2023 Western Illinois University Presidential Scholarship (US Based)


Scholarship Awarding University:
Western Illinois University

Type of degree: 
Bachelor’s

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 1st of December, 2022

Scholarship Summary: 
The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious award offered at Western Illinois University to exceptional domestic freshmen students.  Awards are determined by a selection committee that considers academic merit, demonstrated leadership ability and community engagement as factors in the selection process.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must;
i. Meet 2 of the following 3 criteria: 3.4+ GPA, top 15% graduating class, 24+/1160+ ACT/SAT OR
ii. Obtain a minimum 3.75 GPA (no test scores)
iii. Enroll in the Centennial Honors College
iv. Demonstrate leadership ability and community engagement

Value of Scholarship: 
Presidential Scholars receive scholarships to cover full tuition, student fees, a double residence hall room and meal plan not covered by other scholarships.

Applicants must maintain a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA at WIU for this scholarship to be renewed.

Scholarship Application Guide: 

To apply for the Presidential scholarship, you must:
i. Apply and admitted for undergraduate study at WIU and also, the Honors College
ii. Complete the WIU Foundation Scholarship application

Scholarship Website:
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Western Illinois University Presidential Scholarship Page.