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2015 Scholarship Recipients:

Sarah Barrie Morgan O'Dell
Bridgette Bowen Melinda Olson
Huntington Hill Teresa Richard
Emma Hollister Amy Scarbrough
Charity Huwe Stephen Simpson
Shelby Linder Jenna Stokes
Marjarrie Marshall Joann Wakefield
Mikayla Neese Camille Williams
Molly Newland  


The EIU Parents Club Scholarship is one of the largest scholarship programs administered through the Eastern Illinois University Foundation. EIU Parents Club is especially proud to have awarded over $300,000 to help students in need complete their education at Eastern.

Each year the EIU Parents Club awards a number of scholarships to eligible students currently enrolled at Eastern. The purpose of the scholarships is to enable students needing financial assistance to continue their studies at the University. Selection of the scholarship recipients is made by the EIU Parents Club Scholarship Committee and is based on financial need, academic achievement, and campus/community involvement.

The EIU Parents Club Scholarship application process will open Dec. 31, 2015. Applications will be available online located on the Parents Club website. The application, essay, and letters of reference must be completed by 4 p.m., February 11, 2016. Late or incomplete applications/paperwork will not be accepted.

The EIU Parents Club Scholarship is open to all currently enrolled Eastern Illinois University students. The scholarship recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours) at EIU for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 semester. Applicants must have an overall 2.0 grade point average and must have earned 12 or more credit hours from EIU to apply.

The EIU Parents Club Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and announces the recipients in late Spring. For more information contact the EIU Parents Club in the New Student & Family Programs Office at 217-581-6435.

Please read the scholarship guidelines below before starting your application process: