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 begin applying for specific scholarship opportunities.

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. You will be asked to complete or renew your General Application each year after November 1.
  • With a complete General Application, the system will automatically match you to all scholarships you are eligible for based on your information from PAWS and MyEIU. Some opportunities do not require any application after the General Application is complete, but others will request additional information. The system will provide you with a “Recommended” list of scholarship opportunities that have additional requirements.

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.

Are you looking for a specific opportunity but do not see it below? There’s a chance it’s just not open for applications at this time. We recommend checking back in at least once a month to review new opportunities.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Betty J. Hawkins English Scholarship
For sophomore/junior English majors. Requires 35-80 EIU credit hours,...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Betty Lou Balasi Scholarship
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in Communication...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bill and Susie Robinson Scholarship in Excellence and Athleticism
For current athletes in competitive play, majoring in Political Science,...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate juniors and seniors majoring in Management Information...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association Scholar Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bobbie King Memorial Scholarship
For juniors/seniors majoring in French, German, or Spanish. Requires 3.5...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Brankey Scholarship
For incoming freshman Business majors who show potential for academic...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Brenda Edgar Scholarship For Women
For adult mothers over 25 in General Studies (BGS) program. Requires 2.5...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Brian and Trina Myerscough- Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
For juniors/seniors in Sigma Pi fraternity, majoring in education or the...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Broadcast Journalism Scholarship
For Broadcast Journalism majors interested in it as a career. Requires...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bruce Allen White Montgomery Scholarship
For sophomores/juniors on the staff of the student newspaper (The Daily...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bryan and Adra Heise Elementary Education Scholarship
For majors in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Middle Level Education....
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bud and Jo Sanders Scholarship
For undergraduates who work 20 hours per week. Requires 2.5 GPA;...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Burgner Memorial Scholarship
For Biology majors from Charleston or Mattoon HS, or rural Coles County,...
Deadline03/15/2024
$0.00 Business Advisory Board Student Recruitment Scholarship
For incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in a program...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Business and Education Scholarship
For majors in Business or Education. Requires 3.25 GPA. Preference given...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Business Scholarship
For students from Mattoon HS majoring in business, technology, or...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Completion of Degree Scholarship
The criteria for selection is as follows: 1. The recipient(s) must be an...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Golf Scholarship
For current golf players at EIU, or incoming freshmen whose high school...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Tennis Scholarship
For current tennis players at EIU, or incoming freshmen whose high...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Calvin Countryman Memorial Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an art...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Carl Mito Scholarship for District 214 Students
The criteria are as follows: Recipient(s) must be an incoming freshman...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Carl N. Sexton Memorial Scholarship
Recipients must meet the following criteria: Recipients must be a...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Carol A. Manhart Scholarship
For undergraduates in Communication Studies, or graduate students with...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Carol Schnick Coyle Elementary Teacher Education Scholarship
For Elementary Education majors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Financial need...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Carol Specht Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate single mothers living with their children, majoring in...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Carolyn A. Forbes Centennial Scholarship
For incoming freshmen in a major offered the School of Technology....
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Carolyn Kluesner Modglin Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Carolyn Shores Cook and Allyn Cook Memorial Scholarship - Biological Sciences (Odd Fiscal Years)
For undergraduates majoring in Biology. Must demonstrate the potential...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Carpenters Local #243 Scholarship
For undergraduate/graduate students who are children or stepchildren of...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Caterpillar Homeland Security Scholarship
For students in a major related to Homeland Security, preferably those...
Deadline03/15/2024
$0.00 Catherine A. Smith Piano Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be a full-time incoming...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Cecil Paul and Marjorie Wilson Davis Scholarship - English
Criteria for the Cecil Paul and Marjorie Wilson Davis...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Charles & Barbara Clark Elementary Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipients must...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Charles A. Elliott Technology Education Award
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in Career and...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Charles A. Hollister Pre-Law Award
For juniors and seniors studying Pre-Law. Requires 3.25 GPA, membership...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Charles and Megan Scruby Price Elementary Education Scholarship
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in Elementary Education....
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Charles C. Shaw Scholarship
For incoming freshmen from Paxton or Mattoon. Priority given (in this...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Charles Gifford Manion Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate/graduate Business majors. Requires 2.75 GPA, financial...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Charles L. and Kathryn Joley and Family Deans Scholarship in Education
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors getting teacher certification....
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Charles P. and Mary E. Lantz Scholarship
For students who will be seniors next fall semester. Requires short...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Charleston High School Class of 1958 Scholarship
For incoming freshmen from Charleston HS. Preference given to students...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Christine and Maura Robertson Graduate Scholarship - Biological Sciences (Odd Fiscal Years)
For graduate students majoring in Environmental Biology/Health. Requires...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000.00 City Colleges Star Scholarship
Requirements for this award are as follows: Transfer from the City...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Civil Service Council Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Clay/Richland County Scholarship
For high-achieving incoming freshmen and incoming transfers from Clay or...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Clinton R. Ochs Memorial Scholarship
For new incoming graduate students in Business Administration,...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Coach Baker Memorial Award
For students from Charleston HS. Must show potential for success through...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Coles County Business Women's Club Scholarship
For students from, or with ties to, Coles County. Requires 3.0 GPA,...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Coles-Douglas Scholarship
For undergraduate Elementary Education majors from Coles or Douglas...
Deadline03/15/2024