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 Dorothy E. Waldon Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application. The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient...
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2021
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Study Abroad Scholarship
For students with financial need who wish to Study Abroad. Preference given to first-generation and underrepresented students. Full...
For students with financial need who wish to Study Abroad. Preference...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2021
Varies Harlaxton Manor Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application. The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient...
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2021
Varies James B. Curtis Memorial Scholarship
For Political Science majors approved for an upcoming study abroad, student exchange or Washington Center internship. Requires 4 essays. Full...
For Political Science majors approved for an upcoming study abroad,...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2021
Varies Kate and Cliff Strandberg Study Abroad in Europe Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application. The following criteria must be met: 1. The...
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2021
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: 10/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2021
Varies Robert and Ann Flick Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application. The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient...
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2021
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: 10/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2021
Varies Eberly-Wallace Professional Development Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a graduate student, admitted to the Masters in the College Student Affairs program,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a graduate...
  • Deadline: 10/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/30/2021
Varies James and Linda Gatrell Textbook Rental Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1.) Must be a Pell-eligible sophomore or junior undergraduate student accepted to Eastern Illinois...
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1.) Must be a Pell-eligible...
  • Deadline: 10/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/30/2021
$0.00 Daily Eastern News JOU Grant-in-Aid
This award is based on your involvement with the Daily Eastern News. This award will announce and disburse in the same semester.
This award is based on your involvement with the Daily Eastern...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline10/31/2021
$0.00 Daily Eastern News JOU Talented Student Award
This award is based on your involvement with the Daily Eastern News. This award will announce and disburse in the same semester.
This award is based on your involvement with the Daily Eastern...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline10/31/2021
Varies Dorothe L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Leisure Studies, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2021
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: 10/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2021
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: 10/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2021
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: 10/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2021
$0.00 Scholarship Supplement JOU Talented Student Award
This award is based on your involvement with Journalism. This award will announce and disburse in the same semester.
This award is based on your involvement with Journalism. This award will...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline10/31/2021
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: 10/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2021
$0.00 Warbler JOU Grant-in-Aid
This award is based on your involvement with the Warbler. This award will announce and disburse in the same semester.
This award is based on your involvement with the Warbler. This award...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline10/31/2021
$0.00 Warbler JOU Talented Student Award
This award is based on your involvement with the Warbler. This award will announce and disburse in the same semester.
This award is based on your involvement with the Warbler. This award...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline10/31/2021
$0.00 WEIU-FM JOU Talented Student Award
Hit-Mix 88.9 WEIU-FM Team Standards · Be responsible, have a great attitude, work hard, be dedicated and have fun! · Follow the WEIU Rules and...
Hit-Mix 88.9 WEIU-FM Team Standards · Be responsible, have a great...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline10/31/2021
$0.00 WEIU-TV JOU Talented Student Award
WEIU News Team Standards · Be responsible, have a great attitude, work hard, be dedicated and have fun! · Follow the WEIU Rules and Guidelines...
WEIU News Team Standards · Be responsible, have a great attitude, work...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline10/31/2021
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: 10/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2021
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: 10/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2021
Varies William G. Riordan Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be enrolled at Eastern Illinois University as a senior majoring in the field of...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2021
Varies Dr. Ann E. Jackson Catholic Scholars Program Scholarship
For students who are members of the Roman Catholic Church living in Illinois. Requires 12 credit hours. Renewable if criteria are met. Full...
For students who are members of the Roman Catholic Church living in...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2021
Varies Robert A. Ingram Scholarships for Entrepreneurship Students
Criteria for selection are as follows: a. The recipient(s) must be a full time junior or senior with a declared minor in Entrepreneurship accepted...
Criteria for selection are as follows: a. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 11/02/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/02/2021
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: 11/05/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/05/2021
Varies Martha T. and Lavern M. Hamand Memorial Scholarship (Graduate Writing Award)
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: 11/13/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/13/2021
$0.00 Academic Excellence CMN Talented Student Award
This is a tuition waiver to provide financial assistance to students with academic talent or special status; fees are not waived. The following...
This is a tuition waiver to provide financial assistance to students...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2022
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2022
$0.00 Incoming Student CMN Talented Student Award
This opportunity is for incoming freshman and transfer students. If you are a current or returning student, please apply for the other...
This opportunity is for incoming freshman and transfer students. If you...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2022
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2022
Varies School of Continuing Education Staff Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time or part-time, non-traditional student enrolled in a Continuing Education...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies EIU Track and XC Alumni Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Geography of Ecuador and Latin America Enhancement Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. A student(s) enrolled in the Environment, Society, and Culture of Ecuador Study Abroad course or...
The following criteria must be met: 1. A student(s) enrolled in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Duane Elbert Summer Assistantship Annual Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a fully-admitted graduate student in the Historial Administration program accepted to...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lily, Abby, and Nate Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. A) In even-numbered fiscal years, the earning of the Fund shall be used to fund the Lily, Abby, and Nate...
The following criteria must be met: 1. A) In even-numbered fiscal years,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Parents' Club Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing (at least a...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Sarah Wozencraft Cox Art Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award(s) will be given to one or more Eastern Illinois University students who participate in the...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award(s) will be given to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Tawani Cadet Award
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Communication Studies Talented Student Award: Incoming Students
This opportunity is for incoming freshman and transfer students. If you are a current or returning student, please apply for the other...
This opportunity is for incoming freshman and transfer students. If you...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Dr. Janet L. Norberg Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Communication Studies and/or Education and/or...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Drs. Christine and Larry Helsel Public Relations Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be U.S. Citizen and an Illinois Resident. 2. The recipient(s) must be a...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be U.S....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Stephen Jay Gould Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a full-time student and enrolled in good standing at Eastern Illinois University...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Margaret Wente Seeboeck FCS Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences accepted to Eastern...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be an undergraduate or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eileen F. Hubbard Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time junior or senior level undergraduate student or a graduate level...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Redmond-Bey Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. 2. The recipient...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a sophomore, junior, or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship
The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient(s) must be a declared major in one of the...
The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, accepted to Eastern...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies English Study Abroad Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University with a declared major...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Honors Study Abroad Scholarship - Talented Student Award
For Honors students, to cover Study Abroad costs. Requires 2 short essays, letter of recommendation, itemized budget. Awarded 3 times a year. Full...
For Honors students, to cover Study Abroad costs. Requires 2 short...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended