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EIU Scholarships


Regardless of your background and study interests, there are scholarships out there for which you qualify to apply.

Eastern Illinois University is committed to assisting students with achieving their educational goals. Each year, scholarships are made available to incoming and continuing students.

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What scholarships can do for YOU

How Scholarships Help

In the 2016-2017 school year, over 8,103 scholarships and awards were given to students totaling over $23 million. Eastern Illinois University remains invested in its students and their ability to graduate from the university.

Highlighted Scholarships

If you've made your plans to attend Eastern, make sure you check into some of our most prestigious scholarship opportunities! The awards highlighted on these pages are categorized based on three types of incoming students:

Additional information is also available online for the following awards:

Scholarship Timeline

Knowing and becoming familiar with a timeline to search, identify, and apply for scholarships can be a bit tricky. At Eastern Illinois University, many scholarships become available between each year from January through March, with some opportunities in September and October.

The timeline on this page can help make the scholarship process much easier when completing all of the necessary scholarship steps and will help you to avoid missing out on any scholarship opportunities. With a little time, commitment, and perseverance, scholarships can help tremendously with financing a college education.

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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships


Bradley Green Office of University Development


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