NIU Merit Scholarships
How Merit Scholarships Work
When you apply for admission to NIU as an incoming freshman or transfer student, you’ll automatically be considered for merit scholarships. If you are applying for fall 2020, these are awarded based on your high school GPA and SAT/ACT score or on your transfer GPA. Use our 2020 scholarship calculator or 2020 scholarship chart to estimate your scholarship amount. You won't need to submit your SAT/ACT score if you are applying for fall 2021.
In addition, you’ll be considered for the Huskie Legacy Award, which is given to children of NIU alumni.