Robert Marcelin Memorial Scholarship

The Robert Marcelin Memorial Scholarship is a $500.00 scholarship endowed by the former Ameritech Corporation to honor the life and memory of their co-worker and former Northern Illinois University student, Robert Marcelin.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to an NIU undergraduate student with at least one Latino/a parent.

The scholarship is awarded annually.  Applications are due in March, and the recipient is announced in May.  The scholarship recipient’s award goes towards defraying their account with the University unless no monies are owed.  This is a merit-based scholarship. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

Applicants must return and sign the application, submit a two-page personal statement, and provide a copy of their unofficial transcript for their application to be considered complete.

Application deadline for the Academic Year 2017-2018 is January 31, 2018 at 4:30PM.  The scholarship recipient will be notified of their award before May 3, 2018. 

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Must be enrolled full-time at NIU
  • Must be able to demonstrate progress towards degree completion