Minority Teachers of
Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program
If you plan to become a preschool, elementary or
secondary school teacher and are of African
American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or
Native American origin, you may qualify for up to $5,000
per year as part of the Minority Teachers of Illinois
(MTI) Scholarship Program to pay for tuition, fees and
room and board, or commuter allowances, if applicable.
This scholarship may be received for a maximum of eight
semesters or twelve quarters.
As part of the application
process, you must agree to the terms and conditions that
are outlined in the application's
Teaching Agreement/Promissory Note.
By receiving this scholarship,
teach in Illinois.
If this teaching commitment is not fulfilled, the
scholarship converts to a loan, and you must
entire amount plus interest.
Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program provides
merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to students
entering their junior or senior year of college during
the 2013 school year. The program's goal is to remove
financial barriers for minority students who demonstrate
academic excellence and leadership potential. Students
must be pursuing studies in business, finance,
economics, or accounting. Scholarship funds can be used
for tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Freshman requirements: upper 15% of graduating class,
minimum ACT of 24 or SAT of 1110. Transfer or current
NEIU student requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of
Download the Scholarship application
, or for
additional information please contact Mary Hay Verne
or at 773-442-5708.
(Graduate only.) Requirements: Black, Hispanic, Native
American, or Asian American student who has been
accepted to a graduate program at Northeastern Illinois
University. Applicant must be an Illinois resident and
U.S. citizen. This Fellowship provides partial and full
educational stipends for students pursuing degree
objectives leading to teaching or administrative
positions in post-secondary education. For information,
contact Carlos Ospina at
Illinois Special Education
Teacher Tuition Scholarship
(Undergraduate and graduate.) Limited availability to
students expressing intent to take courses in
preparation for teaching special education. No need
analysis required. This scholarship covers a maximum
duration of four years. It pays tuition and activity
fees only. Repayment to the state is necessary if
teaching career is not pursued.
for more information and application, or
contact the Illinois Student Assistance Commission
(ISAC), 1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, Illinois
Illinois General Assembly Tuition Waiver
(Undergraduate and Graduate.) For this award, financial
need is usually not a factor. Each member of the
Illinois General Assembly is authorized to award General
Assembly Scholarships. No repayment obligation. To find
out more information, contact your Illinois State
Senator or State Representative.
Illinois Veterans Grant
(Undergraduate and graduate.) Veterans
must complete appropriate application form and furnish
one copy of their official separation form DD-214, which
demonstrates three criteria: Illinois residency until at
least six months prior to induction, service on active
duty in the Armed Forces for at least one year at any
time since 1940, and return to Illinois within six
months after discharge. The IVG covers payment of
tuition and some fees at any state university. Students
may enroll full- or part-time.
Click here for the application and more information
or contact the Illinois Student Assistance Commission
(ISAC), 1755 Lake Cook Rd., 60015-5209, 1-800-899-4722.
Students may also contact Cynthia Rathunde at
or at 773-442-4028 in NEIU's Veteran's Services.
Newly entering and continuing students
who to be considered for other types of awards, such as
NEIU Foundation Scholarships, should complete the
General Scholarship Application . Instructions are
listed on the form. The priority deadline is set for
March 15 of each year.