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 Annie L. Weller Scholarship
For undergraduate or graduate students with a 3.5 GPA, majoring in...
Deadline02/23/2024
Varies Betty Wright Downing Award
For high-achieving graduate students pursuing a career in medicine or...
Deadline02/23/2024
Varies Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
For incoming/current graduate students. Requires 3 letters of...
Deadline02/23/2024
Varies Booth Library Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity
Award Description: This program is designed to promote and celebrate...
Deadline02/29/2024
Varies COS Student Advisory Board Student Assistance Award
For sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students in a liberal...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Creative Works Award
Description: For undergraduates. Requires resume, written abstract, and...
Deadline03/01/2024
$0.00 Graduate Student Investigator Award
For graduate students, to support research and presentation. Requires...
Deadline03/01/2024
$0.00 Scholars in Undergraduate Research (SURE) Award
For juniors/seniors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences pursuing...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Social Science Writing Award
For undergraduates. Requires a well-written paper from a current or...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies TRiO Scholarship
For students in the TRiO program with a 2.0 EIU GPA and financial need....
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA)
To support the University’s mission of fostering opportunities for...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Dorothy E. Waldon Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies Dr. William V. Weber Study Abroad Scholarship
For students with financial need who wish to Study Abroad. Preference...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies Harlaxton Manor Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies Honors Study Abroad Scholarship - Talented Student Award
For Honors students, to cover Study Abroad costs. Requires 2 short...
Deadline03/04/2024
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...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies Office of Study Abroad Grant
This grant is for students who excel academically, but do not have the...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies Robert and Ann Flick Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies Talented Student Award - Study Abroad
Our office has an exchange agreement with several different institutions...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies Ahmad Murad Scholarship
The selection committee shall apply the following criteria: 1. The...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Al and Vesta Rundle Scholarship
For students majoring in Art, Music, Speech Communication, or Theatre...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Alan R. Aulabaugh Music Scholarship
For Music majors with a 3.0 GPA. Preference given (in this order) to...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Alberta and Raymond Zuber Future Teachers Scholarship
Criteria for selection are as follows: 1. Must be elementary education...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Alexander Briggs Memorial Award
For Business majors who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Requires...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Alexander Hamilton Paper Award in American History
For undergraduates. Awarded to author of best paper on American History...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Alice Groff Pennybacker Secondary Education Scholarship
For students in Secondary Education planning to teach. Requires 2.5 GPA....
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Allan D. Heath Fifth Year Student Athlete Scholarship
For athletes, juniors and above, with athletic aid but no eligibility...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Alpha Phi Alpha Banquet and Scholarship Fund
The Following Criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Alpha Phi Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: The recipient(s) shall be a...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Altamont Lions Club/Ernie C. Ballard Scholarship
For Biology majors from Effingham County. Requires 2.5 GPA,...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Alumni and Friends of Soccer Scholarship
For athletes on the men’s soccer team. Requires 2.5 GPA, compliance with...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Amanda Kent Education Annual Scholarship
For Elementary and Middle Level Education majors, focused on science...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Amelia Daddazio Women's Studies Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The Amelia Daddazio Women’s...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Amy Blumberg Memorial Scholarship
For new, active members of Gamma Mu Chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority....
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Amy Blumberg/Collinsville High School Scholarship
For seniors about to graduate from Collinsville High School. Requires a...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Anam Cara Scholarship
For Education majors planning to teach. Requires 3 essays, resume....
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Ann Frommel Memorial Award
For undergraduate Biology or Chemistry majors, sophomore and above, with...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Anna Roberta Sain Nursing Scholarship
For Nursing majors, full- or part-time, in the RN to BSN program....
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Anne Frank Award
For undergraduates. Awarded to author of the best paper on the Holocaust...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Annie Weller Memorial Scholarship In Geography
For juniors and seniors majoring in Geography. Requires 3.0 GPA....
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Attainment Fund Scholarship
Established in 1965 to provide financial assistance to outstanding...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bachelor of General Studies Degree Completion Scholarship
For majors in the General Studies (BGS) adult, non-traditional program,...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Balsaar and Ruth Bubeck Scholarship
For undergraduate students from Marshall, Illinois (or Clark County)...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Barbara Rennels Roberts Scholarship
For students from Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, or...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Belayet Khan Geography Award
For junior/senior majors in Geography. Requires 3.0 GPA, completion of 2...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Benjamin Weir - Eugene Waffle Journalism Award
For Journalism majors pursuing a journalism career. Requires 80 credit...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bert and Janet Holley Scholarship
For undergraduate transfer students with an Associate Degree, majoring...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bertha G. Hoedebecke Scholarship
For Elementary Education majors from Montgomery County. Requires 3.0 HS...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
For Business students who are active members of Beta Gamma Sigma...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Bette L. Johnson Scholarship
For incoming freshmen from Charleston HS, majoring in the humanities....
Deadline03/15/2024