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 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA)
To support the University’s mission of fostering opportunities for...
Deadline10/14/2022
Varies Birdina Gregg Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Buffenmeyer Friend Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Recipient(s) must be a full-time...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Carol Helwig Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Carolyn Kluesner Modglin Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Charles A. Elliott Technology Education Award
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in Career and...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Charles and Elizabeth Huber Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Christopher E. Tredennick Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies David L. & Audrey Jorns Business Education Scholarship
For juniors/seniors in Career and Technical Education (Business...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Department of Political Science Graduate Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Prospective graduate students...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Donald and Lucille Taylor Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Donna Lynn Connelly Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Dr. James D. Price Delta Chi Business Education Scholarship
For Career and Technical Education (Business Emphasis) majors in Delta...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Eastern Illinois University Family and Consumer Sciences Elderhostel Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Elsie and Erson Giffin Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Esther Brothers Elmore Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a full-time junior or...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Francis and Joyce Archibald Memorial Education Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be a full-time student...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Funkhouser Scholarship
Established in 2012, this scholarship holds the following eligibility...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Grote Stahl Scholarship - College of Health and Human Services (Odd Fiscal Years)
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Harry and Beulah Sockler Scholarship
For current football or basketball athletes, or incoming freshmen whose...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies John E. and Mary J. Price Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Joyce S. Crouse Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies L. Joyce Taylor Student Teaching Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipients(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Lauren Leffler Memorial Scholarship
The following Criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be an...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Lillian R. Greathouse Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be an...
Deadline10/15/2022
$0.00 Lou Ann and Tom Waskom Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. A minimum of two scholarships...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Lucille M. Klehm Technology Education Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. Nominations for the award shall...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies McNabb-Dow Graduate Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient must...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Mike and Susan Petrik Annual Scholarship for Excellence (School of Business - Odd Fiscal Years)
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Omar Carl Schmeusser Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) should be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Outstanding First Year Political Science Student Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The minimum GPA for this award...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Ozier Child and Family Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Rachel Stapp Teaching Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Roberson Business Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Robert G. Buzzard Presidential Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Robert N. and Barbara V. Sullivan Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be an...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Ruth E. Brandenberg Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship is to be...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Ruth Gaertner Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Ruth Miller Esbeck Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies S.L. Harris Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Schmalhausen Family Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Sue Nichols O'Brien Scholarship
1. Recipient must be a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Talented Student Award - Theatre Arts
TSA scholarships (in the form of tuition assistance) are awarded to...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Thomas A. and Gail M. Higgins Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a graduate...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Track and Field/Cross Country Annual Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1.) Must be a full-time student...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Watson Family Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Waunetah D. Buckler Elementary Education Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: Must be a full-time student...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies William H. and Waneta Sedgwick Catey Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Robert A. Ingram Scholarships for Entrepreneurship Students
Criteria for selection are as follows: a. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/26/2022
Varies Academic Excellence Communication Studies Talented Student Award
This is a tuition waiver to provide financial assistance to students...
Deadline10/28/2022