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The International Student Scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees to assist students from other countries to attend EIU. Awards are competitive and designed to promote cultural exchange and diversity. Awards may be granted on the basis of one or both of the following factors: financial need and academic excellence. The scholarship pays partial tuition for minimum full-time enrollment in EIU courses. Fees, field trips, continuing education delivery charges, travel, living expenses, and other personal expenses are not covered.

International Student Scholarship

Criteria to be eligible for the scholarship are as follows:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.0 (graduate), as converted to the EIU grading scale.

  • Full academic admission to a degree program

  • Proof of funding for living expenses and fees (see financial affidavit form at http://www.eiu.edu/~interntl/)

Deadlines for scholarship applications are as follows:
  • March 1 for Fall semester scholarships

  • October 1 for Spring semester scholarships

You can find a link to the scholarship application below:

Carl P. Koerner Jr. Scholarship Award

    • Announcing the Carl P. Koerner Jr. Scholarship Award.
    • The Office of International Students and Scholars invites EIU International Students to submit essays to compete for the annual Carl P. Koerner Jr. Scholarship.

    • Award: A scholarship awarded in honor of Carl P. Koerner Jr., a former EIU Board of Trustees officer.

    • Eligibility: Current EIU International Students who will be enrolled in Spring 2017.

    • Deadline: October 15, 2016.

You can find a link to the scholarship application below:


    • Please complete the online application once.  

    • Tentative scholarship amounts listed. Contingent upon available funding.