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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.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$0.00 Business Advisory Board Student Recruitment Scholarship
For incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in a program offered by the School of Business. Has a mentorship component. Full...
For incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in a program...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies C. Roger Sorensen Business Scholarship
For students from Mattoon HS majoring in business, technology, or hospitality. Second preference given to students from Coles County. Full...
For students from Mattoon HS majoring in business, technology, or...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Carol Specht Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate single mothers living with their children, majoring in a helping career like counseling, teaching, or social work. Full...
For undergraduate single mothers living with their children, majoring in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Carolyn A. Forbes Centennial Scholarship
For incoming freshmen in a major offered the School of Technology. Requires a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated financial need, full-time enrollment. Full...
For incoming freshmen in a major offered the School of Technology....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Charles A. Elliott Technology Education Award
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in Career and Technical Education (preferably Technology Education), planning to teach. Full...
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in Career and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Charles L. and Kathryn Joley and Family Deans Scholarship in Education
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors getting teacher certification. Non-traditional students, single parents, financial need preferred. Full...
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors getting teacher certification....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies COS Advisory Board Endowed Fund
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Requires 15 credit hours in a science major, essay, letter of recommendation from faculty member. Full...
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Requires 15 credit hours in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Dallas and Nina Minniear Scholarship
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in Career and Technical Education. Requires 2.8 GPA. Financial need only used as a tiebreaker. Full...
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in Career and Technical...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Donald L. and Clara Alice Seaman Shawver Scholarship
For Business majors residing in Central Illinois. Financial need considered. Scholastic ability may be determined through competitive exam. Full...
For Business majors residing in Central Illinois. Financial need...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Dr. Barbara L. Hill Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate/graduate students getting teacher certification. Requires 3.5 GPA, essay on service, leadership, achievements. Full...
For undergraduate/graduate students getting teacher certification....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Dwight and Bette (Leckrone) Baptist Scholarship
For undergraduate and graduate students in Education, from Cowden-Herrick, Salem, or Shelbyville high schools. Requires 3.0 GPA. Full...
For undergraduate and graduate students in Education, from...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Ellen Cutright Decker Scholarship
For juniors from Cumberland or Casey-Westfield. Requires 2.65 GPA. Priority given to Elementary Education, then other education majors. Full...
For juniors from Cumberland or Casey-Westfield. Requires 2.65 GPA....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Errett and Mazie Warner Secondary Education Award
For students in Secondary Education. Requires 3.0 GPA, outstanding character that reflects well on EIU. Financial need a final consideration. Full...
For students in Secondary Education. Requires 3.0 GPA, outstanding...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Eunice W. Dougherty Scholarship
For juniors in Business or the sciences, arts, or humanities. Requires 3.85 GPA, 15 EIU credit hours, top 1/4 scholastic standing. Full...
For juniors in Business or the sciences, arts, or humanities. Requires...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
$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: 03/15/2022
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Harold Dean Fildes Scholarship
For juniors/seniors in School of Technology. Requires 3.0 GPA, significant financial need, letter of recommendation on character, academics. Full...
For juniors/seniors in School of Technology. Requires 3.0 GPA,...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Harry Frost Chemistry Scholarship
For juniors, seniors, graduate students in Chemistry, preferably 1) non-traditional 2) employed 20+ hrs/wk. Requires 2.75 GPA, essay. Full...
For juniors, seniors, graduate students in Chemistry, preferably 1)...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies John "Smoke" and Mary Frances Pauley Scholarship in Industrial Technology
For freshmen majoring in Engineering Technology. Requires 3.0 GPA, good moral character, 2 letters of reference, community involvement. Full...
For freshmen majoring in Engineering Technology. Requires 3.0 GPA, good...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Kenneth and Keith Kohanzo Industrial Technology Scholarship
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students in majors related to industrial technology, who show promise of making contributions to the field. Full...
For juniors, seniors, and graduate students in majors related to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Lois E. Elliott Technology Education Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a student in good academic standing at Eastern Illinois University and classified,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must be a student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
$0.00 Lou Ann and Tom Waskom Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. A minimum of two scholarships shall be awarded annually. One recipient(s) must be a full-time student,...
The following criteria must be met: 1. A minimum of two scholarships...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Lucille M. Klehm Technology Education Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. Nominations for the award shall be made under the procedures to be determined by the Committee. 2. The...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Nominations for the award shall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Messer Family Scholarship In Technology
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student at Eastern Illinois University with a declared major in...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Robert DeBolt '62 Technology Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75. 2. The recipient(s) must be employed part-time with a...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must maintain a GPA...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Roy E. Ehrsam Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be a full-time undergraduate student with a declared major in the School of...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies School of Technology Alumni Scholarship
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall be a Senior or a Graduate Student with a major in the School of Technology...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The scholarship recipient shall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Steven and Christine (Hobbs) Ferguson Business Scholarship - School of Technology (Even Fiscal Year)
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time junior or senior accepted to Eastern Illinois University majoring in...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Verne Stockman Graduate Scholarship in Educational Technology
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must have applied and been accepted to the Graduate School and to Eastern Illinois...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The recipient must have applied...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Walter A. Klehm Technology Award
The following criteria must be met: 1. Nominations for the award shall be sought annually by the Committee from the entire faculty of the School...
The following criteria must be met: 1. Nominations for the award shall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2022
Varies Center for Student Innovation (CSI) - What's Your Problem? Pitch Competition
The Center for Student Innovation (CSI) at Booth Library invites underrepresented, undergraduate student teams to share ideas and technologies that...
The Center for Student Innovation (CSI) at Booth Library invites...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Business and Education Scholarship
For majors in Business or Education. Requires 3.25 GPA. Preference given to students actively employed to pay for their own education. Full...
For majors in Business or Education. Requires 3.25 GPA. Preference given...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Plummer/HWCLABS Graduate Candidate Annual Research Fund
The following criteria must be met: 1. The applicant(s) must be a graduate candidate from the following degree programs: a. Master of Science...
The following criteria must be met: 1. The applicant(s) must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended