The NIU Presidential Scholars are a prestigious cohort of high-achieving students who contribute to the diversity of NIU’s student population and demonstrate a commitment to our shared values.
The NIU Presidential Scholars Program recognizes outstanding high school students for their hard work and academic accomplishments. Eligible students are guaranteed a minimum merit scholarship of $5,000 per year (for up to four years) and have the opportunity to compete for a Presidential Scholarship. This competitive scholarship provides full tuition, fees and on-campus room and board, along with a book stipend, for up to four years. Approximately 10 students will receive this award each year.
The university considers the following factors:
The Presidential Scholars are subject to yearly renewal requirements: