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 on-campus EIU courses. Fees, field trips, continuing education delivery charges, travel, living expenses, and other personal expenses are not covered. Scholarship awards are only granted for two semesters at a time.
Criteria to be eligible for the scholarship are as follows:
Deadlines for scholarship applications are as follows:
Graduate Application - Currently enrolled students only
Undergraduate Application - Currently enrolled students only
New Incoming Students (deadline April 15, 2022) - Please go to: https://www.eiu.edu/international/prospectivefinancial.php
For the following scholarship applications, you must be a currently enrolled student and log on to EIU Academic Works to review and apply for scholarships.
Established by Jack and Bethina Schultz in memory of Carl P. Koerner Jr., who served as a member of the EIU Board of Trustees, the Koerner Scholarship advances the University’s mission of global citizenship. The award is presented annually to an academically talented international student in a degree program at Eastern Illinois University. Required essay: Describe a personal experience that highlights the importance of international education at Eastern Illinois University.(400-500 words)
Applications for the Carl P. Koerner Memorial Scholarship is not currently available.
The Eulalee L. Anderson Fund provides scholarships for current EIU international students who excel academically and actively promote international awareness. Established in honor of Eulalee L. Anderson, M.S., EIU Emeritus International Advisor, International Students and Scholars annually selects a student recipient.
The Eulalee L. Anderson Scholarship application is available on EIU Academic Works.
The Dr. Kenneth E. Hadwiger Foreign Cultures Award was established in 2011. To be eligible, applicants must be a current full-time undergraduate or graduate student accepted to Eastern Illinois University, majoring in Communication Studies. In the event that there is no qualified student majoring in Communication Studies, it is acceptable to make the award to a student enrolled in the College of Arts & Humanities.
The Kenneth E. Hadwiger Foreign Cultures Award application is available on EIU Academic Works.
The Mrs. Pratima Niranjan Shah Scholarship is given to a current graduate student who exhibits excellent GPA performance, experience with and knowledge of the cultures, politics and religions of Asia.
The Pratima Nirajan Shah Scholarship application is available on EIU Academic Works.
Established by Dr. Wang Tih-Wu, an alumnus Eastern Illinois University, the Tih-Wu Scholarship is presented annually to a current international student who demonstrates academic excellence and involvement in extra-curricular activities.
The Wang Tih Wu Scholarship application is available on EIU Academic Works.