Honors Fellows

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Honors Fellows are a select group of students who hold regular "office hours" in the honors office with the purpose of providing peer-advising and guidance to students in the University Honors Program and in return receive a partial tuition remission. Honors Fellows help assist the honors staff through the design, implementation and evaluation of honors exclusive programming, such as: the freshmen retreat at Lorado Taft, Honors Welcome Back BBQ, as well as recruitment, service and social programming offered throughout the academic year.

2019-20 Honors Fellows

  • Katherine Hahn-Boisvert 
  • Elizabeth Herbert
  • Soha Huq
  • Alexandra Karnuth
  • Jaclyn Kaspzyk
  • Anna McComb
  • Elizabeth Pawlica
  • Phoebe Regnery
  • David Skowronski
  • Bianca Spalla
  • Lila Zayed

Become an Honors Fellow

Fellows contribute approximately 20-25 hours per month during the academic year in an assigned area. 

Benefits

$5,000-$6,000/year (or $2,500-$3,000/semester) tuition waiver (depending on the amount of hours); leadership development opportunity.

Award Specific Criteria

Returning Student Criteria
  • Must have earned 30 to 75 credit hours at NIU by May
  • Must be active on campus and committed to representing and promoting the University Honors Program and building a strong sense of community among all University Honors students
  • Applicants must submit a separate essay explaining why they would like to become a University Honors fellow, why they believe they would be an effective University Honors Fellow and what they would like to achieve as a University Honors fellow (no more than 500 words)
  • Hiring subject to a successful interview
Transfer Student Criteria
  • Must have completed a community college honors program
  • Must be active on campus within your current community college honors program
  • Must be committed to representing and promoting the University Honors Program at NIU and building a strong sense of community among transfer and non-traditional students within the University Honors Program
  • Applicants must submit a separate essay explaining why they would like to become a University Honors fellow, why they believe they would be effective in that role and what they would like to achieve as a University Honors fellow (no more than 500 words)
  • Hiring subject to a successful interview

Application

If you're interested in applying to become a University Honors fellow, submit an application through MyScholarships.