Scholarship Opportunities

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Bachelor of Arts degree program have a unique scholarship opportunity. Since 1989, degree program graduates have contributed to the WIU School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach annual fundraiser to support current degree program students with scholarships The BGS Alumni Scholarship is available each January and is for active BGS students exclusively. A limited number of $1,000 scholarships that can be used for tuition assistance, books, supplies, and other school-related expenses will be rewarded.

In order to be eligible to apply, a student must be enrolled in the BGS degree program. The awards will be based on scholarship and successful progress in the BGS degree program as well as financial need. Scholarship criteria, application, and deadline information can be found at http://www.wiu.edu/distance_learning/bachelor_of_arts_in_general_studies/scholarships/alumni.php

Additionally, Illinois firefighters working at a station that is a member of IAFPD, Illinois Association of Fire Protections Districts can apply for the IAFPD scholarship. It has a Nov 30th application deadline. Contact the BGS Office for more information: (309) 298-1929


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