All Opportunities

Welcome to Northern Illinois University’s scholarship application system! You may search for 2019-2020 scholarship opportunities below.

Applications for Spring 2019 Graduate Recruitment Waivers are open until October 1. All other applications are closed until November 15.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$4,000 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship (February 14th Memorial Fund)
Memorial scholarship fund for February 14th. Scholarship award is based upon character and academic merit, and is for currently enrolled...
Memorial scholarship fund for February 14th. Scholarship award is based...
  • Deadline: 10/25/2018
  • Award: $4,000
Deadline10/25/2018
$6,000.00 NIU Washington, D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program
To support students participating in the Summer Congressional Internship Program. Interviews for finalists will be held the last week of November...
To support students participating in the Summer Congressional Internship...
  • Deadline: 11/09/2018
  • Award: $6,000.00
Deadline11/09/2018
Varies Forensics Tuition Program
Award to provide support to academically talented students participating in NIU Forensics.
Award to provide support to academically talented students participating...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/30/2018
Varies School of Music Tuition Program for Current Students
For recruiting and retaining outstanding Music students who exhibit general academic excellence and possess special talents and skills within the...
For recruiting and retaining outstanding Music students who exhibit...
  • Deadline: 12/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/31/2018
Varies FLAL Study Abroad Scholarship for Minors
Foreign languages scholarship fund for FLAL minors study abroad
Foreign languages scholarship fund for FLAL minors study abroad
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
Varies InterPro Translation Solutions Foreign Language Residence Program
To provide study abroad support for the Foreign Language Residence Program members.
To provide study abroad support for the Foreign Language Residence...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2019
Varies Inez Nelson Family Scholarship Endowment
To provide scholarship support to junior or senior students with preference to a student of Swedish descent.
To provide scholarship support to junior or senior students with...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2019
Varies Richard J. Doherty and Jon F. Erickson Chicago Law Internship Endowment
To provide financial assistance to an undergraduate Northern Illinois University student who will participate in a summer internship with the...
To provide financial assistance to an undergraduate Northern Illinois...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2019
Varies Casella Fund
Summer field camp funding.
Summer field camp funding.
  • Deadline: 03/18/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/18/2019
$60.00 University Honors Program Graduate Application Scholarship
Scholarship to reimburse NIU Graduate School application fee for honors students (may be available for specific partner programs only).
Scholarship to reimburse NIU Graduate School application fee for honors...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2019
  • Award: $60.00
Deadline05/15/2019
$73.75 Tim and Tom Gullikson Education Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $73.75
Ended
Varies Business Administration Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Center for Latino & Latin American Studies Scholarship
To provide scholarship support for hispanic students with financial need.
To provide scholarship support for hispanic students with financial need.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Consuelo and Carlos Paytuvi Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support for students seeking a degree in the College of Business, Northern Illinois University with a declared major in...
To provide scholarship support for students seeking a degree in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David R. Layman Endowed Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to a student enrolled in a program leading to a teacher certification in biology.
To provide scholarship support to a student enrolled in a program...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$675.00 Dorothy A. (née Studnicka) & Glenn E. Erickson Endowed Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to an undergraduate student enrolled in Elementary Education with a desire to work in teaching following graduation.
To provide scholarship support to an undergraduate student enrolled in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $675.00
Ended
Varies Engineering & Technology Leadership Tuition Program
For recruiting and retaining outstanding students who exhibit general academic excellence, represent special populations, and are interested in...
For recruiting and retaining outstanding students who exhibit general...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies ETAS
To support Engineering Technology Alumni Society activities.
To support Engineering Technology Alumni Society activities.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies February 14th Fund for the Forward Together Forward Scholars
To provide scholarship support to students who, like the five students who lost their lives in the February 14th tragedy, exemplify strength of...
To provide scholarship support to students who, like the five students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gary Coover Endowed Travel Fund for Graduate Students
To provide financial assistance for travel expenses to graduate students within the Department of Psychology, for the purpose of mentoring and...
To provide financial assistance for travel expenses to graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Harold and Marjorie Winters Department of Geography Scholarship Fund
To support tuition for gifted students from economically disadvantaged families.
To support tuition for gifted students from economically disadvantaged...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies HAVI Global Solutions Scholarship in OM&IS
To provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the Department of OM&IS at NIU.
To provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jeff A. Spencer Business Leadership Award
To provide scholarship support (or living expenses for military veterans) for undergraduate students or community college transfer students seeking...
To provide scholarship support (or living expenses for military...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies John and Mary Larson Global Business Fund
To provide financial assistance to hardworking College of Business students who are interested in participating in the study abroad programs at NIU...
To provide financial assistance to hardworking College of Business...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joseph and Rosemary Bittorf Industrial & Systems Engineering Scholarship
To provide scholarship support for full-time female undergraduates seeking a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.
To provide scholarship support for full-time female undergraduates...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Larry Johannessen Fund in English
To provide financial support for the English department for use in enriching the undergraduate experience within the department.
To provide financial support for the English department for use in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Mercedes de Martinez Memorial Scholarship
To provide student scholarship support, with a preference for Latino students, enrolled in the Northern Illinois University College of Business.
To provide student scholarship support, with a preference for Latino...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Microsoft Scholarship
To provide scholarship support for students seeking a degree within the College of Business with a declared Operations Management and Information...
To provide scholarship support for students seeking a degree within the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies NECA NE Illinois Chapter Scholarship in Memory of Peter Cattaneo Sr.
To provide scholarship support towards tuition, books and related fees for two full-time, undergraduate degree seeking students at NIU with...
To provide scholarship support towards tuition, books and related fees...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 NIU Aletha Pinnow Endowment
To provide scholarship support for students in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Special and Early Education who have a desire and...
To provide scholarship support for students in the NIU College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Patricia L. Francis Award Fund
To provide an award to an individual or individuals for his/her/their service to the Department of English.
To provide an award to an individual or individuals for his/her/their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Paul and Elizabeth Kling Expendable Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support for secondary education students within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
To provide scholarship support for secondary education students within...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies School of Art Tuition Program
For recruiting and retaining outstanding students who exhibit general academic excellence and can demonstrate exceptional talent towards a major...
For recruiting and retaining outstanding students who exhibit general...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Schriber Scholars in Women's Literature and Language - Student Awards
To advance studies in women’s literature and language from the perspective of feminist theory and analysis, specifically for one or more graduate...
To advance studies in women’s literature and language from the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies TSI-Transforming Solutions Inc. OM&IS Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to OMIS undergraduate and graduate students. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Must demonstrate financial need.
To provide scholarship support to OMIS undergraduate and graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Oscar Matasar History Scholarship
Provide scholarship assistance to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student(s) in the department of History
Provide scholarship assistance to a full-time undergraduate or graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies NIU Chemistry Club Edwin Hyland Memorial Fund
To provide support for the educational and student engagement and networking activities of the NIU Chemistry Club and to provide funding for its...
To provide support for the educational and student engagement and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
partial tuition waiver for up to 9 graduate credit hours per semester Graduate School Tuition Waivers (Recruitment, McNair, Underrepresented Minority, Artistic Talent)
ROUND TWO Awards available to graduate students who are newly entering a degree program; non-degree students who will begin a degree program are...
ROUND TWO Awards available to graduate students who are newly entering a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: partial tuition waiver for up to 9 graduate credit hours per semester
Ended
Varies William and Eileen Breitzke Endowed Scholarship in Business
To provide financial support for a full-time degree seeking College of Business student entering their freshman or sophomore year with a minimum...
To provide financial support for a full-time degree seeking College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Anthony E. and Christine Speiser Expendable Scholarship
This fund was established to provide scholarship support for junior and senior students enrolled in the Northern Illinois University College of...
This fund was established to provide scholarship support for junior and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Chance - Student Aid
Counseling, academic prep, and support designed to assist students in gaining entry and graduating from college.
Counseling, academic prep, and support designed to assist students in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Clifford Danielson Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship assistance to a senior in the Department of Finance.
To provide scholarship assistance to a senior in the Department of Finance.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CNA/AZEL Carter, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to a student seeking a degree in the College of Business.
To provide scholarship support to a student seeking a degree in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of Business Scholarship
Used at the discretion of the College of Business
Used at the discretion of the College of Business
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of LA&S Student Scholarship
To provide scholarship support at the dean’s discretion
To provide scholarship support at the dean’s discretion
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Crane Composites College of Business Fund
To provide scholarship support to students who are declared College of Business majors. Must be a full-time degree-seeking, undergraduate student...
To provide scholarship support to students who are declared College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Crocker Endowed Scholarship in Business
To support the next generation of business leaders. It will be awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the classroom and the...
To support the next generation of business leaders. It will be awarded...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dan Parmenter Memorial Endowed Scholarship, College of Business
To provide tuition scholarship support to full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students who have declared a major within the College of Business.
To provide tuition scholarship support to full-time, degree-seeking,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David and Linda Nelson Endowed Business Scholarship
To provide scholarship support for junior or senior students who have been accepted into the College of Business.
To provide scholarship support for junior or senior students who have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship in Business
To provide scholarship support for Delta Sigma Pi members.
To provide scholarship support for Delta Sigma Pi members.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended