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NIU offers many scholarships and tuition waivers for honors students, including:
Applications and deadlines are available in MyScholarships. You may reapply for these competitive awards in future years.
The Enhance Your Education (EYE) Grant provides up to $1,000 to support travel, supplies or other costs associated with your honors capstone, study abroad program or honors-related research/artistry endeavor.
Applications should be submitted the semester before the experience. The deadline for spring or summer experiences is Nov. 15. Assistance and feedback will be provided to those who complete applications by Nov. 1.
Becoming an Honors Fellow is a unique and rewarding opportunity to develop your leadership skills. Fellows receive a tuition waiver of $5,000-$6,000/year (or $2,500-$3,000/semester). They contribute approximately 20-25 hours per month during the academic year, performing tasks such as:
If you're interested in becoming a University Honors Fellow, apply in MyScholarships.
The Honors Trip Coordinator (HTC) lives in the Honors House and provides support and enrichment to honors students. The HTC receives up to $4,000 per year in their bursar account. Learn more and apply to be an Honors Trip Coordinator in MyScholarships.
Each year, the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award is given to an outstanding senior from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois. NIU Student Laureates are expected to have an NIU GPA of 3.50 or higher and to show leadership in extracurricular activities. NIU departments may nominate students for the award.
Transform your educational experience by applying to the McKearn Fellows Program. A McKearn Fellowship is among NIU's most prestigious honors and allows you to conduct research in your field of study and create a plan for reaching your career goals.
We provide National Fellowship Advising. Start exploring national fellowships and external awards to further your research and education. Our Rising Scholars program will help you develop into a competitive fellowship applicant.