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 Buffenmeyer Friend Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Career and Technical Education (with an...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Recipient(s) must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
Varies Charles and Elizabeth Huber Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student, majoring in education (Early...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
Varies Donald and Lucille Taylor Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Education, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
Varies Dr. William Bailey Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student at Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient(s) must...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
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: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
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: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
Varies Rachel Stapp Teaching Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time, majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education, accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
Varies Robert G. Buzzard Presidential Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student, enrolled in Teacher Education, accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
Varies Sue B. Stoner Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate student, majoring in Psychology, accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
Varies Excellence in Fine Arts Fund - Theatre Arts
The EFA scholarship (in the form of tuition assistance) is awarded only to outstanding and promising incoming freshmen who declare a major in...
The EFA scholarship (in the form of tuition assistance) is awarded only...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2018
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: 10/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2018
Varies Matthew Monippallil Memorial Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be a full-time student majoring in one of the options available in the School of Business or...
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be a full-time student...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2018
Varies Stephan M. Horak Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The memorial recipient shall be majoring in History at EIU. 2. The recipient shall have a cumulative GPA...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The memorial recipient shall be...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2018
Varies US Bank Scholarship
1. Applicant must be an undergraduate enrolled full time with a minimum GPA of 2.5 2. Financial need is a consideration. Applicant must submit a...
1. Applicant must be an undergraduate enrolled full time with a minimum...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2018
Varies William B. Reid History Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in History Education, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2018
Varies Wolfgang and Barbara Schlauch European History 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: 10/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2018
Varies Department of Political Science Graduate Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Prospective graduate students must have high potential as graduate students and will be evaluated on the...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Prospective graduate students...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2018
$500-$1000 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: 11/30/2018
  • Award: $500-$1000
Deadline11/30/2018
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: 11/30/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/30/2018
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: 11/30/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/30/2018
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: 11/30/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/30/2018
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 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
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: 02/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/08/2019
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
$500.00 Frank McCormick Phi Beta Kappa Study Abroad 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: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2019
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2019
Varies Amanda Kent Education Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Elementary Education or Middle Level Education...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a full-time...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Birdina Gregg Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an persistent member of the EIU Campus Democrats (RSO) with a record of involvement...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Carol Helwig Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a graduate student(s), working towards certification in or a masters degree in...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Joseph and Cecilia Covi Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient must...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Skeens Entrepreneurship Annual Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a part-time or full-time undergraduate student accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a part-time...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Student Investment Society Annual RISE Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. Recipient(s)...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Legacy Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a child, stepchild or grandchild of an Eastern Illinois University graduate. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a child,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alumni & 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Amelia Daddazio Women's Studies Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The Amelia Daddazio Women’s Studies Fund shall be awarded to a student(s) whose proposed project aims to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The Amelia Daddazio Women’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Anam Cara Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a full-time or part-time student in academic good standing, majoring in a program...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ann Frommel Memorial Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be at least a Sophomore majoring in one of the following sciences: Biological...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Balsaar & Ruth Bubeck Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student enrolled at Eastern Illinois University. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barbara Rennels Roberts 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended