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 Annie Weller Memorial Scholarship In Geography
For juniors and seniors majoring in Geography. Requires 3.0 GPA....
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Athenaeum Philosophy Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Attainment Fund Scholarship
Established in 1965 to provide financial assistance to outstanding...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bachelor of General Studies Degree Completion Scholarship
For majors in the General Studies (BGS) adult, non-traditional program,...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Balsaar and Ruth Bubeck Scholarship
For undergraduate students from Marshall, Illinois (or Clark County)...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Barbara Rennels Roberts Scholarship
For students from Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, or...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Belayet Khan Geography Award
For junior/senior majors in Geography. Requires 3.0 GPA, completion of 2...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Benjamin Weir - Eugene Waffle Journalism Award
For Journalism majors pursuing a journalism career. Requires 80 credit...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bert and Janet Holley Scholarship
For undergraduate transfer students with an Associate Degree, majoring...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bertha G. Hoedebecke Scholarship
For Elementary Education majors from Montgomery County. Requires 3.0 HS...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
For Business students who are active members of Beta Gamma Sigma...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bette L. Johnson Scholarship
For incoming freshmen from Charleston HS, majoring in the humanities....
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Betty J. Hawkins English Scholarship
For sophomore/junior English majors. Requires 35-80 EIU credit hours,...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Betty Lou Balasi Scholarship
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in Communication...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bill and Susie Robinson Scholarship in Excellence and Athleticism
For current athletes in competitive play, majoring in Political Science,...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate juniors and seniors majoring in Management Information...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association Scholar Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bobbie King Memorial Scholarship
For juniors/seniors majoring in French, German, or Spanish. Requires 3.5...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Brankey Scholarship
For incoming freshman Business majors who show potential for academic...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Brenda Edgar Scholarship For Women
For adult mothers over 25 in General Studies (BGS) program. Requires 2.5...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Brian and Trina Myerscough- Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
For juniors/seniors in Sigma Pi fraternity, majoring in education or the...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Broadcast Journalism Scholarship
For Broadcast Journalism majors interested in it as a career. Requires...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bruce Allen White Montgomery Scholarship
For sophomores/juniors on the staff of the student newspaper (The Daily...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bryan and Adra Heise Elementary Education Scholarship
For majors in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Middle Level Education....
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Bud and Jo Sanders Scholarship
For undergraduates who work 20 hours per week. Requires 2.5 GPA;...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Burgner Memorial Scholarship
For Biology majors from Charleston or Mattoon HS, or rural Coles County,...
Deadline03/15/2023
$0.00 Business Advisory Board Student Recruitment Scholarship
For incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in a program...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Business and Education Scholarship
For majors in Business or Education. Requires 3.25 GPA. Preference given...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Business Scholarship
For students from Mattoon HS majoring in business, technology, or...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Completion of Degree Scholarship
The criteria for selection is as follows: 1. The recipient(s) must be an...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Golf Scholarship
For current golf players at EIU, or incoming freshmen whose high school...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Tennis Scholarship
For current tennis players at EIU, or incoming freshmen whose high...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Calvin Countryman Memorial Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be an art...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Carl Mito Scholarship for District 214 Students
The criteria are as follows: Recipient(s) must be an incoming freshman...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Carl N. Sexton Memorial Scholarship
Recipients must meet the following criteria: Recipients must be a...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Carol A. Manhart Scholarship
For undergraduates in Communication Studies, or graduate students with...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Carol Schnick Coyle Elementary Teacher Education Scholarship
For Elementary Education majors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Financial need...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Carol Specht Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate single mothers living with their children, majoring in...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Carolyn A. Forbes Centennial Scholarship
For incoming freshmen in a major offered the School of Technology....
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Carolyn Shores Cook and Allyn Cook Memorial Scholarship - Music (Even Fiscal Years)
The following is the criteria: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time,...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Carpenters Local #243 Scholarship
For undergraduate/graduate students who are children or stepchildren of...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Caterpillar Homeland Security Scholarship
For students in a major related to Homeland Security, preferably those...
Deadline03/15/2023
$0.00 Catherine A. Smith Piano Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be a full-time incoming...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Cecil Paul and Marjorie Wilson Davis Scholarship - English
Criteria for the Cecil Paul and Marjorie Wilson Davis...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Charles & Barbara Clark Elementary Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipients must...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Charles A. Elliott Technology Education Award
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in Career and...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Charles C. Shaw Scholarship
For incoming freshmen from Paxton or Mattoon. Priority given (in this...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Charles Gifford Manion Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate/graduate Business majors. Requires 2.75 GPA, financial...
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Charles L. and Kathryn Joley and Family Deans Scholarship in Education
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors getting teacher certification....
Deadline03/15/2023
Varies Charles P. and Mary E. Lantz Scholarship
For students who will be seniors next fall semester. Requires short...
Deadline03/15/2023