Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available for EWU students. We want to give you the extra edge you need to succeed!

To be eligible for the following scholarships, a student must complete his/her degree program (Associate and/or Bachelor) and maintain a minimum GPA.


Institutional Academic Scholarship

  • Maximum award up to $6,030
  • Maintain a quarterly and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and pass designated course with a "C" or better


Continuing Education Scholarship

  • Maximum award up to $5,025
  • Obtain sponsorship by employer and maintain quarterly GPA of 2.5 or higher


Graduation Incentive Scholarship

  • Maximum award up to $1,200
  • Maintain a quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher


Merit-5 Scholarship

  • Maximum award up to $1,500
  • Maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or higher


Merit-3 Scholarship

  • Maximum award up to $1,000
  • Maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.0 or higher


High School Scholarship

  • Merit-based
  • Award will be determined by entrance exam (SAT, ACT) scores and high school GPA
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA equivalent to, or exceeding, the transfer GPA of acceptance at EWU. The cumulative GPA will be evaluated quarterly.


Transfer Merit Scholarship

  • Merit-based
  • Award will be determined by incoming GPA
  • Recipients must have a minimum of 30 earned credit hours.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA equivalent to, or exceeding, the transfer GPA of acceptance at EWU. The cumulative GPA will be evaluated quarterly.


Need-Based Scholarship

  • Need-based awards for freshmen and transfers determined by a combination of high school or transfer GPA and Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA equivalent to, or exceeding, the transfer GPA of acceptance at EWU. The cumulative GPA will be evaluated quarterly.


All East-West University scholarships will not exceed the direct cost of attendance (tuition and fees) when combined with federal grant awards such as the Pell Grant and Illinois Map Awards.

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