Scholarship Opportunities

The Dr. Harry N. Hild Student Writing Award 2020-2021 ($900)

Deadline: 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2020

The Dr. Harry N. Hild Student Writing Award for the College of Arts and Sciences provides annual support for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences will host a student writing competition to celebrate the importance of effective communication skills. To participate in the student writing competition, applicants must submit an original written work that will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Undergraduate students who have declared a major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern Illinois University are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time. Senior applicants must have at least one semester remaining prior to graduation to be eligible. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Enrolled full- or part-time
  • Must be a student with at least one semester remaining before graduation

Submission Requirements:

  • A completed Dr. Harry N. Hild Student Writing Award application
  • An original written text addressing the following:
    Northeastern Illinois University is guided by six key values, one of which is COMMUNITY. According to NEIU’s Statement of Values:

    “NEIU has a special obligation to provide an environment that is supportive, nurturing and participatory. Such an environment is characterized by civility, fostering humanity, and engagement, and creates a sense of community through inclusion, mutual respect, and empowerment.”

    What does COMMUNITY mean to you?
     

  • Submissions may include an informative or persuasive essay; a creative format (e.g., a poem, short story, short play, script or screenplay); a journalistic approach (e.g., opinion/editorial piece or news feature); an open letter (e.g., to a public/elected official); or a personal narrative.

For questions, contact Tim Libretti at t-libretti@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-5711.

Harry Hild Scholarship Application and Instructions


THE J. NJOGU AND EBEN C. MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2020

The J. Njogu Kararu and Eben C. Morgan Scholarship ($2,000) provides annual support for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences will invite applications from qualified students who have faced challenges in pursuing their education but remained diligent and persistent in that pursuit nonetheless. To apply, students must submit an application and a statement of interest explaining the challenges they have faced. The application and statement will be reviewed by a selection committee from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Undergraduate students who have declared a major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern Illinois University are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time. As the award is a scholarship, the applicant must have at least one semester to complete.

Qualified applicants for the scholarship shall:

  • Be currently enrolled, full or part-time, and in good academic standing in any major within the College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Demonstrate financial need and/or academic merit;
  • Provide a statement of interest describing how they have persevered or remained diligent in their pursuit of education despite challenges they have faced.

Submission Requirements:

  • A completed J. Njogu and Eben C. Morgan Scholarship Application
  • An original written text addressing the following:

    A statement describing how you have persevered or remained diligent in your pursuit of education despite the challenges you have faced.

For questions, contact Tim Libretti at t-libretti@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-5711.

The J. Njogu Kararu and Eben C. Morgan Scholarship Application and Instructions


The Brommel-Hanson-McGee Award ($800)

DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 25, 2020!

The Brommel-Hanson-McGee Award ($800) provides annual support for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences will invite applications from qualified students who have faced challenges in pursuing their education and also demonstrated high academic achievement, potential for future success, and community leadership at NEIU or externally. The scholarship can cover tuition, fees and books.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Junior student entering his or her senior year at NEIU.
  • Declared major in at least one discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A strong research background, published articles and/or papers presented at state or regional conferences are highly desirable.

Preference is given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Participant in University Honors, MARC U-Star program, McNair Scholars, and/or other selective academic programs
  • Active leadership roles in NEIU or external community
  • Participant in the annual NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium

For questions, contact Tim Libretti at t-libretti@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-5711.

The Brommel-Hanson-McGee Award Application and Instructions


The Bernard J. Brommel Doctoral Scholarship

Application Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2020

Award Amount

  • Available pool: $5,000
  • More than one scholarship may be awarded as determined by the selection committee.

Purpose of scholarship

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to support doctoral study for alumni who have received either bachelors or master’s degrees from Northeastern Illinois University who meet the specified criteria as stipulated by the donor, Dr. Bernard J. Brommel.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from NEIU.
  • Must be a first or second year student admitted to and enrolled for a minimum of nine credit hours in a doctorate of philosophy program (Ph.D.). Programs should be accredited by the North Central Association or an equivalent Ph.D. accrediting agency. Students enrolled in online programs via for-profit institutions or non-residential degree programs are not eligible to apply.
  • If an applicant is enrolled in a joint master’s and doctoral program, the applicant must have completed 32 credit hours of graduate work beyond their bachelor’s degree.
  • A strong research background, published articles and/or papers presented at state or regional conferences are highly desirable.

For questions, contact Tim Libretti at t-libretti@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-5711.

The Bernard J. Brommel Doctoral Scholarship Application and Instructions


Merit Tuition Scholarship

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a limited number of Merit Tuition Scholarships for interested and deserving undergraduates (Second Bachelor’s candidates are not eligible) within the College of Arts and Sciences. These scholarships are generally granted for three to six credit hours and students MUST be enrolled at least half-time. Scholarships will be granted on the basis of the student’s intended major, status, intended career/educational goals, transcripts and/or ACT/SAT scores, and letter of recommendation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Transfer and NEIU continuing students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
  • Students who have earned 45 credit hours at NEIU must be declared majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Transfer students with more than 45 total hours must declare their major in the College of Arts and Sciences by their second semester at NEIU.
  • Entering freshmen must be in the top 15 percent of their graduating class or have a minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT of 1110.

Submission Requirements:

  • Transfer and NEIU continuing students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
  • Students who have earned 45 credit hours at NEIU must be declared majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Transfer students with more than 45 total hours must declare their major in the College of Arts and Sciences by their second semester at NEIU.
  • Entering freshmen must be in the top 15 percent of their graduating class or have a minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT of 1110.

Applicants must submit a complete application including:

  • A clear, coherent and detailed Intention of Career/Educational Goals attached to the application.
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor/teacher (preferred), or counselor sent directly to the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Official college transcript (NEIU transcripts may be unofficial), OR an official high school transcript reflecting class standing and ACT/SAT scores.

This award may be withdrawn in instances of substantiated academic misconduct or other violations of University standards pertaining to proper student conduct.

Application Deadlines: 

Semester Application and Documentation Due Date
Fall May 15
Spring October 1
Summer February 1

Scholarship applications are available at the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (BBH 158), or can be downloaded below. The application must be completely filled out, including ALL supporting documentation, and submitted to the Dean’s Office by the application deadline. The College Merit Tuition Scholarship Committee will review all applications and notify applicants approximately one month after the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Send application, intention of career/educational goals letter, letter of recommendation, and transcripts to:

Mary Hay Verne
Administrative Assistant
Office of the Dean, BBH 158
College of Arts and Sciences
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Phone: (773) 442-5708
Fax: (773) 442-5710

Merit Tuition Scholarship Instructions and Application