2020 EIU Scholarships

EIU net price is at $16,174.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Eastern Illinois University. EIU awards an average of $23,650.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, EIU students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Charleston, then those costs could be even higher.

93% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $8,497.00. Furthermore, 52% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $4,518.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Eastern Illinois University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by EIU while others are open to EIU students, though not exclusive to Eastern Illinois University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Eastern Illinois University students?

There are 28 scholarships totaling $53,968.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 28 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Eastern Illinois University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Eastern Illinois University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Eastern Illinois University study abroad scholarships, Eastern Illinois University transfer scholarships, and Eastern Illinois University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for EIU study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward EIU study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to EIU transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Eastern Illinois University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. EIU transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for EIU transfer scholarships.

Are these EIU scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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Illinois Veteran Grant

Sponsor by Illinois Student Assistance Commission Location 1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL

Applicant must be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and attend an Illinois public university or community college.

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- October 1 Apply Now

Illinois National Guard Grant

Sponsor by Illinois Student Assistance Commission Location 1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL

Applicant must have proof of current service in the National Guard and attend an Illinois public university or community college.

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- October 1 Apply Now

Grant Program for Descendants of Police, Fire, or Correctional Officers

Sponsor by Illinois Student Assistance Commission Location 1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL

Applicant must be the descendant of a police, fire, or correctional officer killed or disabled in the line of duty and attend an approved Illinois school.

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- October 1 Apply Now

AMVETS Post #100 Scholarship

Sponsor by AMVETS, Illinois Department

Applicant must be a single Illinois resident attending school in Illinois who is the child of a veteran. ACT scores, transcripts, rank in class, and tax forms are required to be submitted.

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$500.00 March 1 Apply Now

Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by AMVETS, Illinois Department

Applicant must be an Illinois resident attending school in Illinois, be single, be the child of a veteran, and submit ACT scores, transcripts, rank in class, and tax forms.

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$500.00 April 1 Apply Now

Lulu Craig Collier Scholarship

Sponsor by Eastern Illinois University Location Office of Financial Aid, Charleston, IL

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Coles County high school who is in the top 25 percent of their graduating class and plans to attend Eastern Illinois University.

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- February 1 Apply Now

Danforth Language Fund

Sponsor by Eastern Illinois University Location Office of Financial Aid, Charleston, IL

Applicant must be an undergraduate at Eastern Illinois University.

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$3,000.00 February 1 Apply Now

Ardath Louise Fogelsanger History Scholarship

Sponsor by Eastern Illinois University Location Office of Financial Aid, Charleston, IL

Applicant must be an upper division major who demonstrates a love for and dedication to the study of history and is selected through a nomination process.

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$3,000.00 February 1 Apply Now

International Student Scholarship

Sponsor by Eastern Illinois University Location Office of Financial Aid, Charleston, IL

Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement and/or financial need. Minimum 2.75 GPA (3.0 graduate) required.

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- February 1 Apply Now

Accountancy Advisory Board Endowment

Sponsor by Eastern Illinois University Location 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL

Applicant must be a student of record accepted into the accounting program at Eastern Illinois University. Minimum 3.2 GPA required.

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$3,000.00 February 1 Apply Now

William E. Adams Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Eastern Illinois University Location Office of Financial Aid, Charleston, IL

Applicant must be a full-time student at Eastern Illinois University minoring in pre-law (or majoring if History, if pre-law is not an option). Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

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$3,000.00 February 14 Apply Now

Gayle Hutton Adkins Award

Sponsor by Eastern Illinois University Location 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL

Applicant must demonstrate outstanding personal character and be enrolled in the pre-medical program. Preference will be given to a married candidate.

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$3,000.00 February 22 Apply Now

Jesse Voigt Allhands Mathematics Scholarship

Sponsor by Eastern Illinois University Location 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL

Applicant must major in a degree program in the Department of Mathematics and demonstrate financial need. Preference given to students from West Salem, IL or communities close to West Salem.

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$3,000.00 February 1 Apply Now