The University Honors Program (UHP) has a number of resources available only to UHP students in good academic standing in the program. To stay in good academic standing in the UHP, to maintain eligibility for UHP scholarships and resources, and to be eligible to complete the UHP, all students must maintain a cumulative Northeastern Illinois University grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 and a GPA of 3.0 in UHP courses. To be considered for any of these scholarships, you must be admitted to Northeastern and to the UHP.
UHP Merit Tuition Scholarships
These academic scholarships are the UHP’s most substantial material resource, and with them we recognize the outstanding promise of our incoming freshmen as well as the academic excellence of our continuing UHP students and new transfer students. Many UHP students earn awards from the UHP and from their prospective college.
Scholarships range from 6 to 24 credit hours for the academic year (from 3 to 12 credit hours per semester) at the in-state tuition rate. They cover in-state tuition only. The deadline to apply is July 15.
As a UHP member in good academic standing in the program, you are eligible to apply annually for a UHP Merit Tuition Scholarship.
You must maintain good academic standing and progress in UHP coursework in the year the award is granted. Award may be forfeited if either of these terms is not met.
UHP Travel Awards
Open to Honors Scholars in good academic standing in the program, this award is designed to help defray the cost of participating in or attending an academic conference. Scholars are also encouraged to seek assistance from their major departments.
UHP Bernard Brommel Scholarships
These annual awards are open only to UHP Scholars in good academic standing in the program.
UHP Brommel-Elliot Scholarship: This annual scholarship is awarded to an Honors Scholar in recognition of outstanding potential to succeed in graduate-level studies. Deadline: March 15.
UHP Brommel-Mangeniello Scholarship: Twice annual scholarship awarded to an Honors Scholar enrolled in ZHON-395, this scholarship is awarded in recognition of outstanding potential to succeed in graduate-level studies. Deadlines: October 15 and February 15.
UHP Brommel-Brady-Portokalis Scholarship: Annual scholarship awarded to an Honors Scholar admitted to a graduate program in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, commitment to service and/or leadership in the UHP, and attendance or participation at academic conferences. Deadline: May 15.
Prospective freshmen with a high-school degree (or equivalent), a minimum ACT composite score of 27, and a minimum grade point average of 3.35 on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply for Northeastern Illinois University’s most prestigious and comprehensive academic scholarship. The Presidential Scholarship covers in-state tuition, fees, and provides a book allowance for four years. Presidential Scholars earn automatic admission into the University Honors Program.