International Undergraduate Commitment Scholarships at Western Illinois University, USA, 2021

International Scholarships

  • Graduate Students: Read more about the International Graduate Commitment Scholarship in addition to graduate assistantships.
  • Undergraduate Students: Read more about the International Undergraduate Commitment Scholarship.
  • Transfer Students: Read more about the Transfer Undergraduate Commitment Scholarship.
  • Students receiving a graduate assistantship are not eligible for the Graduate Commitment Scholarship or the
    International Presidential Scholarship.
  • Please note some scholarships have new criteria that begin fall semester 2021. Students receiving
    spring semester 2021 scholarships may have different award amounts.

International Undergraduate Commitment Scholarship

Award:

  • $4,000 – 8,000 per year, available fall and spring semester
  • $8,000 per year: 3.5 GPA confirmed by WIU
  • $6,000 per year: 3.0 GPA confirmed by WIU
  • $4,000 per year: 2.5 GPA confirmed by WIU

Criteria:

  • Renewable for up to three years (six semesters) as an undergraduate (8 semesters total) OR until the student receives a degree, whichever comes first
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA must be maintained for renewal
  • 30 SH must be completed in the prior awarded year to earn renewal
  • Students must have earned less than 24 college credits
  • Continuous full-time enrollment required (Prorated to $750 per 3 SH if an immigration exemption has been awarded for the final semester)
  • 50% will be awarded fall semester and 50% will be awarded spring semester. Not available to students on a government or NGO sponsorship program except with a bilateral agreement
  • Recipients may enroll in summer school at in-state rates
  • Students enrolled in full-time online studies are eligible
  • The scholarship only applied to WIU tuition. No cash refund is available.

International Graduate Commitment Scholarship

 

  • Award: $4,000 per year, available fall and spring semester

Criteria:

  • Must be a newly admitted graduate, a non-sponsored international student enrolling to WIU for the first time.
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA (confirmed by WIU)
  • Renewable for a second year with a 3.0 GPA maintained
  • Continuous full-time enrollment required (Prorated to $500 per 3 SH if an immigration exemption has been awarded for the final semester)
  • 50% will be awarded fall semester and 50% will be awarded spring semester
  • Recipients may enroll in summer school at in-state rates
  • Students enrolled in full-time online studies are eligible
  • Students receiving a graduate assistantship are not eligible for this award
  • The scholarship only applied to WIU tuition. No cash refund is available.

 

International Undergraduate Transfer Commitment

Provides an annual award to incoming transfer, non-sponsored international students enrolling to WIU for the first time.

Award:

  • $4,000 – $8,000 per year, available fall and spring semester

Criteria:

  • $8,000 per year: 3.5 GPA per year
  • $6,000 per year: 3.00 GPA
  • $4,000 per year: 2.5 GPA
  • Renewable for two additional years (four semesters) as an undergraduate (6 semesters total) OR until student receives a degree, whichever comes first
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA must be maintained for renewal
  • 30 SH must be completed in the prior awarded year to earn renewal
  • Recipients must have earned a minimum of 24 college credits and eligibility is based on college GPA
  • Continuous full-time enrollment (Prorated to $750 per 3 SH if an immigration exemption has been awarded for the final semester)
  • 50% will be awarded fall semester and 50% will be awarded spring semester. Not available to students on a government or NGO sponsorship program except with a bilateral agreement
  • Recipients may enroll in summer school at in-state rates
  • Students enrolled in full-time online studies are eligible
  • The scholarship only applied to WIU tuition. No cash refund is available.

Additional Scholarships

International Presidential Scholarship (IPS)

Award: Full Tuition Cost for a total of Six students worldwide.

  • Eligible candidates will be invited to apply after receiving full admission. This scholarship begins in fall semester 2021.

Criteria:

  • Renewable for up to three years (six semesters) as an undergraduate (8 semesters total) OR until the student receives a degree, whichever comes first
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA must be maintained for renewal
  • 50% will be awarded fall semester and 50% will be awarded spring semester
  • IPS recipients must be available as campus ambassadors and aid our international recruitment efforts
  • Recipients may not earn any other academic or tuition reduction scholarship
  • Recipients may enroll in summer school under the terms of the scholarship
  • Awarded by a selection committee

Country Pioneer Scholarship

Provides a one-time $2,000 scholarship to a graduate or undergraduate student who enrolls from any country currently not represented at WIU. This scholarship begins fall semester 2021.

Award: $2000

Criteria:

  • Prospective Student must have a 3.0 undergrad, transfer, or graduate GPA on entry
  • First arriving student-or all members of that cohort– from a country not represented will receive this award in any year that this country is not represented on our campus
  • Not renewable—First Year Only
  • Not combinable with Regional Diversity Scholarship
  • 50% will be awarded fall semester and 50% will be awarded spring semester
  • Students may not be recruited by an agency
  • Stackable with other scholarships

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