We understand that the cost of quality education can be a burden for many students and their families. At NIU and the college of liberal arts and sciences, we do everything we can to keep higher education affordable for everyone.
Many students have a portion of their costs paid for by scholarships. For more scholarship opportunities, please consult the NIU Scholarship office. You may also wish to consider visiting a scholarship database such as FastWeb, which can help you find scholarship opportunities you or your student may qualify for.
There are thousands of scholarships out there. No matter your background or field of study, there's something out there for you.
BELONG in STEM
Building Engagement in Laboratories, Networking and Peer Groups (BELONG) in STEM scholars program provides scholarships for undergraduate students that are rising juniors and are majoring in biological sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, geology and environmental geosciences, mathematics, or computer science. NIU received a $1M grant from the National Science Foundation S-STEM program to offer scholarships to students with financial needs and academic promise. Students selected to be BELONG in STEM Scholars will receive $5,000 each academic year for up to 3 years. Scholars will be invited to participate in professional development activities, research opportunities, and peer group meetings to support their growth and persistence in their major.