Junior or Senior majoring in History. 2. The recipient must show...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be a...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
Varies HAPA Joy Matthiessen Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a graduate student seeking a degree in the Master of Arts in History with...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
Varies Jeanne and Donald Tingley Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be enrolled in good standing as a full-time student, majoring in History at EIU. 2....
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
Varies Lawrence and Emily Nichols Memorial Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to EIU, majoring in U.S. or Latin American History. ...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
Varies Martha T. & Lavern M. Hamand Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a graduate student enrolled in the department of History’s traditional or...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
Varies Rex Syndergaard Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Candidates must be a graduate student or upperclassman at EIU majoring in History with preference given to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Candidates must be a graduate...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
Varies Robert & Julie Sterling History Education in Social Science Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be an undergraduate student accepted and enrolled in Eastern Illinois University and...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be an...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2019
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019