SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE

Students are often faced with the dilemma of how they will pay for their education. For many, the financing of a university education becomes a barrier to learning. With this in mind, the mission of the Scholarships Office is to lead in the promotion and awarding of university scholarship funds to deserving students. Therefore, the goal is to assist in lessening the financial burden that many students seek to overcome. Many of the Merit and Talent Awards are open to students regardless of citizenship status.

For additional information, the Scholarships Office can be contacted at (773) 442-4606 or via e-mail at scholarships@neiu.edu. Students are also encouraged to visit the office’s website at www.neiu.edu/scholarships.

Institutional Scholarships / Merit/Talent Scholarships

Programs Eligibility Description of Programs Repayment Office to Contact
NEIU Presidential Scholarship (Only Open to Entering Freshmen) Must have a minimum ACT of 27, 3.50 GPA, graduate of an Illinois high school, and submit application. Covers in-state tuition (120 credit hours), fees, and books for a maximum of four years. (Must maintain a GPA of 3.50 for eligibility for renewal.) No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Scholarships Office Michelle Morrow M-Morrow@neiu.edu 773-442-4606
NEIU Provost Merit Freshman Scholarship Freshmen who have applied for early admission; selection based on a sliding scale using ACT and GPA Up to $2,000. Determined upon admission – no application necessary No repayment obligation Northeastern’s Scholarships Office Michelle Morrow m-morrow@neiu.edu 773-442-4606
NEIU Provost Merit Transfer Scholarship Transfer students who have applied for early admission; earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree; cumulative GPA of 3.50 Up to $2,000. Determined upon admission – no application necessary No repayment obligation Northeastern’s Scholarships Office Michelle Morrow m-morrow@neiu.edu 773-442-4606
NEIU Deans Merit Freshman Scholarship Freshmen who have applied for early admission; ACT composite score of 22 or higher; cumulative GPA of 3.00 Up to $1,000. Determined upon admission – no application necessary No repayment obligation Northeastern’s Scholarships Office Michelle Morrow m-morrow@neiu.edu 773-442-4606
NEIU Deans Merit Transfer Scholarship Transfer students who have applied for early admission; earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree; cumulative GPA of 3.00 $1,000. Determined upon admission – no application necessary No repayment obligation Northeastern’s Scholarships Office Michelle Morrow m-morrow@neiu.edu 773-442-4606
Graduate Merit Tuition Scholarship (Graduate) Must be in graduate program and have 3.50 G.P.A. Covers tuition only No repayment obligation Northeastern’s College of Graduate Studies & Research or academic department chairperson or advisor or send email to graduatestudies@neiu.edu
NEIU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship A minimum 3.50 GPA and an A.A. or A.S. degree are required. In addition, student must be enrolled full-time and a resident of Illinois; enroll in the Fall at NEIU immediately following the completion of an Associate’s degree program; working towards their first baccalaureate degree; and provide recommendation from Phi Theta Kappa advisor. One new recipient is selected each year for the fall. Covers tuition for the first 60 credit hours at NEIU. Must maintain 3.5 GPA May 1st application deadline. Only awarded in the fall. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Scholarships Office Michelle Morrow m-morrow@neiu.edu 773-442-4606
Scholarship for Children of Deceased Faculty/Staff (Civil Service and Academic & Professional) The natural, adopted, foster, step-child of the deceased employee shall be entitled to a tuition scholarship of 50% for tuition and fees for the duration of time for the child to receive a baccalaureate degree from the University. Children of a divorced employee are also eligible if the deceased employee had been contributing to their support. Undergraduate only. Covers tuition and fees. No repayment obligation NEIU Office of Human Resources 773-442-5200
NEIU College of Arts & Science Freshman-upper 15% of graduating class or minimum ACT of 24 or SAT of 1110. Transfer or current NEIU student – minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. All students must submit a one page detailed intention of educational career goals, a transcript, and one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or employer. Full-time or half-time tuition scholarship. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s College of Arts & Sciences, Office of the Dean Mary Hay Verne m-verne@neiu.edu, 773-442-5708 and 773-442-5700
NEIU College of Business & Management Freshman-upper 15% of graduating class or minimum ACT of 24 or SAT of 1110, one page essay, submit two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or employers. Transfer or current NEIU student, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, one page essay, submit two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or employers. Fulltime or half-time tuition scholarship No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s College of Business . & Management. Diana Valdez D-Manzanares@neiu.edu 773-442-6101
NEIU Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education Freshman-upper 15% of graduating class or minimum ACT of 24 or an SAT score of 1110, one page essay. Transfer or current NEIU student minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, one page essay. Full-time or half-time tuition scholarship. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s College of Education/Office of the Dean, COE@neiu.edu 773-442-5500
NEIU Honors Tuition Merit Scholarship Undergraduate Honors Program participants – GPA, service and progress in program determine award. Pays in-state tuition only. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Honors Program Office, Melissa Ramos, 773-442-6044
Nontraditional Degree Programs Transfer of current NEIU Student – minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, two page essay describing goals after graduation and how participation in Nontraditional Degree Programs will assist in fulfilling those goals, and one letter of recommendation from a professor, counselor or employer. Full-time of Half-time tuition scholarship No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Nontraditional Degree Program Office. Kimberly Sanborn K-Sanborn@neiu.edu 773-442-6038
NEIU Nest Student Housing Scholarhship Degree seeking undergraduate, new freshman or transfer and continuing students, 2.50 or higher GPA, and 649-749 Admission Decision Score for freshman applicants; recipients must earn 30 credit hours during the academic year, participate in activities sponsored by the Learning Support Center and Student Leadership and Development, maintain good academic and disciplinary standing. To provide financial assistance to students who wish to live in campus housing and enhance their engagement at the University. A limited number of renewable and one-time awards are available. No repayment obligation Northeastern's Scholarships Office, Michelle Morrow, scholarships@neiu.edu, 773-442-4606

NEIU Talent Tuition Scholarships

Programs Eligibility Description of Programs Repayment Office to Contact
Art Limited to first time undergraduates based on the presentation and evaluation of a portfolio Maximum: Four years of tuition payment. Reapply annually. No repayment obligation. Art Department Nathan Mathews N-Mathews@neiu.edu 773-442-4913
Communications, Media, and Theatre Limited to first time undergraduates based on an audition Maximum: Four years of tuition payment. Reapply annually. No repayment obligation. Communication, Media and Theatre Department Edie Rubinowitz, E-Rubinowitz@neiu. 773-442-5976
Dance Limited to first time undergraduates based on an audition Reapply each semester. No repayment obligation. Dance Department Jamie Farrell J-Farrell@neiu.edu 773-442-5983
English Limited to first time undergraduates based on application, GPA and academic progress in program determine award. Maximum: Four years of tuition payment. Reapply annually. No repayment obligation. English Department Ryan Poll R-Poll@neiu.edu 773-442-5824
Music Limited to undergraduates based on application, GPA and academic progress in program determine award. Maximum: Four years of tuition payment. Reapply annually. No repayment obligation. Music Department, Travis Heath, T-Heath@neiu.edu, 773-442-5917

Other NEIU Tuition Scholarships

Programs Eligibility Description of Programs Repayment Office to Contact
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies Available for Undergraduate students admitted to NEIU through Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner city Studies. Award determined by: application, GPA, service and academic progress. Pays tuition only. No repayment obligation. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies Nakenya Walker N-Walker@neiu.edu 773-268-7500 Ext.127
El Centro Available for Undergraduate students admitted to NEIU through El Centro Campus. Award determined by: application, GPA, service and academic progress. Pays tuition only. No repayment obligation. El Centro, Carmen Hernandez, C-Hernandez23@neiu.edu, 773-442-4085
Proyecto Pa’Lante Available for undergraduate Proyecto Pa'Lante students. Award determined by: application, GPA and academic progress. Pays tuition only. No repayment obligation. Proyecto Pa’Lante 773-442-5460
Project Success Available for undergraduate Project Success students. Award determined by: application, GPA, and academic progress. Pays tuition only. No repayment obligation. Project Success, Pinkey Stewart, P-Stewart2@neiu.edu, 773-442-4904
Northeastern Annual Application for 50% Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship for Children of an Illinois College or University U.S. citizen; (Undergraduate only) The natural, adopted, foster or stepchild of an Illinois Public University employee (covered by SURS), who has been employed by one of the associated university or agency for at least 7 years. Employment must be at one of the universities mentioned in Public Act 90-0282. Cover 50% of undergraduate tuition charges. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Human Resources Office. Mary Griesinger m-griesinger@neiu.edu 773-442-5202
Senior Citizens Tuition Scholarship U.S. citizen; (Undergraduate or Graduate) Must be 65 years or over with qualifying low income. Pays tuition only. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Financial Aid Office financial-aid@neiu.edu
ROTC Scholarships U.S. citizen; (Undergraduate and Graduate) Based on merit. Covers tuition and some fees up to four years. No repayment obligation. U.S. Army ROTC; University of Illinois Chicago 312-413-2358 or U.S. Air Force; Illinois Institute of Technology 312-567-3526.
Employee Tuition Scholarship Status plus nonprobationary and provisional employees. (Civil Service Employees that have completed probation and administrative & Professional Employees) Covers 100% of tuition and fees for full time employees up to the limit of 6 credit hours or 2 classes per semester; 3 credit hours or 1 class for 50% employees. Faculty & Administrative Support Professional (ASP)) Full time: Immediate eligibility for up to eight (8) credit hours during any one semester. Part time: immediate eligibility for up to four credit hours during any one semester. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Human Resources Office. Mary Griesinger m-griesinger@neiu.edu 773-442-5202
Financial Aid Office Graduate Need Based Tuition Scholarship U.S. citizen; Graduate in degree seeking program; Must show need through the FAFSA. Must be enrolled for 6 or 9 credit hours. Pays tuition only. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Financial Aid Office financial-aid@neiu.edu
Graduate Merit Tuition Scholarship (Graduate) Must be in graduate program and have 3.00 G.P.A. Covers tuition & fees; small stipend. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s College of Graduate Studies & Research or advisors in academic programs. Contact College of Graduate Studies at graduatestudies@neiu.edu
Graduate Assistantships (Graduate) Must be in graduate program and have 3.00 GPA. Covers tuition and fees; small stipend. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Graduate College or department chairperson. Information is on Graduate Website. Contact at graduatestudies@neiu.edu
Cooperating Teacher Certificate (Graduate) Certified teachers who have supervised a Northeastern student teacher in a classroom setting arranged through Office of Clinical Experiences & Student Teaching. Covers tuition for a 3 credit hour class taken within one year of supervising a full semester student teacher or 50+ hour clinical student. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Office of Clinical Experiences & Student Teaching, ext. 5350. 773-442-5346

State Scholarships

Programs Eligibility Description of Programs Repayment Office to Contact
Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship (ISAC) Undergraduate minority students (Black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) who have not received a baccalaureate degree. Must be enrolled fulltime or accepted for enrollment in a Teacher Education program. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. Maximum $5,000 per year. No repayment necessary if recipient fulfills teaching commitment (one year for each year of assistance). ISAC 1755 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015-5209 www.collegezone.com (847) 948-8500.
Illinois Police/Fire Survivor Program (Undergraduate) Surviving children and spouses of Illinois Police/Fire officers killed in the line of duty. Must be halftime. Covers tuition and fees. No repayment obligation. ISAC 1755 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015-5209 www.collegezone.com (847) 948-8500.
Dependents of POW’s and MIA’s Scholarships (Undergraduate and Graduate) Students who are dependents (spouse and/or children) of Illinois residents, officially declared prisoners of war, missing-in-action, killed, or 100 percent disabled since January 1, 1960. Covers tuition and some fees. No repayment obligation. Northeastern’s Veterans Services Office (773) 442-4028
Special Teacher Education Scholarship for High School Graduates and for Certified Teachers (ISAC) (Undergraduate and Graduate) Limited availability to students expressing intent to take courses in preparation for teaching special education. No need analysis required. Maximum: four years. Pays tuition and activity fees. Repayment to state is necessary if teaching career not pursued. ISAC 1755 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015-5209 www.collegezone.com (847) 948-8500.

Other Scholarships

Programs Eligibility Description of Programs Repayment Office to Contact
Private Scholarships (Undergraduate and Graduate) Need, merit, etc., The amounts vary according to the award. No repayment obligation. Various outside sources such as: Pullman Foundation, Ford Foundation. Refer to Northeastern’s Office of Financial Aid.
Bureau of Indian Education (Undergraduate and Graduate) Must be a Native American and show financial need. $500 to $1500 or more, depending upon monies available to the bureau. No repayment obligation. Directly from student’s tribal office or www.bie.edu/Resources/HigherEd/index.htm
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) (Graduate) Black, Hispanic, Native American or Asian- American who have been accepted to a graduate program at Northeastern Illinois University. Illinois residence and U.S. citizenship required. Provides partial and full educational stipend for students pursuing degree objectives leading to teaching or administrative position in postsecondary education. No repayment necessary if recipient fulfills teaching or administrative obligations. College of Graduate Studies and Research, graduatestudies@neiu.edu

NEIU Foundation Scholarships and Awards

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation annually awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards supported by the generous contributions of University alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Some scholarships are based on financial need. Some are merit-based, awarded to students whose ability to contribute to campus life is significant because of their academic potential or talent in a particular field. To be considered for Foundation scholarships awarded by the Scholarships Office, students should contact the Director of Scholarships. For all others, contact the specific academic departments as indicated below. Most opportunities are open to students regardless of citizenship status. For specific criteria and eligibility requirements, students may contact the individual departments or visit: https://neiu.academicworks.com/

Scholarships Office

  • Sherman P. Appel Scholarship
  • Aspire Scholarship (Specifically for undocumented students)
  • Professor Bonnie B. Busse Merit Scholarship
  • Berlinger Humanities Scholarship
  • Brommel Determination Against All Odds Scholarships (Niemman, Rocci, Wambach, and Schaack)
  • Brommel-Hahs-Steinberg Global Studies Scholarship
  • Chicago Teachers College Association Scholarship
  • Class Gift Scholarship
  • Elvina David Scholarship
  • Aixa T. Diaz Memorial Scholarship
  • Rory Donnelly Family Assistance Award
  • Daniel L. Goodwin – NEIU Foundation Scholarship
  • Jesus Guadalupe Foundation Scholarship
  • Jenny and Edward Harju Scholarship
  • Harris Family Civil Service Scholar Award
  • Kay Hilton Memorial Scholarship
  • Jarvis Family Presidential Scholarship
  • Chuck Kane College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship
  • Chuck Kane Business and Management Scholarship
  • Chuck Kane College of Education Scholarship
  • Chuck Kane Graduate College Scholarship
  • Virginia Kane Scholarship
  • Albert, Ruth, and Donna Terry Katz Scholarship
  • Lucille and Edward Keating Scholarship
  • Mary Louise Kooyumjian Scholarship
  • Mary Jane Krump Cascino Scholarship
  • Sue, Mary Jane and Jacqueline Krump Scholarship
  • Daniel K. Kuzuhara Hope Center Award in Psychology
  • Paula M. Levy Scholarship
  • Leslie W. MacDonald Scholarship
  • NEIU Foundation Scholarship
  • NEIU Chuck Kane Scholarship
  • NEIU College of Lake County University Center Scholarship
  • Bernard and Ethel Rattner Scholarship
  • George Rico Presidential Scholarship in Music
  • Jorge Rodriguez Scholarship
  • Jerome M. Sachs Scholarship
  • A.C. Shabica Memorial Scholarship
  • Ronald Williams Scholarship
  • The Smith Barney Mercantile Foundation Scholarship
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald P. Timm Scholarship Fund
  • Civil Service Scholarship
  • Roberto Eugene Tirado Scholarship
  • The Peace Scholarship
  • The Tom Dalof Heroes Award
  • Lynne E. Worsham Memorial Scholarship

black heritage committee

  • Black Heritage Committee Scholarship

college of arts and sciences

  • Communicating Sexualities Scholarship
  • Dr. Harry N. Hild Writing Award for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Mohammad Mossedegh Leadership Fund Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Iranian Cultural Heritage Scholarship

College of Business and Management

  • Andrew Mihopoulos Scholarship
  • Elaine Helman Award
  • Dr. Hofler Scholarship in COBM
  • Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh Servant Leadership Scholarship Fund in the College of Business and Management

Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

  • Dr. Olga Kaszubowski Memorial Scholarship
  • Marion L. Molyneaux Scholarship
  • The Lillian and Donald J. Pierce Scholarship
  • Dr. Santos Rivera ENLACE Scholarship
  • Mark Zinman Scholarship

Art Department

  • Frank Fritzman - Hallberg Award for Art

Communication, Media and Theatre Department

  • Brommel-Denson-Everson-Snell-Scholarship in Communication, Media and Theatre
  • Brommel-Hanson-Ijams-Hayward Scholarship
  • Brommel-Kramer-Barnitz Scholarship
  • Brommel Adams Bell-Jordan Scholarship in Communications
  • Brommel-Levy-Staniec Scholarship in Communication, Media and Theatre

Earth Science Department

  • Andrew A. Hay Scholarship

el centro 

  • El Centro Endowment Fund Scholarship

Ensemble Español

  • Brommel-Chan-Laird Scholarship for Ensemble Espanol
  • Brommel Komaiko Perez Scholarship For Ensemble Español
  • Brommel Perez Scholarship For Ensemble Español

first year experience program

  • Dr. Lawrence Frank FYE Award

Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Department

  • Chuck Kane Health and Wellness Award
  • Chuck Kane Memorial Scholarship
  • Gus Ziagos Scholarship

History Department

  • Brommel-Lindberg Scholarship
  • Susan E. Rosa Memorial Award for Graduate Studies

Human Resource Development

  • Executive Learning Exchange's Chicagoland Learning Leaders RightStart4Kids Scholarship

Justice Studies Department

  • Keegan Noone Memorial Scholarship Fund

Literacy Department

  • Mozzi Memorial Fund for Reading

Music Department

  • Brommel-Barnett-Kenas-McGukin-Nicoscia Speake Scholarship
  • Brommel-Ratner Scholarship
  • Harold E. Berlinger Music Scholarship
  • Ruth Chakos Memorial Award
  • The Reverend John M. Krump Scholarship
  • The John and Eva Krump Family Scholarship in Music or Art
  • McGowan Scholarship in Music
  • Elyse J. Mach Music Award
  • Vincent Oddo Memorial Award
  • Opera Piccola Award in Music
  • Orvieto Musica Award
  • Joan Sachs Scholarship
  • Nada Spasojevich Memorial Scholarship
  • Hamilton and Marilyn Viets Award in Music
  • Emily Vinson Stoffa Scholarship
  • Mariene Wilczynski Gill Scholarship

neiu library

  • NEIU Library Award in Excellence in Research

Nontraditional Degree Programs

  • Brommel-Mendelson-Henington Scholarship

Office of Alumni Relations

  • Doris Vrooman Alumni Mentoring Award
  • NEIU Alumni Association Internship Scholarship

Office of institutional advancement

  • Student Travel Award

angelena pedroso center for diversity & intercultural affairs

  • Dean Murrell J. Higgins Duster Legacy Fund

Physics Department

  • Peter Speltz Award

Political Science

  • Robin Archia Prize for Service
  • Shirley Castelnuovo Memorial Scholarship
  • Brommel-Feigenholtz Scholarship
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Theta Lambda Chapter Scholarship
  • Dr. Kusol Varophas Award for Outstanding Graduate Students in Political Science

Psychology

  • Peggy Condon Memorial Award

social work

  • Applied Professionalism Award in Social Work

special education department

  • William Ikin Children's Services Award
  • Mark Zinman Scholarship

University Honors Program

  • Brommel-Elliot Scholarship
  • Brommel-Manganiello-Wohl Scholarship
  • Brommel Brady Portakalis Scholarship
  • Cannon-Herskovic Israel Research Scholarship

WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES DEPARTMENT

  • Jewell Berlinger Scholarship
  • Calixto C. Masó Spanish Scholarship
  • Arturo Najera Mexican American Scholarship