Our Opportunities

Welcome to MyScholarships! You may search for 2020-2021 scholarship opportunities below.

Graduate Tuition Scholarship Applications for Spring 2020 will be open September 4, 2019.

The application for all other 2020-2021 scholarships will be available November 15, 2019.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Campbell-Thompson Northern Star Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to a returning Northern Star reporter or editor interested in pursuing a career in journalism news.
To provide scholarship support to a returning Northern Star reporter or...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2020
Varies Daniel Parmenter Memorial Student Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students who work for the Northern Star, preferably in the Star...
To provide scholarship support to full-time, degree-seeking,...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2020
Varies Kathy Orr McDonald Memorial Award for Editorial Excellence
To provide scholarship support to a Northern Star reporter or editor interested in a career in journalism news.
To provide scholarship support to a Northern Star reporter or editor...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2020
Varies McKearn Fellows
To provide support to students participating in the McKearn Fellowship Program.
To provide support to students participating in the McKearn Fellowship...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
$1,000.00 Alexa Rae Bertram Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to a full time, degree seeking Freshman student that is a graduate of Glenbard North High School. Candidates must...
To provide scholarship support to a full time, degree seeking Freshman...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$0.00 Anita M. Andrew Memorial Scholarship in Asian Studies
For students committed to pursuing a graduate degree in Asian Studies. Must have taken or will be enrolled in at least nine hours of Asian...
For students committed to pursuing a graduate degree in Asian Studies. ...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 (minimum) Dr. Russell W. Smith Memorial Endowment in Political Science
To provide financial assistance to a full-time degree-seeking master’s or PhD candidates in political science.
To provide financial assistance to a full-time degree-seeking master’s...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 (minimum)
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Jeannie A. Hainds History Endowment
To provide scholarships for deserving students in the Department of History or to support other activities.
To provide scholarships for deserving students in the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Joe R. Wilkinson Memorial Fund
To provide an award to a graduating senior with the highest accumulated GPA among all political science students.
To provide an award to a graduating senior with the highest accumulated...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies John G. and Barbara C. Peters Student Endowment for Public Service
To provide scholarship support to those undergraduate students majoring in Political Science or Public Administration.
To provide scholarship support to those undergraduate students majoring...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000 Martin David Dubin Memorial Scholarship
To provide scholarship assistance to a student in Political Science – International Relations.
To provide scholarship assistance to a student in Political Science –...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Marvin Rosen Endowed Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support with disbursement to be determined by the Chair of the Department of History.
To provide scholarship support with disbursement to be determined by the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$0.00 Oscar Matasaar History Scholarship
To provide scholarship support for undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of History.
To provide scholarship support for undergraduate or graduate students in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Alfred L. & Shirley K. Tobias Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in instrumental music.
To provide scholarship support to a junior, senior or graduate student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Art and Design Education Graduate Tuition Waiver
Graduate tuition waivers for Fall 2020 new admits in Art Education.
Graduate tuition waivers for Fall 2020 new admits in Art Education.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Art History/MFA/Studio Art Graduate Tuition Waiver
Graduate tuition waivers for Fall 2020 new admits in Art History/MFA/Studio Art.
Graduate tuition waivers for Fall 2020 new admits in Art...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Brian Hann-King Scholarship in Piano
To provide scholarship support for a student in his/her junior or senior year majoring in piano performance or music education with an emphasis in...
To provide scholarship support for a student in his/her junior or senior...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Brody Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to students majoring in Music.
To provide scholarship support to students majoring in Music.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 (minimum) Charles Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to a student majoring in theory or piano who is in good standing at the university.
To provide scholarship support to a student majoring in theory or piano...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 (minimum)
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Clark Family Endowed Scholarship in Music Fund
To provide scholarship support to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Music with emphasis in percussion and/or guitar.
To provide scholarship support to an undergraduate or graduate student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 (minimum) Constance Eloise Aagesen Endowed Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to a full time undergraduate student majoring in keyboard or woodwind in the School of Music.
To provide scholarship support to a full time undergraduate student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 (minimum)
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Donald L. Walker Living Legacy Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support for full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students majoring in piano performance.
To provide scholarship support for full-time degree-seeking...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Earl and Margaret Hoffmann Endowed Student Scholarship in Music
To provide scholarship support for a student majoring in vocal performance or choral music education.
To provide scholarship support for a student majoring in vocal...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Farny R. Wurlitzer Music Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support for a student enrolled in the Music program.
To provide scholarship support for a student enrolled in the Music program.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Harry D. Horton Endowed Scholarship in Music
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship for students enrolled at NIU who are seeking a degree in the School of Music, College of V&PA...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship for students enrolled...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Jane Jenkins Lovering Memorial Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to students majoring in piano or voice.
To provide scholarship support to students majoring in piano or voice.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 (minimum) Janet and A. Oscar Haugland Scholarship in Music Composition or Music Theory
To provide an annual scholarship to an undergraduate student studying Music Theory and/or Composition.
To provide an annual scholarship to an undergraduate student studying...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 (minimum)
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Jazz Studies
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Jerrold H. Zar Endowed Scholarship in Trumpet Studies
To provide scholarship support for senior level undergraduate students majoring in Music whose primary instrument is trumpet.
To provide scholarship support for senior level undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Kolze-Rasmussen Music Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to an undergraduate or graduate student studying keyboard or voice.
To provide scholarship support to an undergraduate or graduate student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,500.00 Leigh A. Williams Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship
To provide scholarship support for a student with a music major studying brass instruments in the NIU School of Music with a preference given to a...
To provide scholarship support for a student with a music major studying...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Lester K. Smith Endowed Creative Music Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to a senior undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time and majoring in classical music.
To provide scholarship support to a senior undergraduate or graduate...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Lynne M. Waldeland Scholarship in Vocal Music
To provide scholarship assistance to undergrad. students majoring in vocal music or music education.
To provide scholarship assistance to undergrad. students majoring in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Maude Nicholson Music Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to an undergraduate Music major.
To provide scholarship support to an undergraduate Music major.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Music Graduate Tuition Waiver
Graduate tuition waivers for Fall 2020 new admits in Music.
Graduate tuition waivers for Fall 2020 new admits in Music.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Norman S. and Marion D. Gilbert Endowed Scholarship in Music
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies O'Malley-Pugh Endowment Fund for School of Music
To provide scholarship support for a junior or senior student majoring in Music or Art.
To provide scholarship support for a junior or senior student majoring...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Raya Garbousova Expendable Scholarship Fund
Scholarship in strings within the School of Music, preference given to students of cello.
Scholarship in strings within the School of Music, preference given to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Reynolds Whitney Memorial Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship assistance to outstanding music majors.
To provide scholarship assistance to outstanding music majors.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 (minimum) Richard A. Keefer Music Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to a student studying harpsicord, organ or harp.
To provide scholarship support to a student studying harpsicord, organ...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 (minimum)
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Robert R. and Frances A. Green Endowed Scholarship in Music
To provide scholarship support to undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in a music discipline.
To provide scholarship support to undergraduate or graduate students who...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Ron Modell Scholarship Endowment in Jazz Studies
To provide scholarship support to a talented undergraduate student majoring in jazz studies in the School of Music.
To provide scholarship support to a talented undergraduate student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Rosebud Foundation Student Endowment for Visual and Performing Arts
Provide scholarship assistance to full time degree seeking undergraduate students with a declared major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Provide scholarship assistance to full time degree seeking undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Sally Stevens Scholarships in the Arts for the School of Music
To provide financial assistance to talented rising senior students in music, art and theatre arts in Northern Illinois University’s College of...
To provide financial assistance to talented rising senior students in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Samuel E. Bradt & Bertha Glidden Bradt Memorial Fund
To provide scholarship support to students majoring in music, and provide help to the music program of the First United Methodist Church.
To provide scholarship support to students majoring in music, and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Stuart D. Fink Fine Arts Memorial Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support for first time students in Music or Art.
To provide scholarship support for first time students in Music or Art.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Theatre Arts Graduate Tuition Waiver
Graduate tuition waivers for Fall 2020 new admits in Theatre Arts.
Graduate tuition waivers for Fall 2020 new admits in Theatre Arts.
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020