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Apply for Scholarships

The Scholarship Office now offers electronic scholarship applications!  See below for scholarship opportunities for incoming students and current NIU students. 

These scholarships are the result of generous donations to the university.

You must login to the scholarship application and complete it in one sitting.  Both incoming and current students should prepare a 500 word essay that clearly addresses all of the following points:

  • Briefly outline your educational and career goals.
  • Expand on the extra- and co-curricular activities in which you are involved.  Discuss how these activities help to shape you as an individual and as a student.  Describe leadership roles.
  • Discuss special contributions you have made to your school or community and how your activities will impact the future of Northern Illinois University.
  • Any additional important experience(s) which has contributed positively to your growth as an individual and/or student.
  • Be sure to address any specific criteria as requested in the scholarship description!

Incoming Students Fall 2012:

Students can search for other scholarship opportunities, or visit their high school guidance office to look for scholarships offered by local community organizations.

Other Scholarships for incoming students:

Note: Scholarships are competitive. Not all students who apply will receive a scholarship.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year has passed. 

Applications for 2013-2014 coming soon!


Current NIU Students: 

These scholarships are made possible by generous donations to Northern Illinois University.

Note: Scholarships are competitive. Not all students who apply will receive a scholarship.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year has passed.