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Other Scholarship Resources

The scholarships listed below are not administered by the college. Please follow the link for each foundation, company or organization's scholarship listed and follow their specific instructions.

  • Northern Lights Ambassadors Application
    Must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing with the college who has GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must be available to attend events and monthly meetings.
  • NIU Alumni Association Scholarship
    The NIU Alumni Association offers $2,500 merit scholarships available to continuing college students who are enrolled full-time at NIU for both the fall and spring semesters ($1250 each semester). Each applicant is eligible only to receive one Alumni Association scholarship per academic year.
  • ASCO Pneumatics Industrial Automation Scholarship
    Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in manufacturing and processing engineering.  
  • GE/LULAC Scholarship Program
    Full-time student currently enrolled in business or engineering and are classified as college sophomores by the fall.
  • ICRI Chicago Chapter Scholarship
    Student who has completed or will complete at least two years of study by the end of the summer towards bachelor's degree program related to concrete design, materials, construction or any combination of these areas.
  • Army ROTC: Northern Illinois University
    Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    The College Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to community college, four-year college and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $3,000.
  • Erma Byrd Scholarship Program 
    The Erma Byrd Scholarship Program provides scholarships to individuals pursuing a course of study that will lead to a career in industrial health and safety occupations, including mine safety. The program has a service obligation component, which requires recipients of the scholarship to begin employment in a career position related to industrial health and safety no later than six months after completion of the degree program, and to continue to work in a career position related to industrial health and safety, including mine safety, for a period of one year. An estimated $1 million will be available for an estimated 110 awards.
  • Edward D. Hendrickson / SAE Engineering Scholarship
    A scholarship created in memory of Edward Hendrickson, who was active in SAE. The $1,000 scholarship is renewable.  Must be a U.S. resident, have a 3.75 GPA, be in the 90th percentile for math and reading on SAT or ACTs and be pursuing an engineering degree.
  • Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Scholarship
    Up to four scholarships available. Applicant can either be a high school student who will graduate the year applying or a currently enrolled student already attending college. Applicant must be a major in a curriculum which will be compatible with a career in the aggregates industry.
  • Salt Creek Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
    Engineering and engineering technology majors at sophomore, junior or senior level.
  • SMART Scholarships (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation)
    Established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
  • Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program
    Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students can receive a $15,000 sign-on bonus plus $4,166 per month through this U.S. Navy program. There are no drills or uniforms. Available positions include naval reactors engineer, nuclear reactor prototype instructor, nuclear power school instructor, submarine and surface nuclear propulsion officer. Must be a U.S. citizen within 30 months of graduation (18 months for naval reactors engineer). For information call 224-244-4912 or email
  • Society of Women Engineers - Quad Cities/Muscatine Section Scholarship
    One scholarship is available for female junior or senior college students pursuing a B.S. degree full time. Applicant must be a paid member of SWE. Applicant’s home address must be inside the SWE-Quad Cities/Muscatine section boundaries. These include IA zip codes starting with 527-528 and IL zip codes starting with 612.

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