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
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 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
$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 Dorothy E. Waldon Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application. The...
This award is for SUMMER 2020 programs ONLY To apply for this award, you...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Harlaxton Manor Study Abroad Scholarship
For undergraduate/graduate students who wish to study abroad at Harlaxton College in England, Fall 2020. Financial need may be considered. Full...
For undergraduate/graduate students who wish to study abroad at...
  • 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
Varies Kate and Cliff Strandberg Study Abroad in Europe Scholarship
For studying abroad in Europe. Requires 2.75 GPA, essay, resume, 2 letters of recommendation. Preference to School of Technology majors. Full...
For studying abroad in Europe. Requires 2.75 GPA, essay, resume, 2...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Office of Study Abroad Grant
For full-time students, to cover Study Abroad expenses for Fall 2020. Requires 2.5 GPA, essay, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation. Full...
For full-time students, to cover Study Abroad expenses for Fall 2020....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert and Ann Flick Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
For undergraduates with 3.0 GPA, to study abroad Fall 2020. Preference given to: travelers to Italy, English majors, arts & humanities majors. Full...
For undergraduates with 3.0 GPA, to study abroad Fall 2020. Preference...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Talented Student Award - Study Abroad
For students participating in international exchange Fall 2020. Requires financial need, 2.5 GPA, 2 letters of recommendation, essay, resume. Full...
For students participating in international exchange Fall 2020. Requires...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Don and Pam Sundheim Study Abroad Scholarship
For juniors/seniors in French/German/Spanish; preferably w/ teacher certification, financial need. Requires 3.0 GPA, essay, recommendation. Full...
For juniors/seniors in French/German/Spanish; preferably w/ teacher...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500.00 Frank McCormick Phi Beta Kappa Study Abroad Scholarship
For students in one of 13 majors, to Study Abroad. Requires 3.25 GPA, short essay, faculty recommendation. Non-English instruction preferred. Full...
For students in one of 13 majors, to Study Abroad. Requires 3.25 GPA,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Marilyn Joy Coles Music Study Abroad Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Music and accepted to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Must be a full-time undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Herbert Lasky Outstanding Graduating Senior in Honors Award
The Herbert Lasky Outstanding Graduating Senior in Honors Award will be made to graduating seniors who have taken full advantage of the...
The Herbert Lasky Outstanding Graduating Senior in Honors Award will be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies William Gene and Brigitte Johanna Brown Scholarship - Foreign Language (Fiscal Year 2021)
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies