Eastern Illinois University currently has over 500 scholarships in their database to assist both undergraduate and graduate students in achieving their educational goals. To search for available scholarships, please visit EIU's Scholarship Webpage here.
Department of Educational Leadership Scholarships (Full PDF List)
Scholarships are awarded by department faculty during the Spring semester of each academic year. The department has five (5) scholarships available to students who are enrolled in the Educational Administration Program. Each available scholarship has different eligibility criteria (see below).
Students applying for any of the available scholarships must do so by submitting a completed application, a letter of application (stating his/her qualifications and future career goals), an updated resume, plus any other documents deemed appropriate to be fully considered for the award (i.e. letter of reference(s), previous academic honors received, etc.)
Students may apply for more than one scholarship, although selected recipients will only receive one award.
Scholarship application material are due in our office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017, either via mail, email, or fax (see below):
Department of Educational Leadership
Eastern Illinois University
2320 Buzzard Hall
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: (217) 581-7147
JOHN & JOYCE DIVELY SCHOLARSHIP (PDF Application)
In honor of John A. Dively, Sr. and Joyce E. Reynolds Dively (parents of John A. Dively, Jr., Joseph R. Dively, Lauralynn Dively Arney, and Amy E. Dively).
This scholarship is to be awarded annually to an EIU graduate student enrolled in the Department of Educational Leadership discipline at the time of selection or to a candidate who has successfully completed the degree between January 1 and December 31 of the prior year.
The recipient will be selected based on their potential for future leadership contributions to the public schools and the students they serve. Payment will first be applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient attending EIU, any remaining amount will be dispersed to the recipient.
THE ROHN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ... $1,000 (PDF Application)
In honor of Dr. Charles Rohn, Dean Emeritus of EIU’s College of Education & Professional Studies.
This scholarship is to be awarded annually to an EIU graduate student enrolled in the Educational Leadership discipline and attending classes through the cohort program to obtain their Administrative Certification.
The student recipient must be working full-time as a teacher (or administrator) in a small school system in rural Illinois. The recipient will be selected based on need and the award shall be issued each Fall Semester.
The recipient shall be selected in the Spring semester and the award received in the Fall semester each year.
HANS C. OLSEN SCHOLARSHIP ... Multiple awards, $100 - $500 (PDF Application)
The recipient must be an EIU student at the time that the check is issued.
WARNER SCHOLARSHIP ... Multiple awards, $500 - $2000 (PDF Application)
CEPS Telefund Scholarship ... Multiple awards, $100 - $500 (PDF Application)
Scholarships play a vital role in making higher education more affordable and accessible to students and their families. That’s why we created our easy-to- use EIU Scholarship Search, which helps you explore all the scholarship and award opportunities available at Eastern. Admitted students can log in and see more personalized scholarship information based on their academic profile. If you have any questions about the EIU Scholarship Search site, please contact Brad Green, Director of Development Services at 217-581- 3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.