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 Grant-in-Aid Journalism Award
Incoming freshmen/transfer students: • Officially enrolled as a full-time student at the time of the award • Remain in good academic...
Incoming freshmen/transfer students: • Officially enrolled as a...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2018
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: 12/15/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2018
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: 01/11/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/11/2019
Varies Presidential Scholars Award
For exceptionally strong incoming freshman students, Pine Honors College offers three different awards. This application applies for the Pemberton...
For exceptionally strong incoming freshman students, Pine Honors College...
  • Deadline: 01/11/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/11/2019
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 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 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 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 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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
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 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
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
Varies Annie Weller Memorial Scholarship In Geography
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship shall be awarded to students who have exhibited excellence in the classroom in the field...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship shall be...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Athletic Training Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be an undergraduate student majoring in the Athletic Training Program at...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Bertha G. Hoedebecke Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) of the award must be a resident of Montgomery County. 2. The recipients(s) must be a...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) of the award...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University School of Business...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Betty J. Hawkins English Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student in the sophomore or junior year, majoring in English. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Betty Lou Balasi Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a full-time student with junior or senior class standing or a graduate student,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Boys/Girls State Scholarship
The following criteria: 1. Available to incoming freshmen, male and female, who participated in the “Boy’s/Girl’s” State Program at EIU during the...
The following criteria: 1. Available to incoming freshmen, male and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Bradham Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall meet the minimum admission criteria to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall meet the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Brenda Edgar Scholarship For Women
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be admitted to the BGS or Bachelor of Arts in General Studies and accepted to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Brian & Trina Myerscough- Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student accepted to EIU and hold class status of Junior or Senior. ...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Brian Reed Excellence in Jazz Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, enrolled at Eastern Illinois University,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Applicants must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Bryan and Adra Heise Elementary Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipients must be full-time students, majoring in Early Childhood, Elementary, or...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipients must...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Burgner Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be a graduate of Charleston OR Mattoon High School. Further preference...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Burke Family 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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Business and Education Scholarship
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Business Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Preference shall be given to students from Mattoon High School who have been admitted to the Lumpkin...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Preference shall be given to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Golf Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship fund is to be utilized in support of a golf player who is deserving and currently...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship fund is to be...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Tennis 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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Carol A. Manhart Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student majoring in Communication Studies, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Carol Specht Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be an undergraduate, single-parent, female student with at least one child...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Carolyn A. Forbes Centennial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient (s) must be an incoming freshman accepted to Eastern Illinois University and enrolled as a...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient (s) must be an...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Carolyn Shores Cook and Allyn Cook Memorial Scholarship - Biological Sciences (Odd Fiscal Years)
The following is the criteria: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient(s) must be a...
The following is the criteria: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time,...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Caterpillar Homeland Security Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a field of study related to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Charles & Barbara Clark Elementary Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipients must be full-time students, majoring in Early Childhood, Elementary, of Middle...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipients must...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Charles A. Elliott Technology Education Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a student in good academic standing at Eastern Illinois University and classified,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Charles C. Shaw Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a graduating Senior of good character and academic standing from Paxton High School...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Charles Gifford Manion Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in Business, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. ...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Charles L. and Kathryn Joley and Family Deans Scholarship in Education
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in a program leading to teacher certification, at...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Charles P. and Mary E. Lantz Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient(s) shall be a senior the fall semester following the selection. 2. The recipient(s)...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient(s) shall be...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Charleston High School Class of 1958 Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time, freshman student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Christos and Theodora Efstathiou Scholarship
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019