Engaged Learning

Spring 2014 Scholarships

a. McKeough Award – Deadline: Extended to Friday, April 11, 2014, Noon

  • Graduating senior, POLS major or minor who has made an outstanding contribution to the political process while at NIU through work in political campaigns, interest group activity, or election to public office.
  • Certificate of award and $500 applied to bursar account
  • Award is presented at department commencement
  • Recipient’s name is engraved on a plaque in the department office
  • Eligibility requirements and application

b. Nelson Award – Deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014, Noon

  • Awarded to full-time junior or senior POLS major or minor with past and future interest in international relations.
  • Two recipients receive Certificate of award and $5,000 ($2,500 in Fall 2014 and $2,500 in Spring 2015) applied to bursar account
  • Award is presented at department commencement
  • Recipient’s name is engraved on a plaque in the department office
  • Eligibility requirements and application

c.  Peters Scholarship for Outstanding Public Service
      Deadline: Extended to Friday, April 11, 2014, Noon

  • Awarded to full-time junior or senior POLS major in good academic standing and who show promise and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in public service or administration.
  • Has made a significant contribution to public service through internship, political campaign, government or student government.
  • Certificate of award and $1,000 ($500 in Fall 2014 and $500 in Spring 2015) applied to bursar account
  • Eligibility requirements and application