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 Communication Studies Talented Student Award
This is a tuition waiver to provide financial assistance to students...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Journalism Talented Student Award
This is a tuition only award. In order to apply, a student must meet and...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Paul Ward Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a...
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Ryland Hall Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. Grants may be used for...
Deadline07/15/2022
Varies Charles Jacobs and Mariann Younger Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline09/01/2022
Varies Boys/Girls State Scholarship
For incoming freshmen who participated in Boys or Girls State Program at...
Deadline09/15/2022
Varies US Bank Scholarship
1. Applicant must be an undergraduate enrolled full time with a minimum...
Deadline09/15/2022
Varies Eileen and Reuben Seltzer Scholarship for Adult Learners
For General Studies majors (full- or part-time). Requires 2.0 GPA, 6...
Deadline09/30/2022
Varies Robert A. Pringle Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be...
Deadline09/30/2022
Varies Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association Scholar Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies Charles B. Arzeni Tropical Biology Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies Charles E. and Ferne Tingley Compton Botany Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies DEANS Ecological Sciences Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies E. Warner/ P. Hinz Pre-Med Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be a...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies E. Warner/L. Durham Presidential Award in Environmental Biology
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be a...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies Ernest L. Stover Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies Errett and Mazie Warner Award in Zoology
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be a...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies Errett and Mazie Warner Botany Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient shall be a...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies Gayle Hutton Adkins Award
The following criteria must be met: 1 The award recipient shall be a...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies H. F. Thut Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. Candidates must be a sophomore,...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies Kenneth E. and Donelda A. Damann Aquatic Ecology Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The Award recipient shall be an...
Deadline10/01/2022
Varies Verne B. and Edna M. Kniskern Scholarship in Life Sciences
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
Deadline10/01/2022