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Honors Fellows

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Honors Fellows are a select group of students who hold regular "office hours" in the Honors office with the purpose of providing peer-advising and guidance to students in the University Honors Program and in return receive a partial tuition remission. Furthermore, Honors Fellows help assist the Honors staff through the design, implementation, and evaluation of Honors exclusive programming, such as: the freshmen retreat at Lorado Taft, Honors Welcome Back BBQ, as well as recruitment, service and social programming offered throughout the academic year.

2017-18 Students

  • Jordan Arcilla
  • Jennifer Burress
  • Robin Chandler
  • Jessica Gall
  • Marina Galluzzo
  • Judith Gil
  • Lauren Greene
  • Joseph Howard
  • Rebecca Maas
  • Candy Melara
  • Elizabeth Pawlica
  • Rachel Shapland
  • Jayson Shiau
  • Ashley Terrell

Become a Honors Fellow

Fellows contribute approximately 20 hours per month during the academic year in an assigned area. 

Benefits

$5,000/year (or $2,500/semester) tuition waiver; leadership development opportunity.

Award Specific Criteria

New Fellow Applicant - Returning NIU Student

  • Must have earned 30 to 75 credit hours at NIU by May
  • Must be active on campus and committed to representing and promoting the University Honors Program and building a strong sense of community among all University Honors students
  • Applicants must submit a separate essay explaining why they would like to become a University Honors Fellow, why they believe they would be an effective University Honors Fellow, and what they would like to achieve as a University Honors Fellow (no more than 500 words)
  • Hiring subject to a successful interview

Returning Fellow Applicant - Returning NIU Student

  • Must have previously served as a University Honors Fellow, been active on campus, and successfully served the program
  • Applicants must submit a report of their activities and projects as a fellow and their success in those pursuits and what they would like to achieve in a second year as a University Honors Fellow (no more than 1000 words)
  • Continuation of the position is subject to a half hour evaluation meeting with the University Honors staff

New Fellow Applicant - Transfer Student

  • Must have completed a Community College honors program with no fewer than 12 credit hours, preferably 15 credit hours, by May. Preference will be given to students from Kishwaukee College and Highland Community College
  • Must be active on campus within your current CC honors program
  • Must be committed to representing and promoting the University Honors Program at NIU and building a strong sense of community among transfer and non-traditional students within the University Honors Program
  • Applicants must submit a separate essay explaining why they would like to become a University Honors Fellow, why they believe they would be effective in that role and what they would like to achieve as a University Honors Fellow (no more than 1000 words) and also provide a letter of support from their Community College Honors Program director
  • Hiring subject to a successful interview

Application

If you are interested in applying to become an Honors Fellows submit an application through Academic Works.

Contact Us

University Honors Fellows 
University Honors Program
Campus Life Building 110

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0694
Email: honorsfellows@niu.edu