To be considered for any scholarship or grant, all you have to do is fill out the admission application and submit all requested materials.
Questions?Visit our Scholarships & Grants FAQ.
We know the financial aid process can be quite confusing. At IWU we have attempted to simplify the process as much as possible.
We have a number of benefactors who have generously endowed scholarships for our students, and we do not ask that you apply separately for any of these scholarships.
Your application for admission and transcripts will put you in consideration for our two primary scholarships for our College of Liberal Arts and School of Nursing:
▷ IWU Alumni Scholarship
▷ IWU Alumni Opportunity Grant
While many factors are considered in the application process, your academic profile is the primary factor for these two scholarships, which typically range from $10,000 to $22,000.
If you are majoring in the College of Fine Arts (Theatre, Music, or Art), we will also use your audition, portfolio review or interview to award the:
▷ IWU Alumni Talent Scholarship
With a few rare exceptions, these scholarships range from $10,000 to $24,000.
Besides these larger scholarships, we offer $4,000 scholarships to:
▷ National Merit Scholars
▷ National Achievement Scholars
Three National Merit Scholars could qualify for as much as $40,000 a year in scholarships from IWU.
Finally, our alums have also been generous in establishing regional scholarships for students outside the state of Illinois that range from $2,000 to $5,000.
Again, there are no extra steps beyond applying for admission to be considered for these merit awards.
You will be considered for additional need-based grants once you have completed the FAFSA and the IWU Financial Aid Application.