Scholarships Available to Chicago Transfers

Star Scholars from City Colleges eligible for $3,000 award each year for two years at NIU

An exciting new scholarship is one of many programs Northern Illinois University offers to help transfer students finish their bachelor’s degrees.

Starting this fall, the Star Scholarship program at NIU will award eligible students from City Colleges of Chicago with $3,000 each year over two years.

Star Scholars have earned $3.8 million in scholarship offers from partnering transfer institutions like NIU since Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel created the program at seven of the city’s community colleges in 2015.

NIU considers transfers for a variety of scholarships, and students may be eligible for additional state and federal financial aid programs. Explore and apply for hundreds of competitive awards through MyScholarships.

Here are just some of the institutional scholarships available for transfers to NIU:

Amount Award
$1,000 - $2,000
per year for two years
Merit Scholarships
per year for two years
AIM HIGH Scholarship
per year for two years
Kishwaukee College Transfer Scholarship or City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Scholarship
one-time scholarship
Transfer Achievement Scholarship
one-time scholarship
Huskie Legacy Scholarship

We’ll automatically consider you for a Merit Scholarship when you complete your application for admission. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to see what other awards and aid you’re eligible for.

Our Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will share your financial aid offer within days of your admission date, if we’ve received your FAFSA results and any other supporting documents.

NIU helps more than 80 percent of our undergraduate Huskies with financial assistance, and we can help you, too. Apply now to join the Huskie pack!

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