Our 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 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.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$0.00 Scholars in Undergraduate Research (SURE) Award
For juniors/seniors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences pursuing research. Requires letter of recommendation, project description. Full...
For juniors/seniors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences pursuing...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Athenaeum Philosophy Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a full-time student, majoring in Philosophy, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient shall be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Dr. John Guckert Memorial Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in a program leading to teacher certification. ...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The award recipient must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Edith Breving Annual Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Eligible applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student accepted to Eastern Illinois University and...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Eligible applicants must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$500.00 Frank McCormick Phi Beta Kappa Study Abroad Scholarship
Keywords: French, German, Spanish, Foreign Languages, World Languages The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time...
Keywords: French, German, Spanish, Foreign Languages, World...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Richard Icen Fourth Estate Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in Journalism, in good academic standing, accepted...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Robert E. Barford Philosophy Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a sophomore, junior or senior at Eastern Illinois University with a declared...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) shall be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Roy K. Wilson Journalism Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student, majoring in journalism, accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020