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:
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 are given as part of NIU’s matching commitment to the state of Illinois’ AIM HIGH program for 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.
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.
Students who are current members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at a community college may be eligible for competitive transfer scholarships offered by PTK. Visit the PTK website to view and apply for current opportunities. You may be required to log in with your PTK membership information to search and apply for awards.
For scholarship-specific questions