Scholarships for Transfer Students

When you apply for admission as a transfer student, you’ll automatically be considered for a transfer merit scholarship. The amount of your merit scholarship depends on your cumulative transfer GPA:

  • 3.50-4.00 GPA: $2,000 per year for two years.
  • 3.25-3.49 GPA: $1,500 per year for two years.
  • 3.00-3.24 GPA: $1,000 per year for two years.

Learn more about deadlines that affect merit scholarships.

Scholarship Renewal

Huskie Legacy Award

When you apply for admission as an incoming transfer student, you’ll automatically be considered for the Huskie Legacy Award in addition to merit scholarships. This award is given to students whose parent or parents graduated from NIU. There is no deadline for this award. Qualifying students receive the $1,000 award in their first year at NIU.

NIU Partnership Awards

NIU Partnership Awards are given as part of NIU’s matching commitment to the state of Illinois’ AIM HIGH program for fall 2021 incoming students. Students who file a FAFSA by February 1, and meet the AIM HIGH criteria and the special population criteria will be considered for an award.

  • Kishwaukee College Transfer Scholarship ($3,000): A one-time, stackable award for Kishwaukee College transfer students.
  • City College STAR Transfer Scholarship ($3,000): A renewable, stackable award for City College STAR transfer students.
  • Transfer Achievement Award ($2,000): A non-renewable stackable award for students who receive a transfer merit scholarship.

State of Illinois' AIM HIGH Program

AIM HIGH Transfer Achievement Award ($2,000): A stackable award for students who receive a transfer merit scholarship. For students who meet the AIM HIGH criteria, the Transfer Achievement award is renewable until you complete your degree or reach 135 total earned hours. 

The renewability of this scholarship is contingent on future state appropriation and funding for the AIM HIGH program.

Huskie Spotlight

Zayra Estupinan
Zayra Estupinan, operations management and information systems major

Recipient of the Deutsch Family Scholarship

Contact Us

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
Swen Parson Hall 245
815-753-1395
finaid@niu.edu

For scholarship-specific questions

scholarships@niu.edu

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