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Huskie Service Scholar (HSS) Fellow Eligibility

As an HSS fellow, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled full time as freshman or first year transfer student
  • Be a first generation college student (neither parents have completed a 4-year degree) or be eligible for the federal Pell Grant
  • Commit approximately 4 hours a week to the program for the entire academic year (100 service hours total)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher
  • Earn a passing grade in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester of the program

Application Timeline

Peer Mentor Eligibility

As an HSS peer mentor, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parents have completed a 4-year degree) or be eligible for the federal Pell Grant
  • Be able to serve as a positive role model for first-year students
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with first-year students
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Earn a passing grade in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester of the program
  • Commit approximately 4-5 hours a week to the program for the entire academic year

Application Timeline

Contact Us

Angélica Mendoza

Campus Life Building 230
amendoza7@niu.edu
815-753-1834

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