Transfer Scholarships

Northeastern offers various scholarships geared specifically for transfer students.

Students are automatically considered for the Provost and Deans Merit Scholarships upon application for admission to Northeastern Illinois University. Completion of an additional application is not necessary.

Provost Merit Scholarship ($2,000)

Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to prospective transfer students who apply early for admission and who meet the following criteria:

  • Illinois resident
  • Cumulative transfer GPA of 3.50
  • Earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree (or at least 60 credit hours)
  • Must enroll as a full-time student

Deans Merit Scholarship ($1,000)

Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to prospective transfer students who apply early for admission and who meet the following criteria:

  • Illinois resident
  • Cumulative transfer GPA of 3.00
  • Earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree (or at least 60 credit hours)
  • Must enroll as a full-time student

Northeastern Illinois University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA and an A.A. or A.S. degree
  • Student must also be a full-time resident of Illinois
  • Enroll at NEIU immediately following completion of associate degree (in the fall)
  • Pursuing first bachelor’s degree
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from Phi Theta Kappa advisor to confirm members and active participation in college’s PTK chapter.

The scholarship covers tuition (not fees) for the first 60 credit hours at NEIU. A recipient must maintain cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher and participate in the University Honors Program. The deadline to apply is June 3. The scholarship is awarded in the fall only.

PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP

For further questions, please email the Scholarships Office at scholarships@neiu.edu.

Veterans Services

Northeastern has expanded services for military personnel, veterans, and their dependents. These include specialized assistance in admission, federal and state educational benefits, orientation to Northeastern, and the enrollment process.

For more information, visit the Veterans Services Office (D 130) or contact Coordinator of Veterans Services GeGe Carr at (773) 442-4005 or veterans@neiu.edu.

Other Scholarships

There are thousands of scholarships and millions of dollars available to those who qualfy. The first thing to do is commit to searching for them. Go online and start your search. There are specific sites such as scholarships.com and fastweb.com and many others designed to help find scholarships. Look locally at all the organizations you have heard of. many offer scholarships. Here are some examples and be sure to keep looking for more:

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation The Dream.US (undocumented)
Phi Theta Kappa Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Illinois Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers Resources for Education of Adults in Chicago